Being pregnant again is, for me, a flurry of contradictions: So familiar, yet so different. Easier mentally; harder physically. Less mysterious yet more out of my control. I own so many maternity clothes, yet seem to need all new ones (winter vs. summer baby). To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” See? My summary quote…
I was born three weeks before my due date. My sister also came well before her due date. It never occurred to me that I would be pregnant weeks after my due date. But I did it– twice.
Setting some expectations can ward off simmering resentments and give you a sense of fortitude even in spite of all the new changes having a baby involves.
Before you go wandering glassy-eyed through the aisles of Babies “R” Us, check out this list of 20 must-haves — built from hard-won wisdom and experience in the child-rearing trenches.
More chaos, more fun and more diapers. You’ve probably heard about all of that. But what does it actually feel like to add another person to your family?