sugar & spice

cross posted at the exponent

as i mentioned in my last post, i am expecting my third child, due right around christmas. by now we’re all starting to get excited to meet this little guy, all except my two year old daughter. she stubbornly insists that she is the baby and will barely acknowledge that another baby is coming. i’m not really worried about it, it seems completely normal to me but i would like to make the transition as easy as possible for her.

i was almost four when my younger sister was born and i remember that i was not thrilled about sharing my parents’ attention. but my parents did something smart, they got me a baby doll and cradle and some of my best memories from that difficult time are of me taking care of my baby just like my mommy was taking care of my baby sister. as we get closer to my due date i’ve been thinking about doing something similar for my daughter. Read the rest of this entry »