Thursday, December 31, 2009

1 to 2 AND 2 to 3

  
I was talking to a friend the other day, who's wife is pregnant with their second child, and he asked me if it was a hard transistion from 1 to 2 kids. I have also been asked this by a few my readers...

When Abby was born into 'Chase's world,' it was a big shock to him. He was used to being the 'prince' and getting all the attention from everyone. He loved his new little sister, but was so angry with us. He would hit us and act out every chance he got. Nursing her was the hardest time, I couldn't really get up and discipline him and he knew it was easier to get away with stuff when I was 'occupied,' It felt like it took him forever to get used to the fact that she was part of the family and he was going to have to share everything! Being a family of 4 wasn't easy, and took quite some time getting used to. People always tell you to take a nap when your baby is napping....well, when you have two kids, things don't always work out that way. You now fill up a sedan car and most likely have to move onto a SUV or a Mini-van sized vehicle. Instead of sharing the responsibility of one child, we now were occupied with one each.


When Makenzie was born into 'Chase and Abigail's world,' Chase and Abigail had each other. I won't say that Abby and Chase aren't spoiled, but they are spoiled in a good way. They get lots of attention from family and our friends and get their fare share of goodies too. They are good about sharing with each other and get along very well. When they met Makenzie...they were both head over heals for her. The looks on their faces said it all. They love giving her kisses and hugs, getting diapers and wipes for me, giving her a nuk and covering her with her blanket. They are such big helpers.
They have each other and they are partners in crime. I think that it is easier to adjust when you have someone else there to play with. Chase still acts out now and then and tries to push my buttons, but not nearly as bad as when it was just him, and Abby came along.
We are now a family of 5...we can't fit into 4 person booths at restaurants anymore {not that we are daring enough to take 3 kids out to eat yet}, our mini-van is almost getting a bit tight {well, not really, but if we go on vacation, it might be a tight fit} and we are now outnumbered...kids vs. adults.
Both Abby and Chase nap at the same time and Makenzie sleeps all day anyway, so I still end up getting my 'me time' in each day.

Overall, I would say the transition from 2 to 3 kids, was much easier than from 1 to 2 kids.



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9 comments:

Jessi said...

I've heard a lot that going from 2-3 is much easier than going from 1-2. I'm glad because we're TTC our 3rd!

Landen and family said...

Glad to hear the transition is going pretty good! Landen didn't seem to get "jealous" until Maddie was crawling and walking. I guess she was more of a threat then! LOL. Makenzie is beautiful! Congrats again!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I have to agree! It was much easier to go from 2 to 3. I think alot of it has to do with you already knowing how to divide your time up between more than one kiddo!

Tina Fisher said...

Oh I totally agree...2 to 3 way easier. You know mine are very close together 33 mo from 1st to 3rd..it was way harder to have a 15mo old & new baby than an almost 3 year old, 18 mo old and new baby.

Strange but true!

Congrats again on your beautiful baby!

KJ said...

Glad to hear that...I hope it applies for twins to twins +1!

Stephanie said...

Definitely I have to agree! Going from 1 to 2 is the hardest. After 2 adding one more is no trouble at all :)

Sorry I've been so behind-I'm trying to keep up now. Happy New Year!

Anna said...

Thanks for this! I was wondering ;). But we had no trouble going from 1 to 2 which is why I am worried we'd have more trouble 2 to 3. Isabel adored getting a little bro and showed no jealousy. But Lucas on the other hand loves being the baby and demands a lot of attention from us so I would be worried about him adjusting if we were to ever have a third baby.

Brittany said...

Hey girl! Happy New Year! I emailed you my password and stuff so whenever you have time I am ready to change my blog! Thanks!

Christen said...

Going from 1 to 2 is definitely a change! I bet adding a third isn't quite as challenging :)

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