(Closed) Difference between baby at 1 month and 2 months?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
526 posts
Busy bee

I would do the 1st option. No need for hefty fines. The baby won’t be too much bigger and will still be a little curled up ball of cuteness. I have a 4 month old son. i live in Minnesota and my sister and her husband live in Oregon. They have not met my little guy yet. They are possibly coming in June for a friends wedding and will meet him at 7 months.. if they cant make it in June for the wedding they will meet him on Christmas.. He will then be 13 months old!! I’m sad about it, but I send pics almost everyday! 

Post # 5
2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Fellow Minnesotan here, too. πŸ™‚ I’d go for the 2-4 mos. option just because babies are still sooooooo teeny at 2 mos. but they start doing (cute) stuff so fast, you’ll get to see more progress at four months than at three. I don’t think being there right in the beginning is such a big deal. Your sister will just be getting her wits about her!

Post # 6
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@ana77:  honestly, you aren’t going to be missing much by not seeing the baby as a brand spanking new born. They sleep, and scream. That’s about it. You will be staring at a sleep/screaming baby for the first month/6 weeks. Once they’re a little older, they still don’t do much more, but will be awake for slightly longer periods of time, will be making some sounds, might smile more, and will liekly scream a little less (hopefully for your sister’s sake).

Plus, even though she is your sister, she will probably want some time to bond with her new family, and not have someone in her space 24×7 while she is adjusting to a new baby, her body is healing from a major event, and she’s leaking from everywhere.

Give her a little time to settle into her new role, get a routine in place, and then show up once the novelty for everyone else has owrn off.

Post # 7
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

First option! You can always skype and see the new baby πŸ™‚

ETA: This way you can be a little more selfish too. By one month everyone will have already met the baby, so you can steel more time πŸ™‚

Post # 8
7208 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Oh man. My heart hurts for you a little bit. My sister had my first nephew in October and I know I would have really struggled if I were in your shoes.

The thing is, my nephew looked totally different evey week until about 4 months. So, honestly, it’s going to be weird for you to see the baby either way! If you stay for the birth and then leave and come back, it’s going to look like a different baby. As others have said, I would go with the first option. The first month the baby sleeps and eats. You can’t really help with either of those things and won’t really bond with the baby. 

Come back when s/he’s several weeks old, can respond to you and you can STAY. It’s just going to hurt to meet the baby and have to leave. πŸ™

Post # 9
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Trust me she will send you millions of pictures of the baby. There is very minimal difference from 1 to 2 months.  The baby will actually be stronger and easier to hold after a month. More aware aswell. 

Post # 10
3229 posts
Sugar bee

I know you want to be there for immediately but as my then five year old niece said when her baby sister was born, “She doesn’t do anything.” I think seeing her at two months is better overall and it will give your sister time to get in the groove of being a mom. I know it’s hard though! I love my nieces.

Post # 12
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Go with the first option! Unless you work with infants (like I do) or have one, they all look tiny and adorable until they’re 5 or 6 months old!

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