We are having quite the adjustment here. Abigail is incredibly sweet with the baby, but we're seeing the fallout from this change just about everywhere else. She is defiant and fragile and cries very easily, and her sleep is disrupted. I feel awful that it is so sad and hard for her, even though she's excited about Ethan, and I also feel like a substandard parent. I'm short-tempered with her in a way that leaves me feeling depressed and guilty. I don't want to spend half my time scolding her, and that's what I feel like I'm doing. Two weeks ago I was enjoying her tremendously and felt like I was a good mother to her, and now I feel like she's so difficult and I'm handling my job so poorly. My entire set of baby blues experiences is revolving around my daughter, not my new baby. I'm really sad about it.
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11/3/05 at 12:53pm