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I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. I'm fully prepared for the new baby; there is a lot to be done, but I'm not stressing out over it like I was with Jonah. I figure whatever doesn't get done now will get done once she is here and we'll make-do.
But I'm still feeling that overwhelming feeling I shared with you ladies when I first joined the board, about how am I going to do all of this. Jonah is taking a few steps, but still not walking, especially with his casts now. My belly has grown the last two weeks and so has Jonah (not to mention, he goes limp on his lower half now when I pick him up- his legs are complete dead weight) I can't even carry him up the stairs, and we have a LOT of stairs in our house. He knows how to go up and down them, but he is stubborn and won't always when I need him to. I'm absolutely relying on the stroller and the expectant mom's parking spaces when we go out. I can't even get him into the baby carrier by myself with the casts on. He just doesn't help at all, and the casts get stuck. I used to be able to just whip him right into it and off we'd go no problem. I hate the stroller.
I just don't know what I'm going to do with a two year old who can't walk and a baby and all of these appointments while I'm breastfeeding etc. It's going to be tough.
I don't mean to whine, but you asked LOL I am also very excited though. I'm very ready to meet her, but I'm patient enough to wait- still have a few more weeks, but sometimes I feel like if I walk too much she'll fall right out LOL She is low. I can't believe she is due NEXT MONTH woah
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Thank You, Pattyandthemoos, for my beautiful siggy!
I don't know if they've changed it since I bought mine, but on the one I have the front bar can be swung out to make it easier to get a child in or out of it. It's also really light which can be a lot easier on the pregnant back.
I think that's a great idea for the stroller, having a bar that can swing out! I'd go to a store and see if anyone can recommend a double stroller with that feature...it sounds like a double stroller is going to be a huge help in the long run. I'm a big fan of baby wearing, but that would be pretty difficult whenever you needed to pick up Jonah as well.
Hugs, hon!! I'd definitely be a little overwhelmed in your shoes as well, but I know you can do it. I wouldn't count out Jonah's walking either - I know right now it seems impossible, but it sounds like the casts are being a huge help, and I'll bet once he's able he will take off with it.