Second baby girl! Excited but anxious.

Sarah - posted on 08/10/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant with my second baby and it's a girl! We have a beautiful 2 year old (turns 2 tomorrow!) who i love so immensely that I am freaking out that I won't possibly be able to love the second as much! I did have PPA after my daughter so I have to watch things closely. I do feel anxiety creeping up again but over things I know are common, like not having enough love for both, how my first will adjust to having all of me, how I will adjust to having 2 etc.

Any tips or thoughts would be great.

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Kristen - posted on 08/26/2011

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I am feeling the same way. It is hard to imagine loving someone else as much as you love your first. Don't worry, it will happen :) I still go through different emotions. One day I am excited to meet my second and other days I dread taking time away from my daughter.

Stephanie - posted on 08/24/2011

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Wow! I have an 18month old daughter and am 28 weeks pregnant with another girl as well! I often wonder how I will feel when I have my second. I just keep telling myself that I will love this baby just as much as the first! I won't have Izabelle there when the baby is born and that will make me really sad. I just think that she is so attached to me right now that she would want to sit with me and best to have her home for the actual birth. Then I get all upset because I feel that I will be sad not having her there when the baby comes. I understand the anxiety, although I did not have any PP symptoms. I'm beginning to become way more excited at the though of having my two girls!! Each day I think of fun things I can do with both my girls!! Good luck!

Carmina - posted on 08/17/2011

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i am wondering the same things, i have a beautiful son who turns 2 two weeks before my due date of my little girl... things will always work out, and a mother has never ending love to give :) good luck!

Sacha - posted on 08/14/2011

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you can never know how you will react to the change of becoming a parent each time around. The only thing you can do is try to be aware of the things that might go wrong and hope for the best. I didn't have PPA after DS was born, but you never know what can happen the next time around, each pregnancy is different after all!

Try to have some special time with your DD after the LO arrives that is only for the two of you, so that you can show her that she is still just as special as before. And try not to attach too much to the new LO.... i think it will be hard for all of us!

i know i am also worried about being able to give enough affection to both without one of them feeling left out...

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