By end of March 2015, we will be expecting the arrival of our baby boy. I’m feeling excited yet still feel so unprepared for what is to come.
Dot has been asking when her baby brother is arriving. It brings her unspeakable joy when she sees and feels her baby brother moving. Her face just lit up immediately. It has been a long wait since the day she knew that she is going to have a baby brother and she can’t wait to see him face-to-face.
Preparing Dot for her brother’s arrival
We bring Dot along for most of the clinic visits. She has seen a flickering heartbeat grows into a baby. She even hears the heartbeat of her brother.
We prepared and moved her to her own room. Her study table and her toys, that used to be in the living room moved into her room too, making the living room more spacious and neat. Her keyboard that used to be in the study room is also now in her room. She loves her room, and has since been sleeping in her own room, provided that I sleep beside her. Gradually, we will help her to adjust on her own.
I saw this book, “What’s in there? All about before you were born” at our community library and thought it was a good book to read to Dot about pregnancy, the difference between a male and female bodies, stages that the baby and the mother go through before the baby is born. Now she knows that baby does not grow in mommy’s tummy or stomach but in the uterus!
Things to prepare
I wrote down a simple checklist of things that we need to prepare for our baby’s arrival and also the items that we need to bring to the hospital for delivery.
As we are not going to engage any confinement lady after delivery, I will need to stock up adequate food in our cabinet. My mother will help me to prepare the food and hubby will be there to help me.
Baby D, we pray that you will be strong and healthy to see your new world and us!