In reality, Julia has spent more time in time-out in the last 10 days than she had in the previous 10 weeks, which is a reflection of her strong grip on the need for attention during this transition. It has been helpful to hear that this will get better and we are doing all of the right things to make sure that she feels part of these changes. Despite these attention seekng behaviors, we have had some of the sweetest moments together as a family. This morning Julia, Charles and I danced to our wedding song (Pachelbel Canon in D), which plays on Charlie's bouncer seat as he sat and "watched" us. Julia loved this! It was a striking reminder of how much our lives and our love has evolved since I walked down the aisle to that song on our wedding day 4 years ago.
So here's to a GREAT big sister, who I'm sure feels a little bit slighted with the new arrival in our home, but at the same time is about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of her life as role model to this wonderful little boy!
We are so proud of you Julia Claire!