32 weeks

32 weeks, and I've got a four-pound baby boy in there. But let's focus on big sis for a minute here. (Gosh, she's seriously the sweetest.)
Little Lo is my number one sidekick and we have spent almost every single second of her 4.5 years together. We are tight. She's definitely old enough to know what is going on with this new baby-to-be, and it's clear that she's noticing the changes and preparations we're making.
She's very excited to talk about all the fun things she'll get to do once the little dude arrives, but I'm careful to warn her that it's not all sunshine, cuteness and baby powder. That he'll also cry a lot, wake up at night a lot, spit up a lot and poop a lot. That we can't put him back. That I might not have as much one-on-one time to spread around at first. Gulp. We're obviously going to do our very best to make this special for her, too, and to include her in every way that we can. But naturally, I worry about what this new addition is going to do to this thing that she and I have, and it does make me a tiny bit sad. Because what we have is such a good thing. I don't want to break it.
 
But her deep-down sweetness is what assures me that everything will be okay. She's super nurturing, sensitive and wise beyond her years. She's already a natural caretaker. She's gentle and loving and I know she's going to be the best big sister ever. So I try not to worry. It's going to be good. So good.

9 comments:

  1. The most adorably sweet photos ever. You 2 are so cute together :)

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  2. I love that you are posting your photos! I am so not brave...I am officially two weeks behind you- and crazy excited to have a little girl. These are adorable photos and make me thrilled for the connection that I get to make with my daughter. I really need to start blogging again!

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  3. I completely understand your anxiety, but once he comes, you'll see just how amazing big sisters can be. Plus, then you get adorable big sister little brother moments : )

    I am so excited for you all!

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  4. that last picture is just my favorite ever! so sweet. love your laughing faces. she is going to be the best big sister. happy for your growing little family. <3

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  5. Jen - you'll be great! There are way more good times than not and you already know how to be a great Mom. Take a lot of pictures of Lo too. I have a hard time remembering what Megan looked like when Jake was born and I'm thankful we have a lot of pictures of her at that stage.

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  6. Your photos and words made me cry. I am so excited for you. Btw, you look beautiful!

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  7. the simple fact that you're feeling all that is why i know you + lo will be fine. <3 i understand it all too well, so bravo to you for not letting it stop you.

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  8. Big sisters ARE the best! My two, who are three years apart, are still the best of friends at ages 10 and 13! (Really!) It's a challenge at first to adapt to two kiddos, but it's the absolute best! You look amazing, by the way!

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