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    Both DD1 and DD2 were the happiest, chilled babies. They never cried, slept well, ate well and went with the flow.
    DD1 is now the biggest attention seeking princess going around. Everything has to be about her. I'll be praising one of her sisters and she'll be doing the (look at me, look at me argh). Just to add, she is never without attention either, if anything she gets more than her sisters due to a medical condition.
    DD2 is amazing! I would have 20 of her anyday. She goes with the flow, doesn't care about a thing, helpful, caring, just everything you would be proud of as a parent.

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    In most ways ds was and still is a carbon copy of dd. Ds has been much more chilled than dd, I think maybe because he had not choice but to slot into our routine. Dd had our routine set around her (ie nap times)

    Ds though has made up for his being chilled. He was a footling breech bub so I had hip checks, he has a vsd so we have check ups for that, he needed surgery...he also had awful, awful reflux. So whilst he has been a dream baby/now toddler in general, he makes his 2nd born status known through other means

    I don't think I changed much between them. I was relaxed (well I think so anyway) with dd and just did a rinse and repeat for ds

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    How does their personality compare to your first? I keep hearing stories of really easy first borns followed by insanely high needs second children…

    How did you find the whole baby experience compared to your first? Easier? Harder? Just different in some intangible way?

    Did your parenting style change between the two?

    I think about #2 a lot, it'll still be a couple of years away though. So I thought it'd be fun to just read stories about second babies while I wait
    My experience was the opposite! My first was sent to kill me and I had no idea and was trying to follow the routine books and listening to the CHN and trying to log the happy, awake, sleeping, crying little log book she gave me and it was all crying, crying, crying, crying.
    She's ten now (See, I didn't kill her!) and still finds going to sleep difficult.
    She was my mega high needs child and it wasn't until she was nearly 12 months and a hubber recommended Sears, Pinky and the whole high needs child thing that I went OMG I have't failed!! I also think she suffered from silent reflux but it wasn't a thing back in the day.

    Second was a joy - I went totally AP, in bed with me, boob out whenever and I sort of hoped I'd have one of those "Put baby in cot. Baby go to sleep. Huzzah!" babies, it's just not us. I mean I slept in my mum and dads bed until I was seven!

    I found my truth with my second. I found belief in myself and me knowing best for my babies. It was a very healing experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    My experience was the opposite! My first was sent to kill me and I had no idea and was trying to follow the routine books and listening to the CHN and trying to log the happy, awake, sleeping, crying little log book she gave me and it was all crying, crying, crying, crying.
    She's ten now (See, I didn't kill her!) and still finds going to sleep difficult.
    She was my mega high needs child and it wasn't until she was nearly 12 months and a hubber recommended Sears, Pinky and the whole high needs child thing that I went OMG I have't failed!! I also think she suffered from silent reflux but it wasn't a thing back in the day.

    Second was a joy - I went totally AP, in bed with me, boob out whenever and I sort of hoped I'd have one of those "Put baby in cot. Baby go to sleep. Huzzah!" babies, it's just not us. I mean I slept in my mum and dads bed until I was seven!

    I found my truth with my second. I found belief in myself and me knowing best for my babies. It was a very healing experience.
    God your dd1 sounds like mine!

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    They are polar opposites. DD is golden child material. She threw tantrums and pushed boundaries when she was younger but since she was around 3ish (she's now 7.5) she has been amazing.

    My DS is more than a handful. He is barely manageable if he's getting 100% 1 on 1 attention. Of course you can imagine how he is because that's just not possible with three children and a house to run. His brother is only 17 months younger than him which makes it hard.

    He was a happy little baby and a high spirited toddler but once he hit 2.5-3 (he's now 4) his behaviour got a whole lot worse. He is mentally, physically and emotionally draining. The worst part is DS2 is copying everything he does


 

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