I do not know how to make them be okay with it. But I can kind of guess how they will feel. I mean they are already getting to the teen stage where they are going to be extra sensitive and emotional, and just a teen in general. You are bring a baby into their life as well and I'm sure they don't want to be waking up all hours of the night because they hear a child crying. And they may feel like you might ask them to help with the baby, and depending on how your kids are (because I don't really know) they not only will fear that you may rely on them for help and may be very scared to take care of a child even for a minute. Like I said I do not know how to make it okay. But I'm sure they will see when the baby is around it won't be all bad. Just general worrying, maybe even a little anger towards you. I mean before I had my baby I hated children, and my mom mentioned that she wanted to have another baby when I was 17! I died!
at 2:33 AM on Dec. 18, 2010