My thoughts continues to be a bit blown that I’m pregnant. Though this being pregnant has been similar to my final bodily, emotionally I really feel rather a lot completely different. As a result of I do know what to anticipate (for essentially the most half; I do know each child is completely different) my feelings swing from tremendous excited to tremendous nervous by the day. There’s additionally part of me that could be a little bit in denial. I really feel like I’ve years till he’s really born so I’m not fascinated by the delivery and child stage an excessive amount of. However in actuality I’m over midway there, and the weeks are flying by.

The day I went into labor with Mazen!

Listed below are among the issues that I’m excited and nervous about:

Excited*

  • Seeing Mazen as an enormous brother. This has already began as a result of Mazen is so candy to “Brother,” as he’s known as. He kisses my stomach on a regular basis, and talks about how he’s going to show Brother this and that. I can solely think about what will probably be prefer to see this interplay in individual. I’ve mates with a number of youngsters that speak about how candy the sibling bond is. I’m additionally so glad now we have the age hole we do. Mazen is so unbiased and useful today, that I believe the timing will probably be good for our household.
  • I like the child stage! There’s one thing so magical about watching infants attain every milestone. And there are such a lot of snuggles! I liked sporting Mazen in a service, making him giggle, and having his little fingers contact my face. I liked breastfeeding and all the lovable child outfits. I by no means actually minded altering diapers. I actually miss pushing a stroller too! I’m actually wanting ahead to the primary 12 months (aka earlier than they will run away from you!)

  • If we need to speak about excited, let’s speak about how a sure dad-to-be is feeling. He can’t wait! He loves infants and children and Mazen, and it’s a dream come true to have one among his personal. We joke that the one factor we all know for positive about this little man is that between his mom and his father’s genetics, he’s going to have an enormous nostril :mrgreen: I’m simply so excited for his pleasure! (Sorry to get so sappy…)

*KNOCK ON WOOD that all the things goes easily. See the Nervous part.

Nervous

  • Above all, I desire a wholesome child, and I’ve been far more anxious this time round about issues going incorrect.
  • My second concern is how I’m going to deal with not sleeping with two youngsters. I believe the shortage of sleep is essentially the most difficult a part of having a new child. Final time I pulled by by taking numerous naps and sleeping in as late as I may to piece collectively a full 7-Eight hours. I’m unsure how a lot napping I will probably be ready do that time round and I’ll must stand up and get going with Mazen within the mornings, however I’m so glad that he will probably be at school from 7:30-Three most days. If I have to take a morning nap with the child I’ll have that choice no less than 5/7 days every week. And with a bit of luck we’ll be sleeping okay after the primary couple of months.

  • As normal, I’m additionally nervous about running a blog and the way that may all shake out. I do need to take a couple of weeks off (possibly posting one-two updates per week?) to take among the strain off, however in fact I’ll need to get again to running a blog on all matters sooner quite than later. When Mazen was born, I used to be principally doing way of life running a blog with a excessive advert charge, however over the previous 5 years, blogs have transitioned to being extra reliant on custom-sponsored content material. Over the previous 12 months, I’ve been fortunate to safe much more time-intensive sponsored posts, that are nice for enterprise however onerous on the time schedule. I don’t need to say no to something, however I additionally don’t need to really feel overwhelmed. I believe this going to be a game-time determination.
  • As a result of I’ve had a child earlier than, I keep in mind how onerous it was to depart the home. Packing big diaper luggage (today I not often even take a handbag!), the nursing/nap schedule timing, and touring (so.a lot.gear). Life with one 5-year-old is so easy that going again to the logistics of babyhood overwhelms me.
  • I’m nervous about giving delivery! I undoubtedly need to go for drug-free / all pure once more, and a part of me thinks it’s going to be a bit of cake as a result of I’ve executed it earlier than. (Ha!) However then the opposite a part of me can take my thoughts again to that night time and the way terrible the ache was and remind myself that it’s in all probability going to be simply as intense this time round. Hopefully only a wee bit shorter. (HOPEFULLY!) I used to be fortunate to not have any issues final time, and people can pop up for anybody, so it’s the unpredictability of delivery that makes me most nervous.

Little Mazen!

Mothers of two+ (or anybody!), what had been the highs and lows of your first 12 months?

LINKS OF INTEREST!

Oh Boy!

Oh Pleasure!

The First Trimester

On Wholesome Dwelling Whereas Pregnant

Nesting

Weeks 14-16

Weeks 17-18

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