We already have DS1 who will be 3 in August so we thought we would be completely fine when DS2 arrived! We didnt think we would experience any of that uncertainty or anxiety that came with the birth of DS1...but we are!!
Did anyone else completely forget just how hard the first few weeks are? I forgot all about the stress of not knowing why they are crying or trying to guess if they are hungry or have wind!!
DS2 is only 6 days old so we are still trying to get to know him but jeeeez!! What a wake up call its been!! Lol we r definitely not experts at this!
I know this is a bit of a pointless thread but just wondered if any other 2nd time parents felt the same?
this scares me too. I can't say I completely understand where you are coming from, but I do understand your fear. I really want more children, and being pregnant and having a new life is exciting and all, but I often wonder how the heck I am going to do all that all over again AND take care of a toddler at the same time
I know how you're feeling!!
DS1 was 22 months when DS2 arrived and omg, our world turned upside down for about 2 weeks!! lol I didn't experience the same anxiety/confusion as I did with DS1 but I had completely forgotten how much newborns can cry and how hard nursing can be!! The breastfeeding really threw me off because I nursed DS1 until he was 17 months and figured "ha I'm a pro at this!". How wrong was I?! It took several weeks for DS2 and I to fall into a nice pattern.
Scary thing is that DS2 is 4 months now and all the chaos from the first month is a bit foggy now. I wish it stuck out a bit more so that I wouldn't already be thinking ahead to future babies!!! haha
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