Hi all. I have two kids--- DD, 14 is a 9th grader and DS, 11 is a 5th grader. DP had a vasectomy when DS was 2 and we've always been clear that two kids was the limit for us.
Until it wasn't.
We had a vasectomy reversal last year but didn't tell the kids. It ended up that both sides of the reversal were the more complicated type of proceedure and we were told that if fertility did return it would take 6-18 months. So, no hurry to tell the kids...
We were pregnant in less than 9 months. Now 10 weeks along and the kids still have no idea.
So, any ideas on how to tell them? How have your older kids reacted to a new pregnancy (especially if there is a large gap between kids)? We went to the midwife yesterday and she could hear the heartbeat (we didn't) and said we could come back tomorrow so *hopefully* we would be able to hear it. At that point, I'm comfortable telling them.
With DS it was actually really easy. We took a pregnancy test and told DD the same day!