With my son I remember being worried about the basics;
When would he crawl?
Would he be able to walk?
Will there be surgeries?
Will he have a "normal" life?
This time around I have a mix of different emotions. Almost two weeks after my daughter's birth I am still in amazement that this happened to us again. I am less worried about the stuff I had originally been fixated on with my son and more worried about things like;
Will I be able to wear her in a sling?
Do we need to get a double stroller? (the original plan was to wear my daughter until my son was old enough to walk independent of the stroller)
Will her recovery be as smooth as our sons?
If I have a third child will this happen again?
Anytime I hear of a new parent-to-be finding out that they are expecting a clubbed footed baby I always say that of any handicap, this is the easiest and most recoverable one out there. It is hard to take my own advice and roll with the recovery process. I'm doing my best not to get sucked into a pity party. Maybe next week when I get to pick out some pretty AFO shoe's I'll cheer up.
I've also asked around on some baby wearing boards and have some ideas for being able to babywear my daughter, though with most of them she needs to be old enough to support her neck, so it'll be a while. So far she has been rather unimpressed with being in a sling, so maybe my whining is a moot point anyway because she might not want to be worn!
Thanks for listening to me whine!