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.

18 comments on “Nothing But Love”

  1. Yes, doesn’t it make your heart explode?! The sibling love is amazing and it makes me so jealous because I am an only child πŸ™‚ I thought my toddler would be so jealous but he is the exact opposite adoring his baby brother and his baby brother adores him right back. It is really a sight to see. I try to video record all of these moments so they can see their love from the beginning.
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  2. Told you!!

    The new baby just falls right in. Feels like you never missed a beat. Okay I won’t go that far with all of the sleep deprivation but for the most part its not as bad as we think it would be. They are so cute!
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  3. She most definitely is in good hands. Why do we do this to ourselves? Question whether we’ve properly prepared a sibling? You did a wonderful job. He knew she was coming, knew she was loved by you so of course he’d follow suit. She is gorgeous and there is no doubt in my mind that with your guidance he will be an excellent big brother. Shoot, Baby Sister might get tired of his attention. Ha!
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  4. You may think you are in love with a person, when really you are full of sympathy or empathy. Friendship is sometimes mistaken for a love interest and certainly chemistry has been known to throw the whole love thing in a tizzy.
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