As I was laying in bed this morning, I was thinking about the past 18-months. Even though a lot has happened, it’s gone quickly. When other mother’s ask me questions about babies, I have a hard time remembering specifics. I think we unswaddled him around 5 months. I think he got his first tooth between 8 and 9 months. Or was it 7 and 8? I can tell you what he’s doing today or last week, but those other “little” details. Well, I blogged about it for a reason I guess! 🙂
I’m wondering if I’ll be able to raise another with the same “standards” as I used with Maximus. I had strong ideas about how I wanted him to start out life. I wonder if those same ideas will come back to me. I didn’t really use a “rule book.” I had read a lot while I was pregnant and then formed my own opinions. When you have your first baby you want to do it THE.RIGHT.WAY. I have no regrets for how Maximus has lived his first 18-months. I hope I’ll feel the same way if there is a next time around.
If I have another baby, will it have the classic second child syndrome? Will I follow my same code? If I can’t answer questions from other mom’s, how will I remember when it’s my own?! I’m hoping that my mama instinct will kick in and it’ll all “come back.” Maybe there’s a good chance of that since the first time around is mostly instinct.
Am I the only one who forgets all those milestones?
2 thoughts on “Will I remember the “important” stuff with another baby?”
As a second child, I always remembered looking in my older sister’s baby book and seeing everything all filled out and then comparing to mine which was only 1/4 of the way done. I promised myself that if I had more than one kid, I would make just as much effort to record them as the first. I’m happy to say that my 4 yr old and 2 yr old both have filled in baby books, lots of photos and all of their artwork. I try to write things down (or in this day & age, I have email folders for both of them – and I fill them with little tidbits of their lives).. you just have to make the commitment to commemorate the moments…and you’ll do it!
Great perspective! I will make sure to document the next one, even if I’m not blogging by then. There’s no reason I can’t fill out a Word document or email to myself. Thanks!!