Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Madelyn has been having a hard time lately sharing me with her sisters--or anyone for that matter. I knew that this day would eventually come, but I also assumed that it would have hit a little sooner than now.

She cries constantly if I am unable to hold her right then and there when she wants me to. This is usually when I am feeding Brynlie or rocking Brynlie to sleep. It breaks my heart that she is hurting so much with adjusting to a new baby sister.

I am trying to make it easier on her and trying not to get frustrated with the amount of tears and tantrums that are occurring on a regular basis around my home. Believe me when I say she cries a lot. It's hard being a mom and seeing your child hurt in a way that we try to fix, but all that will truly fix it is time and acceptance on her part.

Until this phase passes I will keep showing her how much I do love her. I hope that when she is old enough she will understand how much I love her and how much this is hurting me to see her struggling like this.


My Mercurial Nature said...

Awww! That just makes me want to snuggle her (and then the thought of whining and tantrums makes me want to pull out my hair...tantrums are running rampant around here).

amanda said...

sweet girl...and sweet mama! i can only imagine the balancing act! you are doing a great job. promise!!

Lady Mama said...

It must be hard! What a beautiful little girl she is.

Elaine A. said...

It's so hard at that age to understand. I remember going through this with G a bit after K was born. You'll get through it momma, but in the meantime, stock up on wine and I send hugs your way. xo

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Oh, I remember the jealousy. Maybe you can "help" Brynlie "share" with Madelyn. This makes sense in my head.

Or maybe have her help you a little more than you want?

Just some suggestions. I'm sure you are trying it all and it's really hard when your kiddos get upset about their siblings.

But, remember, this too shall pass:)