I think I'm crazy!

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I think I'm crazy!

Ladies I think I've lost it Smile I'm so so anxious for this baby to get here. I've whined and complained to anyone and everyone who will listen about how done I am with being pregnant. But the past few days I've had this awful anxiety pop up about how I'm actually going to deal with 3 kids! I am suddenly beyond anxious about actually having baby in our home. I'm worried how my youngest will handle the baby, she's so clingy and such a mama's girl. I'm afraid she's going to hate me. My older daughter is so exicted, but I feel bad because I know that I will need her to be even more independent once baby is here and she's only 4 1/2. Ugh...how is it possible to be beyond ready to not be pregnant anymore, but terrified of taking on the new baby all at the same time. I also have this anxiety about the csection...I'm so afraid of something going wrong and the idea of the csection is scaring the crap out of me. I know what to expect, I've had 2 other csections...so it's not like I don't know what I'm in for. I'm already fretting about how cold/flu season is going to hit our family...my poor girls were sick ALL winter last year, they just couldn't catch a break!!! Maybe the insomnia and serious lack of sleep is just making me insane!!!

ekcanada's picture
Joined: 05/06/09
Posts: 1707

The worry has hit me as well!

You have already introduced a new baby into the family once and you have been through the other things as well!

You are one tough mommy! Iknow it doesn't take any of the worry away but I just wanted to say the rest of us are right there with you!

Joined: 03/16/15
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yes, get some rest!! Smile After DH & I already had DS1&2, I was at first, worried about TTC#3, thinking like what am I going to do? I only have two arms! LOL. but then I heard the cutest saying. A guy on tv said it once he found out his wife was pregnant again, he said "What's one more hot dog on the grill?" LOL I sounds cheesy but that one little saying popped my eyes open and I knew that 3 was fine, and I can multiply my love, not divide it. Don't worry, everything will flow together nicely once baby gets here. It just takes time to get in to a good routine. Just take it one day at a time. Smile

heatherliz2002's picture
Joined: 02/02/08
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I think the worry combined with being ready to be done with the pregnancy is totally normal, as crazy as it feels! It is a scary thing to introduce a new member into the family, but that doesn't mean that you can't do it well, or that it won't turn out to be great (at least that's what I keep telling myself ;-)). I'm sure there will be some adjusting for everyone to do, but like Erin said- you've done it once already, so you can definitely do it again!

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Joined: 09/18/04
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I had those same fears right before I had Carter. I had no clue how I was going to handle 2 kids. I didn't know how DS1 would be once we got home. How was I going to take care of a baby again? I was a c/s so I was scared to have another one. This is all normal. Try to get some rest and relax a little bit. You aren't crazy. If you are, then we all are! Big hugs!!!

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Joined: 08/10/03
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I'm still worried and this is #4!!! It's not so much how I'll take care of them at home, I'm completely confident that will be fine....but going places? Ah! Chasing DS around while at dance, soccer, swimming, girl scouts, ect is already tough....this year I'll have two in school, DS is still a very active toddler and a newborn to top things off. Scary! At the same time I'm starting to get excited for baby to be here. Oddly enough as miserable as I was most of my pregnancy ever since I was in the hospital I've been enjoying being pregnant even with all the discomforts....it's definitely the last time I'll ever be pregnant and it just hit me that this is it and it could be over any day.

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Joined: 06/27/09
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I have the same fears...going from 1 to 2 seems like such a big change! I worry that DD will have a hard time going from being the only little person and the centre of attention, to having to share that attention. Plus all the usual worries about time, money, other logisitics of having more than 1 kid. I think we're all terrified at the change that's about to happen, but I felt the same when I was pg with DD and it turned out fine, so I'm just trying to tell myself that it will be this time too.

Take things one day at a time, and just do your best. That's all we can hope for. I'm sure you'll do fabulously!

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Joined: 10/31/06
Posts: 2069

I think what you are feeling is completely normal. Adding another to your family is going to be an adjustment but I'm sure it will go ok. Everything will be fine. Try to get some rest and take things a day at a time.