Originally Posted by samstress
our two year old has been super clingy lately and not wanting me to leave when i drop him off at school -- i'm feeling that on some level he "knows". is that nuts?
am dreading telling the in-laws. we will see them at thanksgiving (i'll be nearly nine weeks), but don't want to tell them then. dh and i have already joked that they'll know something's up if i'm not drinking wine. i've said i'll let them pour me a glass, but that he will suck it down when no one's looking. or i'll just dump it in a plant or something. :) we'll see them again on FIL's birthday when i'll be 12 weeks. i'm thinking that'll be a good time (and getting to be hard to hide at that point).
I've been wondering the same thing with my two year old! He has been so clingy lately and he has started calling himself "baby" all the time instead of his name. He definitely hasn't been told (and I don't think he would understand) or heard me talking about it.
I'm dreading the ILs knowing, too. We didn't tell them until 17 weeks last time. I joked with DH about not telling them at all... for so many reasons. For instance his dad gets all creepy and flirty with me when I'm pregnant. And when they found out DS was a boy they literally said, "Another grandson" and hung up the phone (DD is not genetically theirs, although DH adopted her at 3, but they don't treat her as a grandchild). The kids and I haven't seen them in over a year. Yet they seem to think they have a right to be there at the birth and/or see the baby the day its born. Not okay with me.
Originally Posted by turtlemamameg
We told 4yo dd tonight and it was soooo beautiful. Her response was so loving and sweet and hopeful. She is going to be such a great big sister! It was so far my favorite moment of this pregnancy and i hope to remember her loving response forever!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
That is so cool! My DD was 4 when I was pregnant with DS and it was amazing. She was so great. I'm a little worried about DS. He turned two at the end of August.
AFM - DD has been wanting another sibling for a while, so I was really excited to tell her, but ever since we moved she has been vocal about not wanting another sibling. I'm so disappointed. I don't know how much longer I'll be able to keep it from her, either. I do want to wait a bit until things are "safer" as I'm only at 6 weeks. I am hoping if I make sure she's getting lots of quality time the next week or two that when I tell her she won't feel bad about it.