What No One Tells You About Kid #2!

Hey y’all! The last few months have been a whirlwind of sleepless nights, diapers, and lots of tears by all the ladies in the house. Little Sister has had a bit of a rough start to life, but slowly and surely we are making baby steps to get her healthy (more on that later).

While I was pregnant, people would give me all sorts of advice from how to welcome Little Sister into our family to how to discipline Little Miss since she will no longer be the center of our world. Today, I would like to share with you some of my “words of wisdom” when it comes to having kid #2. Here’s my top 10 little nuggets – you’re welcome in advance. 🙂

1. Little Sister’s health issues aside, parenting a second kiddo is actually more fun! As a round two parent to an infant, you’re not freaking out about every little sound, what color her poop is and if it is good or bad, will her hair actually grow back?!….
2. It actually does take 2 hours to get out of the house. Some days it will take less time and others it will take more – good luck to you.
3. When you do decide to leave the house, you feel like you need to rent a moving truck because there is so much stuff to bring.
4. Amazon Prime will be your knight in shining armor (see numbers 2 and 3)
5. The amount of laundry increases 20 fold. Why it does this when you added just one more person to your home, I don’t know. If and when you find out, please enlighten me.
6. Inevitably, when kid #1 is having a great day, kid #2 is having the worst.day.ever. and vice versa.
7. There is nothing greater then the love of 2 sisters. I look forward to that love evolving and growing as my girls get older.
8. You would think breastfeeding would be easier since you have done it before. Nope, not even remotely true. Kid #2 has the potential to bring in a whole new set of challenges like terrible latches, vomiting, and my personal favorite falling asleep while eating.
9. There is no such thing as nap when your baby naps when you have a toddler running around the house.
10. Showers are considered a luxury, not a nice to have.

Everyday is a new (and many times frustrating) adventure, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

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