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Toddler & Pregnacy??? LylaAndCrissysMommy 2 kids; New Jersey 455 posts
7th Jan '13

How do you balance the morning sickness and general crappy days when you have a 2 year old?



Any tips to make it a bit easier?

Holly+Jon=Alice 2 kids; Vancouver, British Columbia 3651 posts
7th Jan '13

I'll be honest, DD ate way too much cereal and granola bars and other quick finger foods and watched way more tv than usual when I was feeling awful. And whenever my husband wasn't working I would have him take her to the park, grocery shopping or to the fair so I could sleep.

materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
7th Jan '13

My toddler was actually helping me and even pulled my hair back while I puked my guts out lol
I was really really sick though :( so she constantly saw nurses in and out of our house to do my IV's and what not. She helped me up at night too when I had to reload my catheter.
But maybe coloring books, movies or just put out a bunch of toys.

Mommy to Milo&Ava+1 Due October 11; 2 kids; Ohio 1795 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Holly+Jon=Alice:</b>" I'll be honest, DD ate way too much cereal and granola bars and other quick finger foods and watched ... [snip!] ... And whenever my husband wasn't working I would have him take her to the park, grocery shopping or to the fair so I could sleep."</blockquote>




:!: this. Plus if you have family or friends, don't be afraid to ask them to come over to entertain :)

March 2013 3 kids; Illinois 988 posts
7th Jan '13

at the begining we would sit on the floor and play a few games..breakfast was cereal or simple foods for them. Glass of juice for me. They wanted to know why mommy wouldn't eat, I just said that I ate before they got up. It seemed to work till I started to feel better. I have a 3year old and 2 year old..they will be almost 4 and 3 when our next one is here. :)

Frankie-marie 18 kids; Texas 887 posts
7th Jan '13

Double post.

Frankie-marie 18 kids; Texas 887 posts
7th Jan '13

Dd will be three this month. She would ask if I was ok and bring me a gingerale. I guess it depends on the kid. My daughter is mature for her age and loves to help people.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting April Kobelnyk:" How do you balance the morning sickness and general crappy days when you have a 2 year old? Any tips to make it a bit easier?"


My twins were 25 months old when my son was born. With him, I was blood transfusion dependent. I was pretty sick. I would get up with the girls, make their breakfast and then bring them into my bed with a few of their favorite toys and turn their cartoons on. I would have some of their favorites DVR'd. As soon as their show would get over I would hear "Uh Oh mommy!", then I knew my 30 min nap was over. lol I would sneak as many naps as I could while keeping them on a schedule and giving them as much attention as possible. At the time my husband worked close to the house so he was able to come home at night and help more.



What saved us was me getting them super involved in the pregnancy. They were so excited for their baby brother that when I said it was time for nap for mommy and baby, they would lay with me for a short nap, they wanted to help pick things out for him, ect. The second he was born he was THEIR baby. They are 4 and 2 now and are still best buddies.



If you can, take a day when you have extra help with her and enlist a friend or family member to help you do some make ahead meals. get some in the freezer for the days when you really don't feel like moving. Fortunately, most people get over the icky part in a few weeks. Few carry it all the way thru. I have a blood disorder. That is why I was getting transfusions every 7-12 days and was always so tired. Fortunately, being a SAHM and having some (not much) help got me thru the rough parts.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Holly+Jon=Alice:" I'll be honest, DD ate way too much cereal and granola bars and other quick finger foods and watched ... [snip!] ... And whenever my husband wasn't working I would have him take her to the park, grocery shopping or to the fair so I could sleep."


This, exactly. I felt awful, but quick foods and TV were my best friend. And sometimes I'd be so sick that I'd stick him in the shower so I didn't have to leave.

LylaAndCrissysMommy 2 kids; New Jersey 455 posts
9th Jan '13

Thanks for the advice. so far she seems excited even wanted to keep on of the first ultrasound pictures.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting His Wife, Her Mommy:" Thanks for the advice. so far she seems excited even wanted to keep on of the first ultrasound pictures."


Keep after it! It will make things sooooo much easier on you later on. Feel better!

LylaAndCrissysMommy 2 kids; New Jersey 455 posts
11th Jan '13

My two year old now knows when I am not feeling good, and that mommy has a baby and has been making sure I eat and drink and go potty. *sob* She seems to be really excited.