Well, It’s my first day home alone with my girls. Kev went back to work this morning (thankfully only for a half day!). So far, so good. I am sitting here at the kitchen table with Finley sleeping in the Solly Baby Wrap and Rowan sitting next to me eating some waffles with peanut butter. Of course with a little side of Yo Gabba Gabba. I think we can do this! Feeling pretty optimistic. Then again we haven’t left the house just the 3 of us yet…
Anyway, I really feel like the hardest thing about adding a new baby to your family has been taking care of the kiddo that you already had. The baby is the easy one. Rowan has been a champ, but you can tell she is all out of sorts. She is so affectionate and loving to the baby, but else where there have been lots tantrums over the silliest things. We had like 5 potty accidents last week when she hasn’t had an accident in months. She also didnt really want to leave the house or get out of her pjs last week. I think they where what was normal, what was familiar to her. She is in pretty good spirits today. We took her to soccer class for the first time over the weekend, and to gymnastics which she loves. Also, with the nice weather yesterday she got to spend lots of time outside playing with Kev. We are trying our best to make her feel special and not neglected. I know only time with make her feel like things are normal again and the new normal just includes a new little sister. She really is being so sweet to Finley though. Kev and I are both so excited for her to have a sister to grow up with.
Goodness she is cute!
Plaid Button Up: Target (boys section)
Tutu: Target-old (similar)
Minnetonka Boots: Zappos
She is the cutest!! And you can do it!!
She is the cutest!! And you can do it!!
goodness she is cute, is right!!!! cant even handle it! xox
I’m so glad everything is settling into place and it’s interesting to hear about how the first born is adjusting, Rowan is such a doll. You’re such a caring mom, I know the new normal will become the norm soon and those two little ladies of yours will have and continue to have the best upbringing with you guys as parents <3
I worry about the same thing when we have (try to have) baby #2. I’m sure Rowan will come around 🙂
Rowan is such a doll! Hoping you have a great day at home with your two littles. I am sure it will go smoothly <33
Sounds like a pretty good adjustment so far! Man she is looking so cute in these pics!
Sounds like she is doing great so far!
I love that little cozy for her popsicle. Did you make it? I wish they sold something like that.
Oh goodness is she the cutest or what!
Her little pigtails are so cute.
Aw, Jen! I’m glad to hear everything is going well + you’re adjusting! Little Rowan is super adorable. Can I get that skirt in my size? 🙂
I agree, it’s a huge adjustment for everyone, but I think it’s especially hard on the big sister! For us, we had 2 weeks of over-the-moon excitement about the baby, a couple weeks or so of ignoring the baby, and now we’re back to loving her lol.
She is such a precious and adorable little sweetheart! I love her little pigtails. 🙂
Congrats on the new little one!
Cute is not even the word…..i want her outfit!…love her style!
My boys both received that shirt for Christmas. I loved how you styled it on Rowan. I have a little girl too and she’ll definitely be wearing it as a hand-me-down.
It’s it funny how a toddler makes a new baby feel so easy, but yet, when that toddler was the first baby, it seemed so hard at the time! That’s when you know you’re doing it right! You can totally do this!! My babes are 6 months and 2 yrs 8 months, and I still have days where I feel like I’m drowning, but it gets easier and you’ll find your new rhythm. Both girls are cuties!
I remember the first day I was left alone with my two girls … My husband had taken a week off, then my mother-in-law came for a week’s visit, then my mom came over each day for a week … and then … I was left alone! I had built it up in my mind that I would NEVER be able to take care of both girls alone, but when the day came … it was fine. Good luck, Jen. You’re a good mom and will do fantastic with your two precious girls. 🙂
You’re doing amazing, and yes she is adorable!
It’s kind of a rush, isn’t it? When you’re like ‘I CAN do this!’ and there is non-stop things to doâ€¦I guess I love it even though it gets exhausting.
Keep it up, and get lots of rest.
My daughter was the same with the potty – did great then when her brother was born seemed to regress. He’s now 9 months old and she’s still having accidents at night. At first she was great when we brought him home from the hospital, then after a couple of months she started acting out like she had never acted out before, it was shocking! After a month or two of being a royal pain she went back to being her sweet self and is now great. She’s always been great with the baby but she sort of had a delayed reaction temper wise after he was born, it was very weird. But we’re in a good groove now and everything is getting easier by the day.
I’ve been following your blog for quite awhile & have never commented. After reading this post, I just wanted to say “thank you” for your honesty about this transition being difficult. I am expecting our 2nd & my daughter will be about 2 1/2 when the next one is born. I’m nervous about being a mother of two and how my Harper will adjust to the change of her “normal.” It is good for me to read the truth about what it really could be like. I know that every situation is different, but sometimes you see too much of the edited version. I know you’re doing an amazing job and Rowan knows how much she is loved. Thanks again!
she’s so cute!