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"Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

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MrsYank
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"Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

I am sure its been posted before Chat Icon but a nice poem about having your second child.

Loving Two
As I walk along holding your 2-year-old hand, basking in the glow of our magical relationship. Suddenly I feel a kick from within, as if to remind me that our time alone is limited. And I wonder: How could I ever love another child as I love you?
Then she is born, and I watch you. I watch the pain you feel at having to share me as you've never shared me before. I hear you telling me in your own way, "Please love only me" And I hear myself telling you in mine,"I can't," knowing, in fact, that I never can again.
You cry. I cry with you. I almost see our new baby as an intruder on the precious relationship we once shared. A relationship we can never quite have again.
But then, barely noticing, I find myself attached to that new being, and feeling almost guilty. I'm afraid to let you see me enjoying her -- as though I am betraying you.
But then I notice your resentment change, first to curiosity, then to protectiveness, finally to genuine affection.
More days pass, and we are settling into a new routine. The memory of days with just the two of us is fading fast. But something else is replacing those wonderful times we shared, just we two.
There are new times -- only now, we are three. I watch the love between you grow, the way you look at each other, touch each other. I watch how she adores you -- as I have for so long. I see how excited you are by each of her new accomplishments.
And I begin to realize that I haven't taken something from you, I've given something to you. I notice that I am no longer afraid to share my love openly with both of you. I find that my love for each of you is as different as you are, but equally strong.
And my question is finally answered, to my amazement. Yes, I can love another child as much as I love you -- only differently.
And although I realize that you may have to share my time, I now know you'll never share my love. There's enough of that for both of you -- you each have your own supply.
I love you -- both. And I thank you both for blessing my life.

Posted 7/18/13 3:18 PM
 
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

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Posted 7/18/13 3:26 PM
 

Flutter2004
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

So Sweet, it brought tears to my eyes

Posted 7/18/13 3:29 PM
 

Bearcat
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

I'm not even pregnant and this made me cry!!

Posted 7/18/13 3:37 PM
 

NervousNell
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..being a mommy and being a wife!

Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

Posted by Bearcat

I'm not even pregnant and this made me cry!!



Not only am I not pregnant, but I am one and done and this STILL made my cry.
Damn you PMS!
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Posted 7/18/13 3:55 PM
 

EndlessSummer719
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

This made me cry Chat Icon

Posted 7/18/13 4:07 PM
 

BabysMomma29
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

And I'm crying!!

Posted 7/18/13 7:24 PM
 

Ever-After
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

Well that just made me cry!! lol. I'm right now pregnant with #2 (very early yet) and am so excited to give DD a sibling, I feel like it's such a wonderful gift I can give to her. But at the same time I fear her no longer having my full attention. Meanwhile I wonder how on earth it'll be possible to love ANYBODY as much as I love her. It's all so surreal. I'm saving this poem, thanks for sharing. Had me in tears, I loved it.

Posted 7/18/13 7:50 PM
 

tomcat
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

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Posted 7/18/13 9:42 PM
 

islandersgirl74
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

Balling....undecided whether I want a number two so this really hits home for me!

Posted 7/18/13 9:43 PM
 

FergieK
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

Very nice brought me to tears also

Posted 7/18/13 10:50 PM
 

DBJ808
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

1 week until I am due with number 2 and this made me fall to pieces! So bittersweet and exactly how I am feeling!

Posted 7/18/13 11:06 PM
 

Finally1108
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

i am currently PG with #2, and this sums up exactly how i feel! Nothing like a good cry on this hot friday morning.

Posted 7/19/13 9:45 AM
 

Vschick
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

Yup....I'm crying. I've been thinking about DS lately and feeling sad that he won't have us all to himself anymore. Then I remember that my brother was about the same age as DS is when I was born and I made his life much more awesome Chat Icon

Posted 7/19/13 9:49 AM
 

PromiseNotToTell
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

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And I don't cry over this stuff!!

Posted 7/19/13 10:30 AM
 

blue11
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

aww this is great! I feel like I am counting down my days alone with DS Chat Icon I know i will love Chat Icon but i treasure my special time with my little man!

Posted 7/19/13 10:33 AM
 

MrsYank
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

I know!! I am fortunate enough to be home with DD this summer so I am trying my best to enjoy her as a "singleton"-- but with this heat wave it's been so hard!!! I have heard that in the beginning its very hard but when you see your babies hugging each other its the best feeling in the worldChat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 7/19/13 3:42 PM
 

meloyellow
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Re: "Loving Two" for Mommies who are pregnant with their second

Posted by Bearcat

I'm not even pregnant and this made me cry!!



same. trying for #2 and this really got me. I've read it before and it was nice...but it never meant as much to me then as it does now. DS and I have become thick as thieves and I hope he always knows just how much I treasure this time with him.

Posted 7/20/13 2:24 PM
 
 

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