I’m so unprepared!
Tomorrow I will be 30 weeks pregnant! Now I don’t know whether this is common with second pregnancies or whether I’m just being very lazy in my preparations but I don’t seem to have done anything to prepare for this arrival!
I know I’ve already got most things I will need such as moses basket, bath, sterilser etc etc as we’ll just recycle all MissB’s old things (including clothes, though if this baby turns out to be a boy it might just be wearing pink until I get a chance to go shopping!) but with MissB I’m sure I had everything ready by this time in my pregnancy. In fact I remember I spent hours writing lists, creating comparison spreadsheets, working out budgets etc etc
Currently we don’t even have a room set aside for the baby. We have decided to move the office into one of the spare rooms and decorating the office as a room for the baby but talking about it is as far as we have got! I need to order it a cot at least and another baby monitor, or should I just use MissB’s monitor and stop using one with her?
I don’t even know whether to bother buying new clothes in preparation or whether I’ll just dig out MissB’s old newborn stuff (there is a bit of neutral stuff in there). I remember last time we received so many gifts of clothing that we didn’t wear half of the neutral stuff I bought anyway!
I guess the trouble is, that this time round I’m not as excited about the whole baby shopping thing and dragging a 13 month old around the shops is a lot of hassle when you’re 7 months pregnant and just want to curl up on the sofa and hibernate for the last 2 months. We haven’t done any antenatal classes or anything this time round so I’ve not met any local pregnant women to share the excitement with so if it wasn’t for my online pregnant buddies I think I’d be in complete denial of another baby arriving in a couple of months time!
Maybe this is normal for second pregnancies, particularly when they are so close to the first one, is it normal to not be as excited this time round, to be slightly dreading the first few weeks of sleepless nights, to be not bothered by baby shopping and all that? Or is there something wrong with me?
PS: the lovely pregnancy photos I’m posting at the moment were taken by my little sister Sonia Thorpe when I was 36 weeks pregnant with MissB. Check out her photography business here
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