Hello All! Hopefully you are enjoying your Friday and ready for the weekend!
I am currently thinking about how my life is about to change...by next Thursday, my family will grow from 3 members to 4! Our little girl will be here! I know for sure she will be here because I am having a planned c-section. At times, I feel like I still need to explain to people why I am having a c-section, again, but I am letting that go. In my mind, however you bring a child into this world, it is a miracle!
We are looking forward to meeting this little lady. My two-year-old son knows something is about to happen, but in my mind, he has no idea how much his world is about to change. I have been reading books to him at night about being a big brother and we talk about my growing baby bump all the time--but I am not convinced he 'really knows' what is happening. In fact, sometimes after talking about his sister and pointing to my belly, he says, "puppy!" (haha) My sweet husband suggested we get him a dog and I had to say, "no." I can't imagine a newborn, an unhappy two-year-old, and potty training a puppy---no thanks!
I worry a lot about my little guy. I know, eventually, he will be happy he has a sibling. I just worry the beginning is going to be rough. I am trying to prepare myself mentally for any bumps in the road, but I am not sure there is much more I can do for him before his little sis arrives. As a mom, I want to make sure I am addressing all of his needs, like I have been and how in the world can I do that while taking care of his sis? My guess is, you do your best and sometimes not everyone is happy (aka my two-year-old). I know it is going to be a lot of juggling, less sleep, and maybe some tears (either myself or my son--ha!) but we will make it work. And I am sure I will have some crazy updates :)
Enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family and enjoy reading issue #73!