On March 21, 2012, my hubby and I will welcome a baby girl as the newest addition to our family. Although this is my second child, the nervousness and anxiety of bringing another little person into this world is as though this is my first time around. Honestly, from the moment I found out I was pregnant, I’ve had the same fears and thoughts I did with my son.
When I took the at-home test, I was sweating bullets, almost hoping those two lines wouldn’t show. Minutes later when the pair of pink lines appeared, it took me a couple minutes to get myself together before breaking the news to hubby. Are we financially stable enough? How will we provide for him or her? How are we going to raise two children in our 2-bedroom home? How will DJ respond to a new baby? He is so young, am I robbing him of his childhood and quality time with mommy and daddy? How can hubby and I handle two kids?
The next day, we went to the doctor to get confirmation. Yup, a second child was coming and those questions raced through my head once again. This time, however, accompanied by thoughts of the scary world we live in. A world where people are so quick to take another person’s life. A world where your kids aren’t even safe in schools. A world where you are barely safe in your own home. I had grown used to protecting DJ with all my power, but was I strong enough to protect two?
I have no choice. I will have to be. Because whether I am ready or not, this baby girl is coming in approximately one week. I can do it, though. Us women are strong creatures. Right?
What fears, if any, did you have while prepping for baby number 1, 2 or 3? Share in the comments.
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