But I guess that’s all a normal part of the adjustment period.
The Monkeys Share a Moment
I must admit I was a bit worried about how Lucia would adjust to the arrival of a sibling.
She’s always been fascinated by babies, but it’s a bit different when one suddenly turns up in your home, and soaks up all of Mummy’s time – especially when you’re used to having 100% of the attention.
But so far, touch wood, she’s been amazing. When she wakes up in the morning, the first words out of her mouth are: ‘Bubba, where are you?’ When she finds her little sister she rushes over, plants a gentle kiss on her head, and says ‘Hi Bubba’.
It helps that the mini-Monkey is a placid wee thing. She doesn’t get at all fazed when big sis plonks a teddy on her head, or gives her an over-exuberant bear hug that nearly sweeps her off her baby beanbag. Thankfully she sleeps a lot too, which means Daddy and I still get to give Lucia lots of attention.
We’ve had a few moments though – I’m usually on bedtime duty, but if it clashes with the baby’s feed, then Daddy takes over. Lucia loved the novelty for a week, then one night had a mini-meltdown, sobbing her heart out until I went in to read her a story instead. And if I’m feeding bubs, and can’t immediately tend to her, she can get a bit frustrated.
All in all, I’m proud to report she’s shaping up to be a pretty brilliant Big Sis.