Mother of Two

I have some friends who are currently pregnant with their second baby. I am quite excited for them. There is something about being pregnant that really makes a woman feel special and its not just because she is taking prenatal multivitamins! The experience is really precious and a gift from God! Anyway, being a mom of two, I try to encourage my friends and share with them how different it is to be a parent of two when you are quite used to parenting just one for the past few years. I remember when Toby was born, Kyla was 2 years and 10 months old only. She had her share of sibling jealousy at the time when we were nursing and when I had to cuddle the baby. Of course, every child is different so my experience might not necessarily become theirs.

Some of my fears before my second child was born was “will I still love my first child as much as I used to?” “Will I be able to love my second child as much as I love my first born?” Of course, these questions seemed like foolish questions but those were the thoughts that exactly was on my mind a few months before my second child was born. If you have the same questions… I am glad to tell you that God will give you enough love for each of your babies and you will just be surprised at the amount of love that will just come pouring out of you.

Motherhood really amazes me. God uses it to change me, every now and then. For that, I am truly grateful.

Comments

  1. Kerry McCullough says:

    I always think about this because I only have 1 right now and my time is completely filled! I can't imagine how it must be with 2… different naps, different likes and dislikes, different hobbies. How is a mom supposed to keep up!?

  2. I understand how you feel Chris. I am a mother of two, too. The eldest age 2 yrs and her lil' bro is now 7 months old. It is challenging me all the time. But, I thanked God I never give up to nurture them both with equal loves and cares. ^____^

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  3. my thoughts, exactly…literally! i'm a mother of 1. having another child is not in our immediate plans but will be a blessing and a welcome development should it happen again. i am so afraid to find out that i might not be able to love my 2nd child as much as my 1st one, or vice versa. it gives me comfort knowing that i am not alone in this thought. and i'm consoled knowing that my love only expands to all my kids (plus my husband). thanks! this is very inspiring 🙂

  4. True mommy! super ang LOVE ntin sa mga kids di mauubusan =)
    I never asked same questions as yours ..d ko naisip un, pero nde ko dn pinlano n magka bby agad, i had EThan 1 and 2 mos plng si ISHI…i was so sad kasi ang hirap nga lang pagsabayin…I have to stop breastfeeding para sa isang bagong baby n dinadala ko, I have to take care of my body pa for the new baby kaya si Ishi nun ko gaano makarga even naglalambing sya =( PEro ngaun halos kambal lang sila….halos same ng development…hehehe =) I love my kids!

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