Mama of Two.

6/25/2013


In three weeks I will be a mom to two (technically three if you count Gorbie, who does act like a needy toddler more days than not). My c-section is scheduled for July 16, which seems like a funny thing...scheduling your baby's delivery. I think I'm ready. Physically my body feels like it just can't stretch anymore, plus I'm not going to lie, a glass of wine sounds pretty fantastic, as does a spicy scallop roll, and oh I'll welcome my old body back with open arms - they'll be able to fit around my body! 

Emotionally I'm a mixed bag. I'm nervous about handling two kids at once. I'm anxious about the lack of sleep that I know is on the horizon. I'm worried about how Mila will handle it all....will she develop an anger towards me or the new baby? How will I handle it all? Joanna had a lovely post the other day that sort of summed up my own feelings about graduating to the title of Mommy of Two.

I was putting Mila to bed a few nights ago and snuggling her in my arms, and she reached up, hugged me and said, "Me help mama ALL day." I pretty much melted into a puddle on the floor. She's becoming such a big girl (and as challenging as the two year old stage is, it's pretty darn adorable at times too). She's the center of my world right now and I know in my heart there is a big wide open space ready to soak up every bit of love for my little boy. These last few weeks though, I"m going to snuggle my "baby" Mila and cherish those special moments of being a mama of one.

P.S. The rug is from Lulu and Georgia ;)

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Photo: Michaela Warner

23 comments:

Viviana Norden said...

You're going to be an amazing mother of two! I just know it :)
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birdie to be said...

Oh my goodness! So soon and so exciting!

marissa bognanno said...

this is so exciting! trust that everything will fall into place. :) mila sounds so sweet!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

You'll see that everything is going to be fine, you're meeting your baby soon!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

So very exciting! Wishing you the best in the last few weeks of your pregnancy~

always, koru kate

Alex said...

You're going to be a fantastic mama of two :) And if I were in the area, you could bet you're bottom dollar I'd show up ASAP with wine and a spicy scallop roll.

Sarah said...

Awww I remember those mixed emotions. I would almost kind of "mourn" losing the title of a mama of one. I wanted to soak it up as much as possible. There are definitely adjustments with two, but with the right mindset (which u have) everything falls into place and becomes wonderful once you get your barrings again. When they start to play together..... nothing compares to the joy. It really is double the love with #2 <3

Nicole said...

I, too, remember those feelings when I was expecting my second son. It was wonderful, but a little (dare I say) bittersweet that it wasn't going to be just me, my husband and my son (oh, and the dog - so true, they ARE another child!). But trust your natural, motherly instincts that all will work out. It's hard to imagine now, but your heart really does expand and grow with each child. You somehow manage to function on little sleep and in time, as with all newborns, things will get easier and easier. I did try to make sure my son was included in everything with the baby, but also made sure to carve out special time just for him. We also made sure to have little "gifts" for him to open when everyone would come to visit the baby so he would feel included, too. And we made sure that baby brother got him a special welcome-home gift, too, for being an amazing big brother (he was 2-and-a-half when our second son was born so pretty similar to your situation). Just little things like that. It won't be perfect all the time, but you and your family will figure out what works best for your family - and that's all that matters. Good luck and congratulations!!

Lauren said...

Wow only a few weeks left! I'm sure Mila will be thrilled to become a little helper with your new bundle of joy!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Nicole Michelle Centers said...

Congrats. mama!

Beautiful big belly :)

Nicole
www.eleganceandclutter.blogspot.com

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I haven't been commenting a whole lot lately and I miss that. However, I wanted to say I'm so happy for you and your second baby!!!! Mila is gonna help you and be a great sister! And even though we've just quickly met once I know you're going to be a fantastic mother of two!! I know it. :)

xoxo

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

You're in the home stretch!

Nat said...

So exciting he will be here so soon! Hang in there! YOu will be a great momma of two. My SIL said it's amazing how naturally it comes to you once the baby is born.

Leslie said...

You are going to be an amazing mother of two. Also, I think that a sibling is one of the greatest gifts parents can give their children.

17 Perth said...

Sweet little mila!! I can only imagine how you must be feeling...but congratulations and this is so exciting!! No doubt you will do amazing!

A Crimson Kiss said...

You're such an incredible Mama to Mila, and I just know that you + two is going to be twice as crazy and double the love.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I am so excited for you Alexa, not to mention filled with admiration that just 2 weeks out from giving birth you managed to have a pretty pedicure! That rug is gorgeous btw, I'm off to check out Lulu & George!

xo Mary Jo

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

oh mama! i was a mom to one for 10 years and for the longest time i was sure i could not love another human like i love my son. then i had my twins and (of course my child was not a toddler so there is that) but it was so much easier of a transition than i had ever imagined. and when i had my twins the first few month were wrought with (love) and guilt. i was afraid i was loving one more then the other and all sorts of mama worries. but i quickly realized time with each of them happend naturally too. and seeing your kids with each other, well, your heart's pretty much going to burst :) can't wait to meet you new bundle of joy!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Children are so incredible when they speak straight from the heart (and often time hilarious!) How lucky you are that you have a daughter and are getting a son as well! The best of both worlds!!

Laura said...

Awh so exciting!:)

The Now said...

Oh my goodness you are getting so close! Love the rug...well...love everything about this photo!!! xoxo

Johanna said...

You will do fantastic and the fact that Mila wants to be the big sister will take you far. Olivia was the same way. She cried a bit more because she had to learn patience in the beginning but now she is such a pro. She helps her sister. Prepare for more heart melting.

Fab rug, by the way, I know...I'm a dork.
Now, I need to check out rugs on your website!

christine, just bella said...

You are going to be amazing!!! I can only imagine all the crazy emotions your are going through right now. xoxo