What do you do when your little one begs for a sibling? My 4-yr old son said to me out of the blue yesterday "Mommy, you have to give me a brother and a sister before I grow up." (yes, he said AND. Yikes!) I stuttered a bit and said, "Uh... we're working on it, kiddo..." and fought back tears... The last thing I want to do is traumatize the poor kid by crying when he asks for a sibling! But a part of me can't help feeling overwrought with guilt. Like I'm failing him somehow by not being able to conceive... and if the RE can't help us, if the IUI(s) don't work, will he be hurt and disappointed and lonely? How will I tell him he's not going to get a brother or sister if it comes to that? It's not his fault of course, but the added pressure of him wanting another child in the family as much as we do is almost unbearable sometimes.
Oh, listen to me being such a negative nancy! I'm usually not like this - just feeling a little more fragile than usual today. Sorry!