angela,vic,3years old toddler
Kate, 4yr old girl, 2yr old boy &2 week old Caleb
I have a 2 year old, a 9 month old and am 7 weeks pregnant with #3.
It's not easier, but can be easy if you have a good routine. Obviously we haven't found it difficult, we've gone back for another!!!
As for help around hte house, hubby's a police officer who has loads of overtime and works shifts. When he's home he spends so much time with the boys and does so much with them, we really are lucky. But that's where routine comes in again. My 2 year old knows what happens when, so eveything runs smoothly.
Good luck with your decision
Dette, DS 06.03, DS 10.04, DD 03.06 & Due Sept 07!
Mum to 4yr old and 16mth old boys
I have just recently had my 2nd baby. We now have a 26 month old and a 2 month old. Don't let anyone kid you...a 2nd child is a lot of hard work. It's not so much the new baby that is hard work, but the 2 year old!! Trying to juggle spending good time with my two year old (and she is starting to do all those wonderful exciting things) but still find time to bond with my new baby is difficult. It has also been hard to keep up the toilet training for my 2 year old when I have the baby. I have kept my 2 year old in child care for 2 days a week so that I can get a few things done like grocery shopping. I wouldn't dream of taking both the toddler and the baby to the shops at the same time on my own. Whilst it will be hard for the next 2 years, the dividends will pay off for my kids in the future as it will be lovely for them to have a sibling so close in age.
Janet, QLD, 26mth and 2mth