Today we are 30 weeks pregnant! If the timing is about the same as with Wren, little birdie #2 will arrive in just about two months from now. I’m getting more excited and (a bit) less anxious. Checking lots of things off my list has helped me to feel more capable and less worried about how everything is going to go.
I’ve been looking for ways to cut expenses so that I don’t have to work as much when I know I realistically won’t be able to work as much. This has helped me to feel a bit more in control at a time when so much seems a bit out of my control. Such is life…
And my growing body has forced me to slow down and savor this relatively calm time before the storm of a routine turned upside down. It’s helped me to sit on the couch or the floor with the little birdie and play for as long as she wants or reread the same stories over and over. And over again.
This is indeed a precious time, the last couple months of just us, our routine, our rhythm. Someone told me recently that the best gift I could give Wren is a sibling and it will be a wonderful thing for her and while I know this will be true, I also feel some sadness as we move on. Such a mix of emotions – thanks, hormones. Geesh.
Lovelies, have you too experienced this veritable roller coaster of emotions as you expanded your family? Any thoughts to share? In the meantime, happy weekend to you. May you savor this time in YOUR nest. XO
Yup – your rollercoaster is absolutely normal and I agree – the best thing you can do for number one birdie is provide another birdie – another one to love!!!! Hmmmm…. if your calculations are right, the new birdie may arrive just in time for Mom’s birthday ….
Yes – I’m shooting for around October 22ish so we can be home for Halloween…!
Oops – meant to say I LOVE the pic of Wren!!!
I remember sitting in Caitrin’s room, crying my eyes out while rocking her at bedtime shortly before Adelaide was born. I was so excited for baby 2 to arrive, but was so sad for the changes about to happen.I knew I had the capacity, so to speak, to love a second child, but was mourning the loss of one-on-one solitude with the first one. I felt this even more so with the girls before the arrival of #3, Marin. It is amazing how quickly they seem to grow up with the arrival of a new baby. It’s a natural progression, my oldest is a big helper and wants to mommy the baby too, but I can’t help but feeling that I want her to stay little. And Adelaide, she is only 2, but has gone from being carried or held most of the time, to having to walk on her own, since my hands are now full with the baby. Darn it, now I’m getting sad again. Change is inevitable, and we all adapt somehow. Facing the changes is sometimes harder than anything. But just wait… seeing your daughter loving her new little sibling, seriously, there is nothing better. 🙂 I am very excited for you!
Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments – I have read them and reread them and will continue to come back to them. They give me solace in this crazy time! XO