In just a few days we will have another child to love. Another child to give our hearts to, and another sibling for our two daughters. Being that Brooklin is about to turn 3 years old she hasn’t quite been able to grasp the fact that there is indeed a baby in my belly. She can’t quite get the fact that there is one in there and no matter how many times I tell her she doesn’t quite understand.
She does like to kiss my belly and pat my belly. I was trying to talk to her about the hospital during tubby time the other night but all she said was “there will be cake and Popsicles at the hospital”.Â I’m not sure she quite understands but I hope she’ll be okay with the entire situation there.
She does know a few things. There is a crib for the baby, and diapers, and clothes, and toys that she can’t play with. She knows those things so that leads me to believe she does know a baby is coming. She may not understand that it is mommys and daddys baby and that she’s going to stay with us forever but she knows.
It’s been hard thinking that Brooklin is not my only baby anymore. Kaila and Brooklin have adjusted well to having one another around but Brooklin being the youngest gets a lot more of us. Her and I are best friends, she’s my little me. It’s hard to think that soon her life will change. I know we’ll adjust after some time but it’s hard to think that she’s now going to be my middle child.
In just a few days my Brooklin will become a big sister. My heart is so happy yet it breaks at the same time.
How did you prepare your children for a new baby?