DD will be 13-14 months when bub is due, so id love to know some things about what to expect
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22-03-2012 19:49 #1Senior Member
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What's the best and worst thing about having 2 under 2??
22-03-2012 20:09 #2
My DS was 16 months when DD was born. He is brilliant with her, he is amazingly affectionate and protective.
The only issues I had was the sleep pattern for both. For the first few weeks DD slept all the time so I was able to get some sleep when DS went down for his daily sleep. That changed about 6 weeks in when DD decided she was going to have a morning sleep and afternoon sleep. Sadly this meant no more sleeps for mummy during the day. Sleep depravation is a killer.
The only other issue I had was my own guilt. I struggled with the thought that DS would hate me for cutting our time short by having another baby. As time goes on I still struggle with it but I'm trying.
Good luck and it's worth it! Seeing DS and DD talking in their little baby language kissing and cuddling is all I need to know they are ok.
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22-03-2012 20:16 #3
Best: that they are so close together, they absolutely adore each other and it makes bed time easy... And it's just the best, you have these two little people who amaze you every day. And you can still contain them both in a pram, LOL...
Worst: I felt like I missed out on the last little bit of DD1s 'babyhood'. :-( And, you need 2 of everything, LOL!!!
22-03-2012 20:22 #4
I have a 14 month gap between my 2 and I love it, I won't lie there are some days I think to myself WTF was I thinking but I wouldn't change it for the world
DS absolutely adores his little sister and has done from the moment he laid eyes on her, there has also been no jealousy yet either (but I'm sure it will change as they get older lol)
As PP said the alternating sleep and the tag team screaming can be rough but it won't be forever
Goodluck and enjoy it
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22-03-2012 20:32 #6Senior Member
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My boys have a 20 month difference. Ds2 is now 5.5 months old.
The first few weeks were hard but since about 3 months it's been ok. Some days it's harder than others.
The best thing is now that ds2 is nearly 6 months old, you can see that he adores his big bro. He giggles at him and tries to touch his face and hug him. It's amazing, like they are best friends already. It's the best!
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22-03-2012 20:39 #7
I had a 20mth difference with #2 and #3 and I'm only just now at 14mths and 34mths able to leave them in the same room. #2 is AWFUL to #3. Just awful. He is rough, jealous, pushes, bites, squashes, pinches, scratches etc etc. We are all coming out the other side now and they are starting to really play together now. I love seeing them at their little table eating together, watching playschool or playing with toys. It's very sweet.
I love everything about the age gap except for #2's personality. He needed just me for another year. Ahh well. Can't do much about it now!
22-03-2012 20:52 #8
I've got 13 months between Gabriel and Julian.
I love it. Seriously it is the best gap out of all my kids. Gabe was too young to be jealous when Julian was born, but old enough to feed himself finger food and be amused by simple things while I was busy with the baby.
Worse, when they both wake at night
Now they are 4.5 and 3.5 and the best mates, they play sooooo well together.
Some days can be hard, some days can be crazy.. but all in all I think it's a great gap.
22-03-2012 20:54 #9
My 2 are 23 months apart
Best: IMO the gap is small enough that there isn't resentment because they are too little to remember life pre-sibling. My Ds is so sweet and gentle and loving with DD and calls her his baby and best friend. I am always finding him snuzzling and kissing her.
Worst: Umm. Well, it is crazy busy and that's with a 23 month gap
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