Telling older children you are expecting

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Telling older children you are expecting
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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 3:55pm

In about a week we plan to tell our girls we are having a baby.

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Registered: 06-20-2010
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 4:04pm

You are 2 funny!

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Fri, 07-02-2010 - 1:32pm

They might surprise you and be really excited, once the shock wears off!

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Sat, 07-03-2010 - 8:12pm

In 2007, when DS's were 10 and 8, I just told them.

 
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Sun, 07-04-2010 - 12:09am

I have a six year old and a five year old. My six year old has been asking for a baby for a couple years! i used to tell her we'll see but after two and a half years of trying, i just started saying i couldn't have a baby anymore.


apparently that wasn't the case! (yay!) So i was very excited to tell my daughter because i knew how excited she would be. Once i started showing and knew i had to tell our family, we decided to tell our daughter first. I showed her the ultrasound pic and then told her it was a baby in my belly. After it sank in, she went crazy, jumping up and down, and said: "My wish came true! My wish came true!"


We decided she could share the news, which she really enjoyed doing.


(My five year old son was very non-challant about it, seeming to not really get it and/or care one way or another.)


I know your children are much older but i wanted to share.


BTW, when i was around 15, i found out my mom thought she was pregnant but it ended up being a false alarm. I was so bummed because I wanted her to have a baby! I would have been over the moon about it.


So, you never know :) Good luck and please let us know how it turns out!

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Registered: 05-05-2010
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 9:42pm

Thank you all for sharing!!!

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 5:47am

I thought Melissa had some very good (fun!) advice. Also wanted to say: if your teenager acts grossed out about it, you could say something like "hey, be glad your parents love each other -- look how many kids have parents who are divorced, fight all the time etc!!" That could help put it into perspective for her! Also, be sure to always call it "our baby" instead of just "my baby." Good luck to you and have fun shopping, if you do go!!


Molly

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 2:38pm

Great advice.

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Registered: 07-15-2005
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 3:15pm
make sure you tell us how it went and what they said.

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 11:41pm

Okay........

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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 10:46am

Did they say why they were so upset?

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