By The Wiz
I am pregnant with my first child. My husband Matthew and I are super excited and scared out of our minds at the same time (OK, I can’t speak for him - I am scared out of my mind).
I have plenty of people/resources from which to draw knowledge (my sister has 3 girls, Matt’s sister is going to have her 3rd any minute/day now) but somehow this knowledge doesn’t quell my fears. What if I can’t figure out how to get the kid dressed without ripping his head off? What if he comes out looking like that many eyed fish from The Simpsons??? What about the whole peeing while trying to change the diaper fiasco (I know I will freeze the first time this happens…)??
I am also the breadwinner for the family at this point in time (Matt is going to school. He took 1 1/2 years off so I could follow my career - what a sweetheart!!). I work full-time at a good job, but I work rotating shift (meaning my schedule is never the same week to week). How will we find a sitter for those weird times when Matt is working nights and so am I?? I am weary of daycares. Having worked at one for 3 years when I was in school, I know the pains/problems/episodes kids can have there (some are just fine too). I don’t want to risk making him go through that…what to do???!!!
We have 2 dogs who are currently very spoiled. Is there a way to keep them from doing harm to the little guy?? I have some ideas for getting them used to him, but should I be concerned about this more??
So, I come to the MMW for some advice from people I don’t know (sometimes this seems better than from people you do know, has anyone else noticed this??) Books, classes -anything you could tell me would be appreciated. Especially about the epidoral. I am
thinking of not getting one, due to the whole hose in my spine thing freaking me out.
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