Bringing Home Bay #2, In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Photography
Bringing home your first baby is a life altering, mind blowing, and heart exploding experience. Bringing home baby #2 is tough, especially when #1 is still wee himself.
Yes, this baby brings even more love and life to your home – more than you ever knew possible – but it also brings on a new set of challenges that you never faced with baby #1.
Easier Vs Harder
It’s both easier and harder the second time around. You are more confident this time around and it feels more familiar, but now you have a toddler in the mix. Toddlers are already challenging by nature, so introducing them to a new wee person who will no doubt take away Mommy’s attention from the most important child in the house (aka them), will most likely cause some friction. Breathe through it...
It’s also different the second time around. Sure you feel more like “I got this” but wait, the second does things differently – now what? It’s a fun little game babies like to play…
If you thought that your Mom guilt and worry were strong with the first – trust me, the force only gets stronger with two (or more). Not only do you have the same bucket full of worry that you did with the first, now you can add the guilt of paying more attention to one over the other. And when you inevitably start to feel overwhelmed by your daily chaos and long for the days when you could just sit to eat a hot meal or shower in peace, you’ll feel guilty for wishing for some alone time.
Sleep Deprivation Survivor
Newborns are notorious for causing sleep deprivation. Pfft, been there, done that, right? You’re already in the thick of it. You know what sleep deprivation feels like and how to survive on minimal amounts of zzzzs. Your expectation of “sleep success” significantly lowers and you typically stress less about how much or where the baby ends up sleep. Sleep, in any shape or form, is golden.
It's totally worth it
Thankfully, It’s not all bad – I promise! It’s ridiculously heart-warming to watch them interact and bond. Despite the constant fighting, they actually do genuinely love each other.
It’s also pretty amazing to see them grow and each develop their own personalities. It always amazes me how children who come from the exact same set of genetics can be so vastly different, and yet still share some linking feature or mannerism just to confirm that they are in fact yours. So go on, create your little army xoxo