Originally Posted by heldt123
:LOL me too! I never drink milk, but find it hard to turn down cheese and ice cream.
Our bedtime routine has gotten less traumatic lately, but on those rough days we try to work around it. Reading books while Johnathan is eating and sometimes I let nathan stay up later if I think the baby will be sleeping soon. Hubby helps on his days off, but he works nights most of the time, there isn't anyone else around to help.
Man, anyone else with a second+ child feel like they are starting parenthood out from scratch all over agan? I can't imagine two babies being any more opposite. With my first, if he was comfortable, held, and had a boob in his mouth he was totally content. And to this day he runs in terror from a vaccume or anything loud. This one falls instantly asleep at the sound of a blender or vaccume and wants bothing to do with a swing or stroller. Everything is different! I guess its his way of saying "I'm me, mom."
Jaime- I could have written that 2nd paragraph! I am feeling the same way. Honestly, adjusting to one child was not all that bad, but omg adjusting to two, esp when the oldest is only 19 mo old has been a roller coaster ride. In fact DH and I got into an argument last night, b/c he doesn't understand why I am having such a hard time adjusting to two kids... as if! Men! I don't think they get it! My two boys are also completely opposite. For some reason I thought jonah would look like joshua when he was born. Boy, was I surprised, after he was born and they laid him on my chest, I took one look at him and said, "he doesn't look ANYTHING like joshua!" Not only do they look completely different (joshua looks like my side of the family, jonah looks like my DH's side), but their personalities are completely different too. Joshua fussed a little, but for the most part was a pretty happy, easy going baby, with the exception of not being a very enthusiastic nurser (and now he is still picky with solids) and he always managed to charm everyone he came in contact with (still does). Jonah LOVES to nurse, in fact DH and I are betting by 9mo-12mo, this kid will probably weigh as much, if not more than his older brother! Jonah is also more high needs than joshua ever was, and makes the most horrible (but I think they are funny too) expressions. Joshua loved the bouncy, the swing, playmat, spending time with daddy, although admittedly he was never much of a mama's boy. Jonah, hates the swing, hates the bouncy, wants to be held all the time, pretty much by me and if he's awake and not nursing, he's usually fussing or crying. I was a little bit afraid baby #2 would be like this, since baby #1 feel under the, "easy" category. I figured I wouldn't be THAT lucky to get two easy going babies. It will be interesting to see if jonah's personality changes as he gets older, right now he's such a fuss bucket.
Kitty- So good to hear that Nathanael is gaining wt! When you have a small baby, you always worry so much about their wt gain. My first son was small (although not as small as yours) and his wt was ALWAYS an issue and even now he is a peanut compared to other toddlers his age, but more than makes up for it with her personality.
I too am eager for baby to do more than E/S/P. I am looking forward to jonah being old enough that he and his brother will be able to play together, b/c right now I feel so bad for my toddler. We don't get out as much as before, b/c of jonah and he doesn't get as much attn from me as before either, I just feel guilty about this all of the time. At least when jonah is older, I hope they enjoy being playmates together since they are only about 19 mo apart.