We were completely overjoyed with the fact we were having another baby, we joyfully anticipated B’s arrival. Two children was a dream of ours that we thought was out of reach after we tried so hard the first time around. We had gotten used to the idea of just being a family of three, then we got the news and our hearts lept for joy. We soon realized our days of a family of three were closing in on us and we literally spent hours worried what life would look like with two. It wasn’t that we didn’t want two children, that was not it whatsoever. It was that we were worried A wouldn’t like being a big sister, wouldn’t like having a sibling. What would life look like as a family of four? What if she hated it? What if she resented us? What if jealousy ran rampant and turned her into an unrecognizable child? What happens if she and her brother grow up only to dislike one another? What then? I’m sure we aren’t the only parents that have wondered and worried about these things. Here I am almost 9 months into having two tiny humans making this family a family of four and those days of worry were all for not. I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced the kind of joy that I do while watching the bond of my two children evolve. There has never been a day where I thought that A didn’t love being a sister. She’s always kind and gentle with her brother. She’s always excited to see him when she wakes up or he wakes. They light up when the other one walks into the room. They have moments where she hugs him a bit too much and he yanks her hair or pushes her away but the moments of them enjoying each other is far more often than not. He’s constantly watching her and learning from her and she’s constantly coaching him along. He’s teaching her some extra patience and we see the love we’ve always shown her be shown to him through her, too.
Now that he’s mobile they are constantly playing together and building this one of a kind relationship. I hear her tell him at least three times a week that he is her best friend. She worries when he’s hurt, he worries when she cries and we are only nine months into this sweet little bond that they get to have for the rest of their life. My days are filled with listening to laughter and playing, as well as, games of hide and seek. We all celebrate B’s victories and she gets almost more excited than we do when he achieves something. She jumps up and down, she shrieks and yells “good job buddy!! Great job!!” And all the while, we’re over here thrilled to pieces we get to watch this sweet bond unfold because these two might be little but my golly, their love for each other is unbelievably mighty.
Little did we know how amazing this journey would be. We knew it would be but it’s even more than we had hoped.
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