Hi all. I love the new picture too! I am thinking about how this new baby will change the routine around here, but not so much with my now baby. I am more concerned about my 7 1/2 year old actually. I feel like I have been putting her off for so many things and now this will be one more reason to not have the time to do things with her. I don't want to be a whiner, but we sort of had big plans for the summer with our horses and I really feel like I will be letting her down because I won't be able to do much, if any, of what I had in mind. This is her first year she is old enough to do 4-H and she was so excited to show her animals. I just don't know how I will do it all so close to my due date. It is so much work and she can't do it all herself, especially since she is just learning how. I am happy about this baby, but not at all looking forward to the pregnancy, kwim? Especially the end. Does anyone else feel this way? I am very fortunate to have the life I have and I know that lots of people would trade places with me in a heartbeat. I am blessed and I know it, but UGH, this timing is just not what I had in mind! I feel like my oldest will be getting the short end of the stick and that makes me really sad. Maybe it's just hormones already, maybe just the fact that it has been raining here for days on end and I haven't seen the sun in a while, I don't know. We will work it out.
My husband takes all 6 wks of his FML time, (yes, he is wonderful) so I have lots of help in the early days, that's why I am not too concerned about our 16 mo old. He is so into his dad too! He loves to nurse, but his dad is a pretty close second when it comes to comfort, so I am not too worried about not having enough time for him because of the new baby. I guess I will be tandem nursing if he does not wean during the pregnancy. I have no problem with that, but if he weans, I won't be too heartbroken! I am really considering night weaning him in a couple of months because I don't think I can handle nursing 2 all night! He's a really easy-going little guy and I don't think it will be too hard on him.
Yes, my motivation has disappeared! I am so lazy feeling lately! I think that is rain-related too, I guess I am really tuned into the weather, it's hard not to be when you live on a farm though. Weather is everything! I have spoken to my hb mw and she has time to take me, yay! I will be making an appt with a new ob/gyn just so I have a back-up and someone to order any tests/sonos I might need. I try to skip all the unnecessary stuff but I like to have someone should the need arise.
I need to get off my butt and go clean stalls. Motivation, where are you?!