We're expecting bub #2 in May. Ive been really trying to get DD (2.2 yrs) really interested in new babies and what is in my tummy. Lately she has been waving, kissing my tummy and asking what name we have for the baby.
My friend said to me to always make sure the toddler is sorted first. A baby can cry a little longer why you get toddler sorted with food, books, etc. And always have good healthy snack foods ready to go like cut up fresh fruit/carrot/celery, yogurts, cheese and biscuits, etc. If your partner goes to work and makes his own lunch, he could possibly make a sandwich for your toddler for her lunch too. Sorted! One less thing for you to worry about.
I keep telling myself to try not to stress too much. Sure, it will be hard a first to get into a routine, but the good news is, it wont be forever!