First, congratulations! I know exactly how you must be feeling…my sons are right at one year apart (just turned 1 & 2) and I can remember feeling completely overwhelmed when I found out about #2! I’m not going to lie to you…it is very difficult, but absolutely 100% worth it and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Coming out of the first year, it is getting much easier as #2 is now walking and talking. I’ll tell you a little about the difficulties so you are a little prepared, but also about the wonderful things to look forward to!
*It is difficult for the first year or so to be able to get day-to-day errands done and just getting out of the house can take [name]FOREVER[/name]…the process of getting yourself ready, both babies, and packing all the stuff they need for even simple outings almost feels like more trouble than its worth sometimes…but its always worth it in the end!
*I felt a lot of guilt dividing my attention between them.
Things to look forward to!!
- Nothing in the world makes me happier than seeing them together. Your son will not remember a time without his sibling, so all of his memories will have his little sister/brother in them. My boys hate to be separated, even for a nap. The love between them just warms my heart so much.
- Of course we felt like a family after our first son, but after the second it just felt very complete.
- Hand me downs are great! [name]Even[/name] if you have a girl, you can still reuse a lot of the baby gear.
I’m sure I will think of many other things that I will post later, but my main message is that despite how difficult it will be, it is absolutely worth it! Congratulations again!