15 Things to expect with your second child

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Parents, you've come along way since baby #1! Find out what you'll learn and what to expect with baby #2 on the way!

As you've probably come to notice, parents, you've grown quite a lot since the birth of your first child! You've matured, you've grown more intelligent, you've grown more responsible, and most of all, you've gained parental experience...so what now?

If you've considered adding an another member to your family of three, or if you're already anxiously awaiting the arrival of your "new addition", it's important to know that there are some things you can expect the second time around!

For better or worse, these are the things all parents can expect while waiting for their newest addition to the family, and things you've learned since having your firstborn!


1. You're stronger than you know

You may have been fearful or apprehensive of what to expect the first time around, but if you;ve learned anything after having your firstborn, it;s that you can handle anything thrown your way!


2. What worked your firstborn, may not work the second time around

This may not come as much of a surprise, but parenting doesn't always have a one-size-fits-all approach. That means that everything that worked for your first baby, may not exactly work on your second baby. Expect the unexpected parents!

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3. A crying baby is not the end of the world

Remember when your firstborn would cry all the live long day? You probably came to realize that not every single cry has a deep, imperative reason behind it. Sometimes they're just grumpy, tired, or hungry. Crying isn't always the ned of the world, so you can handle each cry as a pro now.


4. You now know real definition of "tired"

Remember back to your school days? You thought you knew what tired was. However, nowadays, after some experience with your firstborn, you know what tired really means. With baby number two on the way, you know exactly what to expect...and you can prepare accordingly.


5. When the baby sleeps, your toddler WILL wake up

For all the parents out there reading this who can relate, and to all the expecting parents of baby #2--this is the truth. Your kids will have separate sleeping schedules until they get older, and the sad reality of it all is that those sleeping schedules will conflict. Be ready for this if you're not already.


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