Second child; first impressions
Cynthia - posted on 05/13/2009
as mom of two I can safely say a resounding yes. Our second child was a son as was our first. When seeing him on my chest for the first time I was more surprized at how I felt towards him. I don`t know why, but I expected another Brandon(our first son`s name). I was so wonderfully surprised at how different he was and and yet how very much he was our son. I think with every child after the first you can only feel a stronger sense of reverance for having another little being handed to you to call your child. Which in turn left me speechless and smiling and in love with our second son.
the fun part was definitely helping our first son get to the same point. we did a ton of reading books about bringing home a new baby, how to play with baby, and prewarned him about how some babies cry and don`t play much at first, they just sleep. SO it was great to see it all pay off, when we had Braqndon come visit me in the hospital for the first time after the delivery and sit him on the bed beside me and lay his brother in his arms. he had a huge smile on his face too and gave him a kiss...awww. And since then they have been the best of buds. A lot of reminders of how to be safe around baby, how to play safely with baby, etc. My favourite moment so far has to a time we were in the car with both boys in the back in their car seats. they were looking at each other and one started to giggle. the other smiled and giggled back. then back and forth, back and forth until I was busting myself laughing at the two of them, giggling and smiling at each other uncontrollably. Ahhh, family is good.
Amanda - posted on 05/13/2009
you will! If you have 2 or 20 you will have the same feeling. each baby is so diferent yet familier to your last. the love you will have is not divided by 2 it is multiplied or doubled.
Never worry that you will have to divide your feelings. that just isnt how it works.
Susan - posted on 05/13/2009
I had my second nearly 11mths ago, you really do have the same feelings. I thought that I couldn't share all the love that I had for my first, but it is great. I still get excited when she babbles, laughs etc, and to see my eldest play with her is priceless. It was the best thing we done, even though it's hard work.
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