This Thing Called Motherhood

It’s been several months since we’ve chatted and if you haven’t heard yet, We are growing again! I am 37 weeks pregnant with baby number two and this pregnancy has been quite a doozy! But first, a funny story. When I announced my pregnancy several months ago at our monthly staff meeting at work, instead of saying my husband and I will be busy with two babies, I said my husband and I were busy, and now I’m pregnant….not in those exact words, but that’s how it came across lol. So needless to say, I was embarrassed that my baby brain had kicked in so sooner than before. Baby #2 doesn’t have a name quite yet, but we are working on it. His ETA is May 10th and this weekend we thought he was going to make an early arrival, but he changed his mind:). I had contractions all weekend and then all of a sudden they stopped!

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I am super ecstatic about baby #2 but nervous as well. I have questions, lots of questions. How will I balance it all? Will Shiloh be jealous? What’s it like having all boys? How will I love them the same but different? OMG, how am I going to get 2 kids out of the house? Will Kenny and I have any alone time? Will I lose the pregnancy weight? And the list goes on and on and on! I’m pretty sure I’m not the first mom to have all of these questions, and surely won’t be the last, but a couple of things I do know that’s comforted me. They are: always pray, necessity is the best teacher, and we will find our new normal just like we did with Shiloh. It may take a while, but I know that we will get there. Are there any mommas out there who’ve experienced this and have advice??

Here are a few of our maternity pics that capture the way we feel about our new baby!

 


 


 


 

 


 

 

6 thoughts on “This Thing Called Motherhood

  1. Hi Christian. Your pictures are gorgeous and congrats on baby #2. I had similar questions when I was pregnant with baby #2. My girls are 7 years apart and I was concerned my oldest would be jealous since she was the only child for so long. I tried to include her in alot of chores when it came to the new baby. She helped me change pampers or hold the bottle while she ate. I know Shiloh is a little younger but he may enjoy being a part of helping mom and dad. Me and my husband don’t get alot of alone time but we try to get a date night once a month. We even have home dates. Put the kids to bed early and go in our room and watch a movie and have a picnic on our bed. Just do anything to enjoy my spouse. I hope this has helped

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  2. Hey Christia, Girl #2 is slated to make her debut a couple of weeks after you, and I have those same anxieties. I feel like we kinda/sorta have it “down” with one, but I don’t know what it will be like with 2! Will the already-limited “kid-free” time with the hubs even exist anymore? How will I survive those first few months without completely collapsing from exhaustion? I trust that love (& seeing those 2 adorable faces) will get us through the challenges. Good luck, and you’re not alone!
    <3,
    Carmen
    http://www.therubyzipper.com

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  3. Hey Christia, I am due a couple of weeks after you with Girl #2 and I have those same anxieties. I feel like we kinda/sorta have it “down” with one, but I don’t know what it will be like with 2! Will the already-limited “kid-free” time with the hubs even exist anymore? How will I survive those first few months without completely collapsing from exhaustion? I trust that love will get us through the challenges. Good luck, and you’re not alone!
    <3,
    Carmen
    http://www.therubyzipper.com

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