Originally Posted by Adrienne
Slight hijack--what could we do for a 9 year old (my step-daughter)? She's not too interested in toys, and anything commemorating the baby is kind of gross to her since she's actually pretty jealous. Handling it well, but jealous.
If she is with us when we go into labor, her grandparents are going to pick her up and go to their house. If she is with her mom, she will stay put.
I am also uncomfortable buying her something impressive since I just feel like we are trying to buy our way out of her feeling left out. YKWIM?
Is there any way to get her involved? Give her a job like choosing a color for the nursery or picking out baby clothes or choosing a baby chair. Something that makes her feel involved and useful.