I really get annoyed when people say that. I’m not sure if I should…should I? Why does it annoy me? I guess it just sounds negative…it’s like they’re saying “you’re really going to be up sh*t creek soon!!!”. Sort of like when I was pregnant with Harper, I had 8 trillion people say to me “you better get used to sleep deprivation!”. I just didn’t like it. Is there another way to say it? I guess not. Maybe it just shouldn’t be said out loud…but the past 2 days I have actually been asking myself that very question.
With Harper and I being plagued with some sort of
cold bird flu, swine disease, or botulism this week- I’ve been wondering how this is going to be with TWO sick babies PLUS a sick Mommy.
Two noses to suck boogers out of with the aspirator.
Two noses to squirt with saline spray.
You get the gist right?
I’ve already accepted that if Harper gets sick, I’m going to get sick too. I really knew that a long time ago..so it wasn’t a shocker that a couple days after she was sick, it hit me too. That’s a part of being a parent, I get it. What stinks, is that’s going to be a part of being a brother for baby 2.0 as well. If Harper is sick, he’s going to be sick, and then there’s the given factor that I will be sick too. And OMG what if John is sick too? I guess I feel prepared to have 2 children, but I hadn’t considered them being sick together before this…I mean, we went a whole year without real sickness with Harper, so it wasn’t on my mind a lot!
I’m prepared to multiply my love, to change 2 diapers instead of one, to have extra needs to meet after he comes…I really am. Well, I’m not worried about it in particular, who can REALLY be ready for a second baby that they’ve never met before?
PLEASE BE AS SWEET AS HARPER, BABY BROTHER!!!
Anyone with 2 want to tell me if it’s absolutely unbearable to have 2 sick children at once? Or am I just freaking myself out since I have a
sinus infection the swine flu?
Excited to hear your thoughts…assuming I live through the night.
***PLEASE KNOW THAT I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT ANY SPECIFIC PERSON SAYING THESE THINGS TO ME, THEY’VE BEEN SAID TO ME SO MANY TIMES BY SO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE I CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER WHO SAID WHAT OR WHEN***