I apologize for the lack of updates lately. Things have been kinda rough since Andrew went back to work last week. And I just want to say, to those of you out there who have just the one kid, but are thinking of having another and are perhaps saying to yourselves: "We already have one, so another one shouldn't add that much more work" - think again. It adds a ton of work. At least if you have a two-year old who is going through a very angry, needy and contrary phase.
I realize that her behavior right now is normal considering all the changes going on in her life, but it doesn't make her tantrums any easier to deal with. Especially not while trying to take care of a three-week old baby. I'm really thankful to be able to leave her at preschool (to save my sanity) for a few hours, but also feel guilty about doing so.
In the meantime, Alba is just as good of a baby as Inara was. She sleeps well at night and rarely cries. At least we are very fortunate in that regard. Unfortunately, poor Inara feels that she needs to get up with me to feed Alba in the night and alternates between sobbing by my side at the crib, snuggling next to me silently and screaming on top of her lungs. Makes for some long nights.
Inara still likes her little sister a lot and is very protective of her. So much in fact, that no one is allowed to even look at her (except her best friend at preschool). Yesterday at preschool, she wanted Alba to come inside, but completely broke down when one of the teachers wanted to look at her. I guess she continued being furious for about an hour after
I know that things will get better and that they will really enjoy having each other as they get older, it's just a matter of making it through the day right now. So, I hope you understand if we're not super good about updates and staying in touch.
Also, isn't it funny how you can be so fed up with your kid after a day of fighting and all it takes for you to think they are the sweetest ever is one kiss or a hug at the end of the night? Weird how that works.