Originally Posted by spughy
Melany your DD and mine are the same age - so same gap between them & the next one - what is your DD looking forward to about the baby and what (if anything) is she already disturbed about?
I think my daughter is looking forward to helping and holding the baby. I don't believe she is disturbed about anything, mostly because I think she has no idea how life is going to change. She keeps sneaking the baby cloths out and trying them on her doll. Then she carries the doll around and tries to swaddle it.
My son, on the other hand, is sad that baby isn't a boy. I don't think he understands how long it will be before baby can "play" with him. He made the comment when we found out that this one was a girl, "She won't want to play trains with me." I think he thinks baby will walk out and act like a 5 year old. He can play with his wooden trains with his cousin, so I think that is what he expects.
I think a lot of my daughter's excitement has a lot to do with her personality and willingness to embrace life, diving into everything head first with a smile. I don't think she even thinks about the negative side of how her life will change. I wish I had half of her optimism about life.