I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 2 week old. When my belly started to get bigger, I told her a baby was 'stuck' in my belly and the doctor will help 'get it out' [she went to all my appointments with me]. We had tried just saying there was a baby in my belly, and she was too antsy to wait around for a kick or two, but the whole 'stuck' thing seemed to click with her. When she came home after spending a week with my parents after I'd had the baby, I was terrified that she'd be jealous and hate me for having a new baby in my life. The first week back with her was really rough- she was moody, I was still hormonal, and the baby is demanding enough. I started taking her out on errands when my husband got home, and giving her odd and petty little jobs to be 'mommy's helper', and she seems happier. All she wants to do is hold him and play with him, thank god! My husband and I have tried to focus on her while the baby sleeps so she still gets that individual attention. These next few years will be rough, there's no doubt, but just remember, you will survive!