Baby Steps

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It’s been slow going around here but we’re finally getting into the swing of things. I think it’s really starting to hit home that this baby is coming whether we’re ready or not. I had been kind of laid back about it all. I started clearing out the room and that she and her brother will share. I stopped because I got distracted by other projects. I have sorted through baby clothes from her brother to get ready for her. Some things that are really light and neutral will work for little miss.

Here’s where my reality check started kicking in:

  • There’s baby shower talk buzzing among friends.
  • My husband and I sat down this weekend and started prepping our list for things we need to begin to get ready for her arrival.
  • Then, I went to my HR department at work and had the maternity leave talk yesterday.

Yes, now it feels really real! I still am not jumping on the train of buying clothes for her. Give me another month or so for that. For some reason, I feel like I’ve got plenty of time for that. My big issue right now is worry. I worry a bit about being a mom of two. I wonder if she and her brother will get along. If my baby boy will feel replaced. I wonder if I’ll have a favorite. I wonder if I’ll give each of them enough love. I’m told it all just works itself out. I’m sure that’s true. I’ve already got a case of mom guilt though. I know my son is used to being the center of our world and now he’ll have to share that stage. I’ve never had a sibling so I don’t know how this transition goes. I’ll be counting on my husband and you ladies to walk me through it. Is all of this normal or am I crazy? Feel free to go with crazy.

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11 Responses to Baby Steps
  1. Natalie
    April 10, 2012 | 7:10 am

    Girl I am right there with you! I have the same worries…plus I feel so behind!

  2. This Cookn' Mom
    April 10, 2012 | 8:49 am

    You will be a wonderful mom of two! I was talking to a co-worker the other day about favorites. I realized that I do not have a favorite out of my three. They are all equal and loved the same. You will be surprised, everything comes so natural! Your son will be a great big brother. Watching the love that he will pour out to baby sister will be amazing!

  3. Mrs. Pancakes
    April 10, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    I’m not a mom yet but I can imagine it would be difficult to parent two kids but I’m sure you will do great!

  4. Divinne Grace
    April 10, 2012 | 6:03 pm

    You can be a beautiful and very inspiring mom ever! Serve as an inspiration to us too…Thanks for this!

  5. Arthur R Floyd
    April 10, 2012 | 8:32 pm

    Learn about bonding with your baby, It’s a kind of short notice, But this is the very important thing that we should never forget..

  6. Jessica
    April 10, 2012 | 10:18 pm

    There is always so much worrying with kids. You will be great as a mom of two.

  7. Simon
    April 11, 2012 | 3:31 am

    Don’t worry too much. Everything will come out fine in the end.

  8. Nellie
    April 11, 2012 | 5:10 am

    normal normal and more normal. I went through the same thing girl! It can be super nerve wracking, but can I tell you? My heart just simply doubled in size when I met my newborn. I looked at him, and I looked at his brother and I knew I loved them equally. My toddler makes me swoon with his extensive language and personality and my newborn gazes at me and smiles and I am on the floor melted in a puddle. God has a way of expanding our hearts, it is an amazing thing.

  9. Mimi
    April 11, 2012 | 10:16 pm

    I did the same thing. Amazingly with a ton of plannign coming home with baby and adjusting was a breeze. I think I had worked myself up so when everything fell in place it just felt normal. Almost like she had always been here.

  10. YUMMommy
    April 13, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    I had mommy guilt and panicked at the thought of being a mommy of two also. The guilt comes and goes when Moo wants my attention but her brother is having a meltdown and I have to calm him down. And you do adjust to having two little ones as a few months.

  11. Fatima Hipolito
    May 21, 2012 | 2:07 am

    You are the super mom that I never had, you are super great, Your kids was really lucky to you..

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