i think that it is MUCH easier than i predicted.. i remember when i was pregnant and told people they would be 18 months apart everyone said "WHOA! You are gonna have your hands full!!" and I was getting soooo scared! I feel very empowered that I can handle both of them.. I am not saying I dont lose my temper, but it is not as hard as I thought. Ds1 is SO good with dd2, he loves her so much, so that jealousy thing I worried about so much never happened. Whenever she cries he says "uh-oh" and runs to her side to pat her head, it melts my heart! The only thing I resent, is dd2 spends more time in swings/bouncies than ds1 did. When she goes down I put her down so I can play, where as with ds1 I would hold him for hours. I sling her when I can, but not as much as I could. And ds1 watches more tv, only when i am nursing though, and he is usually in his highchair eating also. the hardest part..is when i lay down at night and I used to know i had a good nights sleep ahead and now i know I am lucky to get a few hours at a time.. i miss sleep!!!