Mum is the world

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Mum is a traitor

Since we have decided to conceive another child, I can't help wondering how life will be with Wondy and his sibling.
Would Wondy feel left out ? Would he hate me when I won't have time for him because n°2 needs my attention ? Would he be jealous to be left apart everytime a day I will breastfeed the baby ? Would he be sad to see the baby sleeping with mum and dad and not him ?
We really want this second child but I feel sometimes like a traitor to my Wondy...


Blogger wanderglow said...

Have you been changing your blog? I like the name "mum is the world"!

I was worried about my LittleMan before we had SweetPea. He loved his little girl so much but sometimes was "too helpful". He tried to lay pillows and blankets on top of her any chance he got. And he would show her toys, then bonk her over the head with them. But mostly he was just wonderful! I think your Wondy will be just as much in love with the baby as you will be.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Val said...

Hello, Wanderglow !

I am glad you came on my new blog. You are right: I have changed. I was looking for something more "like me" :-)

How did your LittleMan feel just after you gave birth ? Did he feel lonely ?

(I know... I am not even pregnant yet and I am already asking thousands of questions...)

I hope Wondy will feel as much in love ! Thanks a lot for this comment.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous shaz said...

Kids adjust really well to new situations... There will obviously be some jealousy and insecurity at first, but you'll be fine, don't worry! Wish you all the best!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Val said...

Thank you, Shaz !
Hope insecurity and jealousy won't last...otherwise I will feel more than guilty ;-)
Your children seem really wonderful (I like your Hate Fridays picture ;-))

3:10 AM  
Blogger wanderglow said...

I don't think he felt lonely. We made sure he got lots of attention and was involved in the baby's life. I do think he was frustrated a lot when I couldn't do something right at the very moment he wanted me to. Breastfeeding got in the way of this sometimes.

He was so excited to meet the baby and I think he was a little overwhelmed when he visited us in the hospital after she was born. There were about 5 cameras in his face at all times!

He loved (and still loves) showing off his little sister to anyone who will listen. They are great friends and "partners in crime". It is so much fun to watch them grow up together.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Val said...

I remember my brother and I were not friends at all. My mum was desperate but people used to say it was because of a big age gap.
I am glad to read that yours are partners :-) I hope will be the same. I can't wait !!!!!!!

10:46 AM  

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