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I'm Andrea (with one 10 year old DD, and am due with DS on 10/15).
Just looking for any words of wisdom from BTDT moms.
DD is excited and I want to make sure we do this right so that when her baby brother arrives she still feels that way.
Any advice or experiences I can learn from?!?
Thanks so much!
<div align="center">~Andrea; Proud Mom to Makayla & William</div>
Welcome! What really helped for me was involving them both in all aspects of the pregnancy and delivery. They went to doc appointments with me, attended the u/s and were present at his birth in the delivery room. They held him within minutes of him arriving, so I think that really helped them bond with him.
My DS is 10, and DD was born three weeks ago. I agree with what the above poster said. Just do your best to include your daughter in everything.
I often tell the baby (when big brother is within hearing distance) how much fun it will be when she grows up and can play with her brother, because he is so smart/nice/funny/helpful. I give him extra praise when he helps out with the baby. Also, I try to do sweet little surprises like making his food into fun shapes or treating him to a special dessert, to show him that even though I'm really busy with the baby, I still have time for him and love him just as much as before.