Saturday, December 10, 2011
My toddler adjusted to having a new baby in the house within about a week's time. Actually, it wasn't until my husband went back to work and it was just the three of us that the tantrums subsided. I find I have a much shorter fuse when it comes to his throwing, smashing, screaming and jumping around. Basically, I say, 'Do you want a time out?' in a raised voice more often than I wish to be. My toddler has become more attached to my husband - but he is still mama's little helper! He also adores his little brother and smothers him with affection.
My toddler and I are both adapting to spending sooo much time indoors. We used to go for walks nearly every day. I am an amateur when it comes to the logistics of two babies, outside, when cold. Getting the three of us dressed takes over 30 minutes (even without combing my hair). Not to mention that Baby needs to be fed and changed before we head out the door. My toddler still wants to be in the stroller, so Baby goes in the wrap. I know this will get easier.
Being sick the entire month was not what I bargained for. I have to fit in a doctors appointment next week to see if I need medicine to recover (I had a fever again Friday afternoon). I have a feeling my low immune system (from pregnancy), nose picking toddler, and lack of sleep have sabotaged my recovery.
Note: Wearing the mamankangourou wrap