I keep having nightmares that I can't carry both kids. I woke up this morning and looked at my daughter and just got terrified that she won't get the attention she deserves while I have the newborn. I am going to be so sleep deprived and on such a different schedule. I don't want her to feel left out in any way or have negative feelings towards the baby, or have me napping in the middle of the day because I was up all night.
I am so scared.
Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 3:58 PM on Jun. 13, 2012Credits: 115774 Level 40 General Parenting Major
Answer by LostSoul88 at 3:58 PM on Jun. 13, 2012Credits: 109047 Level 39 General Parenting Major
It's hard but, it can be done. I've been in your situation. My oldest turned 3 right before her baby sister was born. I was very sleep deprived the first couple of months because my oldest did not take naps. But, I got into the routine of making sure that I spent the time with my oldest, when my youngest napped. The housework suffered but, it was necessary.
Answer by 3libras at 4:00 PM on Jun. 13, 2012Credits: 369170 Level 49 General Parenting Degree
It is a little scary at first. Mine are 2 & 4. My biggest concern was teaching my oldest how to handle the baby physically. She would play with baby dolls and I'd teach her about being gentle. It will all become second nature soon enough... although trying to go shopping with two kids IMO is an exercise in futility. I just leave the store and shop online. GL and congrats.
Answer by Farrahann at 4:00 PM on Jun. 13, 2012Credits: 13169 Level 22 General Parenting 101
IDK I never really thought about it... my DD was 2 and 4 months when my son was born. It wasn't really that hard to have 2 little ones... you just do it.
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