Of course, I keep thinking ahead. I will know so much more when this baby is born in November than I knew when Evie was born. More than anything else, I will be more confident in my own abilities as a mom. :)
I was feeling so good about my now experienced outlook on motherhood that, a few weeks ago, I made a mental list of all of the things that are better with a second pregnancy.
- I know that our current babysitter will be more than happy to take on our new little one. It's such a relief to not have to think about looking for a new provider. That's a whole lot of stress that I won't have.
- I've done the pregnancy thing before. I am not worried about losing the baby every second. The "is this normal?" questions are a lot fewer and farther between...actually I don't know if that's even crossed my mind at all.
- I have given birth before. I know that this is a tricky one, because many things could go wrong that didn't go wrong with Evie. Evie's birth was an overall awesome experience. I'm seeing the same OB, and going to the same hospital (it's been remodeled since Evie was born and now there are nicer post-partum rooms!!), so I'm hoping for the same luck.
- I'm not afraid of maternity clothes. I now know comfort is the key. Who cares if I'm in maternity clothes before 22 weeks?? "OMG, I must be a cow." <-- Yes, I really thought that when I was pregnant with Evie. I think I just have other things to worry about now. (By the way, those people still make me want to barf a little.)
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