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post #21 of 30

My older two kids (9 and almost 6) are very excited. We do love babies around here though :) The smallest (20mos) is obviously oblivious to the fact right now. They also would like to know the gender, but we've always found out so it's not an issue. We're "due" for a boy (had two girls in a row) but my ds understands it doesn't work that way :)

 

The kids' name suggestions are also pretty funny. My ds thinks it should be something like "godzilla"eyesroll.gif while my dd would love something like "rainbow sparkles". So needless to say we won't be taking them up on their suggestions. orngtongue.gif

post #22 of 30

DS is almost 6 (in 2 months) and DD is 16 months. My son is very excited. He has been to a few appts with me, and loves being a part of this. He has already asked if her could help the midwife deliver the "identical cord" & the "plancenta" ...lol. He has been around me encapsulating placentas A LOT lately and has become very fascinated with it all. My daughter doesnt really know what is up...she is too little. I dont have a belly yet for her to be told that there is even anything in there. Once it gets bigger I am sure I can explain that there is a baby in there.

Im not doing sibling gifts, I agree with someone above that their baby brother/sister is a gift. We are not finding out the sex , and my son is really excited about this. He loves surprises! I understands that it could be either a boy or a girl. He has said he would like to have a baby brother since he already has a baby sister...but doesnt really care either way. 

We are having a homebirth and I plan on having both of my children there. My mother will be at the birth to tend to both of them.

As far as preparing my kids for the homebirth, i will probably do what I did with my son when i was pregnant with  his sister: watched a lot of homebirths on you tube (and talked about the sounds that the woman was making), make sure he saw my pregnant body as normal (showers, getting dressed etc), and reading books about the baby together.

post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by Kuba'sMama View Post

My older two kids (9 and almost 6) are very excited. We do love babies around here though :) The smallest (20mos) is obviously oblivious to the fact right now. They also would like to know the gender, but we've always found out so it's not an issue. We're "due" for a boy (had two girls in a row) but my ds understands it doesn't work that way :)

 

The kids' name suggestions are also pretty funny. My ds thinks it should be something like "godzilla"eyesroll.gif while my dd would love something like "rainbow sparkles". So needless to say we won't be taking them up on their suggestions. orngtongue.gif



Lol, DS1 insists that the baby's name will be Bananas! Every time we ask what he wants to name the baby, without fail, it is Bananas lol.

post #24 of 30

My son (almost 3) wants to name a boy "Oscar" and a girl "Metrocard Girl."

 

Great!

post #25 of 30

Well I think Oscar is cute but its out for us, cause one of our dogs is Oscar. Where did Metrocard Girl come from?

 

My DD wants to name the baby Link if its a boy and Princess Peach if its a girl. I reminded her she named her favorite chicken Princess Peach and have said no to Link. So her picks came from video games.

post #26 of 30
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My kids would probably also choose ... well actually they would probably go with Link and Zelda, because they're old enough to know "Princess Peach" isn't a good name for a kid... but Link and Zelda would be appropriate.

 

But we still wouldn't use it. Our family already knows how geeky we are, we don't need to reinforce it LOL

post #27 of 30

DD suggested Yellow Hippo. We are going with that until we come up with another option orngtongue.gif

post #28 of 30

I absolutely love hearing the names your kids are choosing for the baby! So funny.

post #29 of 30

My daughter is 6 years old and insanely excited. She actually caught on to what I was doing while I was taking the second pregnancy test (pfft the first one is never enough proof, right?) and her reaction was a loooong and high-pitched scream of excitement. She's totally into being a big sister and that's made me feel less guilty about the age gap, which is a little big and has worried me. We weren't planning on trying yet, but I really did want another one before the age gap became even bigger. From the day she found out she's been obsessed with the name Johnny. Even for a girl. I'm not sure where she got it, but she's adamant that both a boy or a girl could have that name and it's amazing. Unfortunately she won't get her wish, but we do call the baby Johnny now as a nickname. Her other name obsession is Anastasiya for a girl, which she knows was almost her name and I think that's why. Due to the name shooting up in popularity even more than it already was in Russia, that one is out too. I'm waiting until we find out the gender and then start worrying about converting her over to my side where a girl is probably going to be a Margarita or Valentina! winky.gif

 

Other than that she's been really fun to involve in the pregnancy and while I'd normally never buy anything before the baby is born (superstition) I probably will end up letting her get a few things just because she's so eager to buy for the baby. 

 

The only funny thing about the choice of Johnny is that we named our daughter Alyona, which is a common name of heroines in Russian fairytales and there is one in particular about Alyonushka and her brother Ivanushka (http://svet-svet.deviantart.com/art/Alyonushka-and-Ivanushka-128837548 -- story there) Ivanushka is the nickname for Ivan, which is the equivalent of John. It'd be like naming a child Jack and Jill or something... winky.gif

post #30 of 30

My daughter's latest name suggestion (she'll be three next month) is "Hairy Screeching Bat."

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