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SAHM with 2 THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
20th Mar '13

How much of a transition was it adding #2? how much more stressful was it? and how old was your older child?



anyone have twins the 2nd preg, how hard was it going from 1 to 3?

Mummy-2-2-Monsters 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 8778 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" How much of a transition was it adding #2? how much more stressful was it? and how old was your older child? anyone have twins the 2nd preg, how hard was it going from 1 to 3?"</blockquote>




It was an easy transition even with my sons needs. My daughter was 2.5 yo and everything went smoothly and was pretty much the same as far as routines went. No more added stress. Only stress we had was my sons issues.

Nikki Woods4 Due September 3; 19 kids; Danville, Kentucky 944 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" How much of a transition was it adding #2? how much more stressful was it? and how old was your older child? anyone have twins the 2nd preg, how hard was it going from 1 to 3?"


For me the transition from 1-2 was pretty easy they were 3 years apart. 2-3 was a bit tougher because they'd fight for attention. #2 and #3 are 4 years apart. I'm terrified of adding #4 simply because i'm gonna be way outnumbered lol

mommy2thing1&thing2 Due November 11; 2 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 3064 posts
20th Mar '13

Sons are 13 months to the day apart! It was hrd the first week finding a routine that worked for both kids. Since then its been great :)

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4384 posts
20th Mar '13

I had #2 when my oldest was 3 1/2 and let me tell you I have NEVER been so sleep deprived in my life. My second was a very clingy and needy baby(sometimes still is at 3 1/2) so it was really hard. It was actually an easier transition from 2 to 3 than it was from 1 to 2. It will be interesting to experience going from 3 to 4 since I am currently pregnant again. It probably took me a good 2-3 months to get a routine down with 2 kids. Thank God for my DH and my mom helping me out during the first few weeks.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" How much of a transition was it adding ... [snip!] ... smoothly and was pretty much the same as far as routines went. No more added stress. Only stress we had was my sons issues."

if you don't mind me asking, what are his needs? did they affect your daughter? did/does she ask questions?

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Mom of 3 Little Boys!:" I had #2 when my oldest was 3 1/2 and let me tell you I have NEVER been so sleep deprived in my life. ... [snip!] ... a good 2-3 months to get a routine down with 2 kids. Thank God for my DH and my mom helping me out during the first few weeks."

DD is about to be 10 months. we're thinking of ttc around the end of the yr for #2. DD currently doesn't have much of a schedule, other than when she goes to bed at night. we're pretty strict with that. she is just such a good easy baby, i'm thinking she won't be a problem when adding another. i just worry #2 will be the exact opposite.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4384 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" DD is about to be 10 months. we're thinking of ttc around the end of the yr for #2. DD currently doesn't ... [snip!] ... such a good easy baby, i'm thinking she won't be a problem when adding another. i just worry #2 will be the exact opposite."


Yeah, DD2 was definitely the complete opposite of DS1. DS1 was really easy and DS2 was a holy terror lol.

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
20th Mar '13

going from 1 to 2 was easy for me. #1 was 5 when #2 was born, so she was in school for 6 hours a day 5 days a week. So I could still nap when LO did. Going from 2 to 3 wasnt easy, but it wasnt had either. There is a 3yr gap between #2 and #3. #2 isnt in daycare yet, so I have the 2 of them 24/7. #2 loves to play and amuse himself though, which is great. And #3 has been an awesome (touch wood) sleeper since he was 3 weeks old.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
20th Mar '13

To be honest, I'm having a hard time with it. Dd is only 3 weeks though. My son is 4 1/2.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
20th Mar '13

i know it may sound odd but i kind of think with DD being younger when #2 arrives it might be a little easier. she won't be as used to be the only child. hopefully... plus i was thinking it'd be better to have the next close enough that the baby stuff is still fresh in my mind.




i REALLY want a boy now since i got the girl i wanted, but i'm scared of having a boy...

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i know it may sound odd but i kind of think with DD being younger when #2 arrives it might be a little ... [snip!] ... stuff is still fresh in my mind. i REALLY want a boy now since i got the girl i wanted, but i'm scared of having a boy..."


I have 1 daughter and 2 sons.
I would rather have 10 boys then 1 girl lol. My DD was a horrible baby, and now has the worst attitude. While both boys were/are easy babies, but im sure they will prob give me hell when they get older

Mummy-2-2-Monsters 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 8778 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" if you don't mind me asking, what are his needs? did they affect your daughter? did/does she ask questions?"</blockquote>




He was born with multiple heart defects and he also has 20% brain damage. She handled it really well, we explained his condition to her said he has a broken heart and she needs to be gentle. She was so affectionate towards him and was his little protector and still is. She asked questions about it and still does and we just answer them best we can.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11952 posts
20th Mar '13

There was a almost 4 year age gap between my first and my second. It was easy because DD didn't really need as much time or attention. My 2nd and 3rd are 17 months apart and it is harder than I ever thought possible. My youngest is already 5 months old and it hasn't gotten any easier either. I am exhausted and stressed to the max.

missmommy.x3 J,A&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Windsor, Ontario 12749 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" How much of a transition was it adding #2? how much more stressful was it? and how old was your older child? anyone have twins the 2nd preg, how hard was it going from 1 to 3?"</blockquote>



I was terrified of going from 1 to 2. But it didn't turn out half as bad as I anticipated. My oldest was 18 months.