By "coming to terms" I mean he's crying on average about 3 hours a day and refusing to be in the same room with Effie whenever possible.
He isn't jealous of the baby.
He's quite simply completely and utterly freaked OUT by the baby.
And, I suppose, when the parents you love are snuggling and constantly carrying around your own personal version of the boogeyman, life is something to cry constantly about.
So, we're working on helping Biggs overcome his baby phobia.
1. A sleeping baby. The baby MUST be asleep and unlikely to erupt in terror-inducing squawks or gurgles.
2. Cheetos Puffcorn. Yes, for those keeping track, Cheetos puffcorn is disqualified by Biggie's food allergy list due to more than one ingredient. But desperate times call for desperate measures. So we're letting neurosis trump nutrition for now.
3. A kitchen table from which the Biggs cannot make a speedy escape.
So far we're making a fair amount of progress. Biggs sat for nearly 7 whole minutes beside Effie while he zoned out on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He never technically LOOKED at Effie, although he knew she was in that box beside him.
And, he never technically TOUCHED Effie. He only munched puffcorn if I held it out for him.
But he was definitely dry-eyed and in the same room as Effie.
So yahoo for baby steps. At this rate Biggs may be making eye contact with the kid before she heads to kindergarten.
Hip. Hip. Hooray.