Your second baby . . .

Your second baby will make you wonder why you ever thought one was hard, but prove that a sibling is the best gift you could ever give your child.

Your second baby will make you wish you could create four hands out of two, but you had only half the messes to clean up after.

Your second baby will give you the confidence you lacked as a new mom, but humble you because you still have so much to learn.

Your second baby will teach you how to be efficient, but force you to slow down sometimes, too.

Your second baby will make you wish for fewer hours in the day, but make you long for more time to soak them in.

Your second baby will help you realize that the little things? They really are so little.

But these babies won’t be forever.

And most of all, your second baby . . .

Your second baby will surprise you.

Because your time and attention and your energy and your patience will be split in two, but your heart will double in size.

This post originally appeared on Shower Arguments


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Emily Solberg

Emily Solberg is a writer and soon-to-be Mom of two under two based in Washington, DC. When she's not waddling around after her one-year-old, she's binge-watching episodes of The Crown, freelancing, or "playing Army" in her other uniform that doesn't include leggings and a drool-covered hoodie (always a gamble whose drool it is). Find more from her on her Facebook page, ShowerArguments.