So I'm due with LO#2 in about 10 weeks and have done absolutely nothing to prepare and yet have also not freaked out about it yet. Normal? Am I in denial and just too consumed with keeping up with my two year old to realize what's about to hit with another newborn?? And what do I REALLY need to have ready before LO#2 arrives? The plan is s/he (we're team green) will sleep in our room for the first few months in the same PnP DD used....so we just have to get that set up. I DO need to buy some diapers and wash DD's newborn/0-3 clothes (we were team green with her, too, so we should have a fair number of gender neutral outfits). I'm hoping to BF so don't plan on buying formula or washing bottles yet. I guess I should open the box with all the newborn stuff at some point and see what might be useful. We need to install the infant carseat base at some point. I need to pack a hospital bag. Ummmmmmmmmm....am I missing something??
The only thing I'm really worried about is care for DD while I'm at the hospital (we don't have family in town....well....SIL is in town but she has a 1 year old and works full time so I'm not sure we can count on her availability?) Were you all lucky enough to have family in town? Or close friend? Or did you have family come in town X days/weeks before you were due? How did you handle care for your other LOs while you were in the hospital with #2+?
I know this can vary wildly, but how did your due date compare with the birthdate for your LOs? DD was 11 days past due so I think on average I should expect this one maybe a week past due? But....I'm also sort of freaked out that this one will be weeks early instead just to keep me on my toes. Ack! I'm much more uncomfortable with the whole uncertainty of when this one will be born this go around. I was pretty chill about it last time, but I think this time it's just feels so much more complicated with trying to figure out all the scenarios and care for DD. Ugh.
Any other random bits or words of advice for a soon to be mom of 2???