Someone once told me one is none, two is 20, and three is insanity when it comes to kids. I'm not sure I believe the saying because things ran much more smoothly when we brought my son home from the hospital.

My husband and I were no longer first-time parents — we knew which brands of diapers, burpers, and bottles to buy, and our daughter was eager to lend her lil helping hands. Our family of four was out shopping and to dinner two days later. The hectic part came only once my son was almost a year and off running. I've been on my toes ever since. As babysugar approaches her due date, are there any lilsugar readers that want to share their second child experience?

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