I have an 8 month old daughter and am 17 weeks preggo again & i think my daughter is thinking she wont be mommys & daddys lil girl anymore! :(

Mariaelena - posted on 11/19/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 8 months old and i am 17weeks preggo again! She is my lil angel & a daddys girl, but i think she knows that mommy is pregnant again bc she went from goin 2 sleep @ night by herself to havin one of us rock her to sleep & she has been doin this off and on for the last 3 months. She's a very smart baby, born premature, been crawling for about 2 or so months, talks all the time :) eats great, has a few teeth, pulls herself up like she's been doin it for 20 yrs lol, has very strong legs & walks w/us but not quite on her own. I know its an early pregnancy and it wasnt expected, but i dont want her to think that she wont be mommys & daddys lil girl anymore! What can i do?

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That's a pretty complex thought for an 8 month old. The things you describe her doing are normal for a lot of babies at that age... regardless of their birth order or if they are only children.

What you can do..... the best you can for both your babies. Expect that the first year of your second child's life is going to be quite difficult, but after that things will start to get a lot easier. Your first born will never remember life w/out a sibling.

At least that's been my experience having twins and my good friend who has 2 kids that are 16 months apart in age.

Tah - posted on 11/20/2011

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at 8 months trust me she can't even comprehend that mommy is having another baby let alone not think she will be mommy and daddy's little girl anymore. I think you may be projecting your feeling onto her. What she is doing is normal for an infant of that age. They go back and forth through sleeping all night and at that age, yes they do still want to be held. Im sure she is a smart little baby but she has no idea what is going on so you can relax and not feel so guilty

Sal - posted on 11/19/2011

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My girls are close in age too 14 months and until I was huge my daughter had no real idea she might just be having an unsettled period teeth growth spurt or like someone else mentioned she might be picking up on your stresses.... Don't worry it will be ok kids are remarkable at being able to adapt

Morgan - posted on 11/19/2011

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I am also 17 weeks pregnant and my daughter is 22 months old, even at her age she really has no clue whats really going on, she knows mommy has a baby in her belly and to be careful. she will kiss my belly and say HI baby! but I really dont think she understands how her life will be diffrent..



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If your feeling stressed she may be picking up on it I know my daughter sure can

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Bonnie - posted on 11/20/2011

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My first two kids are 21 months apart and even at 21 months old, my first child barely had a grasp as to what was really going on.

Bonnie - posted on 11/20/2011

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An 8 month old has no idea what is going on. She could be teething, going through a growth spurt or even a bit of separation anxiety.

Mariaelena - posted on 11/19/2011

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the reason i say i think she knows is she always wants to be close to my belly, is this normal?

Kate CP - posted on 11/19/2011

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Uhh...no. She's 8 months old. She isn't even aware that she is a separate person yet. She's having a growth spurt.

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