2 babies one on the way.

Dominique - posted on 05/25/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i have a 5 year old daughter and almost 2 year old son. my son always wants me to pick him up, and if i dont he cries his lungs out. normally i wouldnt mind, but i am 6 months pregnant and it is a strain on my stomach and back. he will cry till i pick him up. i cant ignore him because it kills me to see him like that. my doctor said stop but its easier said then done. what should i do?

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Ashley - posted on 05/25/2009

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The thing I have to do is sit down and put him on my lap. My three year old is tall for his age and very heavy. It is definitley a strain and after the pregnancy it may be even harder for you to pick him up if you dont do something now.

Dawn - posted on 05/25/2009

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I understand your problem. My son and daughter are 13 months apart. When my son was 10 months old and I was 7 months pregnant I flew from Atlanta to Denver with the baby by myself. It was very difficult because I was pregnant and by then lifting him and having him sit on my stomach was a strain. My doctor told me from the beginning that I needed to stop lifting him because he was getting to heavy and it could become harmful for both me and the baby. But I too hated hearing my scream and I didn't want him to feel like I didn't love him or that he was being replaced. However, by the time I hit 8 months I had to adapt and so did my son because it was just too much on my body and he was ok. Now my son is 2 and my daughter will be one on the 6th and I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am very concerned because even today my son still wants to be held and although he no longer screams he does tend to whin and that too breaks my heart but in the end I know that my son will still love me if I don't pick him up every time he wants and that the new baby will remain free from harm and so will I

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