Still Scared the Second Time Around
Submitted by 1231angel
I'm not a first-time mom and I'm not a stranger to babies or how to do things, but I'm HORRIFIED of what's going to go on in the next couple of days. I write this while wincing in pain as another contraction hits me (real hard), my 2-year-old is telling me "Don't worry Mommy," and my husband is freaking out.
The first time around with my son I wasn't nervous because I took all the classes, read all the books, knew what to do, and he was born a couple of days late to add to all my anxiousness. When my son Elijah was born, he was a great baby, he didn't cry too much and took to breastfeeding like a pro. I NEVER in a million years thought I'd be scared with number 2 but I was wrong.
When my first contraction hit I was SCARED, not of the pain but of what's gonna happen after she gets here. Why I'm nervous more now than with my first kid, IDK but the time is here and she's coming fast. I've only got one shot to get this right even if I am scared. I guess I'm just gonna have to face my fears!