On Being a Second Time New Mom

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So, here I am. A second time new mom. The second time a newborn has been in the house. The second set of wiggly toes, long fingers, and angel-like eyelashes. I’ve done this before… that means I’m completely a pro, right? Yeah…….nope. There are always things to learn. Things to keep you on your toes, and things that throw you for a loop. When you’re a second time new mom,  you’re bound to experience the following things. Or is it just me?

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1. Sometimes you can’t pick up the baby at the slightest little whimper. Because when that happens, there will be a toddler emergency… you know, like the absolute need for goldfish or for you to turn on Peppa Pig.

2. Remember that baby that never spat up after feedings? This one will projectile spit up on you at least once every other day.

3. Being an overly concerned germ freak is a thing of the past. Mainly because your toddler will stick her fingers in the baby’s mouth and sneeze on her.

4. Breastfeeding in public doesn’t phase you anymore. You just don’t have much of a choice when trying to meet the needs of everyone else and you don’t time feedings quite right.

5. It definitely takes an hour to get two kids out of the door. Chances are you’ll be late, too.

6. Diaper changes need to go as quickly as possible. Using the brand new Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray can definitely help with that! We love that it’s gentle, fast-acting, and a breeze to use. Thank you, Dr. Smith’s, for sending us some – it has been a lifesaver!

7. The amount of love is inexplicable. You never knew your heart could feel so full.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah
    September 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Stop it. If it takes an hour to get out with two kids, I’m screwed. I swear it takes us almost that long to get out with one.

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      Meg O.
      September 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Haha!!! Well, I will say that there is a lot of prep the night before when I take Kennedy to school. But yeah, it’s insane how crazy it is just to get out the door. I hope it becomes easier!!! It definitely did with us after a while with just having one.

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    Ruthie & Rose
    September 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    It does get easier over time, but it certainly is a process with two! We heart Dr. Smith’s products and this new spray is no exception! Can’t wait to try it out – how ingenious! xo – R&R

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    Erika W.
    September 22, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Dr. Smith’s products are the best. It definitely gets easier though with two. My kids were spaced pretty far apart though so I had a lot of help from my oldest. She was in kindergarten when my son was born so she was all about helping with the baby!

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    Meg Scholz
    September 22, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Girl.
    A. I don’t think I have officially congratulated on this birth of your precious little.
    B. Your disclaimer on the top of this post is absolutely spot on and you are a rockstar!

    Enjoy your time with your sweet little girls!

    xo
    Meg

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    Emily
    September 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Congratulations on the wonderful addition to your family. May you continue to find joy in all of it!

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    Heather
    September 22, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    So sweet, Meg! <3 this post. Fingers crossed to win.

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    Darby Hawley
    September 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I only have one and feel overwhelmed on a daily basis. I can’t imagine how you do all that you do, and so well!!!! You’re inspirational!

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    laura
    October 1, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    that photo is so gorgeous. How sweet!

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