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October 14th, 2011, 05:33 PM
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going from no children to having one, or going from one child to two kiddos?
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October 14th, 2011, 08:05 PM
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For me it was going from 1 to 2. Tyler was such an easy baby and we had a great routine down then when Alyssa was born she was a very needy baby and had belly issues so that played a big part. Once we got a routine with the 3 of us (i say 3 because dh works a lot) it became a lot easier. Also Tyler was so used to having me all to himself so at first he was very curious about her then when he realized the little thing doesnt leave and is taking some of mommies time he started to be more clingy as well. I make sure that during her naps we spend time doing things like coloring or water coloring which we cant do when she is up. Also he knows when she naps its time to pull out the blocks for our "woah towa" (wow tower) since she normally knocks it down before it can get up high. I do the same when he takes his naps to. I really feel its important to do special things with each of them alone that becomes hard when the other is having a bad day. another reason going from 1-2 is harder.
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October 14th, 2011, 09:22 PM
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I'm with Apryl. Going from 1 to 2 was definitely harder. I think when you have your first one you really don't know what to expect so you just go with the flow. With your second you kind of expect it to go just like it did with the first and when it doesn't it's hard. I expected Logan to be just like Ian and he is quite the opposite. Not really a happy baby, doesn't sleep all night, has tummy issues, etc. But now 9 months in we have found our stride and are good.

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October 15th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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I've always thought going from 1 to 2 would be the most difficult. DH and I are talking about having another, and I wanted Adeline to have a sibling close in age, but part of me isn't so sure. I am noticing a trend with the first baby being happy, and easy, and the second one being a little more high maintenance.

Apryl, I think it's really great how you use the nap times to take turns spending time with the other LO.
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October 16th, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Out of having all my kids, I'd say going from 1 to 2 was the hardest for me. My first two are 20 mos apart, so it was tricky at times. It wasn't terrible but going from 2 to 3 and having my others was easier for me.
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October 17th, 2011, 12:23 AM
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I also have heard going from 1 to 2 is harder too...

My sister's situation was JUST like that trend you are talking about, the first baby being the PERFECT EASIEST baby and the second one being much more high matinence, can't sleep, etc...
I have been watching her struggle with it and she just keeps warning me about it!

We are nervous but I know we need to have more than 1 child...WHEN we do it will be the issue

Oh I had to mention that someone once told me that your first child is always called your "sucker" baby....because they are so easy and good that they "sucker" you into having another! ha ha!
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October 18th, 2011, 08:05 AM
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@ Amy HaHaHa!! The "sucker baby". For me going from 1 to 2 kids was not to bad. Guess they both were "sucker babies". Going from 5 to 6 was tough cause there was so much darn time in between (5yrs) and definitely from 7 to 8 has been tough. Not because Mere is more needy or anything but (5ys diff in age since last baby)again the routine adjustment has been tough. 5 yrs is much to long a gap between kids. IMHO. In five years, we had BF,CD, weaned and PT our last child and were in a diffrent stage of parenting.

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October 18th, 2011, 09:24 AM
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For me, it was no children to 1. Adding a second was a piece of cake.

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October 18th, 2011, 09:50 AM
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I think 0 to 1 was much harder. The total life adjustment! Going from 1 to 2 was much easier than I thought, and honestly, 2 to 3 has been super easy, probably because Ruby is so good and easy. I thought for SURE I'd be done at 3, and she is making me wonder......
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