I will admit, the moment I found out I was pregnant with baby #2 was joy and sadness. I was sad for Phoebe. She was 16 months old when I became pregnant and still my one and only baby. I felt guilt and like I was betraying her. She would no longer be the center of my world and attention in just 9 short months.
All of my worries and fears I had when I was pregnant with Phoebe have not crossed my mind at all. I have spent all of my time worrying about Phoebe. How will she handle me being away for a few days while I’m in the hospital? Will she love the new baby? How will she react when I am holding the new baby and not her?
I asked all of the mom groups on Facebook to share their pictures of the first time their children met their new sibling. The response was overwhelming, just like from my previous post about pictures of moms meeting their babies for the first time. Seeing all the pictures of excited and happy toddlers and children meeting their new baby brother or sister has given me hope.
She may smile at the baby, cry at the baby, or maybe be completely unimpressed and just pick her nose. From the hundreds of pictures I saw and all of the reassuring comments from the moms, I know that regardless of Phoebe’s initial reaction to the baby, they will grow up to be best friends and partners in crime.
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