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Giving Birth and Childcare

Anonymous

Why do I feel 100x more emotional about having to leave my 2 year old for a few days to give birth than the actual process of giving birth?! 😭

  • Kieli
    Sep 25

    I felt the same way ... it was the first time I left my 2 year old over night. Plus, we had already given birth once so we already have an idea of what to expect. And the first time, we didn’t have another little one to worry about.

  • Jennifer
    Sep 26

    Felt exactly the same and I ended up in the hospital for awhile before for an induction. 4 night total stay. It was harder on my first than the new baby to be away from her for 4 nights, however my Sister and her sitter helped her come see me a lot. I did a lot of talking with her about it ahead but it's so hard. You'll do great though and just remember to have all your visitors go to your first child and have them introduce the new baby. Also get ready for a three pile in the bed, couch, wherever that helped to basically snuggle them at the same time and be on the same level. Have you read Peaceful siblings? I loves that one. Sorry for the novel. They are 1 & 3.5 now and so so close to each other, totally worth it.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 26

    Thank you Jennifer!! I know my mom will be great about keeping him busy and brining him to visit me... for some reason it just makes me so sad to think about!! I’m pregnant with twins so I’m really really worried about bed rest or needing to stay longer on top of a c section recovery 😭 it always ends up ok, I just need to remember that, and oh my... 4 of us on the couch snuggling, that will be the life!. Thank you!!! And I haven’t, but I appreciate the book recommendation, I’ll most definitely look into it!

  • Jennie
    Sep 26

    Girl I just had my 5th and still feel that way!! I hate leaving my kids. I send my husband home at night because I'd rather be alone than think about then waking up and being sad

  • Anonymous
    Sep 26

    Jennie! Yes that will totally be me!!! I’d rather be at the hospital alone than have my baby be put to bed without us :/