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Change is coming

Sunday, December 23, 2012

It is crazy to think that in 20 more days (give or take) I will be the mother of not only 1 but 2 children. Part of me wonders how I am going to cope having a 3.5 year old and a newborn at the same time. I will not lie. I am terrified of how I am going to be able to do it all. My due date is 12 January and my husband will start night school on 21 January. He will be going from 1800-2200 hours Monday-Thursday. At that point I will be well and truly on my own with two kids. I am so proud of my husband for getting his education but I have no idea how I am going to do this all on my own.

I know I am blessed to have a daughter that is always wanting to help so I plan to include her in as much as the baby care as she is interested in. She seems to be very interested in the baby at least while he is still in the womb. We will see what happens after he is born.

As for me my sleep is severely lacking just now so I will already be exhausted by the time the baby is born. It doesn't matter what time I go to bed or how consistently with me being 37 weeks pregnant I just can't get comfortable and even if I do I wake up in the middle of the night needing to pee at least 2-3 times if not more often.

The other part of the equation that is going to be very difficult is the fact that during the recovery I know that both the baby and myself will have to go in to the doctor several times to make sure we are both doing well and we only have one car. So with my husband working and me not it is going to make for some very interesting doctors office trips. Especially depending on what happens during the delivery. I had a normal delivery with my first and had a decent recovery but I don't know what to expect with this one, it could potentially go either way. Either way 6 weeks of recovery time with two kids is going to be a challenge. I guess all I can really say is pray for me to have a uncomplicated delivery and recovery and pray that the transition from 1 child to 2 is not going to be overly difficult.
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SNOWANGELDIVA 1/11/2013 10:36PM

    At the end of the day if you`ve focused on making your family feel loved, you won`t feel like a failure. It really truly is the only thing that matters is your family unit`s unity. Do your thang. You`ll have ways to keep things running smoothly than I do. That`s why you were chosen to be their mother and your man`s wife. No one can replace you. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 12/23/2012 4:01PM

    Just remember that one of them will be sleeping most of the time and you can play games with the 3.5 year old and get your exercise in too with the play that you do with older one. Just make the games that will also wear her out!!

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BARBANNA 12/23/2012 3:28PM

    You will be fantastic! If you made it this far the rest is easy. My mother had 3 children ages 6, 4, and 2 when she gave birth to triplets. I was one of them so I know she survived. You will just need to be more resourceful, use behavior modification and pray a lot! emoticon

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