My husband and I are currently TTC our second baby. I came across this book because I am signed up to Sarah Ockwell-Smith's email newsletter. It has come at the perfect time. After spending lots of time googling "second pregnancy", I haven't found much written on the subject.
As usual, Sarah writes in a comprehensive way - full of personal anecdotes as well as research - and is very informative as well as calming. She covers everything from the decision to have a second baby to sibling rivarlry, to deciding to have more than two children. I like that she also includes a section on dealing with a previous loss of a child. Since it covers so many areas, the book acts as a good resource for dipping in and out of and reading the section that is currently relevant to you. I read it from start to finish because I found it so interesting, but I think I will definitly re-read sections as our second-child journey progresses.
I would highly reccomend this book to anyone thinking about a second child, as well as those already pregnant with or who already have a young second baby.
With a toddler and a newborn (the same age as Sarah's book!) I don't have much time to read but I managed to get through this book quickly as it's not too long or heavy. It contains lots of valuable information all the way through the second child journey - I just wish it came out 9 months ago!
Feeling much better about number two coming along now. It's just nice to hear other experiences, what to expect and ideas to manage. I also like the fact that it includes options for people who haven't necessarily instilled perfect, independent habits in the eldest. My eldest likes to know we're near when he sleeps so I've now got a plan that works for our family.