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How Your Second Baby will be Different than Your First

3. Sleeping while the baby sleeps will be harder than ever.
Add two sleeping little people to your house and I’d wager you’ll be sleeping less than ever before. With one baby, everyone told me to sleep while the baby sleeps. That was hard enough when the sun was shining at 11am and the baby was fast asleep. Mix in another kid who may or may not sleep on the same schedule and you’ll find it harder than ever to catch that nap. Almost three months in, I’m pretty sure I can count the number of naps I’ve had on one hand. When I have been lucky enough to fall asleep for a few minutes, it has usually ended with a three-year-old wide awake in my face.