DS1 is 9 and DS2 is 2 months old. We had been trying for years to have another baby after DS1 was born but it just wasn't in our cards, until 9 years later. Today we have been blessed with 2 beautiful, amazing boys.
DS1 is so sweet, affectionate etc. I think right now he only knows how to show his brother that he loves him by kissing him constantly, which drives me crazy sometimes, why? because DS1 goes to public school and I have this irrational fear of DS2 getting sick because of something DS1 brings home from school.
I don't want to say anything because I don't want to stand in the middle of them getting used to eachother and bonding. But the germophobe in me is dying inside hahah!
DS1 reads to his little brother, sings to him, in the car in the backseat he comforts his little brother if he's fussy etc. But he is also jealous, ofcourse.
I am sure it'll take time for DS1 to adjust to not being the center of my universe anymore, now they are both the center of my universe. He has a hard time understanding sometimes that DS2 can't do anything on his own yet, so I will have to tend to him.
My question is for Mommy's (and Dad's;)) who have their children far apart in age. How did your older child adjust to having a younger sibling?? Were they also very affectionate towards their younger sib, or were they more distant to their younger sib?