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OMG, I am having a completely different situation. I am so lucky.
Goo took to her sister immediately. We had done a great deal of work to explain babies to her and to explain that the whole family would change, but our love for her wouldn't. We explained that we would ask her to help us with the baby because families work together.
Well, it seems to have worked. When I feed Moo, I ask Goo if she wants to help me hold the bottle. Goo will climb up on one leg, Moo is on the other side and Goo will hold the bottle (with my help). When Moo needs a change, I ask Goo to pick out a diaper and hand it to me. She does a great job.
And I am lucky that she can articulate how she feels. In the hospital, Goo slipped and hit her head. She cried on the floor, but I was holding Moo. I said "Goo, can you come to mommy for a hug?" and she said "No, mommy. Put down Moo, pick up Goo" And I did. She was the one who needed me and she was so good at asking.
I also know that it takes me time to bond...So in that sense, I am very different. I love both of my girls, but I am still starting to bond with Moo...