I do believe I’ve created a monster, and I have No clue what to do now.
My daughter Ella is 3 years old, and has been the center of my attention for the last 3 years. Until this pregnancy Ella has never left my side, she came to work with my everyday, whenever I had to shop, go out for a meeting at work; she was always by my side. Since I’ve gotten pregnant with our son, Ella has a jealous streak that I’ve never seen before. She refuses to listen to anything that has to do with the baby, when I try to sit her down and explain to her that her brother will be coming into the world very soon (I’m 38w4d), she’ll basically ignore me, get up from where ever we are and say “Okay Mommy, let’s go play house, just YOU and ME!”. She’ll often try to sit on my stomach despite the fact that I’ve told her that she cannot. If her cat goes into Lukas’s soon to be room, she throws a temper tantrum.
I’m at the end of my rope. Ella has never been around other children for the simple fact that when we wanted to put her into daycare, all of them around here were completely full and could not accept any other children, so from that point we hired a Nanny to come to the house everyday. I now this is all my fault for spoiling her, and making her the only one in life that matters, but now I’m desperate for advice…Anyone have any ideas on how I can introduce Ella into the idea of having a baby brother?