Just the 3 of us – for the next 38 days or so

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My pregnancy app on my cell phone is beginning to frighten me! It previously made me feel like an elephant when it told me I had been pregnant for more than 200 days and for the past few weeks it’s changed it’s tune and is now counting down the days until my due date. Today it says I have 38 days to go – and that is a very scary, yet exciting thought.

Last night we went to get a few things at the shopping mall and spontaneously decided to have dinner at one of the restaurants. I bought Alyssa a small puzzle which kept her entertained throughout our time there, she ate all her food and Kurt and I could actually sit back and enjoy our meal. It then dawned on me that in about a month’s time we will not be able to do such things as casually we do now.

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I remember the first few months after Alyssa was born, I felt completely cut off from the rest of the world and it felt like such a mission to get out. It was just more comfortable and convenient to be indoors. This time around it wouldn’t be fair on Alyssa to just be indoors all the time, I don’t want her to feel like her world is turned upside down. She loves being out and about & having new experiences.

This past Saturday was Alyssa’s school carnival and camp out which was so much fun. Alyssa was in her element and enjoyed every moment of it. It wouldn’t be fair of us to deny her of things like this. We will need to make it work!

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Just the 3 of us

She loves getting her face painted

She loves getting her face painted

I’m going to spoil her as much as I can until my due date as I don’t know how things are going to be once #2 arrives. She is already Daddy’s girl and I’m sure that their bond will grow even stronger once the little one takes up more of my time but that’s only short-term. Once we find our rhythm, there will be a sense of normality again! (Or at least I hope so)

Any tips for making this transition easier? I would love to hear.

xxx

Hayley

 

 

5 Comments

  1. catjuggles March 11, 2015

    Oh gosh yes, it does change things up. What we learned (and our poor A – we added two babies at once) was that one on one time with dad was important but with mom even more so. So try and make time – even if you pop to the nearest shop for ice cream and its just an hour with mom

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    • hayleysjoys March 12, 2015

      That hour with Mom sounds like a good idea.. Will definitely incorporate that, thanks šŸ™‚

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  2. Nicole March 12, 2015

    once baby 2 comes find yourself and baby 2 adjustment. I think from research (#notamomyet) getting Alyssa involved as much as possible to help you, pass her brothers powder, or to pass on her brothers diaper, allow her to help you with small things. However, i almost feel there will be allot of Daddy and Alyssa time in the beiginning, and as baby number 2 grows stronger and daddy takes over, be sure to have lots of mommy and daughter date days out, even if its for a juice, beauty salon, and all teh little girly things. šŸ™‚ you will be just fine! xoxo

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  3. Cindy March 12, 2015

    I struggled a lot with the jump from 1 to 2, much more than I did for 2 to 3. Crazy. Anyway, the best thing is to try and include your toddler in helping with the baby and trying to give her as much time as you do your baby.

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