Everybody knows you transition into babyland. Pregnancy and having a baby usher in a whole new phase and style of life.
What no one tells you is about the transition from that phase into the next. Where you are done having babies, no more nursing babies…they are becoming kids.
Now you are hard core getting them to brush their teeth and hair before school. And looking through homework folders. And letting them play outside, gasp, alone!
No one tells you how much you can miss the baby phase. How many times your heart can break thinking of baby days.
Dear God, no one tells you.
I am really struggling with this transition. I don’t want any more kids. I love our family the way it is, but at the same time, I cannot fathom life without a baby to cuddle and nurse.
This transition is really messing with me.
The doctor says it is not abnormal to have a lot of anxiety, boy do I ever, during transitions, particularly with the depression and bipolar disorder. I want to know how long it will last, he, of course, says we can’t really know that.
Have you had any major life transitions? Which one has been the hardest? How did you deal with it? Are you still dealing with it?Survive til you Thrive!