When you were expecting your first child, you were worried about being able to handle all of the responsibilities of new motherhood. And now that number two is on the way, you may be feeling anxious all over again. Not only will you have to deal will all of the newborn stuff all over again, you still have to care for your older child, which likely means you'll get even less sleep this time around. If you are preparing for a new addition to your family, you could probably use some tips on how to survive your first night with a second baby.
Delegating some of the household responsibilities to everyone — including your older child — can help free up time for you to tend to your new baby's needs and even find a little time for yourself. And when things get especially crazy, be sure to find time to give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate all of the little mini victories of the day.
Once your threesome becomes a foursome, give a few of these tips a try. Bonus tip: make sure you have plenty of coffee and eye cream on hand for the morning after.