I remember what it felt like, those last few days before baby arrived. Full of joyful anticipation for what was to come, offset by a bit of nostalgia for the last precious moments of our familiar life together as two. It occurs to me now, as I look through these images of another family in waiting, that the days leading up to number two must be infinitely more emotional. Sure, you’ve done it before, you have all the tools — but your first child is your world. Fills you, undeniably and beautifully, to the very brim. So how do you learn to share your love / energy / time / patience? To not feel guilty for bringing a new all-consuming love into the picture?
The rational piece of me knows that people do this everyday, and that everything will be more than okay. That love multiplies, even if energy / time / patience do not. Maybe you can let me know your heart’s experience, Jennifer, once that little boy graces your family with his presence. Any day now…xo