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If you are planning another child?<br><br>
DS will be three in September - Ive mentioned the idea a few times as hes beginining to understand more but thats it... I plan to buy him books about homebirths and babies around Christmas time if I fall pregnant right away as I will be about 4 months gone then (hopefully - fingers crossed hehe)... Or buy then eventually when I am about 4 months gone as I think thats a good time to introduce the concept (start showing and all, etc)... But now that the crunch is almost on...its not long until we TTC and im sorting things that need doing out now, etc.... hes become more 'clingy'... Could just be his age but I cant help but feel he 'knowns' ...you know? Is that crazy or do they know? I have always thought that though children dont really understand it all at such a young age...they just sort of know. Could just be his age of course! lol<br>
I dont really mind either way - in fact, I welcome it because its my time to show him that I will still always love him just the same no matter what! I want to make sure that the process of introducing a sibling to my DS is just as happy and beautiful a time for me as it is for him.
 

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I don't have a lot of time but just wanted to reply quickly. I think they do know! When DD was 2 we started TTC#2, and as my sig says no go yet. But DD has often asked when's the baby coming? Or has been known to say what's wrong with your tummy, does the baby not want ot be in there?<br>
Out of the mouths of babes - eh?!<br>
Anyway, in the end it got so intense with DD and the kind of we don't know when it will happen answers weren't working, I have now explained to her that there seems to be something wrong with my tummy and that once the doctors get it fixed, we'll <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: get her a bro/sis. We have an agreement that as soon as I know she'll be the first to know<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
But yes, I do think they pick up on something, as we never talked about it in front of her and she brought it up, but that said it could also be her age and seeing her friends with new siblings!
 

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I didn't talk about another baby when we were TTCing to DD1. I told her when I was about 18 wks pg with DD2, she was 3.5y. I had planned on waiting another month or so before telling her, she had no sense of time then, but people started coming up and asking her if she was getting a brother or sister.<br><br>
DD1 is 5.5y now and she knows that someday we'll have another baby, she talks about that baby sometimes, it is really quite cute. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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my gal (three and a half) was about to fall asleep the other day and she looked at me all sleepy and said "mama, i want a sister." out of nowhere, or so i thought.<br>
we've been talking (me and my partner) for months now, on and off, about the possibility of it when it happens... just thought it was cute and amazing that she brought it out when we've never actually talked about it with her.
 
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