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Old 04-26-2011, 07:55 PM   #16
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Now, couldja go back in time about a year and 3 weeks and post this?

I think this is awesome.
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Oh I this!

The transition from 1-2 wasn't as hard as 0-1...But considering the hell that was 0-1 was that's not saying much, it was really hard. I still feel very about getting preggo again...My Mom aid 2-3 was the hardest. But her first 2 were planned and #3 was a surprise at 8mos pp (born 15mospp). I think where Mama is at and all that plays a big part.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #18
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What a wonderful post! My second just turned 1 (and is sleeping through the night finally!) and boy this just sums it up perfectly! Thank you, this makes me feel good to know that I'm normal rather than "the worst mom ever" as I had felt like for the past several months!
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Thanks Mel! I needed this. I'm going to have my dh read it. After yesterday, and everything that's going on with a toddler and an infant, he doesn't know if he can handle more kids. It's nice to have some encouragement!
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It is so HARD... but easier than last week, and easier than last month, and easier than three months ago. Thank you so much! I feel unfit sometimes, like someone else would do a better job for my girls. But little tidbits of advice and encouragement like this really lift and empower me. Thanks again!
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:37 PM   #21
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Exactly what I need to read today.

I'm thinking I should print it out and put it somewhere I'll see it everyday.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:23 PM   #22
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Amazing insight. I know I'll need this. Thanks so much Melody. You are an inspiration!
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I saw a mom of a toddler and a baby in Ikea last week and wanted to go up to her and say "it gets easier" even though she didn't even appear to be having that tough of a time. Just seeing a mom with baby and toddler brought back those memories. Yes, it is hard. But it will get better.
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I needed this two years ago.
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Thanks for this! I'll have to bookmark this for when #2 is in the works!
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Thanks for this thread I know it's a little old, but I really needed to read it today. We are preparing for #2 to arrive, and I'm worried about ds and how he'll do. It's good to read such encouraging words. I think I'll have to print this out when new baby arrives so I can read it whenever I need to
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Thanks for this thread I know it's a little old, but I really needed to read it today. We are preparing for #2 to arrive, and I'm worried about ds and how he'll do. It's good to read such encouraging words. I think I'll have to print this out when new baby arrives so I can read it whenever I need to
And thank you for bumping it up! I am four weeks into the transition from 1 to 2, and I really, really appreciated reading the OP!

I think what I would like most is my evenings back, of just dh and I while children are sleeping. But, as you all have said, it's just another season of many. Thank you for the encouragement.
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Thank you so much for this thread, moving from 1-2 kids was the most stressful thing I have ever done in my life. It's encouraging to read that I am not the only mother who has felt like this.

We are now moving on to having number 3, hopefully it will be a breeze.
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Sitting here with tears in my eyes having just found this thread at the perfect time-- after a rough night with Dd2, who is just three weeks old. Thank you for the OP and for the bump.
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umm....maybe this could be a sticky??
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I felt 1st baby was the hardest, the adjustment from self-centred life with zero experience with kids...to 1. 1->2 was a breeze, despite having luck to have two colicky boys. I don't think I am in the minority, actually.

Maybe it needs more balance? If I read this post before I had my 2nd I'd get depressed than necessary.
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