Life after two is so full.
You're excited about this second baby -- of course you are. But you also have fears and thoughts that creep into your mind, about your relationship, and your family, about yourself, and you sometimes feel like you are on your way down a slippery slide.
Your little sister smiles from ear to ear when she sees your face, and always looks for you when she hears your voice. Even though I'm her mommy, I have a feeling that you're her favorite person.
I think that Kate and William wipe snotty noses and get up for night feedings just like the rest of us. And because I wish someone had given me more information about what it's like to be a parent of two, I'm sharing a few unsolicited words of warning.
In life, as in waterskiing, I can best handle one thing (as opposed to two, or worse yet, many things) at a time. To say I get overwhelmed easily would be a gross understatement.
Should people expecting their second or third child have baby showers? Specifically, if the second child is of the same gender, should that family have a baby shower and expect gifts? Is there basic baby shower etiquette for families with multiple children?
8. You can indeed be more tired than you ever thought possible.
Babies don't know -- and don't care -- if they are using their older sibling's hand me downs. They don't have it worse than their older siblings, just because they don't have a fancy new bouncy seat. The only person who knows or who cares that it's the same stuff is the parent who passed it down.
Newborns eat, poop and sleep. Mostly, they sleep. But more importantly, newborns are your one-way ticket to staying home in your PJs while delegating toddler-care to your spouse, with no guilt whatsoever!
I've just discovered having my second child wasn't necessarily the second happiest day of my life. Even now as we've moved Chloe back home, I'm finding things to be oddly ... normal.