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
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.