My girls have now been siblings for three whole months!
I can’t help half wishing the time away. Sienna is growing too rapidly, which certainly makes me a little sad. But Ella is desperate for some company! Sienna isn’t much company to her at the moment. They can’t have a natter or play together, but I know we’re only a few months away from them at least being able to have a bit more interaction.
Ella has started to show a little jealousy towards her sister. She sometimes tries to push her away when she’s feeding, and suddenly wants me to pick her up if I’m carrying Sienna. I don’t mind as I think it’s really good for Ella to learn that she can’t always have everything her own way. The joy of a sibling is learning about sharing, even if at the moment that means sharing my affection rather than toys.
The jealousy seemed to peak and now it is waning away again. In fact, Sienna almost seems to be a comfort for Ella. Ella was poorly yesterday and ended up spending a couple of hours in hospital. She laid on the bed holding Sienna’s hand to help her feel better.
She is still over affectionate with Sienna, though Sienna is definitely not as fragile any more and is able to withstand it more. In fact, Sienna often has a big smile when Ella gives her a bear hug!!
These pictures were taken first thing in the morning when Ella climbed in bed with me and Sienna. Ella’s hair is a mess! But she always loves it when I ask her to have a picture with Sienna!