Hi all, I want two kids for various reasons but mainly I don't want dd to be an only child.
She's 18 months now and we think Feb next year will be a good time for us to try for number two.
Now I had a great pregnancy and uncomplicated birth so I'm not scared of that. DD however was a VERY difficult baby. Even people who'd had a few kids couldn't believe what she was like. I love her to bits but wow it was hard.
She was a colicky baby for whatever that actually means. She screamed a lot and slept very little. She had witching hours every night from 5pm on the dot until 11-12. She screamed and fed constantly at this time and this went on for 3 months. It was just so hard and I honestly can't see how I would cope with that again if I had a toddler also. Nobody in our house slept because dd screamed so often and was up night after night.
I'm really scared of having that experience again. Not really sure what to do because I can't guarantee that the next baby will be easier.
How different were your babies? Did anyone have a really difficult first child and go on to have a much more settled subsequent baby?