I'm 33 so I don't "officially" belong here but I lurk here some because I feel I have more in common with a lot of posters here than on 1st tri.So I hope you guys don't mind me interrupting and asking a question.
I have noticed some of you ladies have older children as well as little ones. I have a 16yr old son from a previous relationship. Dh and I have a 4 yr old together and one on the way. Older ds was 11 when I got pregnant with my last child. He did fine with his little brother and loves him a lot now. So when I told him I was pregnant this time around he was very angry. He was worried that we would have to move (nope), he would have to share a bedroom (no again), and that a new baby would stress everyone out (maybe). I reassurred him that life might get a little stressed and we would all change some, but we would try to keep his life as normal as possible. He has spent much of the summer at his Dad's and when he is home he is distant.(This is different for him, but I also know he is growing up). After the initial conversation he has said nothing else about the pregnancy. I have just let him have space. But school will be starting back in 2 weeks and he will be home 80% of the time.
So my question for your ladies with older children is how have your children done with the addition to your families and do you have any further advice on how to deal with the situation?