So we had DD1, 2 years ago eek she is growing fast. Breast feeding was a nightmare, I was on the verge of PND & called my Mum in tears what do I do?? My nipples are bleeding and cracked, she is on & off every 15mins help!!! Mum says ever so calmly have you tried a bottle?? What? No! I’d just had 9mths of having breast is best crammed down my throat, I’m not supposed to use a bottle, B*#%~<+t says Mum, do what's best for bub, so low & behold I give bub a bottle shock horror a bottle, & guess what the lil darlin goes and scares me silly by sleeping 5hrs straight, yay Mum you saved the day. So hey I'm not perfect & hey I just don't produce enough I was lucky to get the 2wks I got. I'm sure I've had a few "am I doing this right?" moments in the last 2 yrs.

When DD1 turned 1 we found out we were expecting again of course this was before eye teeth were cuttin & terrible 2s had started, so I was like yep I can do it huh, morning sickness, exhaustion & pregnancy insomnia knocked me on my arse whilst DD1 is runnin circles around & wiping the floor with me. Then 2wks before I'm due with DD2 we're moving house, not having power for 5days & crashing at a GFs house and then here come the eye teeth & terrible 2s, arghhhh then day before my scheduled csection my car dies, Murphy's Law :-(.

So into the world comes DD2, she is dainty & petite & feminine with hair everything her darling sister isn't. So here I am thinking I've done this before shouldn't be a problem. Hahahaha yeah right I got BF till 3wks this time but I was screaming in agony every feed even with a nipple shield :-( and so stressed it wasn't helping either of us so again bad mummy, on the bottle we go & wallah 8hr sleep. It seem that these giant friggin balloons on my chest are just that, Balloons, merely a decoration & only ever good as pillows.

Well lets face it they say each kid is different, well it's true DD1 is strong, independent & ever Daddy's girl, plus a devoted & loving big sister to DD2. Whereas DD2 is petite, dainty & just a lil more fragile, as well as being mummies girl and a snuggle bunny. You'd think being 2nd go round it's easy huh, now I juggle my time between having a clingon & trying to have 1 on 1 with DD1.

Though DD2 is now 15wks and things are starting to settle & get back to some semblance of normal, we are finding our rhythm again & I wouldn't have it any other way now that DD2 is sleeping from 10/11pm – 8/9am it's amazing just how much better you function when you have a solid block of sleep, now if I can just get Miss 2 to sleep till say 7/8am everything would be perfect. Had a bad misconception the NB would be keepin me up all hours oh how wrong I was the evil thar is Teething has the Toddler up all hours & we are so lucky DD2 sleeps through the tantrums & all :-)

I love my girls, but oh boy am I dreading their Teens.

Posted by wr3nn1, 6th June 2013

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  • My first would scream every time i tried to bf, it was like i was waving a monster in her face! Lol.
    My second loves the bf.
    I agree. My daughters are 2 years n 4 days apart (plus 3.hrs 40 mins, but who’s counting?) but looking at their baby pictures, if i was to put them next to each other, the baby pics i mean, they look identical.
    Only difference is dd2 has different color eyes n is lighter.
    Personally i think they are completely different. Dd1 is a little curious, independent and cheeky little miss. Dd2 is 3 weeks old n is a little glutton


  • yes each child is an individual and have their own personalities!


  • I’m with you on the teen years!


  • For me, breast feeding was a nightmare too, no enough milk so my little one always cried. We decided go to formula.


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