So nervous about going into labor

I was induced 2 weeks early with my daughter so nothing happened on its own and I have no idea what to expect. Now I am 36 weeks along with our son, no health issues this time so I will be able to naturally go into labor. Happy about it but extremely nervous. Its my second, I should know what to expect at this point!

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    Presencia Luciano
    hi,
    being nervous is natural and expected no matter how many times you've given birth. Each pregnancy is different, I can vouch for that. Just make sure you are eating right, walking and getting a good nights sleep. These last few weeks are going to be the most stressing so when you feel anxiety kicking in, just stop what you are doing and take a deep breath and think positive thoughts. Good Luck. Look forward to seeing pics of your new love.
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    01/06/14
    Thank you for the words of encouragement. I just feel that since I have been through this before I should know what to expect. Nope, all gonna be brand new to me lol. Most stressful part to me about going into labor this time is figuring out when my daughter should go to my in laws. I have never left her before so that alone is stressful enough. I know it will only be a couple days at most but going from never being away from her to this is stressful. I know she is going to have a hard time with it as well and not understand why I am not there.
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    01/06/14
    Presencia Luciano
    You are very welcome. Where do they live? Maybe you should take this time before the baby arrives, as a trial run with your daughter. I'm sure that as long as they stick to the schedule that you have in place w/her everything should be fine. Yes it will be hard the first night but like you said it's only for a few days. I understand the nervousness about leaving her for the first time but as soon as she sees you and the new baby she might forget she was away from you at all. Now the really hard part is having 2 babies at home under the age of 2. I tip my hat to you and all those other moms who have babies that are 1, 2 and 3 yrs apart. My 1st and 2nd are 8yrs apart and 2nd and 3rd are almost 9.5 yrs apart. But we struggle with motherhood all the same. I'm sure you all will be fine.
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    01/06/14
    I don't know which I would prefer, being pregnant in winter or summer lol. With my daughter I was pregnant in the summer, with this one the winter. Living in upstate NY with all this lovely snow while pregnant is not fun but being extremely hot while very pregnant is not fun either lol. Yea I think I will talk to my husband about setting up an overnight visit with his parents for our daughter. That way when the time comes she knows we will come back for her.
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      01/06/14
      Thank you ladies. I know we will get through it and all will be ok, I just don't want our daughter thinking mommy and daddy abandoned her . Everything was done in the hospital when I had her. Had pre eclampsia so had to be induced early. I knew what to expect then. This time, he will be coming on his own, no induction so it could happen at any time. I like to plan things, have an exact plan of everything that has to do with our daughter. If I don't know when I will be going to the hospital I can not have an exact plan laid out for her. We live near Oneonta ny, closest family to us is 40 minutes away. And weather has been terrible lately.
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      Born: South New Berlin, New York
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