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Just prepping for baby #2

Microphone from PixabayThings are a bit quiet around here. We like quiet. We’re not going to get it for the next couple of months assuming Maggie was any indication of future events.

The original due date I heard was 8/8 (tomorrow) and Kim has documentation of 8/13 (six days). We’ll see.

It’s odd this time. I feel like we’ve actually got things covered to the best of our abilities and a lot of the worry has shifted from “what if we don’t bring the right stuff” to “we got this, now we just have to make sure Maggie understands and is taken care of while we’re at the hospital.”

Maggie’s said her sister can continue to live inside mommy and she doesn’t really need to meet her, although she doesn’t seem really averse and may have a limited understanding of what events are about to transpire. I’m not quite sure.

I’m most concerned about Maggie at the moment… I know me and Kim will handle it, and baby Gus Gus will come out fine… just this little two year old I’m wrapped up in making sure she’s ok.

We’d had the idea to take her out of daycare for a few weeks while Kim was home with Gus Gus, decided against that as 1) want to keep everything as normal as possible, 2) going to have a screaming baby on deck that will undoubtedly tick off toddler and make her miserable. Seems it’s better to keep things as normal as possible.

In the meantime, I’m locking down work, getting my ducks in a row, and prepping for not sleeping by strategically placing 5-hour-energy at work as I don’t think I’m going to be very useful even when I do come back without it.

I’ve got a lot of thoughts on baby #2, but most of my mind is on making sure baby #1 doesn’t have a miserable time.

OK random strangers and a few people I know, your game here is guess the birth date, birth hour/minute, and guess the birth weight. I don’t know that there’ll be any prizes, but I’ll call you a winner when I make the announcement. Closest counts, we’re not doing Price is Right rules.

Odd segway, but my brain is disjointed today

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.