My life got flipped-turned upside down...
Sorry, totally cheesy but I can't stop singing it while writing this post so I'm deeming it appropriate cheese!
I know we're only 9 days in, but going from one kid to two is not nearly as big of an adjustment as going from zero to one. We're already parents, we're used to having our lives dictated by a tiny person and what's one or twenty more dirty diapers?!
Cooper boy, on the other hand, is adjusting from zero siblings to one so his story is not so peachy at the moment. He is very sweet to his sister but is hell on us. He absolutely won't let me out of his sight. I think he's afraid if I go away again I'll come back with another baby. He also melts down over the tiniest little thing and you never know exactly when or where or why that will be. What's up one hour crying fit after the photographer moved the couch today? Let's talk about it. Wow.
I know that just like with all kid phases he'll get over it soon but this is rough on his Mama. Half of the time I'm melting down right there with him, danged postpartum hormones. I've got about 10 more weeks of maternity with which to win him over before I go back to work at which time I'm sure he'll be really happy for me to go back! [Sigh.]
What did you do to help your kids adjust to new siblings?
Here's a sweet video of Cooper "playing" with his sister.
Here's one from Carrington last night: "Mom, its 2am. Are you really trying to wake me up to eat?" Since the Cooper boy demanded to be fed on the hour every hour for about the first six weeks, I'm not quite sure what to make of this!