I will be 25 weeks tomorrow and while we still have quite a few weeks before baby #3 comes, I am already having anxiety over some things.
This baby will not have a bedroom so it will be cribbing (haha, pun intended! :oP ) with us for an undisclosed amount of time. That means we somehow need to fit the cradle and eventually a crib in our room, the changing table, and then a dresser to store the baby's clothes. Plus, we need to buy said dresser. :o/ We have a decent sized bedroom but its not huge so who knows how all of that stuff will fit? I try to rearrange the room in my head, trying to come up with the best layout, but until we actually start moving things and we get the dresser and crib actually in the room, my mind will not stop thinking about it!
Then there is getting all three kiddos in our Dodge Journey. Yes, it's a seven passenger and its not about all of us not fitting...it's more about how to get us to fit comfortably and most efficiently. Hannah will be going to school so I need to be able to get her out of the car easily. Do I put her in the third row and get rid of some truck space? Or do we try to fit 3 across in the second row? How easily will we be able to get the infant seat out? Would the infant seat go in the middle or behind the passenger? We know Colson needs a new carseat and I want to get a diono seat because they are narrow. I would hate to have to get one for Hannah too but is that the only way to get all three across the second row? I just have no idea the best way to lay all of the seats out.
Then Hannah is starting school...just a few weeks before baby #3 comes. So with the stress of figuring out a new schedule with Hannah going to school, lets add to that a new baby who makes its own schedule. Ahhhh! I'm sure I'll figure everything out but just thinking about it is enough to stress me out!
And I don't even want to think about going places with three kids right now. Or a double stroller which all seem to cost an arm and a leg to get. Hannah wants to walk all the time so her days in a stroller are pretty much over. But Colson still rides in one and the baby will ride in one. It was fine with two because it was one adult for each kiddo. But now we're outnumbered. So Hannah walks with Nick and then I push a double with the younger two? Or do we skip buying a crazy expensive double and I push Colson in our Maclaren and wear baby #3???
Someone hold me! I can't even handle thinking about all of this right now.
Mommas of 3+... how did you figure all of this out? What did you do? Advice?