Hello mamas (and new mamas-to-be)!
This is our second pregnancy, and I'm 21 weeks along and honestly... I haven't bonded with the baby yet. I have talked to it a few times, but I haven't felt any of that "tender, love-filled" connection happening. Our midwives said "Welcome to a second pregnancy!" They said that for a lot of women, the second time around is kind of "been there done that," and because of that we have to try harder to make it special... because it IS special still!
I guess part of my problem is that we have a 3 year old who I am home with 24/7, and it makes it kind of hard to get any alone time to really sit and think about connecting with the baby. So sometimes I feel guilty that this hasn't happened yet, and then other times I think, "Why should I feel guilty? The baby is in there doing it's thing, growing and preparing to enter the Earth World... and I'm here eating really good food and doing what I should be doing to help it grow and prepare to enter the Earth World. We'll bond when it's born!"
How is this situation going for you ladies? If it's your second (or more) pregnancy, how do you make it special?