Ok, you guys are kinda freaking me out now! I'm due with bub #2 in August and my dd will be 3years/5months by then. If any of you have picked up any hints along the way.....please share!
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19-03-2015 07:13 #121
19-03-2015 11:05 #122
I dont think I should have read this thread. I was feeling quite calm about #2 coming along until now.
Due in August and DS will be 5 by then. He goes to Kindy 3days per week. Im hoping because he's older that I should be ok.
19-03-2015 11:26 #123
Oh, this thread is my life! I'd love to join too! I have a 7wk old DS and 21mth old DD. Like a few ladies above my first was IVF and second was a huge surprise and a much smaller age gap than I had planned! But we are managing (just!). DD is starting to be a bit challenging and I find I'm feeling guilty bc I'm not spending as much time with her and I feel like I'm constantly telling her no don't do this/that. DS is very unsettled so we are also trying to get that figured out. He is on no schedule or routine and wants to be held constantly. I have a wonderfully supportive DH but he is at work 7-5 so the days are long without him! Only 2 sleeps til the weekend
Curious to know at what age (of your youngest) did you feel like things started getting more under control? I have 12 wks in my head but if it's longer I need to prepare myself!!!
19-03-2015 11:46 #124Member
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Can I join? Don't have a toddler but I have a newborn and a dog that sure acts like a toddler needing lots of attention!
19-03-2015 20:09 #125Senior Member
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Can I be a member too, I have an 11 day old baby and a three and a half year old. I also have two older children aged 14 (nearly 15) & 10. I am finding it super hard ATM with the three year old and the baby. The gap between my other three was a lot bigger, they were all going to school when the next baby was born. I have to say I found the bigger gap so much easier. Hope it gets easier as time goes on.
19-03-2015 21:43 #126
This group fits me too. I have a 28 month DD and an 8 week old. It's certainly challenging as one of them always needs something, if not both of them at once. I find it hard enough just to make dinner let alone anything else around the house. The hardest thing for me is I feel like they are both losing out. DD1 doesn't get much individual time anymore and is often getting growled at for her behaviour around DD2, and DD2 gets very little face to face time as when I'm not feeding or changing her I'm trying to focus on DD1 or do done chore (such as make lunch or go to the toilet).
I don't think I could handle more than 2!!
19-03-2015 21:50 #127
Feeding DS and DD wanting something is a nightmare, especially as I've had lots of feeding issues so can't just unlatch and re-latch easily!
Parenting a toddler and a baby is hard work!!
If anyone has any tips for managing feeding with toddler wanting things throw them my way, please!
Does anyone feed while bub is in a carrier?
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20-03-2015 03:19 #128
Welcome to the other new posters too.
My best tip and whilst it's not for everyone. DD has the TV and iPad to keep her company while I'm in with DS feeding him to sleep. It keeps her away from the room so she doesn't wake him up. She has far too much screen time but my greatest need right now is to just survive this first year. It's not ideal but no one is dead and I consider that a huge WIN!
20-03-2015 06:26 #129
I should join 😁 been reading along and I'm scared! I have a just turned 2 year old DD and this one is due in 10 weeks. Gap will be 2.3 years.
Glad I'll have others in the same boat 😀
20-03-2015 06:59 #130
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