My life had changed completely when i fell pregnant with my youngest. I had no clue what it would be like. There has been ups & downs but at the end of the day they're both worth it, and i wouldn't change my life one bit.
Having one young child and being pregnant.
When i found out i was pregnant with my 2nd the first thing that came to my head was, how could i love any other child the same as my first child? How could i share my love?
Second pregnancy was so much harder than my first pregnancy. Obviously i had another little one to run around after! I was constantly on the go, but i had no energy! I was so tired and i just couldn't do as much as i would normally do. Most of the pregnancy i would just spend indoors - which i really regret! Here are a few tips
- Rest as much as you can.
- Accept any help of any of family or friends.
- Go out as often as you can, don't stay around in the house.
- Don't let go of friends, try and keep in touch. This might make you feel happier.
- Maybe put your child into Nursery one or two days a week
When i was in hospital to be induced i actually was really upset as i was not with my eldest child. I've known some other mothers who react like this too. But i could not wait for her to come and meet her little sister for the first time.
Being a mother of two
I have been a mother of two for 21 months now. I'm not going to lie, it is hard going. They both have different milstones. Mia has just turned 4 and Elliw will be 2 in March. They're both learning different things and need attention for different things. I got to learn Mia one thing and Elliw another. The times i love being a mum of two is how close they are. They do everything together, well most things at least.
Mia goes to her Dad's house every Saturday morning until Sunday evening so that gives me time to have time and give my attention to my youngest. I also do accept any offers of people/family taking my youngest so i can have mother and daughter time with my eldest too. I think it's quite important to try and have time by yourself with one of them once in a while.
I knew there was going to be challenges, and a rollercoaster life being a mum of two! Even though it is very stressfull, i have loved every minute of it. Time goes too quick!
I guess i'm quite lucky having them both close age as they can now do most things together such as some activities, going out the park and so on.
When Elliw was younger we found it very hard as she wouldn't settle for the whole night until she was roughly 6-7 months and then we had Mia too wake up too in the morning! Very tiring. But we got through it, like most parents do!
How do you juggle being a mum/father of two?