The hospital gave me two books for my kids.. I read them both to her last night. She is 4 yo and has known about the baby and was so excited to be a big sister.. She has known that something is not right but didnt quite understand why mommy was "sick".
So I read the story to her and it really worked well. It made me cry but she said "I was sad too because I really wanted the baby to come live with us, but I know she is in heaven". Then she asked me if that is why I was sad...
Its hard to believe that a 4yo can grasp that.. I was bawling and she hugged me and said she loved me.. It kinda made me feel better. And now maybe she is more prepared for the memorial service Sunday..
I highly recommend this book for those with other children. It really opened doors for my 4 yo to express her feelings.