Merry - posted on 08/31/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
Ok so Hi! first off, my name is Laura I am 21 married, and mom to Eric who is almost 1 1/2 I am 5 weeks pregnant. Both Eric and this baby were desperately wanted and planned. Eric will be breastfed until he grows out of it presumably around the age of 4. I am looking forward to tandem nursing both. I stay at home with Eric and babysit a friends 1 year old 2-6 weekdays.
Ok so that me, now for my question.
I am so obsessed with not 'hurting' the baby inside me. I worry when I sit with my legs up to my chest, i worry when eric lays on my belly to nurse. I worry when I sleep on my belly. I worry when I jump. I worry when my seatbelt or pants is too tight on my belly.
I know the baby s only 1/4 inch now and barely has a beating heart so I know its ridiculous to be this scared. I wasnt like this with Eric I dont think but maybe I was but I was able to just cator to my belly all day instead of having a toddler to care for. I wonder when I have to stop sleeping on my belly and back and when I should keep pressure off of my belly. I mean how can the baby grow well if its getting smushed so much? wow I know the facts and I knnow this isnt that big of a deal but I cant help it. I just want to do the best I can for this baby and I feel like I could be compromising its health.
I also feel helpless to do anything for this new baby. I can take prenatals and eat right and sleep enough and exercise. But thats all stuff I have been trying to do in general. So I guess maybe I just dont want to forget about this child so the only thing I can do is worry.
Now its not a blinding worry, its not affecting my life, its just always in my mind how the baby is doing and if Im doing things right by him/her.
am I the only one?