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We’re trying to conceive – Should we tell our son about it?

on Aug 26, 2014

by Alyssia Granger

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We’re trying to conceive – Should we tell our son about it?

Deciding to have a second child comes with a lot of responsibility; arguably more responsibility than you had the first time you got pregnant. Not only do you have to focus on your unborn child, but you have to maintain your attention to any children that you already have.

Deciding to have a second child comes with a lot of responsibility; arguably more responsibility than you had the first time you got pregnant. Not only do you have to focus on your unborn child, but you have to maintain your attention to any children that you already have. School age kids will still have homework, even if you are dealing with pregnancy fatigue and you will still need to care for their basic needs. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, your second child may be a bit easier than your first, because you already know what to expect. Even though each pregnancy is different, you will already have gone through the fears related to eating the right things and taking care of yourself while being pregnant and will be able to relax a little bit more this time around.

Telling your kids

When you do become pregnant, it is extremely important for you to involve your kids throughout your pregnancy. Helping them to develop a bond with their sibling before they are even born can help the transition into becoming a big brother or sister easier and you may be able to alleviate some of the jealousy that often comes along with having a younger sibling.

However, the question regarding how soon to tell your kids, is a tough one. Many parents hesitate telling their kids in case something happens to terminate the pregnancy early. In most cases, it is probably a good idea to wait until after you have completed your first trimester to tell your kids.

Although the decision of when to tell your kids that you are planning to have a baby is entirely up to you, it is probably best that you do not share the fact that you are trying to have a baby until you get pregnant. The process of trying to get pregnant is fairly foreign to kids, especially if they are younger and informing them of this decision may become very confusing and raise some difficult questions for parents to answer.

Tell Siblings First

Whenever you do decide to begin telling people of your happy news, it is a good practice to let siblings in on the secret first. Not only does this give you an extremely cute way to tell the rest of the family; nothing is cuter than hearing the exciting news through the mouth of a toddler or young child; but the last thing that you want to happen is for your child to hear the news from someone other than you.

If you have been telling people in the family that you are going to have a child, but have yet to tell your other children, someone may unknowingly tell them for you. One of the most common things for people to ask future siblings is about their excitement level. If they do not even know that you are pregnant, learning third hand can build up quite a sense of resentment in your older kids.

Why should we wait to tell our kids?

As before mentioned, you should refrain telling your kids before you actually become pregnant. One of the main reasons for this advice is because they will not understand what you mean when you tell them that you are trying to have another baby. Typically, the process of having a baby is quite confusing to kids in itself and throwing the idea that you have to do something to make the baby appear can complicate matters even further.

Another issue that you may face if you tell your kids that you are trying to get pregnant is fertility problems. Although you may have conceived easily the first time around, you may find that it takes longer after your initial pregnancy. If you tell your kids that you are trying to get pregnant, they will begin to question what is going on if time passes and they don’t have a sibling.

Telling your kids that you are trying to get pregnant or have become pregnant can be a very sensitive matter. Every parent feels differently about this process and regardless of when you decide to tell your other kids, the decision should be made together. Parents should be on the same page when it comes to their kids and this is definitely a time when you should discuss how to handle telling the news to your other kids. You should never tell your kids without your partner being present or at least being aware that you are informing them of the news.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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