Adding Truitt to the mix has definitely shaken things up here. And not exactly in the best way. Yesterday was the first day since he was born that it was just me and the kids. Chris went back to work and we were winging it. Up until then, Moyz and Kembia hadn't really seen me feeding Truitt because there was always someone with them. Needless to say, Kembia went balistic when it came time for me to feed Truitt.
I put both of the kids in their exersaucers and sat down on the couch with Truitt. Kembia started screaming like you would not believe. Add in the thrashing about in her seat and the huge crocodile tears, it was quite the scene. And she kept it up for 25 straight minutes. She had herself worked up so hard she just about made herself throw up several times. I finally put Truitt down and brought her to her bed, where she continued to scream for about 10 more minutes until she finally fell asleep.
I have to admit I am not quite sure what to do with the situation. She did it again a second time during the day, and then today as well. I am a little paranoid about the whole attachment thing, but yet I strongly believe that it is almost 100% manipulation on her part, as opposed to this great need to be with me. The instant I so much as reach my arms out to her when she is doing it, the tears and screaming instantly stop. Obviously I need to feed Truitt, and she will have to deal with that. Hopefully this won't cause some type of attachment issue because I let her cry it out so soon after bringing her home when everyone else says don't let them get to that point. I don't have a lot of options with 2 one year olds and a newborn. Something's got to give.
Moyz has been much needier as well. But nothing near to the level of how kembia has reacted. I get the feeling that she probably was never denied many things or told no too often. eventually everything will sort it out. It's not like we weren't expecting something along these lines, but it doesn't make it any easier even if you anticipated it. If anyone has any advice or thoughts I would appreciate it. It's pretty hard to google our situation!