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starting to panic...

(8 Posts)
MrsRV Mon 14-Apr-14 16:56:00

... about how hard it's going to be having a 2 year old and a newborn... just that. only 2 weeks to go until I'm induced. is it going to be hell???

RoseberryTopping Mon 14-Apr-14 17:02:32

It might be some days, but other days it's going to make you feel so thankful to be blessed with 2 children smile

It will be fine, very lovely at times and you'll be really tired at times too.

Do you get your shopping delivered already? in a crisis I get a next day delivery from Ocardo (chocolate, nappies, baby stuff...), it's a bit of a sanity saver.

After a while you won't be able to imagine life with just 1 DC again!

Canus Mon 14-Apr-14 17:44:06

No, it will be fine.

Just take a zen like approach - what's the worst that can happen? grin

Seriously, enjoy this time. Your new baby won't be tiny for very long, embrace it.

It seems to be fashionable to see problems everywhere. Don't fall into that trap - enjoy your good fortune, and rope in every willing helper!

JustAboutAdeqeuate Mon 14-Apr-14 18:00:11

I'll panic with you - I'm pregnant with DC1 and today the cot, pram and car seat all arrived. It felt very scarily real all of a sudden! smile But we'll be fiiiiiine <convinces self>

Sighing Mon 14-Apr-14 21:16:17

Some days it will seem like a slog. But other days they'll nap like angels and you'll feel so happy.
Your eldest will seem suddenly twice as grownup as you think them now.

MrsRV Tue 15-Apr-14 08:20:50

I think sudden panic is due to over zen approach up until now. just assumed I know what I'm doing this time so all will be fine & baby will just fit in!!!

PenguinsLoveFishFingers Tue 15-Apr-14 08:35:12

I found it far easier having a two year old and a newborn than having either (i) my first baby (knew basically what I was doing the second time wink); or (ii) being heavily pregnant with a toddler.

It'll be fine. Honestly. Just aim for everyone fed and no one injured and everything else is a bonus. grin

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