My daughter will be 3 by the time her sister gets here. (She turns 3 next month and little sis is due in November). True they do have their terrible two moments but that's all they are is moments. Mine has her little fit then snaps right back to being her lovely self. What I'm planning to do and what I suggest you do is make her a big sister kit. Get her a goodie back filled with lil toys, a book about being a big sister as well as a big sister shirt. Try to make it special for her that she will be a big sister.
I have a two year old and a 1 year old it is pretty easy the first 6 months but then it can get a little stressful. (I have a two year old, one year old, and currently 33+6 week pregnant) but it is well worth it. The closer they are in age the more tied to the hip they will be. I would say it is stressful right now because my one year old is copying everyone and my two year old is going through terrible twos, so my one year old like to copy my two year old ha ha so I definitely have my hands full. Don't stress to much and take it one day at a time :)
thank you good ideas I already bought her a baby doll and pretend to kiss it and pay it and put it to sleep..she's a little rough and laughs lol but I'm trying to teach her to be a little more gentle. How was it getting them both on a sleep schedule together?
omg congrats I love hearing your story! I actually want like 4-5kids! I love the idea of having them close to each other. I have a sister we are about 2 years apart so that's why I went ahead and went for number 2! Do you say easy the first 6months because the baby sleeps so much or what? Did you have a hard time getting one to sleep if the other was still up playing/crying?
My 18month just gets her bottle at 9/10pm and knocks out in her crib if all the lights are off we have never had issues she always sleeps through the night.
Do you feel like one baby was good and one was bad? Or is that just a myth?
It was easy the first six months because my daughter slept most the time and was learning how to crawl and all those fun milestones. My oldest had her own room and she slept through the night (most nights) and my youngest was in our room until she was a little over a year old. Then we moved her in with her sister and they would cry for maybe 5-10 minutes and fall asleep. We 've always played white noise so if one or the other was crying or playing they would still be able to fall asleep. My first cried all the time (I could be saying that because she was my first and I didn't know what to expect) and my youngest didn't seem to cry at all ha ha but it could be their personalitys. Now my youngest seems to cry over everything ha ha same with my oldest.
My two are 15 months apart. The first 6 months was the hardest for me. They adjusted well though and I'm so glad they have each other.