Adding a baby to a blended family?

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Adding a baby to a blended family?
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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 4:17pm

My dh and I are kicking around the idea of adding a baby to our blended mix.  On one hand, starting from the ground up with a child is something I'd like to experience with my dh.  On the other hand, adding a baby to the sometimes chaotic mix we already have just feels like we are biting off more than we can chew.  I'm worried about the rocking the boat, it will be an adjustment for the entire family and I know it will cause issues with kids feeling left out, changing around bedrooms, etc.  They already had to adjust to this new way of life, is it too much to take on?

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:08pm

I guess it depends on the family dynamics? If it's something you truly want, than you work on making it happen. I think if you are open and communicate with the children, than they will be more accepting of a new sibling. I guess it all depends on how well they are interacting with each other, but... you also can't live your life based on your kids demands. 

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