I just realized why I like having two kids so much better than one: I am the second oldest in my family so I needed a second oldest in my family. This is most obvious.
ALSO, some semi-related items:
*My anxiety is about 110% less than it was last time.
*We are trying to get on a schedule that gives me more than 2.5 hours of sleep at a time at night. Wish us luck! (I'm a zombie!)
*I am remembering how showering and exercising don't necessarily go together anymore with a baby, if I want to do both on a semi-regular basis. Sometimes there's not time to exercise, but I can shower--so I do. And then if I get around to exercising later we get ourselves a case of 2 showers a day. Or none. What I'm trying to say is if I want to shower I do, if I want to exercise I do, and they don't always coincide and I'm okay with that and if you aren't, just block out the previous minute of reading.
*Sometimes it's hard not to eat like an idiotic frat boy (just kidding I'm pretty sure I couldn't even do that, I haven't completely lost my mind but how about it's hard to get a thoughtful dinner made every night and maybe not eat cookies for lunch).
*Oh yes, and she's happy and sweet and smooshy (and still tiny, I know).