Paul and I are trying to conceive baby # 2!  I'm happy just doing the deed and when it happens it happens.  He has me using a fertility monitor, which cost us $200 mind you, and going every other day like the doctor said.  Goodness he's making me crazy!!  None of our family knows that we are trying to get pregnant again.  They would all say, "It's too soon.  Why not wait until Lucille is out of diapers so you don't have two in diapers at the same time?"  We don't care what they will say  it's our family our decision.  Plus they will be happy just the same.  The only thing I'm worried about is how Lucille will react once the baby is actually here.  Right now she is the favorite.  Of 8 great grandchildren Lucille is the pick of the litter and it shows.  Her closet is packed with clothes that her great grandparents have helped buy. And she has more toys than she know what to do with.  When she was a little baby, newborn, everyone wanted to hold her all the time and that is natural with new babies.  But will she feel left out or unwanted when the second one is here?  Because the new baby is being held or fussed over?  Any advice on how to make her still feel just as important as before?  No one could ever replace my Lucille, I just want her to know that and be able to tell her that when the time comes.  Any advice you could give would be very helpful.

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 3:46 PM Congrats! And in my opinion, I would think it would be easier for her to adjust sooner rather than later. She won't remember being the only child if it happens soon, however, it you wait til she is out of diapers, she will definitely remember. But, include her in everything when you are pregnant, doctor visits, ultrasounds, picking out clothes, etc. Then include her as much as possible after the baby is born.  Again, congratulations!  We are hoping to add to our family soon, as well.

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