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    Default Tell me it gets easier...

    It gets easier I hope, I keep telling myself that anyway lol ... H is 4 and A is 2... It was hard work when A was little and wanted me non stop but then so did H... A slept, H didn't! It was a terrible year or so. Now they fight constantly I have to separate them throughout the day, A is giving up day naps, H has an attitude problem that A is mimicking.. Surely when they are 20 or so my headaches will slow down or maybe disappear haha.
    I wouldn't change it and I'm even thinking of adding number 3 to the equation I def agree that they do grow up too fast and you never get that time back... However it sounds like a hectic time and I would def need a break too! Does she like the ergo or sling or wrap so you can do stuff... Maybe a jumperoo or something so you can just do quick tidy ups when she is occupied? Haha oh good luck!!!

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    She's 6 months.

    She was sleeping through at 6 weeks though and we were discussing having 2 more LOL...cos she was SOOOOOO amazing. She's always been feisty though, hates people touching her. She looks all sweet and charming but touch her if your not me or daddy and she cries. Even I forget and pass her to my mum or someone and she has full tears down her face in seconds.





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    Truly it does get easier. My boys were both very wakeful, and close in age so I had BOTH waking me... yeh good times...

    But once the youngest was two, it got so much easier (sleep-wise, the fighting is what now drives me mental!). They got to bed at 6.30 and rarely wake. No nappies, no boobing, no sleep deprivation

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    She has a jumperoo type thing, she's okay in it for a bit. If her brother is playing with her shell stay on the floor 10-15 minutes so I can do dishes or something.
    Also df has been heaps better since I lost my sh!t the other week. He's seeing how hard this has been on me and picking up the slack.

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    DD was incredibly clingy and I have to admit I struggled with that more than the constant feeding and not sleeping. She is now 2 1/2 and is still quite clingy with me but better than when she was younger.

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    This is her right now btw. Lol. She's just always ON me. *sigh*

    It feels good to just vent.

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    Gawd! It sounds awful!!! I hope it gets better! I'll never think badly about my 8.30pm to 7.30am sleeper!

    Am looking forward to having a baby but seems like jumping straight in with a 11 year old has its perks too!

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    She is beautiful.

    I can't comment on having two kids...yet....but holy moly the first 8 months with DS were HARD. It is so much easier now. I don't feel bad anymore about wishing away his baby phase, I mean I get a bit nostalgic now and then but it's only because I literally can't remember most of it. Some people love the baby phase, I don't think I'm one of those people. I do LOVE the toddler phase though.

    DS was really high needs like Katelyn and didn't sleep, and when he did sleep he would have to be held upright for an hour because of his reflux, and then he'd feed again, all night long. It was frigging awful. He wouldn't let anyone hold him either.

    Can you pop Katelyn in an ergo? If Jasper is waking with a wet bed every morning can you try some different nappies?


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    She's ridiculously beautiful and yummy.

    We're in similar boats, I've found DD's dependency on me means I parent her differently to DS.

    Does she relax/sleep on DP, or just you?

    As for the nappies I do a 2am change on DS as he's similar with the soaked nappy.

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    Get jasper some brolly sheets so you dont have to change the whole bed each morning.
    DD1 had wet wet night nappies till 4.5 when we started taking her to the toilet twice every night at 10pm and 4am (or whenever it was DD2 was waking to be fed) the brolly sheets saved my sanity (we have 2).

    As for bubba no advice sounds like you're already doing what you can.

    They will grow up and move onto different habits that will prob annoy you in an entirely different way


 

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