Hope - posted on 08/29/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
First of all, I am so excited that my husband and I have decided to try for baby number two that I could burst, so I am so glad I have a place where I can "spill the beans". :)
I have some concerns about preparing my two year old son for becoming a big brother. I have heard that if you don't get big milestones, such as potty training and moving to a toddler bed, out of the way a while before a new baby comes along it can make things a lot more difficult in the future because the huge change can set them back. I'm also concerned about how to help my son understand what is happening when mommy starts to look different and we're getting things ready for the baby. I want to make sure he understands mommy and daddy still love him just as much and that he can be involved to. Obviously, I have plenty of time since I am not even pregnant yet, but I am the type of person that stresses easily. I just want to get as many ideas as early as possible so it can be as stress free of a transition as possible. So, if any of you mommy's that have gone or are going through the same situation have any good suggestions I would really appreciate it! Thanks!