We'll be waiting to tell my 7 year old until after the first U/S at least. The baby is too young to understand, and will be fore a long time yet. Once we're "out," so to speak, we'll make sure we talk about the growing baby a lot. I hope he'll be able to start to form an attachment while I'm pregnant to make the transition easier. He will be close to 16 months old when the new baby comes.
Telling the siblings - Page 2
I was going to wait to tell my 2.5 yo DD because I didn't want her to tell other people, but it's impossible not to talk about the baby in front of her. She is very perceptive and listens to everything we say, so she really already knew, and we officially told her last week. I don't think she fully understands the reality of it yet, but she is really excited. She has been saying for months that she wants a little brother (her cousin recently got one). But we don't live near our families and won't see them in the intervening time before we officially announce, so there's really no one for her to tell as long as I can control her facetime conversations with my mom.