One would think that second time parents have it all sussed.
Ha. Been there, done that. I may be pretty confident about why co-sleeping, baby-wearing and breast-feeding were the way to go for us, but it all comes apart in the face of one stubborn little girl.
Then how come I have to restrain myself from frequenting forums on a number of questions because my head is spinning with them?
How come I have one child who won't eat any kind of fruit (except banana of course, which child doesn't eat banana? Oh, right, my husband) and one baby who won't eat anything but fruit? This is ridiculous.
How dangerous is that for iron levels at 10 months considering I'm a vegetarian and meat is scarce in our home anyway?
How is baby going to last a full day at nursery without her most favourite food which still is magic mama milk?
How DO I wean? (She's protesting. She can be loud. She knows what she wants. She may be easy going in general, but there are limits!)
How will she nap at nursery?
Shall I provide additional milk in a bottle or cup, considering she'll be short of 11 months? Neither of my kids seem to get that a cup is for drinking from rather than spilling and making water displays around the house, most prominently on a fabric chair, which I only noticed once both my trousers and knickers were soaked through at my rear side just minutes before a visitor arrived. Oh the joys.
Considering how fussy she is eating right now (banana great one day, spat out next and same for almost every other food except strawberries), how/what/how much/how many kinds of food should I provide for the nursery?
Should I be giving her supplements because she clearly isn't getting enough iron?
Why hasn't the nursery been in touch about settling in days yet? I have sooo many questions to ask them and I need at least some answers now to keep my head from exploding.
Argh. Can I just extend my maternity leave? No. Bugger.
3 weeks today. The deadline looms and we're still not on a 3 solid meals a day schedule (unless the meal involves berries only). Breast-feeds? Let's say too many considering she'll have to do without for full days at a time. Am I bovvered? Er, I think I might be.