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I think it's partly the pregnancy hormones, but I find myself crying frequently, worrying about how difficult it will be for my 2-year-old to adjust to not being the only child anymore when the new baby comes. Are there any books (with an AP perspective would be nice!) I can read about how to ease the transition?
 

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HI Just wanted you to know that its perfectly normal to feel like that. When I found out I was pregnant as happy as I was I was in tears. I bought DS 2yrs old the book Baby on the Way by Dr Sears ( they also have: What Baby Needs which is probably better since you are further along) , and Welcome With Love ( homebirth story different author). In the book I wrote a lil paragraph to my DS about how much I love him and how he will be a wonderful big brother. The front page is still stained with tears as I wrote it. I am 3 months pregnant now and when I see my DS walking ahead of DH and I we cant wait for him to have a sibling to hold hands, play with, walk along side and even to fight with <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and another child for us to looooooooove and raise to grow beautiful wings.<br><br>
Hope that helps<br><br>
Michele
 

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I just asked a similar question here and got a lot of good suggestions:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=424199" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=424199</a>
 

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I haven't personally found any books that were helpful to me (although I did find an online suggestion for "What Your Baby Knows" by T. Brazelton) but I did find a few websites that might or might not help you.<br><br><a href="http://parenting.ivillage.com/pregnancy/pbabyprep/0,,3wnz,00.html" target="_blank">10 Ways To Prepare Your Toddler For The New Baby</a><br><br><a href="http://www.raisingkids.co.uk/1_4/tod_sib01.asp" target="_blank">New Baby On The Way? Preparing Your Toddler</a><br><br><a href="http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/sibling_prep.html" target="_blank">Preparing Your Child For A New Sibling</a>
 
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