I've heard from several second children that parental neglect starts early.
"You just won't have time to take as many pictures."
"Nothing's really as cute the second time around."
"Baby book? HAHAHAHA."
And sure. I can sort of see that happening. Hell. I barely have any sort of baby book for Quinlan. Just a little journal with way too many tear stained pages highlighting what foods I could not eat and what little quirky things she did.
You know. The good stuff.
But with this child, I'm not so concerned with that as I am more concerned about dear #1. As a breastfeed-on-demand mom, I've got a baby attached to me almost constantly. And while I know I'm only in DAY #4 of a very long year ahead, I think a lot about my firstborn. I want her to have things and toys and time that are her own and not always connected with #2. And I imagine when #2 gets older, I'll want the same for him as well.
I know as I am able to leave the house, it will be easier. Cripes. It's just been one week but it feels like one month. And I'm even thinking about a little 2-hour preschool time for her (she's been begging to play with other kids) along with her ballet class.
Any other suggestions? How can I keep track of milestones for him and still maintain my sanity? What are some fun mom/toddler outings? HELP!