Since the day she was born, me and my little Z have been inseparable. She’s incredibly attached to me and repeatedly chooses me over her daddy. I soak up every ounce of love she throws my way. She is always by my side, in my lap, or sleeping next to me. She currently is sitting in my lap as I type this out! So with my newest baby’s birth fast approaching, all I could think about was how I would handle two babies in my arms or at my side?
My older daughters were more independent and the thought of balancing two babies wasn’t an issue. Lately I’ve noticed a gradual shift in Zaynab’s relationship with her father. She’s picked up on my second daughter’s relationship with her dad. My second is completely smitten by her dad and is constantly showing him love and attention. Now Z eagerly leaves my side and runs to the door when her daddy comes home from work. What was once purely just a morning treat for me, Z now shares her morning snuggles in bed with my husband. I’ve found that she now enjoys holding his hand while we’re out and just generally misses him during the day.
Can I just say that I am so relieved! I was truly worried about how I would give Z the constant connection she was used to while still tending and caring for my newborn. Now that Z has begun to accept Daddy, I know that he can swoop her off without any resistance from Z’s end.
Baby Z has found her “Daddy’s Little Girl’ status and my hubby is reaping the benefits of the sweetness she constantly exudes. It’s a win-win for us all. With two months to go until Baby arrives, she’s finally switching over, just in time.