Category: Second Child

The Adventures of a Curly-Haired Girl Wonder

This is my 200th post! In an interesting twist of system errors and a need to engage a backup restore, I lost the original post I had written and had to rewrite the second half all over again. I am not complaining. I love the fact that this post is my 200th!

A Baby’s First Year Journey in Memories, Visits, and Pictures

My little girl celebrated her first birthday recently. Written at different times of the year, I present below some examples of her busy PRE-one-year-old life. Month 1 (March – April) Two days after E was born, […]

Why I Am Sometimes Envious of Parents with One Kid

I know. I am committing parenting harakiri by speaking the unspoken, writing the unwritten, and by even thinking the unthinkable. Honestly, though, there are times when I have been envious of those with only 1 kid […]

Oh, Divine Sleep!

1:13 a.m. I hear little sniffles coming through her slightly open and my completely closed doors. I shuffle quietly in bed. Take my eye mask off and just lay there. Then, the sniffles start getting […]

Wishing upon a daughter

And then she arrived…just popped out, almost literally. I held her skin-to-skin almost immediately and the only word that came to mind was, “Perfect”. She is perfect. There she was, my little angel baby. My […]

My angel baby takes her 4m shots #likeagirl

My darling little angel baby girl got her 4 months shots today as well as an oral vaccine and she took it #likeagirl . I was so proud of her! I scheduled the appointment for […]

5 Challenges of being a Firstborn

Most people, myself included, will be forgiven for thinking that firstborns have all the advantages over their younger siblings. After all, they got their parents’ undivided attention for a while before the next one came […]

From “Buri nazar” and “Kina hora” to Baby sleep transitions, nap schedules, and CIO

Hmmm….so how are we doing with sleep these days? Good…is what I want to say because I believe it. The fear of course is that things could change any day as most things do with […]

First and Second Child: Labor and Delivery Experiences

LABOR & DELIVERY J’s arrival: …the pull I woke up at 9:00 a.m. (yes, isn’t life before kids a blissful place of its own!?) with a start. I felt a certain feeling in my lower […]

How my second born child’s life is different from (or similar to) her older brother – Part 1

It was under five years ago that I began a beautiful journey with Aaron. As soon as we got engaged and got married three months later, we knew we wanted kids. Plural. We both wanted […]

Things no one tells you about having a second child – My take

Recently I read this article by Kate Spencer on ‘Things no one tells you about having a second child‘ and there are some things I agreed with and others that I did not. So I […]

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