09-30-2006, 12:24 PM
Hi my name is Cassandra, I am new to this site. My husband and I are both in our early twenties and already have a beautiful 2 year old son and we just found out we are expecting again! We are very excited about this new addition but also worried that our son will feel like his world is being turned upside down by the baby. I am just two months pregnant so we have already tried to explain that mommy has a baby growing in her tummy and once the babys old enough it will be ready to come meet us. I know my husband is happy and excited about this new baby I think he also worries about the financial strain another baby will add to our family.
09-30-2006, 12:44 PM
Welcome and congrats!! I could have written this post...we have a 28 month old boy and I am about 10 weeks pregnant. I am going to have a C-section on April 20 (at least that is the plan right now!)
Welcome to c-moms and congratulations! :D
09-30-2006, 04:55 PM
Welcome and congratulations!
09-30-2006, 05:28 PM
Hi and welcome to c'moms! Congrats on your new blessing! Don't worry your ds will love to be a big brother. :wink: I felt the same you did when i was pregnant. )My kids are 2 yrs apart) But i would always have her pat my belly and say baby and give my belly a kiss by saying kiss the baby and stuff like that. I would make it something exciting for her. After the baby was born i had her be my special helper and she loved that. She loves her baby brother and so will your ds! :D
10-02-2006, 07:01 AM
Hello and welcome. I agree with the ladies. Also all kids respond differently. Just keep doing what you are doing and even get one of his stuffed animals and play "dress the baby" Wash the baby"...and maybe once the wee one comes he'll be your extra pair of hands! :D Prayers to you! This is a great group of ladies with LOTS of good counsel! Again...WELCOME!!! ~Kerri
10-02-2006, 07:21 AM
Welcome and congratulations!!! I'm glad you found c'moms. The women here are such wonderful encouragers and friends. You will really enjoy it here!
Hi, Cassandra. I think your DS will be fine. My parents had us four within 5 1/2 years, and as far as I know nobody ever had a complex or jealousy about a new baby coming. I can vaguely remember, at the age of four, being excited when my youngest sister was born (the next one, who was 2-1/2, was also looking forward to having a baby sister).
It's great you're talking to him about it so early. "They" say that talking up the "big brother" thing and explaining how he can be a help and a teacher to his new sibling will also get him in the right frame of mind.
As for finances, my best girlfriend who has five grown children recently told me that God blesses families who have kids because that's His plan. :)