toddler and pregnancy ....Question

does anyone know if its possible for a toddler to sense the upcoming birth of a new baby because my son has been acting clingy and he wants to be swaddled to sleep and rocked to sleep too its been a long time since I have done this..and we think its because he knows pr senses something........any advice is greatly appreciated thank u

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    12/08/14
    5Tabitha
    Oh yes. He knows. :) it couldn't hurt to start getting him ready to be a big brother. Show him on a stuffed animal how yo be gentle with baby. Let him know mommy might take a little longer to help him when you have the baby in your arms.
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      12/08/14
      I would do what Tabitha said!
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        12/08/14
        They know. My daughter knew I was pregnant before I missed my period. She was so clingy and always wanted to put her head on my belly.
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          12/09/14
          wow thank u
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            12/11/14
            I feel overwhelmed at times especially when he's so fussy and throwing tantrums I just try to ignore them for a monument then I realize he wants attention oh my what a.m. I going to do with two little ones
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              12/11/14
              monument was meant to be moment***
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                12/11/14
                5Tabitha
                You'll find what's best and do it. You can do it, Paris. The more stressed you get about it, the more the kids will feel it and it's like they feed off that energy lol. Stay calm, you can do this!
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                  12/16/14
                  Bethany Reilly
                  I think they know:)
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                    12/18/14
                    diane
                    I have three children, Rebecca just turned 4 yrs, Kaylin is 2 and Alexander is 14 months. I have already had lots of conversations about baby #4 with them. I knew they knew something was different, they just didn't know what it was. So I asked them what they thought about having another baby. At first the girls said "no no no, we have a baby . . . Alexander". After a few more conversations and explaining there is a baby in Mommy's belly they started to understand another baby is going to be here. Now they can't wait for baby #4 to arrive. Alexander is too young to understand all of this but since his sisters are calm and not stressed about mommy being pregnant he is ok. Kids feed off of each other and Alexander, being the smallest, often looks to his sisters for how to act and respond to different situations. This experience I can say is going well.

                    Oh I also don't completely hide how I'm feeling fro the kids. When I need an extra snack I tell the kids 'baby is hungry so I need to eat a snack'. On days I'm super tired I say 'baby is growing a whole bunch today. All this growing makes mommy tired.'.

                    As for not knowing how to handle two kids; just stick to a basic routine. (Kids thrive on routines.) For me my basic routine is as follows: get up, turn TV on for girls who woke me up, get girls a drink of milk, I go back to bed for an hour. Alexander wakes up, I get him out of his crib, change diaper, everyone eats breakfast. Everyone plays together. Everyone eats lunch, nap time. Alexander gets put in crib with sippy cup of water (my way to help wean from nursing to sleep) Kaylin gets her bed and Rebecca gets the sofa. I sit next to Rebecca and knit/read/etc while she takes her 'sweet' time falling asleep or rather fighting a nap. After nap Daddy comes home from work and everyone plays together. then dinner, bedtime routine (pj's teeth, story/songs) and sleep. Notice how I have focused my day on my kids and their needs. I'm not cleaning all day or trying to clean all day. The most important parts of my day are eating, play with kids and going to bed. The times of the routine are not that important just the order in which the big things are done (breakfast is before lunch which is before dinner and then bed). The order of brushing teeth/going potty and putting on pj's isn't so important just as long as it all gets done.

                    I hope this helps.
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                    12/18/14
                    Yes it does thank u so much I feel much better now
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                    About Paris
                    Current: Mcallen, Texas
                    Birth: March 19
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                    I'm a first time mom of one sweet baby boy its been quite the journey of a lifetime everything changes when you have a baby and i wouldn't change it