Welcome to the world Siris! It’s been a month and a half since our baby boy Siris was born. It has been challenging having a toddler and a newborn. My husband and I definitely did not think about how mentally and emotionally difficult it’s going to be.
I was prepared for the sleepless nights and multitasking of just about anything. I mean the things I’ve had to multitask now. I can handle sleeping but not really sleeping, coz you would do anything (even co-sleep) with your newborn and your toddler just so you can “sleep”. So you really cannot fully, deeply sleep with them beside you.
But emotionally, I have to admit I was not prepared. The first few days were hard. Does my first born feel neglected? Why isn’t she looking for me anymore? Why do I feel indifferent towards my newborn? It is a totally new and unrecognisable feeling being a mother of two kids. It is definitely going to be a new and exciting journey for the Ong family.