No One Tells You: Hooray/Oh shit! We’re having another baby!

June 19, 2016

Nothing is more exciting than finding out you’re going to have another baby! Or as terrifying! We really wanted Jagger and his sibling to be close, so we were ecstatic when we got the good news, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t come with just a little terror too. I’ve finally got this one kiddo thing down; we have a great schedule, think each other are hilarious and know when we each need a few cuddles. How will this change when there are two diapers to change, one kiddo needs lunch and the other milk and they’re on opposite nap schedules?

No seriously, I’m asking. A lot of you epic mommas have done this before, share some wisdom please! Parenthood is nothing, if not a tribe, so I’m guessing this is going to follow the same path as the first kid- awesome experienced parents share the tricks of the trade and help us newbies make it through.

Morning sickness has been owning me, so excuse me while I go rock myself in the fetal position,  please tell me how you all handled the transition from 1 to 2 babes.

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  • Reply Martina Unzeitigová June 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I dont have kids, but what I see is teach the oldest responsibility. When you will be holding one screaming baby you dont have to put shoes on first baby but he will do it by himself. But I bet you will make it in best way. And congratulation!

  • Reply Mandy Stanhope June 20, 2016 at 8:56 am

    First of all, congratulations on being pregnant again. That’s so exciting and a wonderful gift for Jagger to have a sibling. As for how to do it, my kids are grown up now but I had my first two 23 months apart (to the day) and I have to say, things just fell into place. My son was the elder one and he quickly adapted to being the big boy and being able to fend for himself if needed, although I definitely was still very much there for him. Baby number two knows nothing other than having to share mommy so he or she will just fit in to the routine. I found it easier to stick with what our son was already used to and our daughter just kind of blended into it all. Now, 6 yrs later we had number 3 and he had to just become accustomed to tagging along with all of the activities I was doing with the older two. For our family, this is what worked. I didn’t plan it to be that way but it was easier to have the baby fit into the older ones already established routine and you’ll find the baby just sleeps through all the commotion 🙂

  • Reply Courtney Steel July 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Firstly, I love your Blog. It is real, honest, refreshing and full of great advice. ♡
    I am a Vancouver girl (30 yrs old) and loving #momlife. It’s crazy, amazing, challenging but the best time ever!
    We have 2 children, our son is 6 and daughter is 4. Both born in May.
    With my son a week away from turning 2 when his sister was born, I basically had 2 babies. In some ways I was nervous; diapers × 2, toddler food, bottles or sippy cups, baby gates and swings and maybe a double stroller. I was thinking, how could I handle all of this!? But when the baby arrived, the love and sibling bond they instantly shared made every moment of worry worth it. Annd, it helped that I quickly realized, my son still napped and I quickly realized I could have them nap at the SAME time! 🙌 Oh heeey! My son was also on a very good/structured sleep schedule (thanks in part to the one and only Baby Whisperer Book, a supportive hubby and patience *and tears, mine mostly) He was off to bed at 7:00pm, which made the nights calm and quiet with the new little love.
    I really tried to keep him on his routine and schedule, his sister just fell right into the routine.
    He was young enough to not have a "kid schedule" of school activities, events or that ever growing dedicated "after school" schedule that we needed to run around and be in the car for but old enough to play independantly if I needed to stop and nurse, pop into a last minute drop in music class or tot playtime gym class BUT also young enough to enjoy books, snuggles and cozy DAYS in bed with snacks, jammies, blankets and his new baby sister asleep beside him from being up at night! 😉😪 (Oh long live the quiet, cozy days!)
    Was I worried that he would be upset with not being the only baby or being moved into a bigger bed, was I worried that I wouldn’t have enough time for each of them… yes, I worried. Still worry, but seeing them playing/creating/laughing together in the next room together now, makes every worry worth it. Every day that I showered at 4pm, ate half a bagel and had 2 sips of rewarmed tea was worth it. 😁 ☕
    Having sibilings close in age is so great. You will love it. Cherish it. Enjoy every moment!
    Good Luck!
    Thanks again for a blog worth reading! #momlife #crazylife #bestlife

    Courtney. xo

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