Tuesday, October 23, 2012
For five years now she has been the center of our lives and though she has always wanted siblings, we knew that when they finally came along it could be a delicate transition. To our relief and delight, Mayumi seems to be adjusting well; she is as enamored of her brothers as we are. We've tried to focus on her roll as a big sister, often talking about how much Benjamin and Corrigan love her and how good she is with them. Little gifts here and there don't seem to hurt, either; she loved getting a big sister t-shirt when she came to meet the boys for the first time in the hospital and she almost never removes the "big sister" medical bracelet that one of the nurses gave her. One of her birthday gifts was a darling "big sis" necklace from Baby's First Keepsake on Etsy. It's her first piece of "real" jewelry and she loves that too.
I suppose there will be bumps in the road ahead. Already I find it challenging to make time for her and I find myself losing patience all too easily. But then we make biscuits for strawberry shortcake, or we read an Amelia Bedelia story and laugh at her antics, or we cuddle in bed after I've nursed the the twins to sleep and I know that everything is going to be all right.