02 July 2007

growing pains

this weekend hubby and i went to a wedding. (woot for adult time!) we asked hubby's dad to come and sit with bb. bb did not want us to leave. he's never had a problem with us leaving before. being compassionate parents, we, of course felt bad about it, but we knew that he'd be fine. still, there was that lingering feeling. . .

did we push him too hard by sending him to camp? do all kids just go thru this at some point? or is it a too-small-view to see it as a direct response to camp? i guess what i mean is he has a lot going on right now for a little guy. he's learning to use the potty. he's about to 3 (later this month). mommy's got a gi-normous belly containing his baby sister (to come in september). he's going to camp, then SCHOOL in the fall (coinciding with baby). that's a lot for a little guy. it's no wonder he's needing some reassurance and extra lovin' from us.

if any of you had experienced something similar, please, pass on the encouragement or ideas of how to get a little one thru it. and how to get the parents thru it!!

4 comments:

Beth said...

You know, I read your previous post and it sounds like Camp has been great for him. I'd put this off to just "one of those things" and not worry. I hear you though - I'm in a constant state of anxiety over how Sam is going to handle this baby thing, me being away from him in the hospital, etc. Glad you guys got away for a bit though. That's awesome!

Summer said...

Poor little guy! That is a lot going on all at once. Don't be shocked if you have a bit of regression from him too. My fully potty trained 2.5 year old suddenly started wetting the bed once his brother was born. Its hard being so little and have everythign pile on at once.

Allie said...

So far I have been really lucky with my son. He has handled his baby sister extremely well. I am lucky as he always wants to help out with her, hold her and kiss her.

I did notice though that he goes through periods where he wants me to feed him and the potty training ... well that is all over the map. I am having absolutely no luck with that and I am seriously doubting whether the baby has anything to do with that.

What I have done is constantly reassure him that I love him and I always try to involve him to the point where he thinks that he is making most of the decisions in the house. Everything from dinner to what he and the baby wear for the day. I read somewhere that it helps empower them to feel in control of the chaos going on.

Rebecca said...

Hi, I like your blog & your clothing line is great. My son just turned 3 and my daughter is 9 months old so they are a little closer in age than your two will be. Overall he's been great with his little sissy & loves to play with her and gives her kisses and all that fun stuff. One thing he's regressed in is coming into bed with us at night. He was doing really well in his big boy bed and in the last few months, since we moved, has started climbing in in the middle of the night - most of the time we don't wake up from it. You are lucky your son is potty training. My son has no interest whatsoever & I just don't want to fight him on it. So I've got two in diapers and it feels like I'll never be done with diapers. Best wishes for your pregnancy and adjusting to two kids. It can be overwhelming at times but everyone adjusts.