My husband and I started planning baby #2 in the winter. We knew that we wanted to have more children. Of course there’s a lot to think about when planning to extend you’re family. Money is always the question. It is important to have that figured out.
I worried how my first born was going to handle being a sibling. We made sure to let him know that he is special and important to us. While pregnant with my second child, we made sure to read books to our first born. We told him that he’s going to be a big brother. We let him touch my belly and kiss it. It was amazing to see how he reacted to my baby bump. Towards the end was when he would kiss my belly every day. Every time there was a pampers commercial, we told him that he’s going to have a brother like that very soon. I have to say that it worked. When our second son was born, my first born reacted in a way that shocked all us. The first day was rough at the hospital put that changed the second day. The second day, when he came to the hospital, the first thing that he did was come over and give his brother a kiss. Everyone that was at the hospital was in complete shock. We never thought that a child of all most 2 years old, would react that way.
Things have changed but not too much. My son still goes to his brother every day and kisses him often. Every morning he sits on a chair and wants his brother to sit with him and then I have to take a photo of them. It’s amazing to see this relationship start the way that it has. My only hope is that it never ends and they continue to love one another.
There are challenges of course. My husband works nights so I’m home with the boys. It’s a challenge to bathe them. The other most difficult challenge is making sure that my first born understands that we love him the same and nothing has changed. We just have to give the newborn a little bit more attention. We try our best and we are learning as we go along. I of course wouldn’t change this experience for anything. I love my boys so much and look forward to the next few years of amazing experiences and challenges that come our way. I will blog about theses challenges and experiences.