As my due date approaches, I find myself making mental lists of everything that I need to get done or that I still need to buy before Greyson gets here. I really need to write these things down, and not just rely on these “mental lists” because I feel so scatter-brained thinking about it all! I have lots of his clothing to wash, as well as his car seat cover. I need to purchase a breast pump and prep the other baby gear that we will be using with him that’s been stored away for quite some time now. Another thing that we need to do is install the new fire and carbon monoxide alarms that we purchased a few months ago.
I’m embarrassed that we haven’t done this yet, because they are so important! Actually, we still have our other fire alarm up but I’m definitely ready to replace it with the new one. As for the carbon monoxide alarm, we’ve never had one before but I think that they’re a good idea and there’s no harm in taking that extra precaution to make sure my family is safe! Along with the tasks on my “honey-do list” I also need to choose a new pediatrician and decide what vaccines Greyson will be getting and when he’ll get them. There is so much preparation that goes into bringing a new baby into the world! I actually feel more stressed about it now, with my second child, than I did when I was pregnant with Kynlee. Even though I know what to expect with a baby, I don’t yet know what to expect taking care of two children 24/7 and what it will be like trying to divide my time between them.
If you have 2 or more children, what advice can you offer me to staying sane and dividing my time equally?