Mums of 2 or more kids

Stifler's - posted on 07/10/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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How did you find it when your second baby came along? Did you enjoy it? How did you cope?

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Bridget - posted on 07/11/2011

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It was hard because my first two were so close in age. They were fifteen months apart. So it was difficult to wake up with the little one in the middle of the night then be awake enough to handle my oldest for breakfast at the crack of dawn in the morning. It took alot of multitasking. But once my youngest got alittle older and started sleeping through the night it got easier we established a schedule so it wasn't so hetic throughout the day and night. Once my third one came along the cycle started all over again lol. Until he started to sleep through the night and we got a routine down.

Michelle - posted on 07/11/2011

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Going to two does seem so easy now that I have three. I don't have much time for cleaning etc (but a little more then I do now). Two was hard because I wasn't used to dividing my attention. There's a lot of doing what needs to be done to survive. I do stuff all day long and at the end of the day it doesn't seem like very much got done. Even with the struggles to keep the house together and the occasional urge to beat my husband (like every time he offered advice on how to manage my time better instead of actually helping or every time he came home from work and said hey I have to fly to x next week for work) I still enjoyed every minute of the kids. It's fun to watch the kids with the new baby and to watch them play together and help each other when they are older. I try to get as much done the night before as I can (laying out clothes etc), keep the kids busy (getting out of the house even for a walk is good for everyone), and make sure to take some time for yourself once in a while. I have to say two was kind of a blur to me at this point. You definitely do what you have to for survival.

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I honestly dont remember. I just did what had to be done when the kids slept because my oldest still took naps. Now with 3 I do just what is needed to survive the day lol. I think 2 was much easier then 3.

Lisa - posted on 07/11/2011

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I enjoyed it but going from 1 to 2 kids was challenging. It was easier going from 2 to 3 kids.

Katherine - posted on 07/11/2011

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It was hard to balance time with the other child. Trying to cook and clean, forget it.
I felt a lot more busy so I felt productive, but again I couldn't clean or do anything like that, there just wasn't TIME.
I had a lot of help from family so it made it a little easier on me when my second was a newborn.
I had to make sure my older one got time with me at least an hour a day or she felt skighted. I had her help me a lot too.
I wouldn't say I exactly enjoyed it......
I coped alright. It's still hard now because my little one is 2, she's still very demanding. They do play together and have fun.

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