When will you tell your other child/children?

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Registered: 12-05-2006
When will you tell your other child/children?
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Tue, 11-09-2010 - 7:52am

Maybe someone already asked this but when do you plan to tell your kid(s) that another baby is on the way and how will you explain it?

I was going to wait until I was over this morning sickness so

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Registered: 08-26-2003
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 12:26pm

We had a dating ultrasound at 10 weeks and decided to tell them right after that.

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 1:43pm

We told our DS once we had the ultrasound confirming our little one was in the right place. DS is 8 and has been wanting a little brother/sister, so he's really excited. He understands the basics and we've been talking about how the baby is growing. He likes to know how big the baby is now so he asks lots of questions.

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Registered: 12-05-2006
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 12:33pm

I have read that if a fetal HB can be seen on an u/s at 8 weeks, the risk of miscarriage is down to about 5%(down from about 15% at 6 weeks). My first appt is next Thursday (11/18--I will be 8w 5d) and we are going to have an u/s then so maybe we will tell DD after that if all looks well.

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Registered: 12-05-2006
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 12:40pm

I think our DD will be excited too once we tell her. I think she is tired of being the only child. She will be four when this baby is born

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Registered: 12-15-2008
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 12:54pm

We told my 15yo DS 2 weeks ago when we gave him some early birthday presents.


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Registered: 10-11-2010
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 4:15pm

We have not yet told our DD (9 yo) yet. We wanted to wait for the end of the 1T, but I think we might tell her before Thanksgiving. We are going to visit my parents in another state for Thanksgiving and at the end of the weekend I'll be ending 1T. I think we will tell them that weekend, so I want my DD to know first. I will definitely want it worded like "WE are having a baby". I want her involved. She has been wanting a baby brother or sister for ever and still talks about it a lot. I am a little afraid that because she has been an only child for all of these years that she might get jealous of the attention a baby gets. I think she will be good with the news, though.

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Registered: 01-25-2008
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 4:46pm

My kids are both really young - my oldest is 2 and he's heard several times that he's going to be a big brother (again) and that he's going to have a new little brother/sister next year and that we need him to help us teach his little sister how to be a be a good big sister.

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Registered: 04-17-2002
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 8:41pm

We told DSD last weekend. She was excited for a bit but kind of forgot about it but I assume she will keep getting excited as it becomes more feasible. Her bio mom had another baby 2 years ago she gets it. She talks about her mom's other daughter a lot so I think she will be the same with this baby. I am kind of worried though as now she gets extremely spoiled attention wise when she is here as opposed to at her mom's so I am hoping she doesn't get resentful of the baby. I'm sure it will turn out fine, though.

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Registered: 10-19-2010
Sun, 11-14-2010 - 5:14pm

I've already had to tell DD because she's 28 months and just keeps trying to jump on my belly.

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Registered: 10-19-2010
Sun, 11-14-2010 - 5:23pm
Oh -- and I'm 8 weeks today.

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