For those of you with younger kids.......

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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 9:15am

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Registered: 04-18-2011
Fri, 06-24-2011 - 10:32am
My husband told my dd almost right away. I would have waited longer personally, but the cat was out of the bag so to speak. I agree with you about it being a LONG pregnancy once they know. lol At the same time, they do need time to adjust to the idea, esp if it is going to impact them in a major way...sharing a room, or switching rooms, etc.
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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 11:14am
My husband and I have 7 year olds already (my son full-time, his daughter 50%) and he spilled the beans very early on. I would have liked to wait but they are okay with knowing. They both offer up baby names every day (that's good for a laugh) and they both seem to think they will be changing lots of diapers! LOL Yeah, right...
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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 11:21am
My daughter is 5 and DH told her early. I wanted to wait but he was too excited. She's excited but she's watched several teachers at preschool bake their bun so she knows it takes a long time. She's pretty funny about it and is always asking what she can do to help. Plus, she's (sometimes) more understanding about why I'm sick or tired.
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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 11:22am
I only have my 20 month old DS, so I'm pretty sure he doesn't understand what I'm talking about, but I've told him several times there is a baby in mommy's belly, lol. But I do agree that telling an older-ish child so early will make for a very long wait for them, lol.


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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 12:10pm
When I got pregnant with my second one, dd was only 13 months. Once we got into the 2nd trimester we did start talking to her about how mommy was going to be having a baby and she would have a little brother to take care of and play with. We also set up a "big girl" bed in her room so that she could choose to sleep in the crib/toddler bed or in the day bed in order to ease the transition.

This time we weren't planning on telling the kids until the second trimester however, when we went in to the doctor's office so I could get the referral to my ob the nurse spilled the beans at that point. My 6 year old dd is extremely excited and my 4 year old ds will love the baby no matter what, but he'll only like it if it is a boy. lol!

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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 12:26pm

I have a 4 y/o and 1y/o, both boys.

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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 1:54pm

My son is only 2 so really has no clue what I'm talking about but I've told him since the beginning that Mommy is going to have a baby.

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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 8:34pm

This is baby 7 and I have always told the older kids pretty early on, my oldest is 10.

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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 10:32pm
Your post reminds me of when I was little and would ask about vacation. I thought we would leave the next day and I also thought that anywhere we went was down the block. Funny how children think of things! Lol (or how adults wish they were in my case)

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Sun, 06-26-2011 - 11:04am
I told my children. My 1 1/2 year old is too young to understand, but my 3 1/2 year old is already filling the house of drawings of me with "baby batman" in my belly.
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