Mandy - posted on 07/16/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
I am 32 weeks pregnant and have a 2 year old son. It is starting to get harder and harder just to deal with everyday life. Picking up toys, washing the dishes, even going to the grocery is a challenge. I have a fiance' but he works all the time, so its just me and my son Ethan most of the time, then I have his 4 year old daughter sometimes and she is an angel and a big help. I wish she was here more to keep my son occupied but she's not. Anyways, I guess I'm just looking for some support or maybe just to vent a minute. I hate complaining. Its rare that I do. I love my son and looking forward to a second baby, but its like the moment I complain or talk like I am actually human there is always someone to say things like "You're gonna find out!" or "You're gonna have your hands full" or "Can you imagine what its going to be like to have two of them?" UGH. For once Id like some positive re-enforcement. For once Id like to be told that it will be okay. I am nervous about having a newborn and my 2 year old. My son throws fits and tantrums like any normal 2 year old. I have fears like any mother would, I know I will deal, and I know I will be okay b/c I remember before I had my son how worried I was about this and that, and looking back it really wasnt such a big deal.
I am looking for support, maybe some ideas on what to do with a 2 year old when the new one comes, or how to deal when both children are screaming and crying. Any suggestions?