We all hear stories about sibling rivalry rearing its head when a new baby comes home. I even witnessed the trouble it can cause when we brought a new baby home to a 2 year old. However, things are a bit different bringing a new baby home to a 7 year old and a 5 year old. In fact, my kids were ready and waiting for their baby to come home, and the things my older children think about my rainbow baby? Well, they weren't shy when it came to expressing them. Like, at all.
I try not to talk too much about the rainbow baby, Lotus, because I know my older children, Lily and Pad, must get sick of having everything always be about the baby. Shockingly, however, they often want to talk about Lotus. They want to discuss what the baby could possibly be thinking, feeling, eating, and how damn adorable he is. Perhaps it's their age, and their current levels of maturity make them more than able to appreciate the new little one without feeling like their own place in mama's heart was usurped. Perhaps it's the fact that these little troopers also suffered through the three miscarriages I had prior to having Lotus, too. After the first miscarriage my Lily cried with me, offering to "kiss you until we make another baby."