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With our daughter, we talked and talked and talked and then talked some more. Just chatting while on a walk, or while she helped me with dinner, or when we were playing with her toys. It was always playful, but just talking for months about how life was going to change and how much I loved her seemed to make the transition easier, since she could reference "Oh, right, we talked about how the baby needs all the nighttime nursies" instead of it being new and scary.
ps - I am certain you meant 32weeks, not months, though lord it does feel like that sometimes, doesn't it?
My DD6 is OBSESSED with all things human anatomy... She LOVES to read "body books" so I when I got pregnant I started paying close attention to the reproductive organs and where a baby grows and how it comes out when it is born. She also loves to watch "baby shows" on TV, so I have let her get a good dose of watching women in labor pain. She knows it hurts, but it's not a dangerous pain. Of course I always focus on the most joyous part, which is the healthy baby that is the result of the labor.
Now she reminds me often when she can tell I am uncomfortable, "Mom, it hurts but it will be sooooo worth it when my brother is here!"
Maybe your DD is too young to understand the difference? But either way, maybe letting her see some footage of laboring women would be helpful in the event that she might have any questions you could answer before your own birth?
Mama to 3/2007, 10/2009, 3/2012, 2/2013
Kate, mom to 7 year old Djuna and 4 yr old Alden. Missing our good friend Hal the cat who died June 2, 2010
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