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October 24th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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So for mommies that have older children, how have they taken the news of a new baby? Have you told them yet? My 4 yr old daughter actually came barging into the bathroom when I was testing.. and asked what I was doing so I told her right then. This was the conversation:

Me:Guess what, mommy is going to have another baby
Jocelyn: Yeah... a baby.... (moment of silence) like the kitty!!
Me: No, a baby like you and Gabe.
Jocelyn: Yeah, you are going to have a baby like ME!!
Jocelyn: Like a BIG GIRL! *jumps*

And pretty much everyday since she has reminded that me that I will be having a baby like a big girl! haha. Gabriel is clueless but I imagine he will be much less enthusiastic about the idea.
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October 24th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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My DD is 5 and she is super excited to be a big sister. She even told her whole kindergarten class lol.
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October 24th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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I won't tell DD until i'm further along because she has a big mouth and im sure every student in her JK class and teachers will know. I'm not far enough along to feel comfortable with that yet. I think I'll tell her next year in January or even later. I think she'll be excited because she's obsessed with babies, but once baby is actually here and living with us I don't think she will be very happy at ALL
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October 24th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Eliza is too little to understand at all. She just says "Yeah, baby brother sister!"

We'll have the usual toddler jealousy I'm sure, but I lucked out and got a very sweet, gentle kid. She loves to give all her toys to other kids and isn't possessive at all. That may change, but I think we're going to have an easier time than some.
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October 24th, 2012, 03:44 PM
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I haven't told my girls yet. Lily has a big mouth and would tell everyone. I'm not ready to tell my parents yet, so we'll have to wait. I happened to be looking at maternity clothes online and she watched me for a minute. Then she said "How come all those people look like they're having a baby?" She's going to figure it out any day now. She'll be great- in her mind it will be someone else that she can boss around. Abri will be interesting to see. She is such a mommy's girl but very maternal with her dolls.
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October 24th, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Haven't told our kids yet, won't for a long while yet. We told them around 8 weeks last time, and they were pretty upset the day their baby brother/sister had to go to heaven! So I think its better to wait.

They will be SUPER excited though!!
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October 24th, 2012, 03:58 PM
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I haven't told my daughter and I won't until I am ready for my family to know. She will announce it to everyone.
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October 24th, 2012, 04:19 PM
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I want to tell my oldest so bad because she will be sooooo excited but Im not going to tell my kids until after 16 weeks. I told them last time and it just about ripped my heart out telling my oldest her baby brother went to heaven. I don't want to have to do it again.

I really can't wait to tell her though. She is ALL about babies and will be a great helper.
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October 24th, 2012, 05:25 PM
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I am super excited to tell my 4 year old... but I have not. I will tell him after we see the first heartbeat ultrasound But I know he can not keep a secret at all..... so I have to make sure to let everyone know before him!
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October 24th, 2012, 06:09 PM
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AWe havent told them yet. Last time we told before 12wks I m/c then they went around telling everybody I was having a baby and then I had the gut wrenching job off expaining. It was horrible. Im sure they will figure it out from me being sick just giving it time lol
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October 24th, 2012, 06:46 PM
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My kids were all thrilled! They've been wanting another sibling for awhile.
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October 25th, 2012, 05:25 AM
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We haven't really told Connor yet, he is a parrot these days and since we are not telling anyone yet, I just know he would drop keywords at inappropriate times! lol We will tell him and make sure he understands after we hear the heartbeat!
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October 25th, 2012, 05:54 AM
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We haven't told them yet ..but it was funny last night ds said we need a baby brother for paislee lol. Me and dh just looked @ eachother they will be excited ..they are very good with there baby sister and we had a lot of fun with pregnancy last time so I'm looking forward to it again
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October 25th, 2012, 06:18 AM
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We lined up our girls (11, 8, 6) and told them we wanted a picture of them. Instead of having them say "cheese", we had them say "I'm going to have a baby brother or sister!" The oldest got it right away. The younger ones took a second to understand. But they are all EXCITED!! They have told everyone! Here is the picture we took:
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