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{THE ORDINARY MOMENTS 15} #7 MUMMYS LITTLE HELPER


When we brought Harry home from the hospital Amelia was ever so protective over him, she would tell us all the be quiet if we spoke to loud, she didn't like it when he cried, she would tell us when he did something or needed something but she wouldn't hold him or get too close. Four weeks on and she still won't hold him but she is getting more comfortable with him. She will touch his little hands or head without being prompted, if he looses a sock or drops his dummy she will go over and give it back to him and if he starts crying she was tell me that he's hungry. She always blows him a kiss goodnight and will ask where he is if he's not in the same room as us, she introduces him with so much excitement to everyone who walks in the room, she will ask if he's okay if he lets out a cry and anything of his that she sets her eyes on she will tell us that it's his and take it over to him so I know that she cares for him.

Every time I change his nappy she will run over and grab one of her dolls and lie them down and ask for a wipe and nappy to change them, she even put sudocrem on one of them last night! It's quite funny to watch but sweet too and shows that she watches what I do. I've also caught her lifting up her top and trying to "feed" them as well as burping them and having conversations with them just like I do with Harry to calm him down if he's crying. I can't wait for her to be able to do more with him, for example when I express she can help feed him a bottle, she will hold it occasionally now but as she won't hold him it's not the easiest way to feed him. She rocks the bouncer and pushes the swing when he's in them too but she doesn't stay next to him for long. 

I look forward to the day that she wants to hold him and cuddle him, as I don't want to push her into doing something that she's not comfortable with doing. I will let her do so in her own time. I'm not sure what it is, is she scared of him or scared of hurting him? I suppose at least I know she won't hurt him and I don't have to worry about her doing anything to him when my backs turned. 

For now I will enjoy the little ordinary moments I do see when she shows interest in him and when she helps out.

Did your older child take longer to adjust to their sibling?

  
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16 comments

  1. Aww what a little sweetheart she sounds like she's getting to grips with being a big sister beautifully! I remember Kitty being like a built in health visitor when Elma arrived and this time I have two of them calling for milk if Pip squeaks or shouting 'spit up!!!" When the milk escapes!

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  2. Aw that's so cute that she gets her doll each time- that's so sweet. We got Mads a doll when LL was born as a present from her, but she has never been interested in it. I just don't think she is a dolly person. It sounds like Amelia is doing just fine, the fact she's so excited to introduce him shows how proud she is of him. I am not keen on holding newborns either haha, obviously my own is different, but I get nervous of holding friend's little ones- they are just so small and fragile. I am sure when he gets a bit bigger there will be no stopping her! ;) x

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  3. They are so cute together. Matthew is coming around to the baby now. He actually kisses her a few times now. I think he understands that this "thing" is not going away anymore now. :)

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  4. That's lovely! Love that she has her own baby too xx

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  5. Aww bless her, this is so sweet. I hope Ethan is the same with wanting to help out when his little brother comes along. x

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  6. Awwww. At least she isn't ignoring him. I'm sure she will come round in time, just takes some longer than others. As you know Paige was holding Parker the day he was born (with help). Amelia is doing so well, it's a big change x

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  7. Aww that's lovely that she wants to be like you and help you. What a great helper you have.

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  8. Awwh bless her. Ashton was obsessed with Harris for around 2 weeks and since hasn't been interested, he's never been nasty or anything but he just wasn't interested, just recently they've become so close, they play together, they make each other laugh. It's so cute to finally be able to enjoy them together!! She'll come around, least she shows interest.

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  9. This reminds me of so much when T was born. LP would help with every single nappy change, getting the mat, the nappies, the wipes. It was so lovely to see and seeing Harrison and Amelie like it makes me realise how fast the time goes. Lovely moment x

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  10. Aww it's good that she is getting to grips with being a big sister! Maybe she is just scared to hold him because he's so tiny! I get worried about holding newborns too! x

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  11. What a lovely post. Its so sweet that she copies you with her doll. My little boy was a little apprehensive when Charlotte came along last June but he slowly but surely got used to her being a permanent fixture and now that she's 8 months old and sitting up they are starting to interact much more which is lovely to see. It sounds like Amelia is doing great with her little brother xx

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  12. Lovely :)
    Lx
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  13. Aw that's so sweet of Amelia! I hope she feels brave enough to hold him soon! I often wonder what it must be like for kids when a little sibling comes along! Love Harrison's changing mat - Joseph's has had it's day so I'd like a new one! Been enjoying seeing your IG updates btw! Nicki | ON THE CHANGING MAT
    #theordinarymoments xx

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  14. This is gorgeous Kerry!!! Little Amelia sounds so grown up and mature around little Harry, you must be so proud!!!
    Arthur absolutely loves babies and is constantly kissing my tummy at the moment so I hope he has just as much love for his baby brother or sister as Amelia does for Harry!! Xx

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  15. Ah that is so cute! Bless her! Lovely picture hun x

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  16. Ah I think she sounds like she's doing well but also maybe letting him settle in a bit before the holding. She may see him as an amazement as newborns look like baby dollies, she's probably wondering why this one can move ;) xx

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