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Kemi wife to Jeff mommy to Rohan 1/3/09 and Naren(transfer to hospital) 10/22/10. Pregnant with
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My 20-month-old is hard to gauge. Because she's SO verbal, it seems like she understands everything. She knows she's having a "brover," knows his name, talks about the baby in mommy's tummy, says, "Baby come out!" etc. But I know she can't really *get* that a new little person is coming to live with us...permanently. In fact, it's usually, "Baby come out, read a book," or, "Baby come out, go for a walk," and she doesn't seem to process when I tell her that at first Baby won't be able to do anything but cry, drink milk, sleep, and pee and poop.
My milk dried up in my 2nd trimester so she hasn't nursed for about 5 months, and after the first week or so she seemed to forget about it. But recently I told her that Baby will drink milk from mommy's boobies just like she used to--and now she talks about this all the time, so I anticipate that she may want to nurse again once she sees him doing it.
Overall, her behavior has definitely been more difficult in the past few weeks, as Baby's imminent arrival becomes more apparent--but it's also mostly age-appropriate temper-temper kind of stuff, so it's hard to tell what's going on. She's gotten suddenly particular about who performs various care-taking tasks--and usually it MUST be mommy--so she gets upset when it's daddy's turn to read the bedtime story, or if daddy is sitting next to her at dinner, etc. Whether or not this is because the baby's coming, or just normal developmental stuff, it will certainly be a challenge once the new baby is here taking up so much of mommy. Sigh.