I have my beautiful DS6 from my first marriage, which split up when he was just 1yo. XDH and I have shared custody 50/50 since DS started school (I had 70% prior to this) which DS has adjusted well to - he says he prefers to have equal time with mum and dad.
I married my DH last year. DS and DH get along well - they play together, read books etc. DH does not try to play a 'daddy' role though as DS already has his dad.
I am 11 weeks with my baby with DH. It's been a rough road to get here and I'm so happy to finally be pregnant with what looks so far to be a healthy baby.
I will be telling DS in the next few weeks. I have talked with him before about the possibility of having another baby, he knows that I would like to have another one. He has consistently said he doesn't want a brother or sister (especially not a sister!), he's jealous of me and doesn't want to share. Which I can totally understand.
XDH has had girlfriends but is not re-partnered and not looking like having any more kids in the medium term at least.
I'm just after any stories or tips from other parents who've been in similar positions. I guess my fears are that the new baby will really damage my relationship with DS and that he might not want to live with us any more. Obviously he's too young to make that call but I'd be so sad if he started saying that he wanted to live with his dad bc of the new baby.
Any feedback appreciated. TIA