Following on from my recent post: Dear Mummy To Be…. I was asked by the lovely Lisa at Mummascribbles if I could write a post for a mum expecting her second baby. I think those of you with two little bundles of joy would agree that second time around the advice and experience might be slightly different….
You’re back with a bump! Baby 2 is on board!
You’re thrilled and excited, but thinking “Oh Lord…!”
Breathe – And try not to throw up on the floor.
With tot number one on your back shouting “MORE!”
Sleep – For at least 7 minutes a day.
It’s okay. You don’t need much sleep anyway?
Stare – At the mountain of toys on the floor,
Try not consider the concept of more.
Shop – Just a bit. You don’t neeeed all that stuff!
(94 muslins should be just enough).
Your “must haves” from last time have barely been used,
But your once pristine pushchair looks somewhat abused!
Pack – All those old mat leave box sets away,
Your pregnancy hobby is now “Stay and Play”.
Bake – Home made snacks shaped like faces and stars,
Your tot snacks might soon come from Walkers or Mars.
Blend – And create whilst you’re still in the mood.
Your next weaning plan will be just:
“Is it food?”
Grab – While you still have one hand free for you!
Five entire fingers with nothing to do?
Drink in the marvels you’re free to behold…
Think of the coffee and cake you can hold!!??
Rest – Let your CBeebies friends babysit,
You haven’t yet “Nested” but don’t give a *toot*
Sorry – Dear friend, but it can’t be denied…
….Nap times in future shall not coincide! :-/
But try not to swear every time you are told:
“Your work isn’t doubled, it’s increased ten-fold!”
In fact, no, ignore that, each time it is said,
Slap that kind person quite hard in the head!
Chill – It’s just labour. You’ve done it before.
Your womb is a pro this time, you know the score.
Relax – Your first baby will NOT be love starved.
The love that you have will be doubled not halved.
Once baby two’s here all these feelings will lift.
You’ll see that you’ve given your first born a gift.
A precious new sibling and friend of their own.
To love and support them in time, when they’ve grown.
And the beautiful moment they first play together,
Will give you a memory to treasure forever.
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