Lilstarr, sounds tough to have a lo that is jealous when dh holds baby
I hope that dousn't last long. Sounds like you summer is going great though. it must be so nice to get to know you lo without the rest of the crew. I'm a bit jealous of that!!!
Mamablue, must be nice to have a 15yo helper around, but I totally understand about dh. mine is on the farm, but sooo busy...and also not the best baby caregiver, so I wish i had a on older sib to help. you are lucky she is willing
AFM, summer has been pretty much business as usual in many ways, so a combo of fun and farm work, which dd has grown up pretty used to. she enjoys picking out mavis's clothes every morning and is helpful with running and fetching me stuff, which has been a big help, but is not into touching spit up or wet diapers at all, so I have o runthose items to the laundry. I have to watch her though, as she wants to pick up the baby, but is only "almost" 5 so isn't quite ready for that. I try to give her lots of chances to hold her while sitting to help fill the urge to pick her up, but it only seems to fuel it, hmmm??? we are well past the 2 week "honeymoon" period and she is still so in love with her, so I hope it just lasts forever. she asks" how long before baby can chase me around the house" and "how long before we can go anywhere we want on the farm together without an adult"...it's cute. we plan to homeschool, so it will be nice to see them grow up having a close bond, as they will be spending a lot of time together despite their age difference of 4 3/4 years. now that mvis is alittle bigger, the kissing and handing is a it easier because I am not so afraid she will hurt her, but still can seem "too much". i am trying to just accept that it is better than the alternative.