Waiting Patiently

I’m now two days from my due date and it’s quite a strange time.

It feels like our lives are in limbo as we wait for our new arrival.

I don’t like to go out very much, just in-case, and I’ve been feeling so tired that it’s hard to even find the energy to do much around the house so it really is a case of just waiting.

Waiting for a brother

The difference between this pregnancy and my last though is that I really am waiting patiently.

I am so excited about finally meeting the little person that has been growing inside me for the last 40 weeks but because I already have a toddler it doesn’t feel like I am waiting for such a life-changing event this time.

We are already parents, we know what it involves. We know about the sleepless nights but how not sleeping for nights on end is worth it because of how amazing it is to raise a child. We know how much joy children can bring into your life.

We also know that it can be hard work which is why I think I am making the most of my last few days of rest!

The fact I feel more comfortable than I have done my whole pregnancy is helping. My back hasn’t been aching and it has been really nice to just sit around relaxing, eating and enjoying my last few days as a mum of one / family of three.

Life hasn’t been very fun for Iyla lately though as all we’ve really done is stay in, although having said that it’s been so cold that I doubt we would have been doing much anyway!

I will make it up to her once the weather has improved and we are more settled into our life as a family of four.

Anyway she seems to have enough fun indoors!

KidKraft Wooden Kitchen

Did you find you were more patient second time round?

Or have I just not reached the past my due date desperateness yet?!

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Comments

  1. says

    Eeeeeek! So soon now!
    I found I was much more patient second time around. As it got to the end I was quite anxious about rocking the boat and as much ass I couldn’t wait to meet my new baby, I really enjoyed my last days with my first bubba. Except for the very last day when I was a walking talking ball of rage! By then I’d had enough. But I found I was far more uncomfortable at the end with this pregnancy than I was with the first. X

  2. Sasha @ The Happy Baby Project says

    Oh god you are better than me – its my no 1 which might be the problem but at 40+2 I am sooo impatient! Feels like everyone around me is having babies and phone been ringing off the hook with people wanting news. Baby shows no signs of going anywhere and like you my energy has run out so spending most of my time eating choc ices on the sofa getting fat! Trying to make the most of it as you say and it is nice to relax, just don’t know how much longer I can distract myself!!!

    Can’t wait to hear your news!! X

  3. says

    I wasn’t any more patient second time round, with both babies I couldn’t wait for them to be here as soon as I found out I was pregnant, second had to be delivered at 37 weeks due to complications but first was a full 2 weeks over, that was hell! Hope he arrives soon for you.

  4. says

    Glad you’re enjoying this time and are comfy. I have it on good authority of the many parents I’ve asked about this that going from 1 to 2 is hard but not as hard as 0 to 1! Ilya is better off staying indoors, by the way. It’s horrible outside!

  5. says

    I think I would probably want it to fly by having a toddler to entertain too but I hope I’d be patient! My other theory is that everything is easier second time around because you’ve had the big massive baby shock the first time around. I can’t wait to see your new little man!!

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