My husband and I are blessed with a happy, healthy, rotten, spoiled 2 year old little boy. He'll be 3 in July. I'm blessed and I get to be a stay at home mom while my husband my works. My husband and I have always wanted to have children close..but it just hasn't been the right time before....My husband and I are really wanting to try for another baby. My husband is all game for it and says our son will be just fine. I however, am scared to death. My son is a momma's boy. He won't go anywhere without me. He's my little buddy and we do everything together. How do I know that he's ready? I have this insane fear that he'll hate me if we give him a little brother or sister. Help please??
I'm in the same boat. My son is my best friend. We spend all day everyday together, he loves me. And he reacts better when I tell him what to do and what not.
I'm terrified of how the new baby is going to change our relationship :( but hes excited for his sister.
My son (3.5) and I have always been extremely close, and somehow yet, he's even closer to my husband (they just get a little less time together).
I dont know how it will be when his sister gets here, but for now we talk about her all the time, he picks out clothes for her with me, tells me all the things hes going to do with her when she gets here etc.
This baby is not coming to take away from his life, but to add to it, more love, more people.
We have to be strong as mothers so that when its time to separate from our babies we can do so and still hold on ;)
He may have some jealousy or go through a tough period of adjustment, but it won't last forever.
Have you ever asked him if he would like a younger sibling?
My main thing, I don't want him to feel like he's being replaced. But he loves to play with other kids an I know that once the baby would be able to play, he'd be in love. I'm just worried about getting there :(
We have asked him and sometimes he says yes and sometimes he says no. He says he wants a boy and no girl and that he wants it to look like spider man.
I'd look at this as an opportunity to help my son be more independent lol. He'll be fine, and so will you... being a SAHM there's more than enough time in a day for 2 kids. I was never really attached to my mom and growing up I always really hated that I had siblings, so I think it has more to do with personality. I don't like to share, I'm selfish, I want all the attention etc etc which had nothing to do with my relationship with my parents lol