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post #21 of 25

After 3....

It gets better I promise! My boys are 3 and it's so much easier.....My best advice for having 2 2year olds? Safety Gates.. Lots of safety gates..... LOL
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Originally Posted by multiplemomma78
It gets better I promise! My boys are 3 and it's so much easier.....My best advice for having 2 2year olds? Safety Gates.. Lots of safety gates..... LOL
My whole house has become airlock after airlock after airlock...

Also the old fashioned hook and eye clasps over each door (such as a basement or 1/2 bath) is a great help too!

If you have an electric stove, remove the knobs and shut off the entire appliance from the circuit breaker. You may need to use the microwave for a spell.

We sign primarily because my hearing stinks, but not deaf enough to get hearing aids yet. It really worked in keeping most tantrums at bay. I work full time and using the signs of 'more' 'please' 'milk' 'drink' 'cookie' at mealtimes work great. In fact, that is where we use the signs the most. 'Dog' 'cat' 'bug' 'cow' 'flower' 'airplane', etc., those can come later.
post #23 of 25
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are not supposed to put posts like this out there for moms whose babies have not passed their first year yet! We need to hear you say things like: Oh wow, the second year is a BREEZE compared to the first - and I'm getting sooooo much sleep now.

So says the mommy of two yummy almost one year olds who is getting very little sleep and whose babies do not nap and is currently fighting a plugged duct and yesterday spent the day counting down until bedtime (for the big boys) - which is just very sad.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are not supposed to put posts like this out there for moms whose babies have not passed their first year yet! We need to hear you say things like: Oh wow, the second year is a BREEZE compared to the first - and I'm getting sooooo much sleep now.

So says the mommy of two yummy almost one year olds who is getting very little sleep and whose babies do not nap and is currently fighting a plugged duct and yesterday spent the day counting down until bedtime (for the big boys) - which is just very sad.
SORRY. Don't mean to upset you -- I know when my triplets were newborn - I thought nothing could be harder than that! I thought that once they sleep throught the night - I'll be able to handle anything. Oops -- hellow - we are 19 months and DH and I must have each been up 5 or 6x last night. I am delirious today . . . . again. Right now - a night of complete sleep is such a rarity . .. . .

I'm looking forward to PP telling me that 3 is so much easier. Please GOD let it be true!
post #25 of 25
I've only had singletons, but ITA- the second year is much harder than the first!! By the time I had "one toddling this way, and the other crawling that way" the toddler was 2yo and capable of a small amount of reason already! I'm trying to imagine 3 1yos crawling/toddling in different directions.... :

I can tell you this much from experience- it DOES get easier. Having a 10yo and an 11yo (which I imagine isn't too much different from having 2 10yos or 2 11yos) is MUCH easier than having two toddlers! By the time they were both in school my life was a lot saner (of course, that's when I had baby #3....)
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