Getting pregnant when you have a little one in the home can be a very exciting adventure, but as a disabled mom it does come with it’s own worries. While I have figured out ways to adapt and care for a child on my own (when I have to be alone); I haven’t figured out how to handle two children on a daily basis. There are many new fears that come with being pregnant and bringing another life into our family.
Caring for a toddler while pregnant.
The first big fear is casting for my three year old son as the pregnancy progresses. Will he step up and start climbing into his car seat without being lifted or will I still need to carry him? I know the third trimester is the hardest for me and during that time I’m afraid I’ll struggle to lift and carry him when it’s needed.
All I can hope for is that I can continue to do everything like normal and hope that on the days that I’m struggling my son will notice and help make things a little easier for me.
Traveling with Two Kids
I am not afraid of going anywhere when I have someone with me, but I’m afraid of what it will be like to get around with two little ones. Do I need a double stroller? Will my son cooperate when Baby is being held and he has to walk or ride in the cart?
I know most moms worry about these things, but I worry a little extra because I know I can’t chase down my toddler on a normal day and definitely won’t be able to do it with a baby in tow.