Last week I was posed a question from my dear friend “How I’m I adjusting with being pregnant with Baby #3?”. I responded, “nothing to really adjust at this point besides making sure my two BUSY sons don’t ram me in the tummy”. So I’m back to that whole, you know, protecting my stomach. Blocking anything that comes closer than 2 feet! Honestly, I can’t really focus on the adjustments until I get to the Third Trimester. Besides, RJ (age 3) is going through the terrible 3’s “Telling me what he’s not going to do” (Lord give me strength), and Cameron (age 21 mths), is already starting terrible 2’s “Doing whatever the heck he wants” (I pray again Lord give me strength). lol
RJ knows there is a baby in Ma-e’s (mommy) tummy but only when you ask. So if he is starting to be rough I just say “RJ, where is the baby?” He replies (often shouting) while pointing to my belly, “In Ma-e’s tummy”! Then I say “You have to be mindful of the baby. You don’t want to hurt the baby, therefore you must me gentle with Ma-e, ok?” He always response “Ok”. Then I try to get him to talk to baby but he runs off! Lol
Now Cameron is too young to understand, though he is older than RJ when Cameron was baking in the oven. I don’t think Cameron will comprehend a baby growing inside of me until either after he turns 2 or when he can feel baby moving. So my focus right now is just to get through these phases with the boys! Cameron will be starting potty training immediately when he turns 2 in February (Stay tuned for my Kickstart Potty Training in 3 days). My Plan with RJ is just to get him to stop with all the whining and talk his feelings out to us!
As far Me and hubby preparing for the new arrival, well we are just mainly trying to get our finances in order and planning to have a credit card and our new car paid off by the time the baby turns one in 2016. Now I don’t know how likely the plan will work, if successful I’ll share how we made it happen! If we are able to pay those things off then when Baby Henderson turns one (OMG) Rj will be heading to kindergarten, which means one of two things we can keep him in Christian Private School (paying tuition for 3 kids) or send him to a charter school (No tuition, paying tuition for 2 kids).
Those with two or more kids how did you start preparing for the little one’s arrival?