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I’m Terrified of Bringing Home a Sibling

Reading Time: 5 minutes “What if big brother hates the baby?” “Should we transition sister to her own bed before baby comes?” “Is it a good idea to wean brother before baby arrives?” “I’m so nervous to leave sister to go to the hospital.” “What if he cries?” “What if she cries?” “WHAT IF THEY BOTH CRY AT THE SAME TIME?!”

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Preparing For A New Arrival

Reading Time: 3 minutes The joy and anticipation of a new baby is always exciting. However, it brings with it a whole other world of emotions and questions when there is already another child/children in the mix. The emotions I felt when I was pregnant with our first child were beautifully naive and innocent and full of wondrous anticipation. In reality I had absolutely …

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Hold Me With Both Arms: My Story of Bringing Home a New Sibling

Reading Time: 4 minutes When my son was born I cried. The moment he arrived I loved him the way I loved his sister when I first held her nearly 4 years earlier. My daughter did remarkably well with the birth of her brother. She adored him. She held him and kissed him endlessly and tucked her stuffed animals in with him. I had …