When your first child has special needs, you question having a second child.
You worry if they too will have a medical diagnosis.
If typical, you worry about their relationship with your first child. Will they be resentful? Will they know how to play together? What kind of relationship will they have? Will they bond?
You worry about your own relationship with them – will I have enough time to devote to them, considering my child with special needs requires so much of my time?
We had ALL of these worries when we were planning for Solly’s little sister, Bea. Once she arrived, though, those worries started to dissipate. Bea is 100% typical. She’s a chunky, milk lovin’, Sesame Street obsessed 21 month old. And she loves her brother to pieces.