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If all goes well at next week's ultrasound, I'll be telling my son and daughter about their new sibling... So nervous and excited about telling them. I am torn between just sitting them down and talking to them with my husband or doing something cute to surprise them. I really have no idea how they will react. I think they will definitely be shocked/surprised. Especially my daughter as she has come to think of herself as the youngest in our family. (she also has 2 older step siblings on her dad's side).
I wanna hear what anyone else has done (or will do)!
We just brought it up rather casually in conversation. We didn't want to make a huge deal about it because I had a m/c with my last pg but DH felt we needed to go ahead and tell DS so he would know to be a little more gentle with me. He is a typical rough and tumble 4-year old. I think we might do something a little more special for him when we find out the gender.
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana(missing Aviano, Italy)
Pretty much since the time my husband and I dtd we knew we were pregnant again. So he'd jokingly tell the kids they were going to have another baby brother (my husband believes he can only make boys). When I did find out for sure (longest 11 days ever, because I found out 8dpo last time and this time it wasn't bfp til 11).
Anyway. The kids knew when we did and they are all (except my almost 5 year old) excited about another baby.
We sat them down on the couch, I grabbed my phone and put it on video. My husband tried telling them but they weren't catching on to what he was saying (moms pregnant, you're going to be big brothers) and I just said we're going to have a baby. My youngest was the first to squeal, then they went crazy haha.
I have just started bringing it up here and there...I think she is still too young to really get it, esp because you can't tell I'm pregnant yet. She does nod her head yes and smile when you ask her if she wants a little brother or sister though
I had planned on a dinner of "baby themed" foods to tell them, but we were out to dinner and my older two DD were asking when they could start babysitting. I told them in May and DH said, "let's just tell them" ...my favorite comment was from my 6 y/o..."Yeah right, you are too old to have a baby!" ....and my 14 y/o...."I'll believe it when I see it." <-denial! Lol
The older boys 14 and 17 are kind of "whatever" about it, although they have a lot of opinions about names, which is cute. My 17 y/o has been much more respectful, which I am loving!
wife to Richard
Mommy to Max 9/21/99, Lucy 8/9/05, Kirby 7/18/07, Jaycie 2/11/09, and expecting baby #5 5/6/14
We were going to tell him on Halloween at our ultrasound but he saw my Halloween shirt last night and we could tell he was figure it out so we told him. Wasn't anything crazy, I was ironing my shirt lol
As for our 2 year old, he hasn't any clue. He talks about the baby but he doesn't understand baby is his sibling and in mommy's uterus.
Last edited by anjewellove; October 30th, 2013 at 10:29 AM.