DH and I are getting ready to TTC #2 in a few months. We are really excited about it- we love our son he is amazing and wonderful in every way...except sleeping. He's always been a horrible, HORRIBLE sleeper at night and for naps. We've struggled with really insane sleep deprivation and all the accompanying issues since he was born. He's 20 months now and is getting a bit better now that he is nightweaned. But we are and have been so tired, tired, tired down to the bone for what feels like eternity.
I am having a lot of trouble coming to terms with the fact that our second kid might be exactly the same. I was thinking about it the other night while having back spasms and nursing DS from 4-6 am and I almost started to cry. The only way I can describe the feeling is pure DREAD. When dh and I talk about it, I always say that there is no way the next one can be as bad as DS is/was... it can't be any WORSE...it has to be better! This is what I keep trying to tell myself, though I know it's not true.
I guess this is kind of a vent as I deal with my fears and dread and try to ride the more positive feelings of excitement and joy that come with adding to our family.
Is there anyone out there who has a hopeful story- a second baby who was a wonderful sleeper? Completely different from your first baby??? Please tell me it was true for you and can be for us!