Do I think I can handle having two kids under 2.... ummmm.... ummmm .... yes??
I'm excited and it is nice to know that in a little over a week I get to meet my new little guy. I was pulling out my boppy today and his going home outfit (and an extra.... we had to change Blake before we even left the hospital... lol). I have washed the bottles and pacifiers (I'm one of those strange mommies who still believes in giving newborns water... remember I live in Orlando!) and have everything set up... I think!
This weekend I wrapped a few gifts for Blake... one my mom is going to give him the night I have the baby (a new set of song books and his "I'm the big brother" t-shirt, one from Richard and I that he will get in the hospital and leave there for his visits (a set of word books), and one from his baby brother (a magnetic alphabet truck puzzle). These are wrapped and ready to go.
I still haven't packed a bag for myself, or the baby's stuff. We are still working on setting in stone who is taking care of Blake when... I think a lot of that will be up in the air depending on how I'm doing and how the new baby is doing too.
But, these aren't the things that worry me.... I worry about how I will make sure Blake and the new baby get the attention they need. How I'm going to function with even less sleep. How I'm going to manage to not pick up Blake for the first 2 weeks (don't tell my dr... he said 6! ummm NO WAY!). How I'm going to manage getting out of the house to do anything more than walk around the block. How I'm going to maintain the house and spend time with the boys. How I'm going to cook with a toddler and a newborn. How I'm going to nurse the new baby and entertain Blake without turning him into a couch potato. How are Blake and Abby going to react and deal with the newborn? When am I going to take a shower? Can I keep Blake on his schedule and still meet the baby's needs?
eeeek! At least the plan right now is that Richard will be home with me the first week and then my mom the second week... since I am not allowed to drive for 2 weeks either and I don't want to be alone and not be able to drive God forbid anything happen... Richard works 15 min away that is a long time to wait for someone to pick me up.
oh well... in 8 days I will figure it all out... or start to anyway!