Originally Posted by maisiedotes
My due date is 2 days shy of DD's second birthday. And honestly, I don't know how I am going to do it. I know people do it all the time- DH and his brother are 11 months apart. But my MIL is sooo laid back... I am thinking down to the stroller. Do I need a side-by-side? Or a front and back? Or do I just put the baby in the sling? how do I fit 2 carseats in the car? How do I maneuver them both out the door? What about grocery shopping??
I am a chronic worrier and i know I just need to roll with it.. I am just thinking about the logistics.
Maybe I should not have had that cup of coffee this morning.
My due date is the day before Carter's second birthday. I'm currently freaking out about the birthday party situation! I keep telling this one not to come before his or her brother's birthday. I'll feel really guilty if they end up sharing a birthday!
Maybe I'm in denial, but I really don't think having two car seats in the car is that big of a deal. And I have a Mustang!
Carter is already a good little walker, we get out and do a ton of stuff, and most the time he is walking, in the sling, or in the Ergo (no wonder I have SI pain, 30lbs on your hip will probably do that!) I'm planning on keeping my single stroller and carrying whichever little one is not riding. Grocery shopping isn't really too big of a concern either. Carter loves to ride in the cart, so I'll just have the new one in a sling.
Even though I don't have the same worries as you, I do have some! I'm seriously worried about tandem nursing. Am I going to be doing anything except nursing? Carter is a complete breast-addict! Plus, he loves to switch sides. How am I going to convince him to "share" and be nice and calm while the baby is nursing?
Also, I'm planning on taking classes this fall semester. I'm very nervous about my coursework! How am I going to get it done if I'm nursing all the time?
And bedtimes. Carter usually takes me about an hour or more to get down for bed. I seriously have no structure or schedule when it comes to his sleeping or eating. He eats and sleeps when he is hungry and tired. Do I need to be a bit more rigid? Like, maybe just having a regular bedtime?
I'm pretty loose-y goose-y in a lot of respects, but I'm a worrier, too. Maybe we can all toss around ideas of what will work for our various, differing concerns, because they are all significant and important.