I have finished working now for the remainder of my pregnancy and I’m really enjoying the additional time with my daughter. She’s at an age where she is such good fun and the odd tantrum aside she is a joy to spend time with.
I find it hard to remember a time when she wasn’t around and that at one point I didn’t have this one central focus in my life. It really is all about her.
So what happens when baby 2 arrives? How do I split my time? How do I ensure that my wonderfully funny toddler still gets the time and attention she deserves whilst caring for a newborn? I have to admit I’m a little bit worried.
Even now I’m starting to find it hard to do everything she wants and needs from me. She loves having me involved with all of her activities and I’m constantly being told Mam come on…help. She loves me to to sit on the floor to play cars, colour in or just be next to her – with a daily increasing bump this isn’t easy but I do try.
I just look into the future a little and think woah I really hope she doesn’t resent the baby. Realistically I know at some point she will even if just for a short time but I’m hoping she will adore her little sister so much that it will be short lived.
Do any of you parents of two or more have advice for me?
I really REALLY can’t wait for the baby to arrive but do you know what I am really going to miss the time with my girl.
Look at this big girl..where did my baby go?
Still a mini foodie.. eating Chorizo, chickpea, tomato and paprika stew
Having supper at Nanna’s house
Out for a nighttime stroll in her swanky new Jane Trider buggy
Franglaise Mummy says
I can’t comment on the toddler vs baby thing as L was nearly 6 when C was born, but the way I deal with it is I shower L with my time, attention and cuddles when C is sleeping or occupying herself (in her bouncer when she was younger for example). I also tell L that she’s still my baby, my first baby and my big baby, which she loves.