Monday, August 27, 2007

Big Sister

Friday, Evelyn got back from her Grandma and Grandpa Waite's house and got to meet her new baby brother for the first time. I was almost as excited for that moment as I was for Preston to be born. Andy made sure to video the whole thing and I am sure glad he did. Evelyn came in the house and at first she didn't notice him but the second she did she was all over him. She wanted to kiss him, hug him, hold him and just be right on top of him. She was so excited to see him. I still don't think that she fully understands who he is and that he is going to be with us permanently. She still kisses my tummy whenever I asked her where mommy's baby is. You can definitely tell that Evelyn loves her little brother so much, almost too much. I have to keep a close eye on her every time they are in the same room together. Yesterday in fact, Andy put Preston in his travel crib to sleep and a few minutes later we heard him crying and of course Evelyn was no where to be found. Turns out she had climbed into the crib and was sitting on him. I imagine she was just trying to play with him but she still doesn't get that she can hurt him. It's definitely been an experience these last few days getting used to having two kids instead of just one. It's even still weird to say that I have "kids" (plural). Evelyn will be such a great big sister. Right now it seems like her only objective is to crush him with love but I think she will definitely come around. Today I even saw her try to share one of her toys with him and at another point she gave him a high five. It's going to be very fun to watch them grow up together. Hopefully Evelyn doesn't pick on him too bad because with the size of his feet I have a feeling that he's going to pass her up pretty quick and might want a little revenge.


  1. Before you know it he'll be able to hold his own and then you'll really have a problem! haha. Congrats again!

  2. I have heard a lot of stories about big brothers and sisters not picking on the new baby because they don't like the new baby. Its great to hear that even though she is picking on him its because she is just trying to show him how much she loves him. She will be a great big sister. I love both your kidos!!!