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Shannon - posted on 09/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Thank you everyone for all the prayers and well wishes from my last update!
Layne Matthew was born on Aug. 21st. He was 7 lbs 14 oz and 20 inches long. He is a very healthy happy baby! I am truly blessed! His big sister loves him so much and she loves helping out with him. She has recently started acting jealous of him, but we are just giving her a little extra mommy (or daddy) time that she is craving and then all is good!
I went back to work after 4 weeks. It was hard to leave my babies, but I'm glad to be back into our routines! I will be beginning a new position at work soon, so it was nice to come back to be a part of the planning phase of our latest project.
But to talk a little more about my December baby! She has really boomed over the last 2 months. Her vocab has exploded and she is putting 3-5 word sentences together. She is saying words that I think would be hard for a 21 month old to say (Sebastian from "The Little Mermaid" for example). She is very active and loving! I love every minute with her! How are all your little ones doing? Any advice for a new mom of 2 in dealing w/ jealousy issues? LOL! :)

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Melissa - posted on 08/13/2010

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I only Have the one and he is going to be three in December He is using the potty alot and knowing and saying words like Please and Thank you your welcome he can say Nemo Helicopter plane car truck he also can say skateboard music movie Buzz Lighter Lighting McGueen Mator stuff like etc... it's exciting when you here your kids can say big words

Amanda - posted on 09/28/2009

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My boys are 17 months apart and I find that if I allow my oldest son to "help" with his 4 month old brother (helping to hold his bottle, wiping his face and changing his daiper) and include both of them in floor time, reading time, and mommy time, he doesnt seem to get as jealous. I also take time out to give both of them my undivided attention.

Jen - posted on 09/27/2009

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I don't have 2 babies, but I often watch my friend's 2 boys. Savannah only gets jealous of the one who is 6 weeks older than her. If I pick him up, then I have to pick her up too. So I sit in the chair with one child on each leg so that they can both have my attention. I also teach all 3 of them that they have to take turns with me and the toys. The oldest has outgrown sitting on my lap, so I don't have to worry about him as much, but Savannah and Liam don't like to share me. Anyway it just gets time to get used to it. She'll begin to learn that baby brother isn't going anywhere and she'll start to be your little helper soon enough.

Savannah is also talking in 3-5 word sentences. She usually talks in full sentences without articles. She's still not a very clear talker, but you can understand what she says. She has also learned the ABC song, and can count to 10 in english and spanish. She also tries to sing other songs, but makes up jibberish words for the words she doesn't know. However, she always gets the last word of the phrase right. Probably the hardest words that you wouldn't expect a 22 month old to say are hippopotamus and porcupine. Another thing I'm proud of is that she recently has started reading books back to us. It's fun to hear her saying the words before I can or her finishing the phrase when I pause for her to say it. Anyway enough about my wonderful little girl. Hope everyone else's little ones are doing well.

Kathryn - posted on 09/26/2009

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hey im a bit new to this too and i dont think i can help so much with comments cause strangely my boy doesnt seem to get jelous of his sister. (though god help me if he's saving it all up!!!) she's 4 months and 2 weeks now so she's interesting him more and more!



extra mummy or daddy time is the right thing to do i think! but i have soo much trouble finding the time to make it extra!! the most i seem to manage is about an hours or so for the bed time routine! i always make sure daddy's there for misha so i can concentrate on hayden but she just has to wait if daddy's busy bless her!



i followed my mum's advice really she suggested i get a baby doll for hayden and encourage him to come play whilst im doing things with her. so i'd give him a nappy and let him take a wet wipe and he changes "burp"s nappy! and he rocks him off to sleep and he can also be as rough as he likes with burp! (he named him all by his self! :| lol)



it all started off with him watching me feed misha the day i got him the dolly he sat next to me and watched me sit her up and burp her, and then he did it!

then he shoved burp on my lap well more like misha's head bless her heart! and he shouted burp loudly and i had to sit there and burp the baby too!



so i get to deal with the baby and he gets to play with mummy!



the only real propblem we have is him getting rough! and throwing tantrums when i say enough' enough and he needs to stop cuddling her! she's crazy about him too so that doesnt help! he leans on her chest and she laugh's her head off! me saying no you'll hurt her doesnt work if she's laughing!



lol oh and the times he helps me to change her nappy if he's decided he's finished with burp! :| lol



any way i hope you find something that works for you and yours! and failing that just keep telling your self she'll grow out of it! lol :D the most used line ever when dealing with kids!!!!



lol good luck! :D

Misty - posted on 09/25/2009

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Ha. my dec 07 baby WAS the baby. His big sister was so jealous of him in the beginning... whenever i would be breastfeeding she would try to knock him off my lap and etc. i just would make sure to always spend time with her still like we had been and keep trying to explain to her that shes a big sis now... even now that my son is 21 months old she will still tell him "my mommy" sometimes lol

Gina - posted on 09/25/2009

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Congratulations on your new baby! Having 2 is fun and exciting. Adriana did well with Isabella but now that Isabella can play with toys Adriana is starting to get jealous of that. We're just trying to teach her about sharing and she's actually doing pretty well. If she grabs something from her and we tell her that's not nice she'll give it back. Or sometimes she'll "give her sissy a turn" We've been lucky she's been good with her and now Isabella loves watching Adriana. She loves watching her dance, she laughs so much it's so cute. I love watching the 2 of them together.

Isn't it crazy how all of a sudden they are putting their words together! I'm amazed at some of the sentences she is saying. Every day it's more and more!

Leslie - posted on 09/25/2009

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I'm not a mom of two, but my dec 07 baby shares me during the day with a five month old. We deal with things like jealousy, trouble sharing and trouble with patience. One thing that works for me is to give my son choices that empower him and make him feel like he is contributing. We have had to deal with him snatching toys from the baby and, call me crazy but...I explain to him that the baby can't get his own toys but my son can bring a different toy to the baby and ask politely to use the toy the baby currently has. This took a few tries, but it works beautifully now. I still have to remind him to do this, however, it heads off the tantrum! Also, like Rosie said, I just try to find a time during the day when I am all his. The baby I watch naps three times while at my house, so that gives me ample time to pull out the big coloring pad and markers or kick a ball around with him. There are always those rough days...but I'm sure you've noticed that already. ; ) Hope things go well.

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I don't know the age spread between the kids, mine are 31/2 years apart. I found that my older son was getting jealousy about the little one. I started going on "privacy walks" what he calls them, a couple time a week after dinner nothing special just a walk around the block or two. What a nice change it made for him. We have been doing that for a 1-1/2 years now. Dad gets one on one time with the little one and Mommy get "privacy time" with the big one, Maybe this might help you out.

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