here comes #2... #1 is still in diapers! :/

Stef - posted on 09/12/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




I just found out that I'm pregnant with my second baby. I'm honestly not 100% sure how far along I am because ever since I had my daughter my periods have been irregular. My daughter just turned 10 months and while I love her more then I can describe I'm pretty upset about this second pregnancy. I'm engaged to the father of my children and he is very excited about this second pregnancy bc he wasn't there for the beginning of the first one.. I'm just in a point of my life where I'm not sure where I'm headed or even where I WANT to be headed and I'm nervous another baby is going to derail me even more. I love being a mom but I want to be MORE then just a mom forever. Am I selfish to feel this way? I think maybe a lot of it is that I feel like I JUST went through all this and I'm nervous having two babies so young will suck any extra energy out of me. How did other moms deal with having a younger baby and being pregnant? And how do you deal AFTER? How do you still keep your goals while being the best mom you can??


Lori - posted on 09/12/2014




Hey Stef - feeling all these things are normal! You are not selfish - you're trying to figure out what you're going to do and what you want to do with your life and figure out how to take care of two little ones too. It can seem overwhelming! That first year with baby can be pretty exhausting… and adding another baby into the mix before you've even "recovered" from the first can be scary. But you CAN do this. Hopefully you have some decent support around you. Take advantage of others offers to help you out.

Mine aren't as close together as yours will be - but when that 1st trimester exhausting hit me, I just didn't know how I was going to care for my LO while I was falling asleep on the job. And how did I manage to take care of her while I had very bad morning sickness for 9 months???? Some days I'm still not sure how I managed it. But I did. They're now 6 and 4. And I just want to let you know….. while the challenges change as they get older, you will sleep again, and you will have a chance to be more than only a Mom!


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