I guess God really doesn't give you more than you can handle. My new babe is Wonderful - the most laid back baby you can imagine, hardly ever cries, and then only when he needs something. Just a really, really sweet baby.
My 2.5 year old is another story. Now don't get me wrong, this girl is an amazing kid, and I love her more than I ever imagined I could, but WOW is she challenging lately! She is cutting all of her 2-year molars right now and has cut out naps - both of which put her in a lovely disposition.
She's for the first time being openly defiant and testing boundaries. Just yesterday she took off running down the block laughing as dh told her to stop - she was almost to the intersection by the time I got to her. She's also taking things she's not supposed to have and running away with them to hide them.
She has just started asking "Why" to EVERY single thing I say: "Look, there's a train" - why?... "Daddy's home" - why?.... "Let's listen to some music" - why?
And, she's decided to pee and poop wherever she pleases - she was fully potty trained, and really still is, she just wants to see what will happen if she pees on the floor. If I put her in a diaper, she would just take her diaper off and go pee somewhere. (so we've resorting to bribery
: ) My carpet has seen better days.
I know this is her way of coping with having a new baby in the house and additional stress/rules. Thankfully she LOVES her new baby brother, and is always trying to get him things, blankets, lovies, etc. It's very sweet. But dh and I are going batty with all of the other stuff.