Saturday, February 2, 2008

New addition to our family.

Hello friends...with love we announce the arrival of our daughter Anika. We are overjoyed though a little overwhelmed with this highly anticipated event. My older son, E who is 3 years old now is having a hard time curbing his excitement!!
I wanted to know from all you mommies, tips on how to balance my two babies better, so that E doesn't feel left out. Since it has only been 10 days, things are going well, so far. But I want to make sure I am prepared with a plan, going forward.
Thank you all in advance and i hope to come back to my fav blog, soon.


priyainsuburbia said...

Many Congratulations. No real advice for you - just best wishes to enjoy every moment.

mummyjaan said...

Sogno, congratulations. You probably won't have to deal with sibling rivalry much at this stage, as the baby is so small.

One thing I found very useful with my daughter (who was 3 when my 2nd came along) was to always refer to the baby as 'our' baby (as in Daddy's, Mummy's AND the older sister's) or even referring to the baby as 'her' sister, thereby emphasizing the bond between herself and the little one.

She is very protective of the 'baby' who is now 14 months old.

Enjoy the new addition to your family, Sogno.

Tharini said...

Congratulations!!! Such a heady and exciting time. Get all the rest you can.

As for helping your older one adjust...just be as patien and loving as you possibly can. I know that sounds like such basic advice, but its the hardest to do. And ANY changes you see in him now, even the smallest thing, it's all just a phase...

Have fun and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Sogno said...

@ Priya -thanks a lot
@ Mummujaan - thanks. we are doing that. He is very excited about her and always wants to be around whenever she wakes up. SO far, so good.
@ Tharini - It seems the most basic advice is the most difficult to follow! I am trying my best.

bird's eye view said...

Congratulations Sogno on your new arrival.

We did go through sibling rivalry and still do, especially with a new baby that everyone coos over. One of the things we did was to divide up dad's and my time - A was Chubbocks's pal while I had the baby, since physically I had to spend so much time, what with the nursing and all. Many of the visitors were nice enough to bring two gifts, one for Chubbocks and one for the baby but with those who brought just one, we let Chubbocks be in charge of unwrapping the gifts and 'testing' them for the baby before handing them over.

I had to go for Physio for my broken ankle after the baby, so we used to cart him along so he got some alone time with us too.In any case, some amount of sib-rivalry is bound to be there, so don't worry too much. And because of the low age-gap, they'll soon be the best of friends and ganging up together against you!

Nisha said...

Hi, I've been lurking here for quite sometime and I thought I'd leave a note of congratulations for the new arrival. Some things that I kept in mind while dealing with both my kids, are the basic ones. Like never favoring one for the other. Also, I spent more time with the eldest just to keep him happy as the young one wouldn't want so much attention right now. I spent a lot of time with the brat and slowly transitioned to the baby and now both don't have jealousy pangs, ok, not that much. So, all the best on your new role and take care.