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.