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post #21 of 27

I definately wouldn't say I'm restricting calories.. I've never been a calorie counter type of person.  During my 1st tri. I could barely eat anything - esp. not protein or dairy.  Since 2nd tri started, I seem to be making up for the lack of protein, as it's the first thing I have with every meal.  I used to eat yogurt and cheese every day - so far this jellybean doesn't seem to be a big fan of either one, so I might have 1 tbsp of yogurt now and then... to satisfy my ice cream craving.  

 

On a different note... I noticed your oldest is 19 and your youngest is 3.  That's like me.  My oldest is 20 and youngest is 3.  We haven't even told the older kids yet that we're pregnant - and they haven't seemed to notice anything on their own.  They've always said that if we were to have any more kids - they would move out.  Hmmm... I suppose that could be to our advantage (!).  But really, I think we're going to wait as long as possible to tell them because I'm not sure how they'll react.  What does your oldest think of having another, very younger sibling?  19 years difference is almost like another generation in a lot of ways.

post #22 of 27
Ah, gotcha. I just get concerned that someone might be trying to restrict calories while pg.

My oldest will be 20 in March. He was almost 13 when his first sibling was born. He has not been happy about any of them. He's actually reacted a lot better this time than before. He still says I don't need to have any more babies (as if he would know what I need) but he's not angry about it like when he was 12 or weirded out when he was 16.

I'm torn about having him move out. In some ways, he's very helpful when he's here. A year ago I was not ready for him to move out but now I am.
post #23 of 27

My dad's eldest sibling is about 20 years older than him.  They're in their late 50s and late 70s (respectively) now, and my aunt is like a matriarch and really enjoys that role.  I know it's waaaaay down the road for your son and he can't grasp it now, but maybe one day he will also be that sort of figure in the family.

post #24 of 27
Oh, I'm not worried about it. He's a pretty good big brother, just a little immature sometimes, but he is still a teenager.
post #25 of 27

Do you find that sometimes there really is no difference between parenting the younger ones, and parenting the teens? 
I mean they both want independence yet still need their parents, and they are always testing the boundaries, and they can all be very moody at times.  The only difference is that the younger ones can't drive!  Oh wait a minute... yes they can.. they can drive us nuts! 
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post #26 of 27
LMAO, matyja! Yes, it is very similar. I read somewhere once that teens are equivalent in emotional maturity to younger children minus 10. In other words, a 13yo is like a 3yo and a 19yo is like a 9yo. I think my ds is about 2 years behind the norm. While most teens could get a first job by the time they are 16 or 17, my ds wasn't really ready for that until he was 19. He's finally gotten to the point where he doesn't have a huge emotional meltdown when he doesn't get what he wants. It is difficult when you have teens and babies because it's like having two separate lifestyles.
post #27 of 27

It's funny to hear the older ones tell the younger ones : When you're older (like 20 or 30) we'll do this and that and go here and there.  Meanwhile I don't think the older ones realize that when their younger sibs are 20 or 30, they'll be 40 or 50!  By then we'll be ancient Grandmas and all this talk of GD and C/S will be distant memory...   Let's enjoy it now shall we?   thumb.gif 

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