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2 under 2!

post #1 of 10
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My baby girl turned 8 months old yesterday, on the same day mommy got a positive pregnancy test! This was not planned at all, and I spent all day yesterday freaking out. I feel much better today, and am excited now! I recently started working from home, which is such a blessing! I just keep telling myself I'll be able to handle 2 kids under 2 and still get my work done... Let's hope! Looking forward to getting to know you mama's! I'm pretty sure the baby will be due around September 18th.

post #2 of 10

My DD was a surprise as well and DS was 22 months when she was born.  It was pretty crazy there for a bit and DS watched TV for the first time when she was born, but we made it through.  Once I'd recovered from my birth things worked out pretty seamlessly.

post #3 of 10

i wont have two under two but i do have a semi similar situation, my sweet little girl Lu is 2 aug-12-09 and dh's sweet little girl is going to be 2 feb- 12 they're six months apart to the day ( i call them my brady bunch twins lol.gif) and now we'll be expecting our third bundle of love this sep and im more then just a little bit nervous about three tiny people at once

post #4 of 10

I had 2 under 2 with #1 and #2--they are just shy of 18m apart.  This time I am due 4 days after my DS's 2nd birthday, so I will be close to 2 under 2 but not quite there.  Congrats to you closely spaced mamas.  I love the spacing between my 2 girls :)

post #5 of 10

DD will turn 2 on Aug 16 - I'm due with #2 Sept 13th... I'm happy but not going to lie I am freaking out!  Obviously baby #2 not exactly planned!

 

Does anyone have any tips, tricks, words of wisdom if you've BTDT? Is it too early to figure out some plans for coping? Anyone else freaking out like I am?

post #6 of 10

My baby turns 1 this february, and I'm due in September. Freaking out a little bit, but I'm hoping it will be okay... I'm the most nervous about breastfeeding the new baby with a 1,5 year old around. My other two kids would nurse for 1+ hour sometimes, not sure how that will work with a toddler around :s

post #7 of 10
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Does anyone have any tips, tricks, words of wisdom if you've BTDT? Is it too early to figure out some plans for coping? Anyone else freaking out like I am?

Right now, you need to get through the pregnant with a toddler part :)  Which means napping and eating when the LO does. And also eating and drinking more than you ever thought possible since you are pregnant and nursing. 

 

Nursing a newbie with a toddler--you figure out how to contain and entertain your toddler when you're holding down the couch nursing. Books, coloring books, paper dolls. You get really good at doing things one handed. Nursing while the toddler eats a snack or meal works too. And keeping the room where you nurse toddler-proofed and possibly with a gated entrance. Then they can play freely and you don't have to chase. Or you can just get really, really good at nursing on the move :)  If, unlike me, you can figure out how to nurse in a wrap, you're golden!
 

 

post #8 of 10

I also have an 8 month old. I'm excited about the close spacing. It's tough right now because my 8 month old is waking up a bunch at night and i'm exhausted.

post #9 of 10
You'll do fine. Most of mine are less than 2 years apart.
post #10 of 10

When my DD2 was born, my DD1 was a few days shy of 2.  That was fun..

This time around they'll be 4y9m and 2y9m, and the noob :)

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