It’s quite scary to think I’m almost halfway through this pregnancy, and apart from prenatal vitamins, I’ve not bought a single thing.
I’m starting to worry about how Jake will cope with a new addition to the family. He is used to being the centre of attention and everything in his little world revolves around him. I keep talking to him about his baby brother, and if you ask him where the baby is, his reply is always “In Mummy’s tummy”. He’ll give the baby a kiss, and if he accidentally knocks my bump, he’ll say “Sorry baby” and give it a kiss. But then, he also thinks he’s got a baby in his tummy, and hubby has a baby in his tummy too.
I worry that it will be a shock to the system for him and he won’t know how to deal with it. I don’t want him to be jealous or to think that we love him any less. I am planning to breastfeed and don’t know how he’ll cope with that.
There are lots of things I don’t know, and I don’t like it. I want someone to tell me it will all be okay and that Jake will love the new baby as much as we do.
I’m not close to my siblings, and I really want Jake and his brother to be best friends and to always be there for each other, but I imagine I’m not alone in that and that every mother wants their children to be close.
So, are there any wise words of wisdom from mummies with more than one child on how to prepare the older sibling for the arrival of the new one??