Katie, ThisLove, welcome! If it makes you feel any better James wasn't named until he was about 12 hours old and he seems no worse for the wear! I think with the second it is often hard to imagine loving someone else as much as you love your first, bonding like with the first, ect and it really does happen! For me it was a little hard because I actually got annoyed at DD for a week or 2 in defense of new DS. I think it was just nature's way of cementing my bond to him and setting my mama bear instincts in for him. Those feelings (random, not always) were hard on me to feel towards my DD and I'm really glad my husband was home for that first week to let me adjust and focus separately on each child. Anyway, I just wanted to mention that it's normal to feel differently about your second and it will be different with them because they are a different person but you will love and bond with them! And for the hypermesis, I can't imagine how hard that must be, especially while parenting an older child/baby. I hope you are starting to feel better! Congrats on having DDC sibling #2!
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6/2/09 at 1:07pm