I think this month we can safely say the honeymoon period of having a sister for Ethan is over! This is what happened to our siblings in October 2014.
All was going very well between them. But Ethan experienced two bad incidents at soft play. One was a bad accident, two bumped heads, the other was a child being mean. This has made us see anxiety in Ethan that we have never seen before.
Little E has a crying time at night, every night. She starts crying at about 5 pm. Normally stopping by about 8.30 pm. We are putting this down to colic. It is finally getting on Ethan’s nerves. Ethan has never liked the sound of crying. It was something we did worry about when we had our second baby discussions. Thankfully Ethan was OK with Little E’s crying.
For the past week, Ethan has been keeping himself to himself. He has been taking himself away from us and sitting in the hall. I have found this quite upsetting. Ethan excluding himself from us was one of my biggest fears when we decided to become a family of four.
My Mum was able to get Ethan to connect with Little E again. She took her into the hall making her ‘dance’ with him. Ethan thought this was marvelous and joined in with his sister. Slowly but surely his love for Little E has come back. Even if he does keep a bit more distance when she cries.
I’m so glad October 2014 ended on a positive note for our siblings. I hope it continues in November.