Written By Renee Arbia
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Our newborn daughter, Imogen is now two months old. Many have been asking how her big brother, Xavier has been handling his promotion. Believe it or not he is doing extremely well. Xavier has wanted a baby sister for a very long time. We have included him in everything with the pregnancy and with as much as we can with her as a baby. He simply adores Imogen. He is always asking to hold her. The moment her eyes open up from a nap Xavier is there gazing at her, talking to her, and even singing to her. He loves to help pick out her clothes, get burp cloths and blankets, and play with her. He comes to her doctor’s appointments with us and he gets very upset if she gets shots or starts crying.
Of course, when a new member is added to any family there are adjustments. The big brother promotion did go a little bit to his head. He actually asked us when he could go to work, and cook dinner and informed me that he is a grown up now. I had to break the news to him that he has to be eighteen years old to be a grown up and he should enjoy childhood. (He is only four!) He also started getting upset because Imogen shares a room with my husband and I for right now. She sleeps either in the cradle beside us or in our bed. Xavier was bummed that he had to sleep alone in his room. We explained to him that it was only temporary and eventually Imogen will have her own room right next to his. However, every night the “I wish I didn’t have to sleep alone” from our adorable four year old son was breaking our heart. It made me want to go out and buy a giant king size bed to fit us all. However, it would never fit in our bedroom. So we decided to do something special just for Xavier’s room.
When I was younger I moved my bedroom from near my parents’ room to upstairs alone. Although I was not scared, (I was older) it could get lonely and quiet. I put up some glow in the dark stars on my ceiling. Looking at the stars as I fell asleep at night helped to soothe and relax me. I really enjoyed it. So we got some Glowers 2.0 stars to put up on Xavier’s ceiling. He has really been interested in outer space lately so it was something special we could do with him. The Glowers 2.0 work really well. They even came with a ton of putty to stick them to your ceiling without damaging it. They last for a long time and he loves looking at them. We have fun pointing out the planets and comets. We even did a couple of constellations for him. They have made him enjoy sleeping in his room again.
Sometimes it takes just a simple adjustment to fix things. It is always good to take a step back and try to see things differently and from your child’s point of view. Every family goes through ups and downs. It is up to parents to remember to continually adjust things so that everyone is happy!
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