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  1. Kim
    November 21, 2018 @ 12:11 pm

    All so true! I just had my third and just tackling another baby in general is crazy. And all kids are so different so it really is important not to compare them.

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 9:31 am

      It can definitely be crazy at times.

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  2. amira
    November 21, 2018 @ 3:36 pm

    These are great tips! I couldn’t agree more with what you said. I hated when my parents always compared me to my elder brother growing up because we are night and day different. Polar opposites so it was really annoying when they expected us to be the same. All kids are different and we should not compare them.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Amira at ASelfGuru.com

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 9:35 am

      That definitely would have been annoying. It’s no good comparing them.

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  3. ana
    November 22, 2018 @ 7:37 am

    I have not children yet! but I really appreciate your honest feedback, as nothing in life can be just black and white! thanks for sharing such a personal experience 🙂

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 9:36 am

      You’re welcome.

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  4. Marie Lewis
    November 22, 2018 @ 11:19 am

    I loved reading your outlook and experiencing, as many of them I personally learned when I transitioned from one to two kids. I’m currently preparing for baby #3 so I’m hoping for a smoother transition. I read a forum about how it’s easier to transition from 2-3 kids than 1-2. They say you’re already used to the change of multiple kids. It sounds backwards, I know, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s true 😊

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

      Congratulations on baby #3! I’ve heard that too.

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  5. Thomas
    November 22, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

    I found this post very helpful and insightful. After having our first child we have wondered what adding a second one would mean.

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  6. Audrey Lee
    November 25, 2018 @ 7:34 am

    such a cute and interesting read! i can’t relate but it sure does seem so much fun

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  7. Melanie
    November 29, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

    You are absolutely right! I have 3 and each experience is different. My children are grown now and still best friends. Even in their twenties, they still occasionally squabble, but they are devoted to each other.

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  8. Frank
    December 1, 2018 @ 2:37 pm

    Congratulations! Your daughter is beautiful. As a father of one, you opened my eyes to the challenges of having a second. As a younger brother I can relate to the relationship between siblings. Hopefully your children have a tremendous bond.

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  9. Anonymous
    December 2, 2018 @ 9:16 am

    I was worried I wouldn’t be able to love my second child like my first…. but it was like gaining a new load of love to share between the both of them equally. Yes it’s difficult having to do all the baby things again but seeing my both kids bond together so well is the best feeling in the world

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  10. Shire
    December 5, 2018 @ 7:34 pm

    Such a great article! Mine are much bigger, but I think many of these things still apply. They’re definitely 2 very distinct people and comparing isn’t a good idea. As they grow, even their development is completely unique to them.

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  11. Michelle
    December 5, 2018 @ 9:17 pm

    What a fantastic read!!. I agree with you on all points except for siblings making great friends. My kids fight like cat & dog but I’m sure they will be great mates when they are adults. It definitely is hard work introducing a new baby into the family

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