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What's harder? None to 1, 1-2 or 2-3?

(57 Posts)
tryingtobemarypoppins Sat 18-Jul-09 11:01:37

babies I mean! Not ages!

GarconsSontCommeDesChiens Sat 18-Jul-09 11:03:06

Going from no babies to being a new parent was far more shocking than when I had the subsequent child

FlappyTheBat Sat 18-Jul-09 11:06:34

0-1 was hard as a bit of a shock, but soon found out that life hadn't stopped and really enjoyed dc1.

1-2, apart from being tired in the first 16few months, not bad as no2 just seemed to fit in.

can't say about 2-3 as still debating about whether or not to have a dc3.

nickschick Sat 18-Jul-09 11:06:41

I found 2-3 was far more 'difficult' than Id anticipated.

Issy Sat 18-Jul-09 11:12:10


But that was largely because DD1 was so (justifiably) annoyed by the arrival of DD2 that she launched the kind of terror campaign that would make Osama himself look half-hearted. It calmed down after four or five months, but for some reason we never went to 3. hmm

Celery Sat 18-Jul-09 11:19:31

0-1 the worst, 1-2 easy, 2-3 pretty hard.

juuule Sat 18-Jul-09 12:43:32

Same as celery.

Northerngirldownsouth Sat 18-Jul-09 12:48:11

0-1 the biggest shock of my life, and I thought I was prepared..... grin

1-2 baby? what baby??? (though once ds2 started crawling I became a full time toy-dispute referee)

Like Flappy, can't decide whether to go for dc3

goldenoldie Sat 18-Jul-09 12:49:34

first one is definately the hardest. The next two were easy (but exausting) by comparison

Jojay Sat 18-Jul-09 12:51:47

1-2 harder than 0-1 for me, but Ds1 was an angel and Ds2 wasn't, to put it mildly.

The jury's out on DC3

elvislives Sat 18-Jul-09 12:55:47

0-1 really hard. 1-2 almost as bad. 2-3 no problem.

JackieNo Sat 18-Jul-09 12:57:27

0-1 really hard
1-2 definitely easier, though it had its moments!

yappybluedog Sat 18-Jul-09 13:02:42

I have 1, so don't know, but definately 0-1 is the biggest shock to the system, surely?

Marthasmama Sat 18-Jul-09 13:07:57

0-1 much harder than 1-2. DD is an absolute delight, ds was evil (well I think he had reflux but as a new parent we just believed everyone who told us that some babies are sicky and grizzly). Going for number three in about 12/18 months.

FAQinglovely Sat 18-Jul-09 13:14:54

0-1 hardest (as it's a total change from what you're used to

1-2 I found really hard

2-3 - easy peasy grin

Ponders Sat 18-Jul-09 13:45:48

What FAQ & elvislives said smile

(3-4 also easy-peasy, if you want to look ahead wink)

angrypixie Sat 18-Jul-09 13:51:21

1-2 Much easier but more tired. (18 month gap)
2-3 Easy Peasy

trixymalixy Sat 18-Jul-09 13:55:39

<<watches with interest hoping more people say 1-2 easy as Dc2 due any day now!!!!>>

TheNatty Sat 18-Jul-09 13:59:36

0-1 hard
1-2 easier, but tricky to juggle 2
2-3 easy peasy, you have the baby skills AND the juggling skills already!

DS2 is only 2 weeks tho, so could get harder lol.
i am hoping more people say 4 is easier then 3, as trying to convince DH we are not done yet!

FabBakerGirlIsBack Sat 18-Jul-09 14:02:25

2-3 for us.

misscreosote Sat 18-Jul-09 14:10:25

0-1 hardest thing I've ever done
1-2 baby - easy peasy japanesy; managing DD1 as well, hmmmm..... DD2 only 6 weeks so ask me in another couple of months. But overall, easier, as you know that that after the first few shitty hellish interesting weeks, it does start to get better (slowly).
2-3 never ever intend to find out; please remind me of that when I get all hormonal in 6 months time

3cutedarlings Sat 18-Jul-09 14:15:42

0-1 hard
1-2 easier than 0-1 but very tiring and harder to get organised.
2-3 easy peasy but defo more tiring again! but lots of fun! grin

Reesie Sat 18-Jul-09 20:44:47

0-1 ridiculously hard
1-2 sooooooo easy that I'm now contemplating no 3!

lizziemun Sun 19-Jul-09 08:40:42

0-1 easy DD1 was a very easy baby.

1-2 Bloody hard, but then dd2 was difficult baby who didn't/doesn't like milk. Did nothing but cry/scream for 6mths.

2-3 easy but then again DS is an easy baby.

eandh Sun 19-Jul-09 08:51:31

1-2 was a bit of a nightmare, dd2 was a good baby however dd1 took a good 4 months to get used to dd2 being around (she was 2.4 at the time)so was stroppy, spiteful and developed ezcema from'stress' about it all, although when dd2 was about 7 months onwards it def got easier, she slept better, dd1 accepted she was here to stay and found her a bit more interesting smile

Am fairly adament I'll never be having a 3rd (DH would love another) as I can't go through all of that again (plus not enough room/money etc etc)

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