Ladies, do you realize that it is now March, and our babies are due in June- only two months stand between March and June!
What do you still have left to do to get ready for this baby? What's taken care of?
How are you feeling about it all???
Personally... I'm super excited it's March, because this is the month I go home! Only 23 days now! We're going to miss my DH terribly... but, he and I have done this separation before, so I know we'll be ok. And we'll try to skype every day so DD still gets to see him. I'm just looking forward to living in the States for 4 months again so very much!
I feel like everything that needs to be done is still ahead of me... like, meeting my midwife, buying stuff (the only thing we have so far is a car seat)...I don't know...everything! I also do feel like there is a lot less I need to prepare or buy for this kid- especially since we don't know the sex. There are a few purchases we'll be making like another high chair, a second Ergo, a portable swing that are for this baby specifically, but, they can really all still wait a while!
Emotionally, I'm not going to lie... I'm having a really hard time. I am not doing well parenting DD right now- I think she's being a pretty normal almost-2 year old, and it just turns out this is a VERY hard stage for me to parent. So every day is lots of battles with her, and it's very draining for me. I'm trying my best, and doing some reading and turning to others for advice to try to get through it, but, it is honestly really starting to worry me how I'll deal with both kids once Kong arrives. I know I'll have two moths of help while we're in the States, and before my DH goes back to work- but come August, we'll be back in Laos with no one to help us and I'll be on my own at home with the two of them. I have always loved kids, have worked in day cares, etc... but this is suddenly all very hard on me. So I'm worried. I'm actually worried that I might push DD away when the baby is born, because I just prefer newborns/babies over toddlers. Again, I'm glad I'll have lots of people around to help, and to give her lots of special attention.
I am however, really enjoying my pregnancy still, and SUPER looking forward to birth and having a newborn. That stuff is all my favorite.