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.
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!
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.