Well I have a 9 and 7 year old and a 10 1/2 month old. It takes some work to get a routine going but its totally doable! As far as how not to get stressed, I try to remember that the other kids are adjusting to a new baby just like I was so with that in mind I had to have a lot of patience and I would talk to my older kids about how things needed to be and what needed to be done because of the new baby so they wouldn't feel left out and know what's expected of them. It gets easier as the baby is now older. I also have a supportive dh( when he's home, he works a lot so I sometimes feel like its all on me!) Good luck and congrats to u.
Well I think things always fall into place. I am currently expecting #4. We have a 4yr old, 2yr old, 10month old angel, and 17 weeks along. Our would be 10 month old was amazing as our other children are as well. He put my body through a lot and yes it was exhausting. Due to an accident he died during labor @ 39 1/2 weeks. I would do it all again. It was and is a challenge to focus on two plus grieve and long for one and then to find out another is on the way. Truly amazing children are. You will do great! My daughters will be 5 & almost 3 when our Baby D is going to be born. They will be such awesome helpers and embrace their sibling. Best of luck!
just involve them in the whole pregnancy etc, get them feeling bub move, if you can take them to some appointments do so they can hear the heartbeat etc, get them to rub moisturiser into your tummy (hehe), tell them what great brothers/sisters they will make, and involve them when bub comes as well, right from the hospital, when my kids come in I put baby down and give them all big hugs, then intorduce them to the baby then its pass the parcel time with the baby being the parcel lol, and photos all round, then continue that at home, dont squirrel baby away from them, let them help with getting nappies, bath time and of course holding bub, with you helping of course :) let them feel part of the whole baby thing and they will except baby and be your number one helpers :)
I have a 7 yr old a 4yr old and 2 yr old . Were expecting our 4th girl in may. Plus I work full time. It was hard at first but everyone gets into a routine and it helps a lot. Just make sure hubby helps so you can rest when little one gets here so you don't have a break down. Good luck!!!