SD10 rejecting our DS
SD10 has not been excited about her half brother the entire pregnancy. Actually, that would be an understatement. My due date is April 14th, but yesterday the doctor said I'm already 2cm dialated and 70% effaced. So basically I should be ready before 40 weeks is up.
I was putting together a hospital bag yesterday when SD saw.
SD: "Why are you packing?"
Me: "In case we have to go to the hospital early. DS might be otw."
SD: "No fair, you told me he wasn't coming until April."
DH: "Well we really can't control that." **As he brings out a bag too
SD to DH: "Wait why do you have to go with her?"
DH: "Um because it's my son?" We also both added "And he's your half-brother."
SD: "She's not my mom"
DH: "No, but she's your SM and she's my wife, making him your half-brother."
SD: "Ugh, my gosh!"
I feel like we are dealing with a TOTAL rejection from SD10 here. In denial that she's related to half-brother and showing resentment towards her Dad for doing ANYTHING for me or the baby. Anyone else deal with a jealous stepchild when they had a newborn? What can we do? Do we just let it be? She obviously doesn't see herself as part of our family. She makes it a "you vs me" from Day 1 even when we try to include her. Help!