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27 March 2006 @ 02:26 pm
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1. Name (how should we address you?) and age: Alex, 22
2. Location: North Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia
3. Ages of child(ren): Robert, 3
4. Currently pregnant?: Yep!
5. What number pregnancy is this for you?: 4
6. Due date for current pregnancy: July 6
7. SAHM, WAHM, Work in Office, Student, etc: Technically, SAHM. Very, very part-time student otherwise.
8. Areas of mothering "expertise": Gentle discipline & instilling excellent manners, breastfeeding, teaching the monster to "cook".
9. Best part of being a 2nd (or 3rd, etc.) time mom: I'm not there yet, but thus far, the kisses on my tummy have been wonderful.
10. Hardest part of being a 2nd (or beyond) time mom: I'll get back to you. ;)

I've been meaning to join for a while, and I'm happy I finally did!

Question for everyone: Did your older child(ren) attend their siblings' births? We're still sitting on the fence on the issue, mind you it's only been tossed around for a week or so. Any thoughts or perspectives would be helpful. :)
 
 
 
Amanda-liciouskandi_bomber on March 28th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
yay and welcome :)

I decided not to have Summer attend k's birth (when i still though i might have a labour) not because she couldnt handle it, but because I knew it could be boring and I didnt want her presence to inhibit anything I felt I might want/need to do.
The sounds you make sometimes can be scary, and its hard for children to see their moms in pain.

(she was JUST 8 at the time)

This time around, I would allow her there for the pushing stage, if she wanted to. but the rest is just a long time for a child to be there when there is nothing they can do.

Just my own feelings though, I think that it would be a really great experience under the right circumstances (having another adult to watch over the child)as well as your own support network.