What are you MOST looking forward to when your LO arrives? What are you LEAST looking forward to?
I think I'm most looking forward to seeing what my LO looks like and holding that small little person.
I'm least looking forward to the no sleep thing. I lucked out the first time with a laid back LO that started sleeping almost through the night at about the 3rd week. So, this time I know I'm really in for trouble.
I have pretty much the same answer as Anita. I look forward to seeing my LO, and introducing him to my DD.
I least look forward to the lack of sleep.
Pretty much the same thing as Anita and Lisa. I'm really looking forward to getting to meet and know this little one, and really not looking forward to broken messed up sleep, although since Annabelle is still not consistenly sleeping through the night, my body is pretty used to it.
I can't wait to see this little one... definately not looking forward to the very painful breast engorgement and leaking that I always get when baby is about 5 days old!
I am so looking foward to meeting this little one. Being a FTM I am sure I am going to feel like a fish out of water. I am sure we will figure it all out but honestly, I am a bit nervous.
We've been trying for years, so I am VERY excited to FINALLY have a baby of my own, instead of dreaming about it. So I just want to meet her and see what this whole motherhood thing is all about. Not looking forward to all the anxiety of "Is this normal? What do I do now? WHEN DO I SLEEP!?" I am just so thankful.
Looking forward to snuggling with a baby again - DD is not a snuggler at all.
Not looking forward to - baby coming in the middle of harvest. I'll be lucky if DH makes it to the hospital. I'm not worried about the sleep since I'll be staying at home. DD was pretty easy.
I'm excited for DS to have a baby sister! And buying little dresses!
I am not excited about her teenage years!!
Looking forward to lots. The new life, the cuddles, just staring at them for hours etc etc etc. Not looking forward to the lack of sleep. Both of my girls were awesome sleepers from a very young age. I know I am due a bad sleeper lol. Also scared to hell of trying the whole breastfeeding thing again. I am going to but just petrified about it after my last experience.
Looking forward to finally meeting her and seeing DS be a big brother. Maybe I'm weird, but I'm looking forward most of all to breastfeeding since I didn't breastfeed last time. Just seems like a wonderful bonding experience.
Not looking forward to the hormone crash that comes shortly after birth. I was weepy and moody all the time after DS, but it could have also have been with having a preemie baby in the NICU. Don't mind the sleepless nights so much since I will have a 3 month maternity leave. DS slept through the night at 6 weeks so I'm hoping I get that lucky again.
Most: Seeing what she looks like
Least: Learning how to breastfeed (the pain)
Don't mind the sleepless nights so much since I will have a 3 month maternity leave. DS slept through the night at 6 weeks so I'm hoping I get that lucky again.
The only and I mean the ONLY thing that is better here than the US when having a baby is...... You can take upto 1 year off with 9months of it being paid. So I will get 9 months off and will get paid about 95% for that whole time. Not that I am gloating, but it seriously is the only thing in my experience that is better here lol
I had actually heard about that before! That would be awesome to have all that time off. The only thing that sucks for me is that I think I would be constantly worried about whether my work is getting screwed up and then I would have to fix it all when I get back. I'm the only one who does the work I do so I have to train other people to do it while I'm out. A year off from work though sounds wonderful to me!
Looking forward to seeing who he is going to look like...dark eyes and hair like me or light eyes and lighter hair like his father. Can't wait to introduce him to DD, who is already in love...and I can't wait for snuggle time with the two of them!
NOT looking forward to the sleepless nights, the days of not showering and being stuck in the house all day
Most: Seeing who he looks like, DS1 and DS2 look very different, I wonder if he will look more like one of them or like a whole different person. It would be really cool if he had light eyes like me. DH and DSs all have big brown eyes.
And of course the smell and feel of a sweet infant. There is truly nothing like it in the whole world!
Least: Trying to coordinate the needs of 3 kids. We are normally very active, playgroups, playdates, trips here and there. In the beginning being tied down and home more than usual is bound to get ugly. Hopefully I will get my act together pretty quickly and figure out how to juggle new baby stuff again so we can get into a "regular" routine again after baby is here. My 3 yrold will be starting preschool 4 days a week just before this one arrives and DH will take him every morning so hope that helps matters. That whole transition time is bound to be hard.
Oh and I am not looking forward to finally having to choose a name, I am stressing that one a little.
Least: The feeling that I don't know what I am doing, yet I am totally responsible for a kid's life!
Not looking forward to being a learning parent again. Thought I was so cool with the BTDT under my belt. Now with twins, it's a total new learning curve. Poop!
Looking forward to.....BFing again. Great bonding time!
I'm looking forward to everything, but most of all holding that tiny little guy for the first time. Just looking at him and taking every little detail about him in.
I may be crazy but I'm not really dreading sleepless nights. My kids have all been TERRIBLE sleepers so I'm expecting it. DS STTN around 9 months and DD didn't STTN for the first time until after her 1st bday. And a night where I don't get up at least once with one of them is rare even still. I learned after DD was born to try and enjoy that sweet quiet time I have with them individually. Nursing during the day was more chasing a 17 month old with a baby attached to my chi-chi that the quiet bonding time it was the first time. So I got my fill every 45 minutes at night lol. Oops went off rambling sorry!
The thing I'm dreading the most is looking at my LO and knowing it's going to be my last. I love being pregnant and having a new baby around but 3 is probably all we're going to have. It's going to be so hard. I cried through my big US because I knew I'd never have another. I don't want to even think about it.