Thursday, March 20, 2008

Where Do We Go From Here? Part 2

We found out today that we're headed to TX for residency. Randy and I are pretty excited. Although, it's bittersweet. We've made such good friends here, that moving is saddening. While we know that this is the best program for us, as a family, there are few reservations...silly ones, but real all the same....the weather (it's so darn hot all of the time) and the distance from my family (we are only 10 hours now but will be 26 hours once we move).

Gosh, there is sooo much to do between now and the next 6 weeks, when we will welcome a new little one in the family. Then there is so much to do between having the baby and moving. I just hope that the "nesting bug" gets a hold of me soon so that I have enough energy to pack up and rearrange a lot within the next few weeks.

And speaking of the baby....I'm really starting to feel overwhelmed about caring for another little one when we have one that still requires/enjoys all of our attention. How am I going to do it? My friend, Sara, had her second little man this morning. He's just the most precious little thing (next to Josiah, of course)...and it was so special to get to hold him today. But I just can't grasp that that I will be holding my own little one in just a few short weeks. Physically, I'm sooo ready to not be pregnant anymore. But I'm soooo NOT ready emotionally to take on all that a newborn requires--not yet anyway. How do moms who have kiddos so close in age do it? Any tips?


Joy said...

Congrats on matching!

Meredith said...

Congrats on your big news and best of luck with moving etc... !

I wish I had advice on having 2 kids close together, but I only have 1 child. Although my best friend just had her second child a couple of weeks ago and her oldest isn't quite 2...and honestly she had many of the same worries as you. I have the same worries when I think about getting prego again too actually! :) But my friend seems to be handling it all pretty well. Obviously it is a lot of work right now, but she is amazed at how much she can love two kids. And she is even managing to nap some which is always a bonus! :)

Hang in there! You'll get through it all and will adjust. Try to be nice to yourself and to ask for help! I know those are both difficult things for us women to do...

Have a great weekend! :)

Bev said...

I'm also ready to not be pregnant, but not so ready to be a new mom.

I have no idea how mothers handle children so close together in age. My mom had twins and then had me a year and nine months later. Go figure.