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He spied the new cot mobile I got for baby in our bedroom last night (his rocking horse is in there as it doesn't fit in the other room and he always has a little ride on it before bed), and got it out and was having a good look, and a good look at the picture of the baby on the box. It sparked a conversation about stuff he had when he was a baby, and then things baby will like and dislike, and how it will be when baby cries, that sort of thing. Daniel was asking what would happen if this, that or the other - and asking if the baby was still in my tummy. I was talking to him about baby grabbing his finger or his nose which he found hilarious. I also told him that baby was still in my tummy but would be coming out in round about 7 week's time. He went quite contemplative when I said that, but not upset. When I asked him if he was still excited about having a baby brother or sister he said very softly, "yes".
I think he IS excited, but apprehensive. But it's lovely that he's taking an interest in the preparations for baby. He is quite proud that baby is having his old cot and he has therefore been able to contribute, and interested in the baby's toys, so I have told him he can help baby learn to play and show him or her how to use the different toys and he was chuffed with that. I'm sure he's going to be a great big brother, though may need extra support to adjust, but that's one of the reasons I plan to be off work for a year.