Micah - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My name is Micah and I am a stay at home mom with a 13 month old daughter who is sweet, funny and without question the happiest baby that I or any of my friends or family have ever seen. She is very easy to take care of and every day with her is a joy.
That being said, my husband and I just found out that we are pregnant with baby # 2. It was a planned pregnancy, although it happened much quicker than we expected. If my calculations are correct we got it on the first try. :-)
We have always planned on having two children, and we always wanted to have them close together so that they would grow up together. I'm very excited to be having another baby, but now I find myself feeling some fear and anxiety as well. I have heard that having 2 kids under two can be very rough, and I tell myself that I am ready for that, but I wonder if I really am. My daughter is very, VERY easy to take care of. She eats well, sleeps through the night and is happy to play by herself for quite a while. When she wakes in the morning she doesn't scream or cry - she just plays in her crib and will wait patiently for me to get her up. Sometimes for an hour or more! I worry now that, because my daughter is so easy to take care of, I'm not going to be prepared for just how difficult it will be to add in a new baby. So I'm wondering if any moms out there who have/had 2 kids under two can give me advice and/or reassurances. I've never been one to shirk from a new challenge, but I'm still feeling a little nervous about this one...