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What we didn’t expect when bringing baby home…

Toddler Adjustment to new baby

Here’s what we EXPECTED…

1. Becoming a zombie from lack of sleep.
2. Snuggles & kisses with soft baby feet.
3. Dirty diapers x 2.

Here are a few things we did NOT expect…

1. Cabin fever already at just 3 days in.
2. My toddler weaned within the 2 days I was at the hospital! YIPPEE!
3. My toddler wanting to suck on baby’s paci.
4. My toddler crying when she hears baby cry.
5. My toddler trying to throw her food at baby.
6. My toddler trying to smack baby to get baby out of mama’s lap when nursing.

Are you seeing a pattern here??

Toddler Adjustment to new baby

We had no idea what to expect from her when we brought baby home. I think it’s obvious she is going through an adjustment period.

All the articles I read before baby was born said that having two close in age, my toddler at 14 months old, was probably too young to feel jealous. There’s no denying it though, she has been feeling something.

Everyone told us having another little one would be challenging and now we are seeing just how challenging this is going to be. Things are more than a little different around here, which is probably why it’s taken me a good 4 hours to finish writing this post.

Even so…

We would not have it any other way…

The day ended with her leaning over to give her new little sister a kiss on the head, although from the pic it looks like she’s about to take a bite out of baby’s head. Regardless, we know it’s just a phase and soon enough the girls will be best of friends. And although we can’t wait for that day, we’re appreciating all these funny little things today. It goes by so fast.

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Nikki
    July 22, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Congrats on the new arrival!

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    Crystal Green
    July 22, 2013 at 8:37 am

    It sounds like you have your hands full big time now. It does get easier though! It’s easy for me to say that now, but not to long ago, I would have been saying with you “is it ever going to get better?” My hat is going off to you for sounding upbeat about all of these changes that are so unexpected that sound like total terror to deal with.

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    Becca
    July 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Awe, sweet moments make up for all the jealous ones! I got lucky with my girls ages and the fact that so far there has been no jealousy. We have had a few “regression” moments out of Emalee though.

    PS both girls are simply adorable! You are one lucky lady! 🙂

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    Terry (My Journey With Candida)
    July 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Whoo Hoooo… congratulations!! 2 sweet babies means… Poor mommy and daddy get less sleep. Hope both sleep through the night soon so you can get your much needed rest.

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    Cindy Howell
    July 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations on your new addition. I thought having twins was tough, but I think what you’re going through is even tougher. Best of luck to you!

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    Melinda Dunne
    July 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Wow it sounds like you have your hands full! I love the pictures of your sweet children. It is an adjustment I am sure but what an incredible blessing.

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    Sarah Bailey
    July 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    What gorgeous children you have 🙂 x

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    Pam
    July 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I remember my daughter acting out when we brought the second one home too. It’s an adjustment period for sure! Congrats on your sweet new baby. 🙂

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    Blair Francis
    July 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Aww. Poor thing, even at such a young age they can tell somethings different. Its a testament to how smart kids are. Congrats on the new addition.

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    Corinne
    July 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Hang in there and keep up that positive attitude! They will be so close in a few years and you will be happy they are so close in age. Congratulations on your new addition.

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    Cynthia L.
    July 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Oh Gosh, things are a bit crazy at your house right now. I know that things will work out in time. I bet there is a lot of love and sweetness going on too!

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    Amy Qur
    July 23, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Congratulations on baby no 2
    my sis in law is going through the same phase
    i know it is not easy,but hang in there,these days will pass before you know it 🙂

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    Giveaways 4 Mom
    July 23, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I really could of used these tips before I had my kids.

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