Snooki Makes Heartbreaking Confession About Second Child

Snooki PregnantNicole "Snooki" Polizzi is in the final days of her second pregnancy, which means she's likely doing all the baby prep stuff like making sure the car seat is installed correctly, picking out a coming home outfit, and of course, since this is baby number two, worrying over how she will ever love another little human being as much as she loves her firstborn.

The eight-months-pregnant star recently stopped by Brandi Glanville's podcast "Unfiltered" and admitted that she's apprehensive for the birth of her second child for that very reason. Don't worry, Snooks, it's totally and completely normal to feel that way.

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When asked how she was feeling about going from being a singleton mother to a mom-of-two, the Jersey Shore star confessed, "I'm worried about ... I love Lorenzo so much, like how am I going to have this much of a love for my second baby?"

I think every single mother on the planet feels this way when she's expecting her second child, and it's nothing that can ever be explained until you live it. You know in your head that love is not a pie, but instead that it is infinite and always growing. Of course it grows as your family grows!

But that tricky heart ... sometimes it worries there won't be room for a new person to love without taking away space from someone else.

I distinctly remember wondering how the heck I was going to love my second child as much as my first -- especially since I wasn't the one who had originally wanted to get pregnant again in the first place. Nope, I was a happy "one and done" mom to my 3-year-old and had no intention of messing with our family dynamic.

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My husband at the time was the one who desperately wanted a second. Eventually the idea grew on me, and just before our eldest daughter turned 4, the pee stick had two lines. I was thrilled and terrified.

I did everything I could to make a place for this new little person in our family and in my soul, but there's always that nagging thought in the back of my mind that was so hard to let go of -- how could I possibly love another person like I loved the one I already have?

And here's the funny part -- I didn't. Because no two loves are the same, because no two people are the same. Your love for your second child will not be the same love you have for your first.

The things that make your first child so special to you will be different than the things you love about your second, third (and I'm guessing here since I only have two), fourth ... one may be messy but free-spirited and creative, another may be shy but incredibly intellectual, you may have one who seems to like dad better, and one who can't live without her mama. These things will change too -- often.

You will never love your second like your first, because that love will be just as new and special and unique as that child is. But one thing you can bank on -- you will love each baby as much as you love the last one. There's always room for love to grow.

Were you worried about loving your second child like your first?

 

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