The first time I did this I had no idea what I was doing.
I had no experience with labour, nursing, changing a 1 day old baby…
It was all new and slightly terrifying.
Now with baby #2 coming in a couple short months I’ve been busy planning and organizing my life (and my family’s life) to get ready.
And it feels good because I have a better idea of what I can possibly expect.
I’m definitely still nervous but also hopeful that my previous experience will serve me well.
Even though I feel like I can’t remember half of the things I knew!
P.S. Do you remember how to swaddle? Ha! I’m realizing I’ve forgotten so much and will probably be on Google asking all kinds of random questions at 2am 😉
What I do know is that I want to be as prepared as possible for this baby so that all our lives will be as happy as possible.
I know there will be hard days and tough times.
But I’m also not dwelling on the horribleness of it all.
I’m not assuming the worst, while also not expecting the best.
I’m neutral. Staying flexible. And doing what I can to ensure I’m not a total stress ball at all times for those first few weeks of newborn craziness.
Here’s what that looks like for me.