Saturday, May 22, 2010

First thing in the morning


First thing in the morning, originally uploaded by MrsBinParis.

People warned me. Jealousy, they said. She's not the star of the show anymore. She'll regress. She'll struggle.

Thankfully, they haven't been proven right (yet). Rowan is so in love with her sister, she often forgets everyone else. First thing in the morning, she wants to greet her, kiss her, hug her, and hold her. Twice she has requested that her dad take her bed and she sleeps in with me and her sister in the pack and play bassinet at the side of the bed. Her eyes open, and she turns to greet "her baby" before even saying a word to me. When Anya cries (which is blissfully rare), Rowan tries everything her little almost-3-year-old mind can think of to soothe her and then runs to me in desperation, "I don't know how to get her to stop, Mama! She's crying!!!"

And I've finally found a way to get her to pose for pictures willingly, and with truly genuine smiles. Well, some of the time anyway. (More to come from the real camera soon.)

3 comments:

Sue said...

My niece has a daughter who will be 3 on 5/25 and had a 2nd daughter 9/18. The older daughter loves her baby sister. She bathes her and hugs and kisses her all the time. There was never a bit of jealousy. I am so glad Rowan has adjusted so well!! I hope you are feeling good. Anya and Rowan are darling.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Rowan looks so grown up all of a sudden!

Congratulations!

D.

aimee said...

OH no way! I don't see Rowan ever being jealous of Anya. It's not in her nature. People warned me of this with Max and I never believed it happening and you know what? Didn't happen. He's like Rowan. First thing in the morning he wants cuddles and kisses from Alixe. He LOVES his sister so much. He is caring and giving and it makes me so proud.

We are so blessed! Hugs those girls of yours. Miss you guys!

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