my DD (almost 2) also seems to know that something is 'up'. Might just be an age thing too, but she has been more naughty the last few weeks (though still overall a pretty good kid) and is definitely aware/taking advantage of the fact that I just can't keep up with her anymore!!
We've also been reading 'there's a house inside my mummy' as well as 'za za's baby brother' . She is really interested in other peoples babies and loves role playing feeding, nappy changes etc with her toys. And she keeps asking to 'look at baby mummy's tummy'
. So crossing fingers that things will go smoothly once the baby arrives.
For the hospital I have a book called 'I'm a big sister' (I think) plus a couple of other new books. I've wrapped them each individually so she can have a new one to unwrap each day she comes to visit. I've also packed some finger puppets and a colouring in book in my hospital bag.
I think she is probably too young to really understand buying a present to give to the baby. 'tiggywinkle'
- board games are a great idea. We have one dice game (for 18mths+) that DD loves, so might look at getting a few more. Can I ask what the age 2+ one was called? I haven't seen any others for this age range around (though admittedly I haven't really looked very hard.)