- Take everything that worked with your first child (discipline techniques, sleep techniques, eating habits…) and throw it out the window. You will be starting from scratch all over again.
- All those pre-conceived notions you made before you had your first child? Throw those out the window, too. Suddenly formula is the only way to go, baby won’t touch your organic homemade with love baby food with a 10 food pole, and co-sleeping the best thing ever.
- Those cute little matching outfits you had for #1, with the matching socks and bow and burp cloth are just way too much work now. Zip up sleepers are totally the way to go. Besides, even if your older daughter hasn’t commandeered all those things for her baby doll you might never be able to find all the pieces at the same time.
- Listen to your baby, not “the right way to do it”. For instance, if your baby still wants to be swaddled at 8 months (seriously, crazy child) or INSISTS that she is ready for solids at 5 months instead of waiting for 6 months like you should. Do feels right for your family.
- Don’t make things harder for yourself. Always make things the easiest, calmest, peaceful and most loving way you can. Your entire family will thank you.
- You will have no idea how you can be so tired and still function so well. Thank you coffee gods.
- Spending quality one-on-one time with each child is hard. Especially the older child because by the time you get baby to sleep you just want to veg out and play candy crush for 5 minutes by yourself. But you really should get down on the floor and play dinosaurs instead. It will be worth it!
- It is so sweet watching your children interact with each other, the way they can sooth each other, make each other laugh, and teach each other. Its a beautiful sight.
- Enjoy each moment, they go by even faster the second time around.
- It is amazing how you can love two tiny beings so much.
Pork Tenderloin with Orange Gremolata
- 2 TBSP flour
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into 12 slices
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
- 4 tsp olive oil, divided
- zest from 1 orange
- juice from 2 oranges
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 TBSP orange marmalade
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 TBSP finely chopped flat leaf parsley
- 1/2 tsp minced fresh garlic
- 1 cup orzo pasta
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp orange juice
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 2 sliced green onions
- 2 ounces dried cranberries
- salt and pepper to taste