Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Brother Sister Bond

While making the transition to two children, it hasn't really surprised me how much I love having two sweet little babies. I knew I would love Jude, and I knew that we would adjust to our new member of the family and barely remember a time when he wasn't part of our family. What has surprised me a little is how much they love each other. It's been such a pleasant, wonderful surprise!

Aubrey is the best big sister. She really is very helpful to me. If Jude is upset and I can't get to him right away, she can calm him down a lot of times by talking to him or giving him a toy.
When Jude is practicing his sitting up, Aubrey about has a fit for Jude to sit in her lap. She is obsessed with holding her baby brother. Jude thinks Aubrey is just the funniest thing he has ever seen. They will both just laugh hysterically at each other, and sometimes no one else has a clue why they are laughing. But they know. I used to worry about Aubrey a little bit before Jude was born. It made me kind of sad that she wouldn't have my full attention anymore, and I almost felt like I would be betraying her a little bit by loving another child so much (those feelings were on my particularly hormonal pregnancy days -- ha!). But I don't feel that way anymore. Now I feel like she has been given a precious gift in the form of a little baby brother who I'm sure will embarrass her and drive her crazy one day.
It's my prayer that Aubrey and Jude will always be close. I'm not crazy enough to think that they will always get along. (But it can't hurt to pray for that, too! ;) But I hope that they will always have a closeness and love for each other that you can only have with your siblings. It's such a sweet bond, and I'm so privileged to get to watch this little relationship develop and evolve before my eyes. So thankful to be their mother!


Big Jen said...

This post is so sweet! Makes me hopeful for when we have a second child.

Amy said...

carrie....this post was just too sweet for words! it was exactly what i needed to hear (read) today!! thank you!!

Whitney said...

Perfect post to read as we start to think about trying again. And, precious pictures too!