Baby Diaries #3 – Second Time Around

I never knew having a second baby would be so hard. In fact it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever attempted in my life. Being up by night then not having the chance by day to nap like first time around is a struggle. Running around after a toddler who has endless energy is hard.

Baby Diaries #3 - Second Time Around (1)

I always thought I would be able to cope, but I haven’t. This is extremely hard for me to admit, but I’ve needed help. I’m lucky that my mother in law just lives across the road and is always on hand to take baby girl outside for a walk or just to play in the garden so I can have some rest bite. Even if it’s just to watch Grey’s Anatomy!

You see I’m a very independent woman and have always done everything myself, that’s why I’ve found it hard second time around. My husband is always telling me to slow down especially as I’ve had a c section. I did everything much too soon after my first c section and therefore ended up with lots of scar tissue which had to be cut out before they could get baby dottie out.

The tiredness I have to admit it’s making me snappy. I don’t do well on a lack of sleep! Those first couple of weeks I was heading for chocolate constantly. But baby dottie has been having such terrible cramps and tummy pains (worse than just colic and reflux I’m sure) so I’ve decided to go on a lactose free diet for a few weeks to see if there’s a problem with my breast milk. I’m such a huge dairy fan as well. I’m always having bowls of cereal, cheese and yogurts. But luckily by looking around I’ve discovered the lactose free range and of course the free from range.

It’s only the beginning of my lactose free journey but after 2 weeks baby dottie is settling more and not having so many cramps.

I will keep you updated on our progress.

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

You can catch up on Baby Diaries #1 and #2 here.

7 Comments

  1. Peter Watson
    June 16, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Thanks for explaining things as these are nervous times for grandads

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    June 3, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    Keep up the great work- time is surely flying by – now yiu are driving it should be a bit easier

  3. June 2, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    So sorry to read this Rachel but asking and getting help is amazing! You are very lucky to have your mother-in-law around the corner. I’m like you and rubbish on no sleep and snap, and that’s the one biggest thing I’m worried about once the new little one arrives, alongside coping with everything else as well. Keep going you’re doing brilliantly. Claire x

  4. Laura:Adventures with J
    June 2, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Sorry to hear that life with 2 is hard. I can just imaginehow difficult it must be and such an adjustment to you all too. I hope that the lactose free diet improves things and that you get more sleep which always helps.

    • Rachel
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      Thanks Laura. She’s been pretty good the last couple of nights so we shall see. Thanks for stopping by xx

  5. June 2, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Glad that you are accepting help. Going from one to two is hard, especially when your eldest is still a toddler. I remember the struggle of those early days very well. It does get easier in time. Hope that the lactose-free diet will help with the colic. You are doing a great job, even if it may not always feel that way. Hugs xx

    • Rachel
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 10:49 am

      Thanks Louise, each day is getting a little easier. Now I’m back driving we can get out more which is helping. Baby Dottie seems to love it in the car seat as it’s upright for her! x

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