“But, I didn’t do it with my first…”

I know what you’re thinking. Take it from me, three kids in, and I try my hardest to be sure that whatever I did for the first, I did for the second.  With just 14 months between the first two and the fact that we were perpetually in what I call “survival of the fittest” mode, it was a daunting yet do-able endeavor.  Now with number three, it’s getting to be a bit more difficult so I’m starting to choose my battles.

We are starting to turn the corner – #1 is 6 years old, #2 is two weeks from turning 5 and #3 is 18 months. The two older ones are slightly more self sufficient leaving me slightly more time….

IMG_8676 copy-2You Are Not Cheating Your First Pregnancy

One thing I will tell you is I hear a lot of expectant parents say that they don’t want to do a 3D/4D ultrasound with pregnancy #2, 3, 4, etc. because they didn’t do it with #1 or “the others.”  I want to let these moms and dads know that you are NOT cheating the pregnancies that came before! You are giving these siblings an invaluable experience.  You are giving them a chance to bond with the growing baby in mommy’s belly.  You are giving them the gift of being able to experience the miracle of life.

An Experience Your Older Children Will Cherish

When I was pregnant with my third, I took my older two who were 3 and 4 at the time and could barely sit still for more than a minute to my 3D/4D Ultrasound at Baby’s Premiere 3D/4D Ultrasound Studio and I will never forget the stillness, the quietness, the awe that was in that room in those moments as my two babies sat and saw their baby brother to be in all his glory sleeping and swimming on that big television screen.  The “aha moment” of them realizing that THIS is what is going on in mommy’s belly.  You see in their eyes that these children are all connected in some primal way. They know each other, although they have not yet physically met and I have to say that besides giving birth, seeing the wonderment in their eyes as they caught their first glimpse of their baby brother has to be one of the most grounding and amazing experiences.

So moms and dads, your children won’t care that maybe you didn’t do a 3D/4D ultrasound when you were pregnant with them, or maybe you did……but they will remember that you let them in and shared this amazing experience with them.