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Still very much Mommy’s Little Boy

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Ever since Ethan had been elevated to big brother status, he has wowed me with his maturity and sensitivity when it comes to caring for Hannah.  He would willingly help me bring stuff I need when Hannah needs a change or he would ask in his sweet little way, “Where did Hannah go?”, when he didn’t see Hannah anywhere around.

But sometimes a little bit of jealousy does surface and lately we noticed Ethan will get a little bit possessive of me when he sees me nursing Hannah.

He would request, “Mommy carry!” when he sees me feeding Hannah, and sometimes when I explain to him that I need to feed Hannah, he would say, “No!  Hannah – Daddy carry!”, indicating that he wants Daddy to carry Hannah instead.  It breaks my heart to say no to Ethan 🙁

So sometimes, in fact most of the time…you will see me nursing Hannah on one side, and then hugging Ethan on the other!  His behaviour is understandable, of course, and I don’t blame him at all.  In fact, he is showing signs of being a terrific big brother!

I do try to spend as much time with Ethan as I can, modifying my schedule to make it happen.  During the weekdays, I will take my shower earlier in the evening and if time and opportunity permits, give Hannah her bath before Pete brings Ethan back from daycare.  This is so that I can spend more time with Ethan after his dinner and bath.  I try to be there to tuck him into bed with his favorite book, but sometimes it gets a little bit tricky if Hannah needs me at the same time too.

Nevertheless, we are trying our very best and hanging in there 🙂

  1. Paik Ling’s avatar

    It’s always a balance and sometimes (sadly) it’s a choice of which child to attend to. But you are doing a GREAT job, Joyce. What can I say? It only gets BETTER!!!!!

    Joyce says: Yes, I keep telling myself that!


  2. Paik Ling’s avatar

    Oh, nice “new” blog by the way. Fyi, I had utterly no idea what you were talking about in your giddytigers blog about how this blog came to life. What to do – IT idiot mah! 🙂

    Joyce says: Haha…thanks Paik Ling! It’s okay, the important thing is you’re here now!


  3. michelle’s avatar

    I guess he is learning to share mummy with Hannah.

    Joyce says:…and it does take a little time and patience, no?


  4. rinnah’s avatar

    Is that a recent photo of you? Wow, looking good there, mommy! 😀

    Joyce says: Yes, it was taken recently! Thanks for the compliments!


  5. slavemom’s avatar

    Looks like he’s adjusting vy well at having a lil bb sis at home.

    Joyce says: We are praying it will become better and better as time goes on.


  6. huisia’s avatar

    you have to bath Hannah? no CL helps you?

    Joyce says: No CL here, and none when I had Ethan too. Either hubby or I will bathe Hannah. It’s a great experience anyway.



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