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June 13th, 2005, 09:57 AM
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I have a 3 yr old son who knows I'm pg. I'm expecting a girl in November and have been trying to keep my son involved. He know's he's having a sister and knows her name is Melanie, and for the most part has taken to this pretty well. He was telling me long before I got pg that he wanted a sister. Now recently he's been wanting to be rocked and wants me to sing rock a bye baby to him. It just started about 2 weeks ago. This is a kid who up until 2 weeks ago did not want to cuddle, be held, carried, etc... He's extremely independent. I know it's normal for him to revert a little but I want to be able to do something to help him. I took him to get clothes for HIM and he wanted to get clothes for Melanie too, so I let him pick an outfit (he picked good too) and let him pay for it. He tells me he wants to share his toys, etc.. with Melanie. But then he says Baby Melanie not have my bed (shoes, clothes, hair, feet, hands, etc...)" and I tell him I'm glad he wants to share his toys and Melanie will have her own bed (shoes, clothes, body parts, etc...) Although the most recent "She not have my PEE PEE" I had no clue how to handle than to tell him "She is not going to take any of you"

So basically, what can I do to help him out? I know there's going to be some jealousy, and I expect that, I just want to find something special for him. My mom is giving him a "big brother's party" around the same time my sister has planned a "surprise" baby shower which I'm hoping makes him feel better.
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June 13th, 2005, 10:03 AM
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Hi Doc when we were preg with our dd, we bought a play baby and all the stuff that goes with it for our ds...they are 21 months apart. He loved it and I really think it helped him get ready for his new sister. I think his behavior is pretty common, he probably just needs reassurance that he won't get "left behind" when his sister comes. You seem like a really great family and I'm sure he will do just fine...good luck

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