thoughts on georgia becoming a big sis

Friday, March 13, 2015

I stole all of these photos off of Matt's phone.  They are from recent daddy/daughter nights and they make my heart happy :)  My babies are so lucky they get Matt for dad.... so, so lucky.

I've been thinking a lot lately about this new babe that is on the way.  I cannot wait to kiss his little lips and cuddle his little newborn self.  I love him so much already!  But I've also been thinking about his big sis a lot.  A part of my heart breaks when I think about not being able to give her the same amount attention as I do now.  I know that's normal, and after talking to lots of mamas of multiple kids they have all reassured me that you find a way to have quality time with both child.  And I know that will happen.  But when I think about her new role as a big sis it just seems so grown up!  And she's not allowed to grow up anymore.  It's a new rule in our house.  I know a lot of these feelings are just my hormonal, emotional self creeping out, but gosh I just want my baby girl to stay little forever.  And my baby boy.  Maybe I can freeze time come August 1... something to work on.

All you mamas to more than one kiddo, what are your suggestions? How did you transition your big sibling into their role?  How do you balance it all?  Any tips for those first few weeks when I'm walking about like a big, fat zombie?  All suggestions welcome :)


Jessica said...

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Brittany said...

Hi there! I've never commented, but I love your blog. I have a Georgia too. :) She's 19 months old and my second. We also have an almost 4 year old son. I felt everything you're feeling before she was born and yes, it's very normal. I don't have very much advice, but one thing that a friend recommended is to gather up some random dollar store/Target dollar spot things and put them away for when you really need them. If we were just having a hard day, I would pull something new out to distract him for a little bit. :) It also helped me to just be okay with being at home a lot the first couple of months. Looking back, those are some of my sweetest memories, just being at home with my babies and staying in our pajamas. It took a little while to get into a good routine with two kids, but I also made myself be okay with that. It will come. There will be some challenging moments, but for every hard moment there will be 100 more that make your heart want to burst with joy! It's absolutely the most amazing blessing to see your first child become a big sister or brother! So happy for you!

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