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What Will Be the Impact of Baby #2?

I must admit I’m relieved to no longer be keeping Baby #2 a secret from all of you. I’ve almost slipped up in a few posts (like talking about car seats!) about the baby on-the-way. I’ve also been very anxious to start blogging about my second pregnancy.

I started this blog about halfway through my first pregnancy, but it was mostly for family and there weren’t a lot of exciting posts… Except the biological sex reveal! So this time I definitely want to document the journey more and compare/contrast it to last time. I hear that every pregnancy is different, but I feel a sense of “no worries, I’ve done this before!” too.

But, that doesn’t mean I don’t have any worries at all!

Can I handle running after a toddler while pregnant?

Is two in cloth diapers going to be manageable? Will I do anything other than laundry?

How will they get along?

When will Rissa understand our family is growing?

Will I love them equally? Do parents really play favorites?

Will I have gestational diabetes again?

Can I handle another unmediated birth? Will my birth go to plan again?

Will this one be as needy as Rissa was to be held all the time?

Does my mind ever shut off? LOL

If you have multiple children, do you have any words of wisdom to share with me?

Kiley P.

Monday 4th of June 2012

Congrats on the new baby! Keep thinking “no worries, I’ve done this before!” I'm sure everything will work out fine. :)


Sunday 3rd of June 2012


I've got 2 girls. They are 3 years apart. My oldest wasn't potty trained when my youngest was born. My youngest was in cloth, my oldest in disposables. It went really smoothly. Better then I expected. My oldest adored my baby. They got along great. The 3 year gap was wonderful.

I didn't have any pregnancy issues with my second. I actually was able to have an unmedicated VBAC with my second to boot. I'm very thankful of that as my husband wasn't able to take time off immediately following the birth so I was alone with the 2 of them from the start.

Jenna Jones

Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

congratz on baby number too!!


Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

No words of wisdom, but my daughter is three and I'm due in October. I have many of the same concerns, but I think about how my mother handled it (and her mother before her, and so on), and I know it'll work out just fine somehow.


Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

Yeah fall babies! Yeah, my mom had 4 kids, my 3 sisters all within 2 yrs of each other.. I still can't help but wonder!

Lori L.

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

Congratulations on baby #2! I have 3 older "babies" who are 10, 9 & 7 & a 6 month old. My first two were 17 months apart & I had the same worries that you did but as soon as #2 came along, things just fell into place. And by the time I was pregnant with #3, the worries were there but there was also a lot more confidence.

Worrying comes with being a parent & won't ever go away but just take it a day at a time & enjoy your pregnancy :)


Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

Thank you! I suspect a lot of my worries are common but it's great to hear good things from other moms :)