I cannot believe how swiftly this pregnancy has gone!!!
In some ways it’s been really good because when I was pregnant with Lily, all I thought about was when was she coming and what would happen and blah blah blah; this time around, I’m so busy with other things as well as raising Lily that I haven’t really had much of a chance to think about it (evident in the fact that I only *just* started cleaning out Emmett’s room a few days ago, whereas I’d had Lily’s room ready to go for MONTHS before she was due to arrive).
The sad thing about it is that I haven’t really ‘savoured’ the moment – I haven’t taken as many belly photos as I did with Lily, I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and consider how I feel about having a second baby, I haven’t considered even what other clothes we need at this point for him. It’s just been so rushed and fast that there’s still a lot of loose ends to tie up, whereas with Lily I had everything ready to go well in advance.
I guess that’s just the way it goes when you have a (very) young child already – you’re too preoccupied with making sure she’s not eating anything she’s not supposed to, eating everything she’s meant to, dressed, fed, has slept at least half the night and gets enough sunshine to think much about Bubba #2.
It’s going to be interesting, that’s for certain. I’m a bit anxious about how I’m going to handle it after Michael goes back to work (he’s only taking a couple of weeks off after Emmett arrives), but I guess, like anything, you find a way.
Thank god newborns nap a lot!