Posted: 16/06/2010 at 04:36
Hi I have! my new baby is 8 weeks old and i'm not going to lie it is hard. Sorry! However I try and involve my oldest wherever I can try to give lots of love and cuddles to her and keep up her old activities so she didn't feel her little world had stopped. So far so good.
The first few weeks were really tough but my husband was on pat leave and then I got my mum to stay for a week which helped alot. Still have rough days and there are times when my husband has come home to find everyone including myself crying, but this is getting rarer now.
I go out most mornings to the park or a toddler group while my baby is asleep then when I get home its lunch and toddlers sleep. During this time its cuddles for mum! In the afternoon then we play in the garden or inside. This little routine works well for us and our phil and teds buggy is a lifesaver. LOVE it.
Everyone does say that it gets easier the older they get and that having a close age gap is great in the future so I think its worth it.
Best of luck and you're not alone