My sweet boy,
We are down to the last days before your baby sister arrives and we are all so excited! Well, maybe you aren’t, but it’s not because you wouldn’t be if you could, you just don’t understand yet. You’ve noticed Mommy’s growing belly - mostly the inconvenience of my once wide-open lap to read books on dwindling as my stomach has pushed farther and farther into your comfortable go-to seat. But you haven’t seemed to mind too much, there is still a small spot to sit, and my sing-song reading of your favorite “Itsy Bitsy Spider” book hasn’t changed. You are going to be a good big brother.
You were the first person Mommy and Daddy told the good news to - “Mommy’s pregnant and you’re going to be a big brother!” And you kept that secret magnificently, not saying a peep to anyone. :-)
I frequently find myself looking at you, my eyes welling up in tears as I think about what we’ve been through since you entered the world. God gave us you and what a gift you’ve been. The moment the doctors placed you in my arms, those tender blue eyes looked up at me and my heart melted. Your life has been entrusted to us and we are honored to be your parents. You will always be our first child, the one we prayed and hoped for, for so long. You’re going to be a good big brother.
It’s crazy for me to think that you may never remember life without your baby sister, life with just you, Mommy and Daddy. We will though! You are curious, love listening and dancing to music, our little book lover, joyful, cautious, empathetic to those around you, and a charmer. Our family dynamic is about to change in a very big way, but we know you’re going to be a good big brother.
Please be patient with Mommy and Daddy as we figure out this whole two-kid thing. We’ll be learning, just as we did with you and we will need your grace and forgiveness. She won’t be able to walk around, point and try to communicate what she wants like you can now, so our attention at times will need to be on her and meeting her needs. Don’t worry, you will not be forgotten and all your needs will continued to be met too, promise. We love you and are so incredibly proud of you.
You’re going to be a good big brother.
Love for always,
Newborn photographs by Texture Photo.