|Latest pic of baby K #2|
Maybe my brain is overwhelmed with 1. being a mom, 2. being a wife, 3. working - maybe just maybe but that does not change the fact that I need to change number one to being a mom of two. So I have a game plan for the essentials - though I know not finding out the gender complicates things a bit but women did not find out for centuries what they were having and survived. I also have a game plan for when we get home. Fortunately E will still be going to MMO. Then there are the sleeping arrangements. Lee might be camping out with E for awhile and baby and I will be in our room - which is a big change from the last time. E and I had our own room for night feeding and we semi-co-slept after she finished nursing I wrapped her in the My Brest Friend for my own peace of mind. Hopefully I can do something similar with this baby.
|E in our nightly sleeping arrangements : )|
Reading you may think, well sounds like you are on the right foot. Yes I think so too but I still have not wrapped my finger around the fact there is another baby coming. I know this yes - as I sit here with heartburn - there is a little person growing inside me but what is the reality of this? I think that is the heart of the matter. I have no clue what the reality of another baby will be. Will this baby be high maintenance or really laid back? How will E react to new baby? Am I ready for sleepless nights for a few weeks? How is this baby going to change Lee and mine relationship?
Its not like I think about or worry about these things everyday or even that often. Its only when I am asked about it or if I have time to think about everything. It is important to think about but not worry about situations. That is why I think it is necessary to articulate a plan of action so the worry is not oppressive.
Don't worry, just know that worry is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum - right?
Find someone you trust, put your issues on the table, come up with a plan, put plan into action, revise plan as needed. I have plan so now I am accountable!!! Woot!