How are the kids adjusting to the idea of a new LO around the house?
Stepdaughter (15) is excited. Despite her smart comments all the time.
9yr old son, coming around to the idea a lil.. He finally gave the baby a hug the other night before he went to bed.
6yr old son is loving it. He wants to be involved in as much as he can. He swears HIS baby sister is in there. LOL I told him I find out wed and he'd be one of the first to know.
My oldest (10) is indifferent... he doesn't talk about it and he tends to just shrug if we ask him any questions about it. My youngest (8) is adorable... he kept asking me if he can talk to the baby, then puts his hands around his mouth like he's going to scream, then whispers really softly. He talks about the baby ALL the time.
I don't live with my boys, though, so its a bit different for us. I got to spend Mother's Day with them, and thats when the above interactions come from.
Happily married to Michael since 5.1.10
DS1: Matthew - 7/7/00
DS2: Nathan - 1/21/03
DS3: Jacob - 9/29/11
I'm hoping DS (5) does ok with it. He is exciting right now. But, once we get home with all the crying and stuff I wonder if he will change his mind. He has a good idea of what's to come since our BFF's have a 5 month old and he's been around her since day 1.
Similar to Melissa here.
My DD is 3.5 and pretty excited for now. We've read a ton of books in the last few months on the subject (library, purchased from bookstore, borrowed from friends/family), so she seems to have a reasonable understanding right now, and is excited about what she insists is a baby sister. She loves feeling baby kick, giving me tummy kisses "for the baby", singing songs at my stomach, etc.
Her cousin was born right around her 3rd birthday and she loved holding him when we got together, and would take her job very seriously (sitting very still, watching wistfully as the other kids ran around but insisting she needed to hold the baby and couldn't play with them).
I'm hoping that helps when we have a baby of our own.
But yeah, I'm sure reality will dampen her enthusiasm a little!
My 4 year old is super excited!!! She talks to the baby all the time and talks about how she can't wait for the baby to be here. My 19 month old has no clue. I think my littlest will have a tough time...she's a mama's girl and doesn't like to share me! My oldest has been through adding a baby before and she did wonderful! I can only hope she does as well this time..
My 5 year old keeps asking if the baby is coming soon I think my oldest is honestly pretty...bored? by the idea. Not sure if that is the right way to describe it, she was super excited about DS and she was/is interested in this baby but for the most part she doesn't ever talk about it. DD2 on the other hand will even talk to my belly and she was trying to get him to kick her hand the other day and she keeps on commenting on how big my belly is getting.
DS has no idea how his little life is going to turn upside down I really don't think it will be an easy transition at all for him. With two big sisters he has had near constant attention his whole life and even now when I have one of my girls on my lap he tries to push them off and whines...can't imagine how it'll be when I have a baby full time, plus at that same time both of my girls will start school full time (DD2 has only been in half days 4 days a week at this point).
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011
Both of our girls are SO excited. They talk about the baby everyday and are making long lists of everything they plan to teach her when she comes. I keep having to explain to them that she is going to be too little for all of that in the beginning. I keep emphasizing that all she will be doing at first is crying, eating and sleeping. I guess they will figure that out the hard way
Whendi and Matt 2005
DD1 March 2007
DD2 July 2008
DD3 September 2011
My DS (4) keeps asking when I'm going to have the baby and he wants details about how the baby is going to come out of my belly. My belly really isn't that big yet and the kids haven't felt any movement... so, I think they will show more interest when that happens. DD (2) is still oblivious to the whole thing, even though we talk about having a new baby after the summer.
my LO's are excited. They like to feel their baby brother kick, and they love to look at his ultrasound pics. They are excited.