Monday, February 16, 2009
Family, friends...I can not convey to you just how anxious I am for March 5th to get here! I can not wait to meet this new little guy! Aside from not getting any sleep from constant discomfort (I now sleep on the couch downstairs - no clue why it's more comfortable than our bed, but it is), add to the discomfort the fact that I miss sharing our bed with my husband, I'm in constant pain and now starting to get a bit of cabin fever since I am without a car everyday and any outing would require a bit of walking that I just seem unable to do without getting so incredibly dizzy! All of that aside, I just can't wait to meet the guy!
Peter is starting to understand what we mean when we say there is a baby in mommy's tummy. He now eagerly points to the baby's room every time we go past it on the way to his room. His favorite thing to do is visit the baby's room, point at everything and say baby's bed, baby's toy, baby's clothes...and on and on. SO I am hoping this is an indication that we won't have any baby-brother jealousy issues.
I received some really great advice from a mom at the park last week who told me the best advice she received was that when she came home from the hospital to NOT be carrying the baby so the older sibling will be less likely to have any jealousy issues. So, we plan to have Mark or even my sister carry the new baby in when we arrive home.
Of course, Peter will have plenty of opportunities to meet the baby before we actually come home since I am having a c-section and will be in the hospital a few days. There's no way I could go that long without a visit from my little man!
I welcome any advice on avoiding the sibling jealousy issue!!! Or, for that matter, any advice on juggling a new born and demanding 2 year old!