Friday, January 03, 2014

Waiting for Baby

Things are going to be pretty quiet on the blog for the next few weeks; we’re just laying low and trying to soak up as much one-on-one Benjamin time as possible. 

I realized that I’m feeling a bit melancholy - mourning the loss of our special mom&kid together time; life is going to be very different for our family in a few short weeks. Not bad, certainly, just different.  

Here’s a prime example: After breakfast on these cold mornings we usually pop back into bed for some additional cuddle time and reading; it’s one of my favorite daily activities. I’m not sure if I should try to include the baby in these moments or if we should start to discard the practice entirely as the scope will surely change with the introduction of the wee babe. 

We are so excited to meet our little girl - but I also know that it’s going to be hard for everybody to adjust and it’ll be natural for Ben to feel like he’s been swept aside in favor of the latest model. 

Any advice, my dears? We’ve been calling her ‘our baby’ for months and Ben is happy to dole out pats and kisses to my belly on a daily basis but also quick to feel slighted when told that certain items ‘are for his baby sister’. I worry about my little guy; he is such a sweet soul and knowing that the first few months might be pretty tough on him is hurting my heart.