I do agree with keeping toddler in daycare. This has been a savior for me.
OP there are hard times but the joy outweighs it all. I found pregnancy more exhausting than sleep deprivation with two kids.
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15-09-2014 21:41 #31
15-09-2014 22:36 #32
I agree with a couple of previous posts...
Saving grace in our house is nap time. Baby goes to sleep, DS and I have lunch quickly then I put him to bed and crawl into my bed and fall asleep. On a bad day I will get 20 mins, on a good day 2.5 hours! Even bad days are enough to recharge a bit!
16-09-2014 08:13 #33Senior Member
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I mean - you know how the newborn stage is like a dream - I can hardly remember it any time - with any of the babies. And I *know* that I had a hugely tough time after the twins came with a 3 year old and a really tough time with 21month old twins and a baby....but for some reason when I look back, it is with rose coloured glasses. That is all I meant - I think all parents do it. We forget what functioning on no sleep is like, We forget the strong willed toddler with the baby/babies who wants to feed every 3 hours 24hours a day It is human nature.
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16-09-2014 10:05 #34
Wow! Thanks guys. Well I have detested working and looking after a toddler at the same time, just hate having my brain in 2 different modes not to mention the physical work. DS is getting fairly good at amusing himself and I've got the babywearing products ready to go, as well as 2 cots and no plans to toilet train. And a double pram. & day care 1 day a week while I'm still getting paid leave. So I think it will be easier than my current situation - until the newbie becomes a toddler. Then it will be far worse.
I'm glad I'm this organised, bc our family doesn't live close and can't pitch in.
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16-09-2014 10:11 #35
I love the 16 to 24 month age gap. They grow up so close and I found it fairly easy but I did have older kids too.
If things had have gone how I had hoped all my 6 would have that age gap.
16-09-2014 10:15 #36
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21-09-2014 12:50 #38
My 2 first girls where 13.5 months apart, it was a challenge in the first 12 months, but after that they had a playmate at all times, and now they are 9 & 8 they have a real closeness, along with the usual sorting of normal sibling issues.
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