Bribery with treats?
What’s your plan for introducing the baby to Jessa?
Just kidding…our friends gave us some information they had read about it when they had their little boy, so we’ll go through that and heed the advice. As well, I’m going to check out what Cesar Milan says about it (no, seriously) because he knows his shit.
The things I’ve learned thus far are bringing something that the baby was wearing home from the hospital before we bring the baby home so Jess can smell it and become familiar; practice pushing the stroller around while walking Jessa (we have to do this for sure as Jess is a little scared of big roll-y things); train her to not come into the baby’s room unless invited (this will be hard as it used to be Jessa’s room…oops); and just make sure to give her lots of love and attention so she knows she’s still important (this is not something we learned from anywhere, this is just something we will do because…well, because).
We’ll see, though. I already feel awful because she’s definitely responding to the changes around the house already, like my ever expanding belly (there’s getting to be very little room on my lap for her), the fact that we’re constantly keeping the place spotless for showings (I think she gets sad when we vacuum up her hair off the rug), and just the energy in general. Our girl is a bit anxious and is definitely responding. So hopefully she’ll react well to the baby. I just want her to be happy…it breaks my heart to think that she might freak out about it and be sad.
Sigh. Here’s hoping.