I feel that in a lot of ways, the relationship between Ella and Sienna hasn’t really changed that much since Sienna was a tiny baby. They both love each other immensely. Like some crazy bond, that only blood can bring. They really are a unit. It’s not just about time spent together. There’s something more to it than that. Some primal need to be near each other, but just far enough away too!
One thing that hasn’t really changed in any of my siblings posts since Sienna was born, is how we need to constantly remind Ella to be gentle with her. I thought at first it was about Ella learning the fragility of a baby, when she was really only one herself, still being 1 when Sienna was born. But it really hasn’t changed. She’s still rough with her! So, I wonder if it is actually just Ella’s nature. She loves her so fiercely that she wants to squeeze her and squeeze her and squeeze her. To the point where she isn’t really hearing Sienna’s cries to be released, that escalate and escalate. If I’m in another room and can hear Sienna crying, I can almost guarantee that it is because Ella has a grip of her!