Loving Another Baby
I feel badly even thinking this, but I’m pregnant with my second child and I wonder, how could I ever love this baby as much as I do my daughter? Did you feel this?
Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: Yes, during my second pregnancy, I was very worried. I didn’t know how I could possibly love another baby as much as I loved my son. I felt terrible even thinking that.
I remember calling my mom, crying and saying, “I don’t know how I could ever love this baby as much.”
“Don’t worry,” my mom said. “There’s enough love in your heart for both babies!”
And of course, my mom was right.
—Elissa Charbonneau, DO, a mom of an 18-year-old son and a 16-year-old daughter and the medical director of the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland, ME