My partner and I have been waiting for our second baby to join our family for over a year now. When our daughter was just a few months old, we were approached by our adoption agency with the idea of adopting again. We had several adoption situations fall through, though, so we're still waiting for our second baby to arrive. I did, however, have plenty of time to come up with an extensive and thorough list of things every mom should do before she has another baby.
There are a lot of obvious things to think about before having another baby, like maybe lining up someone to watch your first child while you're at the hospital having and/or meeting your new arrival for the first time. There are finances to consider, obviously, and potential changes to certain work schedules to discuss. But some of the other things are less about logistics, and more about spending as much time with your first baby as possible. After all, your time as a family of three is coming to a close. Before you know it, you'll be a family of four (or more) and all hell will break loose.
One thing I've been doing lately, and especially since the wait for another child can often seem interminable, is to remember not to hype it all up too much. I have a list of things I want to do before the new baby comes, but I also just want to relax and enjoy the time with my firstborn before she becomes a big sister. So, with that in mind, here's what every mom should do before she becomes a mom of two: