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We're joining Kim (aka wntg1grl), a stay-at-home mom of three who's expecting twins, on her exciting journey from bump-to-babies. Check back every week for the latest developments.
The boys are all so different. Garrin (9) is the most interested in my belly. He hugs it, kisses it, and is always trying to feel his sisters. He talks to them sometimes, too, but often says "Hi, little guys!!" (We are so used to boys.)
Casey (7) doesn't seem very interested. He just tells me that I'm Big Momma. He comments that his hands aren't fitting all the way around me when he gives me a hug. Oh, and that reminds me, I don't have a "lap" anymore. He is now saying that he didn't want two sisters, he wanted one of each. A 'lil stinker, that one. Gotta love him!
Logan (21 mos) doesn't have a clue. He does know there is a baby in there. He says "Two babies" trying his best to hold up two fingers. He does have a baby of his own and loves the baby -- all babies. My SIL had a child in July, and Logan just loves when they visit. I can't picture him being as happy when these babies get here and don't leave. Just like any mom, I worry about him getting jealous. He runs this house. He has four of us who jump whenever he needs us. Times will change ... I just hope he adjusts well.
What's Happening with Babies:
Teeth are forming in the jawbone and as muscles develop, we are beginning to move around more vigorously. We'll move in response to any pressure on our mother's abdomen.
Question of the Week from Answers:
How can I emphasize to my son that he will still be loved when his twin baby sisters come? -- BethPalmieri19
kaycee14: Set up an "our time only" now. Pick a day and time and start having outings. Once the babies arrive, keep doing those "us only" outings. He will need the one-on-one time to adjust.
whitenena: Just keep telling him how much of a good big brother he will be and how much the girls will love him. I let my 3 year old wash bottles, give the baby baths, play and talk to her. I think the main thing is to include him in everything with the girls and have days just for you two.