I've been looking at a lot of Elliot's newborn photos lately in an attempt to remind myself what it was like to have a newborn in the house. I thought maybe it might not be such a shock to the system when I do have this baby. I'm glad we took photos of Elliot every single day, because there's so much I don't remember, even after just 2 years. So many different facial expressions, the way he cried was different, the way he smiled. And he was so impossibly small. But there will be so many differences this time around.
Gone will be the time I used to spend in between Elliot's feeds reading a book or napping. I'm worried that I'll be tired all the time and impatient with Elliot. I'm worried that I'll continuously snap at Elliot and be constantly grouchy and that Elliot will come to resent me and the baby. I worry that I won't have enough time for the both of them and that I won't be able to find the right balance. I worry that I won't be very good at being a mother to two children.
But I try not to dwell on that part too much. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it, right now I'm focussed on delivering a happy, healthy baby. Maybe you want to take a guess with me as to when that will be? It'll be like a competition, see who gets the closest. Here is the backround information:
I went into labour with Elliot exactly one week before his due date. But he was born 6 days before the due date. I was in labour for 4 hours and 5 minutes exactly. My bump measured quite small and I was told Elliot would be underweight - he actually weighed 7lbs 6oz.
OK, so my due date is officially the 1st of April and my bump is roughly the same size as with Elliot, based on that and the above,
1) When do you think this second baby will arrive?
2) How long will labour last?
3) How much will this baby weigh?
I would love to hear what you think.