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post #21 of 23
So happy for you all that it went smoother than everyone thought. There will be bumps along the way and you will work through them together, you have been great at handling all the different bumps so far

As for DSD's emotional reaction in the evening, I think most kids of her age, regardless of if it is the expecting of a new baby in a "necular, non-blended" family, or if that baby is on one side of the "blended" family, will go through the emotional highs and lows of wondering how the baby will change their place in the family. Those of us with the uniqueness of blended families just have to remember that our kids may have a bit more adjusting to deal with, and also have more "ammo" to throw at us when they are upset. Just like my brother and I did during rough times, my parents are still married (39 years) but my brother and I are adopted (both at 6 weeks old, so no major traumas in our past or anything) but I think we both (brother more than once) pulled the "You're not my real mom/dad. She/He would let me do that/love me more/whatever drama is going through their heads.
post #22 of 23
Congratulations again!! So glad that it is going well with the "cat finally out fo the bag" so to speak.



Take it easy!!
post #23 of 23
congratulations!

my youngest dss was very aggresive about the new baby. dh made extra effort to assure him that he wouldn't be forgotten. he still gets very jealous if dh is holding amelia but we try to let him know that he's still loved and that love for your children isn't limited to a certain number.

also, we have to remind all of the children that caring for the baby's needs does not mean we love her more. she needs us more right now and they were once babies who needed us to take care of them because they weren't able to.
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