Big Sister Love

by Melanie Edwards on June 29, 2010 · 21 comments

in Being a Big Sister,life

Older Brother Kissing Belly
As I mentioned a few weeks back, our baby girl is super excited that she’ll soon be a big sister. Every day she rubs my belly, kisses my belly, and talks to the baby. Everything I do revolves around the baby in her mind.

  • Take a shower? “Is the baby clean now mommy?”
  • If I say I’m hungry: “The baby’s hungry?”
  • Take a swim? “Does the baby like it?”
  • Laugh? “Is the baby happy?”

I am no longer my own person. It’s all about the baby now. It’s really very sweet and keeps me laughing.

Now that our girl is also reading her books from front to back on her own, we occasionally ask her to read the baby a book. Sometimes, she will sing the baby a song. And, she brings the baby some of her stuffed animals, especially those that play music.

I can’t wait for the day that she’ll be able to feel her baby brother or sister move about or kick. She’s going to completely flip out and then she’ll want to feel the baby at all times. She already asks things like, “Is this the baby’s head?” when she touches various parts of my belly. Of course, I can’t tell yet.

Something else she’s extremely excited about is the upcoming ultrasound. In 3 weeks, we’ll be having the “big” 18-week ultrasound where hopefully we’ll find out if we’re having a boy or a girl. She’s going to come with us, which is going to be a great experience for her to “see” her baby brother/sister on the screen and hear the heartbeat. Since she hasn’t completely grasped the concept of time yet, she asks about it nearly every day and is counting down the time!

I love that she has taken such an interest in the pregnancy and can tell she’s going to be a great big sister. Mami is proud.

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1 Maybelline Valenti June 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

How sweet!!!!!!!!.. wow! that's amaizing.. she'll totally love the experience, I used to say whenever I was having an ultrasound that we were going to spy on the baby and he would move all over the place so it would end up being a chase

2 Latinaish June 30, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Someone needs a muñeca so they can practice changing diapers! LOL. My older son was SUCH a helpful big brother. Sometimes he'd “accidentally” miss the baby's mouth when feeding him and smear food on his face, but other than that, no major jealousy issues 😉 Hee hee.

3 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Actually, she *has* been changing the diaper of one of her baby dolls. I had kept one of her newborn-size diapers and she now uses it on her doll. The funny thing is that she uses an ottoman at my mom’s house as the “diaper genie” or washing machine as she says, to “wash” the diaper. It’s hilarious.

4 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Actually, she *has* been changing the diaper of one of her baby dolls. I had kept one of her newborn-size diapers and she now uses it on her doll. The funny thing is that she uses an ottoman at my mom’s house as the “diaper genie” or washing machine as she says, to “wash” the diaper. It’s hilarious.

5 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Actually, she *has* been changing the diaper of one of her baby dolls. I had kept one of her newborn-size diapers and she now uses it on her doll. The funny thing is that she uses an ottoman at my mom’s house as the “diaper genie” or washing machine as she says, to “wash” the diaper. It’s hilarious.

6 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Actually, she *has* been changing the diaper of one of her baby dolls. I had kept one of her newborn-size diapers and she now uses it on her doll. The funny thing is that she uses an ottoman at my mom’s house as the “diaper genie” or washing machine as she says, to “wash” the diaper. It’s hilarious.

7 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Actually, she *has* been changing the diaper of one of her baby dolls. I had kept one of her newborn-size diapers and she now uses it on her doll. The funny thing is that she uses an ottoman at my mom’s house as the “diaper genie” or washing machine as she says, to “wash” the diaper. It’s hilarious.

8 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Actually, she *has* been changing the diaper of one of her baby dolls. I had kept one of her newborn-size diapers and she now uses it on her doll. The funny thing is that she uses an ottoman at my mom’s house as the “diaper genie” or washing machine as she says, to “wash” the diaper. It’s hilarious.

9 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 8:05 am

Actually, she *has* been changing the diaper of one of her baby dolls. I had kept one of her newborn-size diapers and she now uses it on her doll. The funny thing is that she uses an ottoman at my mom's house as the “diaper genie” or washing machine as she says, to “wash” the diaper. It's hilarious.

10 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I’m anxious to see how this baby will act. With the 1st pregnancy, my girl was a total show-off. She was happy to pose for the camera, wave, and make a show. LOL

11 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I’m anxious to see how this baby will act. With the 1st pregnancy, my girl was a total show-off. She was happy to pose for the camera, wave, and make a show. LOL

12 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I’m anxious to see how this baby will act. With the 1st pregnancy, my girl was a total show-off. She was happy to pose for the camera, wave, and make a show. LOL

13 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I’m anxious to see how this baby will act. With the 1st pregnancy, my girl was a total show-off. She was happy to pose for the camera, wave, and make a show. LOL

14 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I’m anxious to see how this baby will act. With the 1st pregnancy, my girl was a total show-off. She was happy to pose for the camera, wave, and make a show. LOL

15 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I’m anxious to see how this baby will act. With the 1st pregnancy, my girl was a total show-off. She was happy to pose for the camera, wave, and make a show. LOL

16 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 8:07 am

I'm anxious to see how this baby will act. With the 1st pregnancy, my girl was a total show-off. She was happy to pose for the camera, wave, and make a show. LOL

17 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 9:05 am

Actually, she *has* been changing the diaper of one of her baby dolls. I had kept one of her newborn-size diapers and she now uses it on her doll. The funny thing is that she uses an ottoman at my mom's house as the “diaper genie” or washing machine as she says, to “wash” the diaper. It's hilarious.

18 modernmami July 9, 2010 at 9:07 am

I'm anxious to see how this baby will act. With the 1st pregnancy, my girl was a total show-off. She was happy to pose for the camera, wave, and make a show. LOL

19 rahego February 8, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Glad to see you liked my son’s (and still-unborned sister’s) picture :). Guess that, by now, they’ve had already the chance to meet each other. Congratulations!

20 modernmami February 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Thanks! It’s a lovely photo. Thank you for making it available to use. :)

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