Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Opposite of "Second-child Syndrome?"

    Everyone keeps telling me that the second child will be so much easier because, "you'll know what you're doing.." and you won't be so nervous/worries.  I am waiting for my mind to just chill out because every time I look at Gavin, I think.. "Will I really be lucky enough to have another child as smart and perfect as you?" 

    I know it's such a weird way of thinking and could be a mix of lack of sleep and pregnancy hormones but I still worry a lot about labor + delivery and just the health and well-being of my baby once she's born.  I also feel a ton of pressure to make sure that this baby gets the same amount and love and attention as my first and feel a tad guilty because I have way less done for this baby in terms of the nursery and just an overall "plan".

Any of you mamas feel this way when it came to your second child?  I'd love to know that I am not the only one that is not feeling like Super Mom even after having a child already.

On another note, I am in love with these maternity overalls from Motherhood Maternity.  They do not even feel like jeans- they are so stretchy and comfy!  I have a feeling that I'll be able to wear them post-partum a lot since they are perfect for fall.  So stay tuned for basic Instagram posts of me in overalls doing the following: visiting pumpkin patches, apple-picking, attending local fairs, and eating apple crisp along with a PSL.  😜😛

Ever After,


  1. I think not knowing what to expect the first time was way easier on my anxiety, than knowing. I couldn’t have an epidural with Dylan because he was a premie. So I had that epidural all ready signed and ready to go for Jordyn. Which btw they are 5 1/2 years apart. I never forgot that pain the first time after nearly 24 hours is labor. I was not prepared at all for Dylan. I had a bassinet and some diapers, as my shower was planned for the day I went into labor. I was so young still.
    So when i was pregnant with Jordyn, I was ready by Christmas. I was so nervous she would come early too, and I wouldn’t be ready. She wasn’t due until March 14th. My hospital bag was packed, car seat installed, and her room was set up. I even had all her clothes washed and hung up. Lol. She was born March 8, 2009. My labor went so fast I was 8cm when I got to the hospital after my water broke an hour before. No epidural. Once again I felt everything. But she came out so fast it wasn’t too bad.
    You look absolutely adorable, and you should enjoy every moment of your pregnancy. That’s one thing I regret about all 3. I didn’t take it all in.

    1. agreed. sometimes ignorance is bliss with your first!!
      Thank you for sharing your stories.. labor is honestly so scary! I am not enjoying pregnancy lol.. but I'll try!! xxo


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