Yeah, definitely different, I wouldn't say less bonding because I am doting just as much, but it's still different. She looks almost exactly like her big sister so it's actually a little weird sometimes, especially if she wears something that was dd1's. It's kind of twilight zone-ish.
I think for me I am in super dote mode because I am sure this is our last and I just can't miss a second. I am more willing to be separate for her though than I was the first time. (she doesn't feel the same way though! She SCREAMS if I am not around) I'm also more patient I think, probably because I am older.
I just think kids are all different, our relationships will be different with all of them. I'm definitely glad there is a 6 year space between the two girls though, I think I would have had a hard time if they were closer...and since dd1 is in school during the day I get to have a lot of one on one with my baby!
I think that one thing I am having issues with is I don't feel the same couple/baby bonding with dh, we used to just stare at DD1 together and be all lovey dovey, but it's not like that now. Eh, that's a whole different post.
I vote for cutting some slack!
Artist, teacher, wife and mommy to DSS, DD1, DD2 and surprise baby girl on the way, 7/12!