I always said I wouldn’t have another child. One was plenty.
I mean, if you have a child already, you know that one is plenty. But inevitably people, whether by bad luck or good, irresponsibility or choice, generally have more than one.
And then it happens. SIBLINGS.
Its the one thing that isn’t talked about as much when you introduce a new member of the family. Of course as adults our lives change, but we are used to that adapting. We get that there will be midnight feedings and diaper changes and tantrums. We know that date nights are over (if you ever had them) and vacations are now work.
Charlotte is 6.5 so introducing a baby to the family, for her world, is an entirely new concept. She has a cousin her age, she has 4 pets, but she has also undoubtedly been the light of her mother and fathers world since her entry into the world.
She IS the world.
Now with a new baby, comes new baby stuff, and with that, comes jealousy, however slight since she cant have bottles and pacis and baby blankets herself, but its there. She is seeing the “new” show up and I know she walks in her room and sees the old. One of the things I have been trying to do is every time I order Phoenyx something, I get her something too. Of course this isn’t something I can keep up for entirety. He cant get an outfit and she get one side by side. Ill be broke in 6 months. But for the big occasion, I wanted her to know that she is, and always be, just as special her brother.