You're ALL ready.
This is your second baby and you know the drill.
Clothes are washed and put away, room is ready, diapers are purchased, you know how to bathe and feed a baby,
and you've even had your 2 year old carry around a baby doll for months now to get them in the groove.
Then it hits...
That gut wrenching, crying in bed, horrible feeling:
"How will I ever love another child as much as I love my first?"
When your first was born, even if not right away, a bond was created. A feeling of inseparable love; Unconditional and indescribable love.
Your heart grew about 20 sizes and sometimes it still feels like it may burst at any moment with how much your care for your little minion.
How could this feeling happen again?
How could you love another any where near in this way?
The panic sets in.
You begin to question everything and wonder how in the world you're going to do this...
In Greek mythology there is something called a "HYDRA".
A hydra is a creature that when you cut off its one head, it grows back TWO in its place.
Pretty cool right?
Your heart does this as well.
No, you don't grow another heart!
(Wouldn't that be crazy?)
But when you have a second child you do take the size of your heart and double it. The same properties are there; the same ability to love, but it doubles.
You take the mother of one and her heart and love doubles, just as hydra heads do.
Having a second baby can be really scary.
And a lot of times that love/fear reality hits very late in pregnancy and with hormones flying, it can be completely debilitating for a while.
But it is normal.
And, like that hydra, your heart is going to change into something with double the capabilities.
Your love grows.
And although it may not happen right away
(it is completely normal to take some time for adjustment)
and it may be a bit different:
Your love for your new child will be just as great
as for the first!
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Jessica Anne Dill