second child

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[Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan welcomed their first child last year. Hannah faces speculation about being pregnant with her
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And before you tell me that I might change my mind and that hey, you never know, let me stop you right there. It ain't happening
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I wish someone had told me having a second child was completely different than having my first. Sure, I was told this, but it was mostly about the physical challenges of juggling more than one child.
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"Why on earth do people have more babies?!?"
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It wasn't all that long ago that we brought home my 2-year-old son, yet it's been enough time for amnesia to set in.
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Because it was easy to love a second child, I found it easier to adjust to the other things as well. I released Iris into
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The love I have for my baby is the greatest love I’ve ever known.
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During my first pregnancy, I finished my final two semesters of college, wrote a 35-page thesis, worked, and moved into a new house. With this pregnancy so far, I feel lucky if I do the dishes and hit a work deadline on time. There are countless ways this pregnancy has been different, but these are the top five so far.
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Like many women, I have always wanted multiple children.
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When I worry about parenting, life, and a million other little things, I see how in-love my oldest is with her little sister and I know that for the rest of their lives they will both know an amazing sense of love, safety and connection -- and that calms me down.
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You are my second, with your Daddy's toes. With rosebud lips, full moon eyes, shorter legs like your Mama's. With feathery hair, perfect hands, perfect everything.
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When you're a first-time mother, everything feels huge and important. It's difficult to know what advice to follow or what timelines to pay attention to. Having a new baby is difficult enough without worrying about all the endless obligations and deadlines you (or your baby) are supposed to be meeting.
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If you have more than one child, you know that you're a bit more... laid back with the second. And if you have three or more, I bet you don't even know where your youngest is right now. Sometimes you even forget they're on your breast when you nurse them. Then you stand up, and -- oops! Sorry, baby! Anyway, here's some differences between the games you play with your first and your second kids.
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Now that you, parent of two kids, feel relieved and less alone in the struggles you had in this critical period (and you parents of one child are reaffirmed in your decision to stop at one), here are 10 reasons why this period is especially risky for a marriage, from my observations as a couples counselor and a mom of three.
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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.
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We're learning the ins and outs of our own exhaustion, our own debilitating frustration, our own shortcomings as parents. We're learning to read each other better, to understand the different types of tired, to notice the I-can't-do-this-anymore looks on each other's faces.
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I was afraid having a child with cancer had labeled me as defective. Everyone else was having healthy kids, so there must be something wrong with me.
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They placed him in my arms and he was tiny and perfect. And he looked up at me and gave me that look -- you know the one. He opened up his eyes and looked straight into mine and I could almost hear him say, "Hi Mom, I've been waiting to meet you."
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I'm reluctant to have another baby. I selfishly want to prolong a period of time when I don't have to speak to my son in half-sentences with a quarter of my attention all while trying to race across the living room to keep the baby from killing himself on the edge of the coffee table.
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This milestone is bittersweet. I am not ready for you to leave babyhood. But I am so excited to see where the next day takes us.