Normally, Jack will run to me screaming “MOMMY!” and then proceed to tell me about all the things he did for the day, but this time he took one look at me, screamed “I don;t want mommy,” crossed his arms, and cried. The teacher had to carry him to the car! He acted like I abuse him and that he hated me. I have to admit, I was crushed. I wanted to cry but I kept telling myself, he is two, he doesn’t mean to hurt my feelings, but I have obviously made him upset so I need to get to the bottom of it.
We got home and he sat in the floor crying for another hour. I started thinking about all of the things that happened in the past 24 hours… he hugged and kissed me that morning when I went to work, we played with his toys the night before…wait…the night before….we, as a family (Ben, Jack, and I) built James’ crib and set it up in Jack’s room with him. Jack seemed to be excited, helping us build it with his play hammer and screwdriver but maybe the realization set in the next day that there is a new baby arriving soon and he is wondering where his place will be.
A BABY SPRINKLE
When having a a second baby of the same gender celebrations are still in order but maybe a sprinkle versus a shower! My family surprised me with a little baby sprinkle in which the stocked me with the necessities.
Bottles (if you have a lab that likes to chew on them)
Monitor for Two
Restock on butt paste, baby lotions and shampoos, etc.
Monitor for Two
My sprinkle was just very close friends and family, a great little intimate setting. This time around we did receive lots of gifts but it was more about the celebration versus stocking the nursery…although I must admit. We were pretty spoiled with baby items!
Hopefully you have boxed up a lot of baby clothes in case number 2 is of the same gender! We absolutely did! We have BOOKOOS of baby clothes and toys from Jack which will save us hundreds. We had so much fun going through the boxes showing Jack all of his old baby clothes and letting him pull out all of his old baby toys. We gave them all a through wash with Dreft and stocked the drawers that we assigned to James. Reuse everything! Ben used to always tell me that he got his brother’s hand me downs but hey…there shouldn’t be a negative connotation with this idea. We are young parents and like 90% of young parents we are trying to raise children on a budget…REUSE!!!