Irrational fears

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Registered: 01-07-2011
Irrational fears
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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 3:48pm

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 4:10pm

i can't help you but i am scared of everything including labor and delivery and raising another child.. You think you need a refresher???My only child is 15 & 1/2!!!!

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Registered: 08-30-2004
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 5:49pm

I have the irrational fears as well, but mine are mostly regarding the CS (I had a horrible experience last time) and not getting any sleep. I know sleep is probably everyone's issue, but that is always the thing that stresses me the most. I get panic attacks over it!! This is really a problem because I know the more stressed I am, the more stressed baby gets....ugh...it's a vicious cycle!!

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Registered: 10-23-2002
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 9:37pm
I let the contractions due all the pushing I don't push till they are close to coming out
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Registered: 07-16-2009
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 10:42pm

LOL.

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Fri, 06-24-2011 - 8:10am

I may as well have never had a child...I can't remember much of anything now. It stinks. Its all really "new" to me. I think i have the oldest child on here and the largest time span of having children. I wish i didn't do it like this..Its really really hard going from having some freedom with a teen and having not much freedom with a brand new baby.

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Registered: 07-16-2009
Fri, 06-24-2011 - 11:12pm

*chuckle* You may have the biggest spread, but you are not completely alone in feeling a certain loss of freedom... With my third, I weaned #2 before he was born.

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Registered: 04-05-2008
Fri, 06-24-2011 - 11:29pm

There aren't that many years between mine either, but I have been realizing how different it will be.

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Sat, 06-25-2011 - 2:24am
I agree that with each child there is a lose of freedom. I know that once the baby is born, I will not be able to leave DH at home with all the kids, unless the baby is sleeping. He is great with the kids but for some reason, when there is a newborn, he gets very nervous about taking care of the newborn and the other children. I also won't be able to volunteer next year at school as much as I did this year (if at all) and that makes me pretty sad because my 5 year old is going to be starting kindergarten.

I guess that I assumed having older children would actually be less stressful just because the older children are pretty self-suffient and I have a completely warped and probably wrong idea that the older children would be a huge help around the house and with a baby. Can you tell my oldest is 7 so I have no basis for any of these ideas?