...I am expecting #2 in late August, when DS will be about 14.5m. I have been going thru periods of feeling horrible about it, because I feel like he's going to miss out big time.
I know I can "take care" of two babies, as far as feeding/diapering etc goes, but I don't know if I can really care for two babies in the sense of quality time. I am a stay at home mom, so that obviously helps. I know I can neglect housework etc, but that has to get done anyway.
Is anyone else having a second/third etc and feeling like they're ripping off older kids?
This is really weird to me, because DH and I want a bigger family (eg 5 or 6 kids) and did want to have them fairly close together (more like 18m-2y apart though). This pregnancy wasn't planned...I was really upset when I got pregnant. Ended up weaning DS because I couldn't handle being pg and nursing.
I love this new baby and I am excited about it. I did want to have a baby this year, just later.
I feel guilty- and then I feel guilty about feeling guilty. This is ridiculous, and sad. I am generally pretty happy, but DS turns 1 tomorrow and I feel like HE's still a baby, and he's going to be so sad when mommy brings home a new one.
Any ideas on how to prepare him? And myself?
Thanks for 'listening'.