I feel I’ve been so chilled out in this pregnancy. So many times people have asked me, “how are you feeling?” and I’ve said that I keep forgetting I’m pregnant. Besides, I have a toddler to focus on, and I don’t feel the need to read a million pregnancy books, or spend hours checking things online.
Until about 2 weeks ago.
I suddenly went into baby-panic mode. It was hilarious. I think it stemmed from my last visit to the midwife and we were casually chatting about how second pregnancies are often early, and labour is often shorter, so I’m to call her as soon as I think I’m in labour – not to wait like I did last time – to give her a heads up.
Next minute, I was convinced the baby was going to come in the next few days and that we had nothing ready!
So, in the space of a few short days, I organised a bassinet, car seat, washed all of the baby clothes we’d kept from last time, ordered a mattress for the bassinet, bought storage for the clean baby clothes, finished knitting the baby blanket that was supposed to be for the first one, bought baby socks, infant nappies, breast pads and worked out how we’re going to put both kids on one pram. Phew.
It was intense. And I guess it was nesting again. But I feel good now. And much more prepared.
Now, I just have to pack my hospital bag… maybe this afternoon?