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What do you wish someone had told you about having 2 kids?

I have a 2 year old and another baby on the way. So, what are somethings you wish someone had told you about going from 1 kid to 2?

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Asked by Krystal.Ingalls at 5:54 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • -go with the flow
    -baby #2 is rarely like the first
    -you CAN love more than one

    - its FUN!

    Answer by hypermamaz at 5:58 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • it can be a lot harder to get out the door in the morning. Even though my older child is 5 and the baby is 5 months it takes a lot more work to get both of them out the door on time. DH works at 6 am and leaves home by 5:15 so no help there. It just takes more planning so we aren't late to school, daycare and work (in that order).

    Answer by jombmomi at 5:58 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • I wish someone had told me how difficult it would be to divide myself between the two. You get so used to giving all of your attention to 1 and then all of the sudden you're torn in 2 directions. That was the hardest thing for me to adjust to anyway.

    Answer by Kimposible at 6:06 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • I wish that someone had told me that there are so many "horror stories" about going from 1 to 2. I was prepared for the worst, when it was really easy. It was easier yet when we added a third, and again when we added a 4th. It's really not as hard as so many people make it sound, really!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • That the second will be the complete polar opposite of the first!
    That you will never sleep again! (My second is 8 months old and still wakes 3-5 times a night!)
    That you will never have a moment to yourself again unless you lock yourself in the bathroom.

    Sorry, it's not all bad, I'm just going on 8 month of sleep deprivation and I'm starting to lose my mind a little.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • That once you get past the newborn phase, which is hard for everyone no matter how many you have, it's easier than having just one.

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 10:00 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • I enjoyed baby #2 because I had been through it all before! LOL. What was much harder was #3...I only had two hands to hold onto three kids! But they were good kids.

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 10:12 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • The hardest for me was learning that my firstborn wasn't such a perfect kid anymore and that he would act out for attention when I was dealing with the baby.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • That it's really not that bad. :)

    Answer by asaffell at 1:11 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

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