Saturday, February 27, 2010

Why Did We Worry?

Some of you will know that the latest addition to our family arrived a few weeks ago.

Before Jayden was born, we all wondered how Hollie would react to her new brother.

As the oldest grandchild and great grandchild in both families, Hollie is the apple of everyone's eye.

She really is a lovely little girl: she's well behaved (mostly!) funny and loving.

We all love her and she has become accustomed to our undivided attention.

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you will also know that she has wisdom beyond her years, and is also a bit of a "Story Teller." (I wonder where she gets that from?!)

I wrote and emailed this poem to her the day Jayden was born.

You are now a Big Sister

Now Jayden’s arrived. Just what does that mean?
He’ll be the most beautiful baby you’ve seen.
He’ll cry when he’s hungry, and he’ll when he’s not.
He’ll cry when he’s cold and he’ll cry when he’s hot.

He might need a cuddle when you want one too.
He might smell of sick or maybe of poo.
But one day quite soon he’ll kiss your sweet face.
But he won’t steal your sweets or sit in your place.

As Jayden gets bigger he will join in your games.
And you’ll show him his toys and teach him their names.
Jayden will have the best sister there’s been.
And he’ll be your Prince and you’ll be his Queen.

You’ll never believe that this tiny wee lad
With one squeeze on your fingers will make you feel glad!
This sweet baby boy who’s as light as a feather,
Will love you for always and ever and ever.

We needn't have worried.

She keeps touching and kissing him and saying, "Aaaaah, I love my baby brother."

She fetches clean nappies and baby wipes for him. She holds his bottle for him.

She is a great Little Mother!

I couldn't resist showing this beautiful pic. It brought a lump to my throat!


Autumn Mist said...

Fabulous! You never quite know how it's going to go, do you? My eldest grandson wasn't keen on his younger brother, but thinks number three is wonderful.

KC'sCourt! said...

That is beautiful