Re: Am I ALREADY getting depressed?
I'm with you - I had a rough time. I'm also getting my placenta encapsulated this time and I've heard it's really supposed to help.
beyond that, I think you just have to try to relax. Because there's nothing you can do. Pray if you pray, believe in the best. We all know if you expect the worst, you'll find the worst.. so don't let yourself even look for it. Remember that every baby is different.
I find myself in little panic situations from time to time about trying to parent a 2yo and a newborn (by the way, our children are pretty much the same ages!) and doing a good job at it. I have to give myself some slack - it's going to be tough, but we'll do it. I'll have to make concessions here and there, but I have to remember which things are the important things and which things are trivial enough to let go.
I hope that helps! It will be okay!
SAHM to Magnolia May (09/10) and Luke Russett (04/13) and wife and best friend to my airman.