Second Baby

The Joy and Heartbreak of Your Last Pregnancy

At some point in the next seven days, the two babies in my belly will leave their cozy home and join us in ours. This is almost certainly the last week of my last pregnancy. The plan was always two kids and we...

Six Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Soon-To-Be Mom Of Two Under Two

Seven months after giving birth to my first child, I found myself in a déjà vu situation: staring at two pink lines on a pregnancy test. A quick trip to the doctor (“What are...

One Thing to Avoid when Preparing Kids for a New Baby

Finding out you’re expecting is a time of many conflicted feelings and emotions. And often times, all those big emotions can be magnified when it’s not your first baby and you have your other...

A Tribute to the Second Child

As any of you who’ve ever been pregnant with a second child already know, you get the same ominous warning from friends and strangers alike: get ready. You’re told a hundred times how second...

Why This Mom of Two Hasn’t Left the House in Days

I have to imagine that one of the greatest struggles of maternity leave has got to be finding the will and strength to leave the house. Actually, I don’t have to imagine, because I...

The Great Second Baby Debate: Head Vs. Heart

Some time ago, and I can’t pinpoint exactly when, my body started to crave another baby. I’m pretty sure my ovaries started to ache (although that can’t be backed up by science). I got the fever...

Second Babies are Always Easier…Right?

During the course of my second pregnancy, I was (more than once) assured that “This baby will be sooooooooo much easier than your first.” I now have a response to this little nugget of...

Preparing for a Second Baby

Preparing to bring a second baby home can be just as daunting as it was the first time around, but for totally different reasons. The moms who follow Pregnant Chicken are beautiful princess angels...

Baby on a Budget – the Barest Bare Essentials

I love websites that list the essentials baby items you’ll need and list a wipe warmer. I’ve got nothing against wipe warmers but I’d hardly call them a necessity when you have a baby...

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