Recently, my three-year old finally clued in that we were going to have another baby. He jumped up, turned to his older brothers (who’ve understood this news for months), and exclaimed, “Guys! There’s a baby in Mama’s tummy!” The thrill on his face was just priceless. While it is a joyful time for a family expecting a new little one, the gestation period can be exhausting for the mother. It’s a great balancing act to manage pregnancy symptoms while caring for the family and attending to household and work responsibilities.
This article offers suggestions to help moms balance the added challenges that arise during a second or subsequent pregnancy. From stocking the kitchen to date nights with the hubby, I’ve covered the bases for what a mom needs to know not just to survive pregnancy, but to thrive during it. One time rights are available. The text is approximately 1027 words.