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Maud
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Jun 27th, 2016, 09:28 AM   #16
 
My mum took my two year old for the day and night. we started telling her what was going to happen several weeks before due date so she wasn't surprised by being sent off. She had started asking every morning if Grannie was coming to get her today so was really excited when we woke her on the day and told her the baby was coming. As we had to drive to hospital with our toddler we told her mummy would be puffing like Thomas the tank engine in the car so she wouldn't get upset by my contractions. We were fortunate that I went into labour overnight though so she slept through the first few hours. I'm not sure how well I would've coped had it kicked off while I was home alone with her. My mum is quite a long way from us though. If you have family local then that should take some of the stress off.

She was really mature about it all so I would imagine a five year old (if I've read your signature correctly) should be fine about it if well prepared.
 
 

 
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Jun 27th, 2016, 10:43 AM   #17
 
Thanks Maud - I am a little worried my contractions will upset her if I go into labour at home, so that is reassuring to know I just need to explain everything to her. She will be on summer holidays so she's either going to be with me or her dad at the weekends, so we shall see! It's the unknown!

Luckily she's really adaptable, and she isn't clingy or anything, so I hope she can just be sent off to wherever and she won't be too stressed or upset.

I cannot wait to ring her from hospital and tell her little brother is here though! That will be a magical moment! xxx
 
 

 
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Jun 27th, 2016, 13:05 PM   #18
 
Dd is quite sensitive so I was worried about that too but as it turned out she wasnt at all bothered. We made a game out of her 'helping' me breath by making huffing noises.
 
 

 
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Jun 27th, 2016, 14:09 PM   #19
 
Ahhh bunny that is a good idea, I will have to think of something similar with my dd xx
 
 

 
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