I’m still weeks and weeks and weeks away from the birth of baby #2, but I find myself constantly wondering how I will manage. I don’t mean how I will take care of two, I have no idea how that is going to work, but rather how do I manage “things” with two?
Before Peanut was born, I wondered how I would go places. Trying to finagle a stroller, a baby bag, a baby…I couldn’t really imagine how I’d get from point A to point B. Since Peanut will only be 18 mos old when Petunia is born and is not the best walker or listener, how on earth am I going to get two kids out of the car and into a store??? How will I get them outside of my house and into the car for that matter???
Once I’m in said store, now what? How do I shop, especially for groceries? Do I carry Petunia in a sling and put Peanut in the cart. Do I put her in her carseat inside the basket part?? If I do that, where will all the groceries go?
I also have anxiety about other activities. If we were ever to get a babysitter, do you pay them more for two kids? I already pay way above average (the two times we got a babysitter) and there is no way that I could afford more.
How do you go out to eat? We tend to go out for lunch since it’s cheaper. Most places we go aren’t fancy, sometimes you order at the counter. I’ve figured out how to manage Peanut and a tray of food, but I couldn’t possibly juggle anymore.
Going to the pediatrician’s office is already incredibly stressful. Peanut usually screams the ENTIRE DURATION of the time inside the exam room. He even cries when I’ve taken him to my OB appointments. I can’t imagine shuttling two kiddos into the the dr.’s office, with one for sure screaming his head off.
I wanted another child so close together, why? Maybe I’m just adding stress and worrying about nothing.