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October 28th, 2014, 05:36 PM
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I have a 5 year old daughter and I'm due with #2 May 28th. I kind of feel like I am just coming up for air with DD. She just turned 5 in September and is finally self sufficient enough as to where she entertains herself and I don't have to worry about what's she's getting into 24/7. She wakes up early on weekends, and can get herself a snack and watch her iPad so hubby and I can SLEEP IN on weekends! I have to admit, I'm a little worried about going back to the baby stage In many ways, I'm happy for the age 5.5 year age difference- but man, I'm going to enjoy these last few months of "freedom" LOL
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October 28th, 2014, 05:48 PM
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I have three children. If it makes you feel any better, I thought two was easier than one!

My 5-year-old is super excited about getting a new baby brother or sister. What does your daughter think? Have you told her yet?
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October 28th, 2014, 06:49 PM
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I have a 14yo, 11yo, and 5yo. Going from 2 to 3 was the hardest. I felt like I was starting all over again. I imagine I'll feel that again doubly so this time. ;-)
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October 28th, 2014, 06:50 PM
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That does make me feel better! I hope it's easier the second time around We have told our daughter. She is SO excited!! I can't wait to see how she interacts with a baby!
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October 28th, 2014, 07:42 PM
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I have a 5 year old and she sleeps in and is good at entertaining herself also. She has been potty trained since just after she turned 2, so I know how you feel! It is like starting over sort of. I do think this is a great age though, they are at a good age to be helpful and to fully understand what is going on.
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October 29th, 2014, 08:34 AM
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Yes, for what it's worth, I love the bigger age spread. I have a built-in babysitter. LOL
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October 31st, 2014, 11:17 AM
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I have 3 kiddos at home 5,4, and 2. you're not alone!

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October 31st, 2014, 09:30 PM
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My oldest 2 are both 16! By the time this baby is walking they will be seniors!
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November 10th, 2014, 08:22 AM
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I have one child and she is 10. We just told her and she is so excited!
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November 10th, 2014, 12:42 PM
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I have an almost 2 year old. My hubby and I are in our thirties, and originally wanted kids more spaced out, but we're getting old! Trying to get them moving. I'm nervous about the two young ones. My almost 2 year old isn't potty trained yet, but she went on the potty all by herself, with no prompting, once this weekend. I'm hoping that one or two successful goes will get her interested. She doesn't care right now, and often when we have her in underwear, she knows when she has to pee, and will walk over and get a diaper, and bring it to us, and get very upset if we won't put it on her, as she is doing a pee-pee dance. Potty training by May is the goal!

Otherwise, I'm definitely afraid of how I'm going to find the energy for both. My 2 year old is such a mover and always wants attention.

We're hoping baby #2 will be a source of healthy entertainment for her in about a year when #2 can start to play.

We both work full time, and our first LOVES daycare. She LOVES the kids. We have a 4 day weekend for the Holiday, and she keeps asking for her 2 teachers and fellow toddlers, because she wants to go to daycare. The girl needs a sibling! :-)
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December 2nd, 2014, 01:29 AM
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Two sons: Eric Jr. and Ethan. (coincidence)
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December 2nd, 2014, 06:13 PM
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We have a 2 year old DD. I'm nervous about adding the demands of a newborn & sometimes I'm sad I won't be able to give #2 the same amt of cuddle time #1 had. I dread moving #1 to her toddler room & coming up with a new bedtime routine that doesn't involve nursing her to sleep
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December 30th, 2014, 01:00 PM
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I have a 12 y/o daughter (not happy about this pregnancy), an 11 y/o son (happyish), and a 4 y/o son (very happy). My older two are a piece of cake. My youngest is another story. He has stomach issues and is still not potty trained which is very stressful. I can only hope he will be before the fall so he can start school.

I agree that going from 1 to 2 was super easy, it was adding that 3rd that made it harder. This time, I will be doing it alone most of the time since DH lives/works in Alaska and only gets to come home a few times a year. But, people have had it much worse than I do.

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January 4th, 2015, 08:01 AM
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I have 4,7,8 all boys they are up at the crack of dawn but the 7,8 can't be trusted not to destroy my house.I swear my 4 yr old is more mature than they are.I can take naps when its just me and him home but when they are all home its like being at a zoo.
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January 30th, 2015, 09:58 PM
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Well..... try this one! I have a seventeen yr. old son, a twelve year old daughter and another on the way in May! I was quite good with my pair and enjoyed the freedom of independant kids. I was a bit depressed at first with not wanting this pregnancy because of our circumstances at the point and it was also hard to imagine my life with another child and starting all over. But I have come to terms with reality and just happy the baby and I are doing good so far.
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September 12th, 2015, 12:14 AM
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Two kids. It feels good.
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