Quoting P.K.C+Bean:" I am due with number 2 in March and my DS will be about 21 months old. I'm absolutely terrfied. We wanted ... [snip!] ... public? I don't want my son to miss out on park time and shopping just because of the new baby.... any advice would be awesome."
Mine are 22 months apart. I had a little freakout a little bit before the birth too. Honestly everything was fine. It took a little adjusting and re-learning how to do things differently, getting used to getting two kids in and out of the car all the time, etc. You just kind of find your way of doing things.
The best part is, my DD and my DS are like the best of friends. They are so close and they always play together. If DS (my youngest) is crying DD (my oldest) goes and comforts him, hugs him, tries to make him happy, etc.