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October 28th, 2013, 07:26 AM
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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)!

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October 28th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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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.

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October 28th, 2013, 08:37 AM
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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.

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October 28th, 2013, 08:44 AM
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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.

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October 29th, 2013, 04:17 AM
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My 17 yr old will not be happy, but hoping he will brush it off. Thinking I might annouce on FB and let him find out that way .

As for my younger ones...not sure, they are the only ones that will be excited about it, so I'm going to have to milk it and do something fun.
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October 29th, 2013, 05:05 AM
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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

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October 29th, 2013, 05:35 AM
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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!
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October 29th, 2013, 07:51 AM
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We just recently told our daughter. We were decoratingpumpkins and I wrote on hers "big sister Madelyn". She is so excited. Keeps talking to my belly.
Madelyn 6 years old....baby number 2 due in May

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October 29th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Mine asked me the first time we saw each other after the honeymoon. I wasnt going to tell him yet but... I couldnt lie and say now either lol

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October 30th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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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.

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