How old are your babies? Almost 3!! And 14 months.
Recent accomplishments? We only just figured out how to put both to bed solo. I know lots of moms do it right away but my husband is almost always home and DD1 does not like sleep, so we just didn't try for a year. But lucky DD2 is a little better at sleep and we are getting a routine down for one person, so the other can do adult things sometimes!
Recent struggles? I feel bad complimenting DD2. Like yesterday at lunch DD2 figured out how to whistle. I was kind of blown away so at dinner I was like, "hey M show daddy how you can whistle" and she did! So we oooh and aaah and then DD1 starts showing off all the things she can do, just looking for attention. DD1 cannot whistle yet. I don't know how to be excited for one and not make the other feel bad.
Anyone thinking about another? We've talked about ttc after dd1 turns 3. Is that crazy?!?
Post by RandomName on Jan 23, 2017 19:08:28 GMT -5
pearlvirus we are dealing with the same thing. We praise DS for something and DD starts doing it wanting praise. But then again, the reverse is also true for DS. We just are generous with the praise haha
Post by RandomName on Jan 23, 2017 19:13:19 GMT -5
How old are your babies? DD is almost 3 and DS almost 18 months
Recent accomplishments? DD finally had significant language boom. Now she won't stop. She does a good mix of French and English. She is starting to know French when talking to dad and English when talking to mom. It's so amazing to watch. DS is also starting to talk. He's so much earlier than DD on the language skills. I forget hes only a baby still.
Recent struggles? We have all been sick so that's be rough. Otherwise the kids feed off each other at the supper table - if one refuses to eat they both refuse. It's beyond frustrating when they team up on us. The fun is that they are really becoming buddies.
Anyone thinking about another? We have been tossing around the idea of a third. We aren't anywhere near pulling the IUD yet but thinking maybe when DS is 2.
Post by pearlvirus on Jan 24, 2017 14:56:42 GMT -5
RandomName pretty good, thanks for asking! I had a bit of a disagreement with someone on my other board and it left me with a sour feeling about boards in general, so I checked out for a while.... maybe checked in to real life is a better way to say it! As you know, life with 2 toddlers doesn't leave a ton of time for leisure! We're at a good place right now though. Both take one afternoon nap most days, so there is often a blissfully quiet 30 minute rest for me as well. Anyways, back to cleaning up the shit storm they make when awake....
Recent struggles? DD is acting out a bit wanting attention since baby came home. Bedtime is especially trying. DD wants to draw everything out. It's frustrating dealing with that and cluster feeding at the same time.
Anyone thinking about another? Ooooh hell no. We are done!😉
Post by mrssmith613 on Feb 16, 2017 12:04:18 GMT -5
I still check in here occasionally. I have 3 kids ... 5, almost 3 and 1. Some days are rough but we manage. I think once DD starts walking, fx soooon, things will get easier because she won't be so dependent on me.
mrssmith613 so which was harder 1 to 2 or 2 to 3? And how crazy was 3u4? My DH is almost 40, we don't want to wait much longer if we want more, but DD1 is so intense, I'm a bit scared.
I think all are equally as hard. I can definitely get what you're saying that you feel bad praising #2 and not #1 equally. I get that way too because when ds2 was in the cute stage of learning things ds1 would act out for attention. He still does but I always try to make an effort to acknowledge him and remind him I love him. I also find myself yelling at ds1 for a lot of things that happen but we are getting better and stopping and evaluating each situation because we have to realize ds2 is just as capable of being a trouble maker.
If you want a third I say go for it, it may be tough at first but will get better. I like to think that someday I will be nice again because I won't be tired all the time....maybe
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