My daughter went thru a painful miscarriage with her 1st pregnancy about 8 months ago. She just announced that she is pregnant again and we are all very excited. A few weeks after her announcement to the family, my son's wife announced that she was also pregnant with her
2nd child which is due just about a week later than my daughter. They have a 3 year old son as well. My daughter seems annoyed that my son and his wife are also pregnant at the same time. I believe that she feels this should have been her time to have that extra special attention that goes along with having a first baby and that another pregnancy in the family takes away from that. I know that my son and his wife could not have predicted that they would both get pregnant at the same time. My daughter in-law is fully aware of my daughters feelings and now she is stressed and sad about the situation. In reality, my daughter in-law looks up to and admires my daughter. My daughter likes and enjoys being around her sister in-law but feels that she copies everything she does, especially clothing choices, which she does not appreciate. My daughter prefers and respects individuality and goes out of her way to not buy the exact same clothing that her friends have. I know that my daughter is concerned that my daughter in-law will buy duplicate maternity clothing and baby clothes and this will set off fireworks in our family if this happens. I want both girls to feel special during their pregnancy, but I also understand the need for my daughter to feel extra special for her 1st baby. I would appreciate some suggestions from anyone who has experienced this.