DD is 19 months old. DS is two weeks. I am just starting to get the hang of having two children. But I cannot help to feel sad and guilty for my daughter.
She has always been a Mommy's girl. Now I am noticing her wanting Daddy more and sometimes crying for him in instances where she always wanted me. I don't get an overwhelming sense of jealousy from her towards the baby, but obviously she's realizing that something has changed. I feel sad that I cannot spend as much time with her as I'd like due to the demands of a newborn.
I have been baby wearing as much as possible so I have both hands free to play with her, get her food or drinks, etc. I try to focus some one on one time with her when DH comes home from work too.
I imagine that you have all undergone similar experiences with your older child, and I am sure that it will get better with time. What are some good tips that you've learned to still give your older child the attention they deserve while still caring for the newborn?
Please tell me the guilt will go away.