Five Things People Told Me About Having a Second Child

. . . that I didn’t believe until I actually had two myself.

  • #1: You will love that second baby just as much

    #1: You will love that second baby just as much

    I wasn’t sure I really bought this. I mean, how could I love a baby as much as I loved Ella? But you, they were right! I loved Ani just as much.

  • #2: Sleeping through the night will be a sweet luxury

    #2: Sleeping through the night will be a sweet luxury

    My first daughter was an amazing night sleeper, so I didn’t see how this would be true. But … indeed, she started waking up in the night again shortly after my second baby was born. A year later, I sleep through the night MOST nights, but I still cross my fingers every single night before bed.

  • #3: You will call them the wrong names constantly

    #3: You will call them the wrong names constantly

    About three minutes after my second daughter was born, I was already calling both of my girls by the other’s name. What is this brain lapse?

  • #4: Nothing will be more fun than watching them together

    #4: Nothing will be more fun than watching them together

    Of course there is some wrestling for toys and hair pulling but mainly they play together pretty nicely and it just makes my heart burst with joy.

  • #5: The second child goes a lot faster

    #5: The second child goes a lot faster

    I didn’t feel like my first child went slowly, but whoa, did that first year of Ani’s life race by. I felt like I blinked and she was turning one.

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