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    Default Is your second baby similar to your first? Or completely different?

    DD was/is a challenging baby sometimes. Currently she's refusing to eat solids (she's 9mo) and is going through the whole separation anxiety thing. Nothing seems to come easily, every stage has been a challenge - I certainly wouldn't say she's a chilled baby! I think she gets her impatience and stubbornness from me lol.

    So we're considering a second baby but I'm curious to know if I'm likely to have a repeat of DD!

    Was your second totally different? Exactly the same??

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    my 2 DD's are totally different.

    DD1 was a struggle as a small baby but once she hit 6-7mths she got mobile and got happy and slept wonderfully so from then we coasted along.

    DD2 was a fussy newborn, happy baby but is now a massive handful of toddler tantrums that seem to never end.

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    Polar opposites!

    They say every child is completely different, so I'll be interested to see what my third will be like!

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    Subscribing! DD is.... How can I put it.............spirited, to say the least lol!
    We plan on TTC no. 2 in a few months and if the next is like DD then I think we'll def be stopping at 2!

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    So far 24 weeks into pregnancy #2 is completely different! Everything has been completely opposite, from weight gain, to morning sickness/nausea, to cravings, to bubs coperation during ultrasounds. So will defintely be interesting when she arrives.

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    Total opposites.
    DD1 was a nightmare, always cried, never slept, always needed to be attached to me, still the the same now at 4yo bar the non-sleeping.
    DD2 was a lot easier. Slept beautifully, was a lot more independent and chilled out.

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    Completely different pregnancies, similar but different babies and absoulete opposites as toddlers!

    All in good ways though, both my boys were great sleepers/feeders, never had any allergies and were generally just easy babies. DS1 was more clingy, calm and sensitive, he took a while to teach milstones, where as DS2 is a stubborn independent child, excelled all of his milestones and was the more the "spirited" child. They are 4 and 2 now, and they are similar in ways, but have their own personalities, DS1 is still the more sensitive child and DS2 the more rough, spirited child, they can both be a handful though!

    I'm due with #3 in 22weeks, interested to see how he will compare to his big brothers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundleoflove View Post
    So far 24 weeks into pregnancy #2 is completely different! Everything has been completely opposite, from weight gain, to morning sickness/nausea, to cravings, to bubs coperation during ultrasounds. So will defintely be interesting when she arrives.
    Same as this! I even commented yesterday that I think my body was playing tricks on me the first time, i knew it couldnt of been that easy! So I will interested when he/she comes along to see if they are like DS who I had an easy pregnancy, labour and hes a pretty cruisey kid too.

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    I have three totally different boys! First was the most chilled out baby, slept through at 6 weeks and never cried at all unless he was sick. Ds2 didn't sleep at all, had lots of crying periods and still does, but has a very happy strong little personality. Ds3 is only 5 months so we're still figuring him out he is pretty chilled, has a very funny lil personality and a very cheeky streak. Is happy as long as he can see people.

    I am also one of three and dad always said to me you wont believe how the children you make together can be so totally different. My brother sister and I are all totally different.

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    Mine are totally different. DS1 was unsettled as a baby during the day, was adventurous, spirited and had a few tantrums- he was early to talk, walk and learn everything and now excels at school. DS2 is so placid, agreeable, not adventurous at all and generally less challenging as a parent in the early years. He is slower to his milestones. Has never cried, and wouldnt know what a tantrum was. Totally different personalities, but both kind and loving


 

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