Well, like Erin so brilliantly put it in her guest post last week, I too had the “my baby grew up before my eyes” meltdown MANY times last week. Every time I would read to Charlotte, or cuddle with her, or think about our “last day together” I would burst into tears.
And this week? I’m realizing that with a newborn, things with the big sister and I are relatively the same. After all, newborns sleep a lot. And don’t move. And don’t talk. And our newborn doesn’t even really cry. So really? Charlotte and I are still a little team…we just have one more cute little member around to kiss and cuddle ;)
Every morning, Charlotte wakes up and immediately runs to find Ellie. She is SO excited just to see her. She will run up to her, wave and then that’s it! The excitment lasts a moment, but the moment is very sweet.
I think CG is adjusting ok. Like I said, Ellie doesn’t cause much commotion (yet), so Charlotte hardly notices her half the time.
And she has been SPOILED ROTTEN. I think she has had more ice cream cones in one week than she has had in her whole life.
She just seems so grown up to me all of a sudden. Andrew and I keep talking about her giant limbs. She is HUGE! Of course, she’s still a little girl…but when you hold a 6.5 lb newborn all day long you really realize how much your other little has grown up.
Bittersweet for sure.
But really, in the big picture, it is all just beginning. A new adventure with TWO little girls who will grow up to be the best of friends and the worst of enemies (as my mom would say).
And I now have a little sidekick to help me raise a new baby. What a fun, crazy and fleeting time. I just have to remember to take it day by day, and let Charlotte grow into her new role :)