Posted by Debbie on October 21, 2003 at 18:44:22:
In Reply to: Everybody SING! posted by Steve on October 20, 2003 at 23:24:01:
Well congratulations to both of you!!!
I actually think it is a mixture of what the others said, and I also think it depends on personality of both baby and parents. Some days are rougher than others, and I also think it depends on "what kind" of baby you get. For example, another with sleep issues (like I had/have) can make it more overwhelming the second time around because there is no more "sleeping when the baby sleeps" type of thing - the first one will still get up at her usual time. But once daily routine sets in with the new baby, it will become just part of life with now 2.
I do agree that Hannah will need time alone with both mommy and daddy after the new baby and the more she is used to the idea, the easier it might be. My sister had no adjustment problems with her daughter until the baby started to be mobile and was into her stuff, I had adjustment problems with my daughter fairly quickly, but they lasted a short period of time.
How exciting!!! Dont worry, it'll be just fine!
: She's having my baby...
: Yessir. My wife is pregnant again. We found out tonight that my boys can still swim. Mrs. Steve had been feeling kinda worn out and a little nauseous so we bought a test, and bingo. We're guessing she's about 4 weeks along. If that's true, Baby-to-be-named-later will be 2 years and one month younger than my little Hannah.
: For those of you who have two, lay it on me straight .. how much harder is it really? I gotta tell you, despite the fact that we intentionally took Mrs. Steve off of birth control and were sort of wanting a second one, I'm kinda freaked out. I feel like two is going to be SO much harder. Help?!