My Toddler Meets His Baby Sister.

When I found out I was pregnant with baby number two, my son G was just over a year old.

I was so afraid the he would hate the new baby. As we got closer I started talking about baby sister as much as I could. I started reading articles about introducing toddlers to new babies.

He was little but he did understand sissy was in mommies tummy and the crib in mommies room was for sissy. That was the extent of his understanding.

After reading lots of articles and worrying for many nights, it was almost time to have baby A.

I had a c section with G, so I had to schedule one for baby A. It did make things easier along the lines of planning and taking off work.

So the night before she was born, my mother took G for a sleepover at Memas house. We went in early for my csection and she was here in no time.

We had a few hours to spend with her alone, some time to adjust and some time for me to move around a bit. Mom brought G up to meet her that day. A’s father was holding her and I was just laying in bed, I didn’t want him to feel like I was replacing him.

He came in and sat down on the hospital bed with me and we asked him if he wanted to see sissy. He smiled really big and they handed A to me. After he adjusted to seeing her we let him try and hold her, the boppy pillow came in very handy for this.

He could not stop smiling! He loved her so much already. He was stroking her head and her hair.

When we tried to take her away, he got very upset because he wanted to hold her.

When she came home he would go get the boppy and sit down and point when he wanted to hold her.

Even now that he is in his terrible two’s, he still loves seeing her and playing with her. He is gentle with her.

I hope they don’t grow out of it! I just want them to stay this way forever.

Picture quality is not that great, sorry.

-Brooke-

My not so baby boy.

My son is two and a half years old. I split custody with his father. He stays a week with me and a week with him.

A week doesn’t seem like that long, but for a little one who is growing and developing so much, a lot can happen in one week.

I cannot tell you exactly when, but one day he left my house a baby and came back a moody preteen stuck in a toddlers body.

He used to enjoy snuggling and watching movies and being held.

Now he enjoys binge watching his favorite t.v. shows (Paw Patrol), helping himself to whatever he can reach in the refrigerator 24/7, and being a stinky boy.

He eats NONSTOP (a bottomless pit just like his mommy).

My son does not just help himself to the food, he makes it so nobody can enjoy it! I’m not sure if it’s innocence or just him being ornery. He tries to take a bite out of every wrapped cheese slice in the refrigerator. He knows it is wrapped, yet he still tries.

He also enjoys taking entire stacks of lunch meat out of the pack and eating them like sandwiches.

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He may be a bottomless pit who binge watches t.v. and doesn’t want mommies snuggles anymore, but he will ALWAYS be my baby boy.

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-Brooke-