I’m seven weeks in and being a mommy of two is not what I expected. To say I was worried would be an understatement. The further along my pregnancy went, the more I was absolutely terrified that my son would have a problem with his unborn sister. I was worried that he would feel replaced. I was worried that the shift in attention would make him act out. I was worried about showering his baby sister with so much love and attention that he’d feel left out. I was so determined to not let that happen. I want to make sure that he knows how special he is. I mean, he introduced me to mommyhood!
From the moment he laid eyes on his sister in the hospital, he was in love. She’s the first person he asks for in the morning. “Where’s baby sister?”, he says. Before he leaves for school, he gives her a hug and tells her he loves her. When she cries, he runs to her side and says, “I’m coming to help you, baby sister. I’ll protect you!” He randomly finds a rattle to bring her and says, “it’s for baby sister.” He loves her hard and I love it.
My little girl is in for a lot of love when it comes to her big brother. I hope she’s ready. I feel like he’s going to look out for her and protect her as much as he can. She’ll be joining him at his school in a few months and that’ll be a whole other transition. I don’t think I need to worry. We were at his school for the end of summer party this weekend and he showed her off to EVERYBODY he came in contact with. He wanted everyone to see her and most of all he wanted them to know that she is HIS baby sister. That pride I see when he’s showing her off just makes my heart smile. It’s the same pride I saw soon after she came home from the hospital and he BEGGED to hold her.
Doesn’t he just look like the proudest big brother? Yes, my little girl is in good hands.