“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon
Having our second bundle of joy has made very happy but we are dealing with some challenges.
Our daughter is still very jealous despite have almost all of our attention. She tries to play with the new baby but she is unintentionally rough even though we tell her to be gentle. When she grabs or pull him, we tell her that she is hurting her brother ,but she repeats the same action soon afterwards.
We have take some actions to baby proof our home. We alway lock the bedroom door when we leave him to sleep. We set up a intercom system so that we could hear him. Remember how active our daughter could be with him.Lately,she has been picking the our bedroom room lock. So today, I went to Home Depot and bought a chain lock to further secure our room when the baby is sleeping.
Dealing with the jealous will take some patients. My wife and I are try our best to be patient with our daughter. We are hoping the she will grow out of her jealously when she starts school.But her doctor said that might be wishful thinking. I think my daughter means well ,but she just does not realize that she is being rough with her brother.
Having a second child will takes its toll on your marriage, but you have to stay balanced. My wife are spending less time together but more time with the kids. This is a given and we realize this. But we still spend time together after the kids fall asleep. We enjoy spending times drinking tea together and laughing about the funny things our children do daily.
Challenges bring out he best in all of us. Embrace challenges !