You will do great with two. Trust me, I was pregnant with number two, I was terrified and had those same fears. My oldest boy has autism. He was a handful. Then when we got him therapy he turned out to be very loving and sweet. He tells me all the time how much he loves me and loves to have special mommy time with me. That helps a lot. Take 5min to do something just with him. During those 5min praise the heck out of him! Very specific praises. "Good job" is very generic. "I like the way you colored the grass green/ stayed in the lines etc" (coloring) "You are doing a great job waiting for your turn"(playing a game) find something he likes to do that you won't have to criticize him for. If he doesn't play nice with play dough, don't do that. Trust me, special mommy time makes everything easier and keeps your relationship strong. It is amazing what, 5min of praise with you can do. Just make sure you do it every day. Make it a priority. As far as money goes taking care of the new baby, if you do your best, The Lord will provide a way. Good luck! Hope that helps! View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.