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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.

But I guess that’s all a normal part of the adjustment period.

All in all, I’m proud to report she’s shaping up to be a pretty brilliant Big Sis.

10 Comments

  1. Mom-on-a-Wire - September 26, 2010

    Your Monkeys are absolutely gorgeous!

    Congratulations!

  2. liveotherwise - September 26, 2010

    Glad she’s adjusting well. So beautiful together :)

  3. savvymum4 - September 26, 2010

    aww what a lovely post I’m sure you will all settle down its all new to you all .Congratulations on your new addition gorgeous picture xxx

  4. Little M - September 26, 2010

    that’s it! I want another one!!! ahh, so cute. Well, we have been talking about it, I’m just working up the courage and trying to sort out lives. Do we stay or do we go.
    Really good to see she is not jealous. Love of love to you! xx

  5. Crystal Jigsaw - September 26, 2010

    Gorgeous photograph. I imagine it is all part of getting used to having a sibling.

    CJ xx

  6. BECKICKLES - September 26, 2010

    How beautiful! Isn’t it special. Ahh, I think I want another! :

    … *Step away from the gorgeous photo*

    Becca x

    http://www.beckicklesie.com

  7. scribblingmum - September 26, 2010

    Gorgeous photo! You’re right, its just an adjustment but one that sounds like it’s going brilliantly, really positive. It’s just lovely seeing them so happy together isn’t it? Makes me a bit clucky too, oh oh..

  8. myshorterstories - September 26, 2010

    Sounds like she is adjusting well to sharing you…one meltdown is nothing, really, is it? And she looks like she’s very gentle w the Mini Monkey. Beautiful photo, again.

  9. PhotoPuddle - September 27, 2010

    What can I say but awwwwwwwwww x

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