Post # 1
I am currently a mom to one amazing 8 month old little girl. She’s quite a little munchkin 🙂
I am not ready for another baby yet, but I find myself thinking about what our next baby will be like.
Currently, Audrina (my DD) is not much of a sleeper (she started out as a fantastic sleeper), she’s been very bright-eyed and observant since birth, she’s sweet, curious, outgoing, vocal, and FULL of energy!
I know that all babies are different, even siblings, but I am really interested in hearing your experiences with having second, third children, etc.
Were all of your children similar as babies? Were they very different? In what ways? Were your pregnancies very different from child to child?
I just find it so interesting that not only pregnancies, but babies can also be SO very different. Sometimes when I imagine future children, it’s hard to imagine they might be completely the opposite of my little girl… lol
Post # 3
Never been pregnant but my mom said that my sister and I were completely different.
ME: Put on tons of weight all over. I hardly ever moved…she’d hit her tummy to get me to kick. I was 3 weeks late. I slept all night starting at 6 weeks. I was a super happy, always smiling baby.
My sister: Put on weight in belly only. She really thought it was a boy. Her stomach used to move from side to side during meetings…freaking people out. She was early. My sister had colic until 5 months. I only remember her from all the crying she used to do. There aren’t a ton of photos of her b/c she was always crying.
Post # 4
I don’t have kids myself yet, but I can tell you the little I know from my sister’s kids. The first (boy) was really calm, relaxed, slept a lot, great baby. Even during pregnancy he was really quiet and had hiccups a lot, LOL! He’s still a pretty chilled out kid, quiet, keeps to himself.
The second (another boy) was the EXACT opposite. He was always moving and turning when my sister was pregnant, and after he was born he would scream if he couldn’t see my sister. He’s SO active, so high energy, it’s a little crazy. He has to be the centre of attention and he’s the class clown in his JK class. He and his brother couldn’t be more opposite.
My sister has just had her third (a girl! yay!), and she’s another pretty relaxed baby. She’s a good sleeper so far (she’s a few weeks old and sleeping 6 hours straight now), and likes to be snuggled and held. She’s pretty low maintenance so far!
Post # 5
It’s so interesting to hear how different babies are! In utero, my girl was INSANELY active. The OB said she was one of the most active babies she’s ever seen.. lol!
She was such a calm and relaxed baby until she was about 4-5 months old though, now she’s back to being a tasmanian devil 🙂
Post # 6
Yes, both of my pregnancies were unique and both of my babies are special in different ways. My Dirty Delete is 2 years old, and my DS is 3 months.
Pregnancy: DD’s pregnancy was harder. I did a lot of research in between pregnancies to make things easier on myself, and I was able to gain more weight and feel less sick with DS, thanks to drugs and a special diet. DS was also much bigger than Dirty Delete, and he was much stronger.
Births: Actually, both of my birth experiences were really similar. Both were born at exactly 39 weeks, after 11.5 hours of labor/30 minutes of pushing, and both kids were born at almost the same time at night (DD was 8:31 pm; DS was 8:59 pm).
Kids: Dirty Delete was a little more high maintenance than DS. DS is super social, loves laughing and smiling and is very easy going, whereas Dirty Delete was a little more fussy and had more quiet, alert time as an infant. DS stays awake for longer periods, but he’s not as good of a sleeper as Dirty Delete. He’s also as big right now as Dirty Delete was at 6 months, so there is a huge size difference!
Really, though, I think parents change from one kid to the next, so I’m not sure how many of the differences can be attributed to biology and how many are the result of environment. I’m much more laid back and a lot less anxious with DS, which I do think has had an effect on him.