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    Default Telling your kids about your pregnancy

    How far into the pregnancy do you share the news with your other children? What's the best way to explain to them the changes that they are about to experience?

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    I'm 4w4d, my dp wants to wait till after our 20wk ultrasound to tell dd(9) and ds(6) because 9 months is such a long time for kids to wait. I'm leaning towards telling them after our 12 week ultrasound.

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    Iv told our kids. I'm 10weeks. My DS keeps pointing to my tummy saying baby in there lol my dd dosnt get it lol

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    We always tell them straight away, they aer the first to know.

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    DS6 walked in on me doing the pregnancy test...wanted to know what it was, how it worked, what it was for, why were there 2 lines on it, "can I have a look?" "can I do one?" We told him alll about it, told him he was going to be a big brother if this baby was "strong enough", I am 8wks 3 days and every day he asks, "is the baby still strong mummy?" He is so involved and it makes me feel happy and secure. We have discussed the possibility of the baby not being strong enough and if it comes to that, then we will just have to deal with that discussion when the time comes...it is such a wonderful time and we wanted to share it with him...

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    I wanted to wait until after 12wk scan to tell ds5 but dh was so excited and didn't want to wait - he told his work mates at 6 wks he was so excited so at 8wks we told ds and he was so excited and has been such a good help with me around the house ect and I even let him chose an outfit for his little brother over the weekend. He takes great pride in telling everyone that I am pregnant & he is going to be a big brother. He even got to feel him kick the other day which was amazing

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    I have a 4yo DD who will be very excited to have a baby in the house... I just think the wait might be too much for her so I'm planning on waiting till I start showing.. It would be nice to share the whole journey with her though.. My son (2.5) on the other hand may not take the news so well. Whenever DD plays dollys and talks babies he runs in the other direction. Any ideas on how to make this an exciting time for Ds too?

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    I told DD about DS when we went to the dating scan :-) she came with us and saw her little sibling and it was so special, she came to all the scans after and it made it so real for her. By the time her brother was born she was smitten
    MAJKE: take him to scans and maybe some midwifes appointments if at all possable, that is what I did with DD who was 2 at the time and it made it do real for her seeing the baby on scan as it was happening and hearing the heart beat with the Doppler :-) and then when bub starts moving make a big deal about him feeling bubba move and the fact that he will be a big brother and that is soo special
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    I had to tell my kids immediatly. This prg was unexpected and after seeing the positive result on the hpt i was sitting on the bed shaking and crying while saying i need a docter. The kids came in and asked me if I was going to die....I scared them so i explained to them what was going on after telling DH. They were so happy, they still are and i enjoy explaining to them everything that is happening with the growing baby.

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    I don't know how to tell DD.

    We don't even know how far along we are; the doctor said wait three weeks for our dating scan, but she thinks between 4-6 weeks along.

    My plan is to take DD to the scan without telling her what's going on, and letting her just see it.


 

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