Good things come in twos? A new addition to the family should be celebrated, but just how are family and friends to do so when the baby is the same sex as her big sister? Mama's already got the swing, the bouncy seat, and plenty of pink clothes stored away, so what else is there? Don't fret — there are plenty of fun gifts to be showered upon the new tot. Check out our guide for what to get a mom having a second baby the same gender as her first!
We waited for what seemed like an eternity (one year) for our firstborn to walk, but her younger brother was up and running before we even had the chance to realize it might be time.
That's how everything has been with my son. The other day, he climbed into our SUV, got in his booster and buckled himself up (a pleasant change from him finagling his way out). All the time we've spent prepping our daughter for her kindergarten screenings has paid off in an unexpected way — the lil guy counts the 15 stairs up to our flat and sings his version of the alphabet at random.
While parents take pictures of every step and breath their first child takes, when the second baby is born things are a bit more lax and they are able to just soak up the world around them. And, those human sponges seem ready for the ride whether it's a carpool to school or a trip to the playground. Did you find this to be true with your children?
Someone once told me one is none, two is 20, and three is insanity when it comes to kids. I'm not sure I believe the saying because things ran much more smoothly when we brought my son home from the hospital.
My husband and I were no longer first-time parents — we knew which brands of diapers, burpers, and bottles to buy, and our daughter was eager to lend her lil helping hands. Our family of four was out shopping and to dinner two days later. The hectic part came only once my son was almost a year and off running. I've been on my toes ever since. As babysugar approaches her due date, are there any lilsugar readers that want to share their second child experience?
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