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October 15th, 2012, 12:09 PM
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I was just wondering if any other moms of more than one baby felt this way...

Obviously I know we're having another baby, but it doesn't feel like we are. I feel like at 30 weeks with Kaylee (and even earlier) my every thought was occupied with the idea of having her, what we should be buying, the best types of things to buy, how much money x, y, and z was going to cost... we had her "coming home" outfit bought, the hospital bag packed, bassinet set up, clothes washed, folded and put away in drawers...

And I have NOTHING ready for this baby. Yes, I have a bassinet. Yes, I have baby clothes, and yes, I have all the big stuff already bought from when Kaylee was little. But nothing's ready, and I think it's because I don't have that "OMG the baby is coming in 70 days!!!!!!! " feeling.

Is that normal?
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October 15th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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yes, completely normal. This is your second time around, not a new experience. Things seem a little different the second (and third) time around.
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October 15th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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I'm thinking the same thing. I was obsessed when I was pregnant with Will. Everything was new and scary and it was all I could think about. With this one, I still wake up some mornings and after a few minutes go, "Oh yeah I'm pregnant again!" So I'm in the same boat!

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October 15th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Yep! It happens that way, especially when the kids are really close together. You don't have that omg feeling. It's more like "Yeah. I've got this."

Until you bring the new baby home.

But no, that was the magic all of us btdt moms were trying to tell you guys to enjoy as first timers. It's never quite the same.
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October 15th, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Totally normal. You're definitely much more chill after the first kid.
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October 15th, 2012, 04:03 PM
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This poor baby I'm carrying has got to be feeling like a red headed step child.
I have everything u need for a new baby but I need to prepare them for him and get room set up for 2. I did make him his very own blanket and plan on making a pillow as well I've purchased ONE onesie new and I plan on doing a little shopping so he can have something of his own like bottles, a few outfits etc. With Zaden I had the nursery stacked and ready for him by now he even had his name on the wall this poor baby has names but nothing 100%.

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October 15th, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Yep, what's already been said.
I did have that wow feeling again with Natalie, but there was an almost 4yr gap and I was starting from scratch again. Not so much this time.

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October 15th, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Totally normal. One, this is not new. Two, you are distracted by the amazing daughter you already have.
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October 16th, 2012, 09:56 AM
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yes. very normal
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October 16th, 2012, 10:00 AM
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Yes, completely normal.

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October 16th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Agreed with the above. Normal.
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October 17th, 2012, 06:49 AM
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For sure!!

I am 27 weeks pregnant & hardly have anything for Bryce, which is soo not like me! I'm just as excited about him coming, it's just not a financial priority like it was with her.. She HAD to have every single piece of baby equipment & with him, I just don't feel that way.

It's different, for sure.
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