When you have two children its hard not to compare them. There are some things about J Myster that were amazing when he was 4 months old. He was already rolling over and very very mobile. Then you have little laid back Baby B who is content for hours laying on his back, and depending on the demeanor of which he’s put on his tummy, will just lie there with his head on the floor sucking on his fingers but won’t attempt rolling over. He’s quite happy as long as he’s comfortable. But with J Myster I fell into the horrible trap of rocking him to sleep when he was a newborn, just call it new mom syndrome. I did it because I enjoyed it, but later it produced bad sleep habits. Thankfully Baby B can be put to bed without that as long as its dark. I did think I was going to have a problem with him since he slept with me for a few months while I was healing from my c-section, but he successfully sleeps alone now and the great thing about him, he sleeps til at least 6am a lot of the time. J Myster was waking every three hours to eat for almost 9 months!!
Other contrasts of my two boys deal with temperament. J is really high-strung and sensitive and Baby B is a little more laid back in comparison to their personalities. But as far as milestones are concerned Baby B seems a little behind J Myster. At 16 weeks he’s still not rolling over but in comparison he’s so much more social. Will flash you the biggest grin, talk to you and he started cooing a lot earlier. Sometimes its hard not to compare and contrast them, but over all in the grand scheme of things, I’m glad I have two little boys who although seem identical in pictures but just years apart have different personalities. I’m thankful for my little family and although there are many times in one day I want to scream from the chaos of it all, I am blessed to have two adorable boys.
Did you compare your children’s milestones? Were you surprised if one fell a little behind or if one was super fast at doing everything they attempted to do?
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