Becoming a mom for the first time is an answered prayer for my family. I have a miscarriage before my firstborn, so you just can imagine the stress that I experienced to conceive normally. We were very happy when my daughter was born. When I learned that I was pregnant for the second time, it was a mixed emotion for me and my husband. We were not actually planning to have another child soon. My daughter was more than a year old and my body needs time to recover from the previous pregnancy. But since another life was forming inside, who are we to complain. It was another gift from God and we should be thankful for the present.
The result of my ultrasound doubles our excitement. We are going to have a baby boy this time. We plan for two kids and now we have a pair. We’re very happy and we can’t ask for anything more except for a healthy child and safe delivery.
As for my daughter, I think I have prepared her for the coming of her sibling. I would tell her how much mom and dad love to give her a brother and playmate. I would let her touch and kiss my tummy as a way of building the bond between her and her unborn sibling.