We've been talking about how Abby can help with Baby Sam for weeks. She consistently offered to help with holding him, changing his diaper, feeding him a bottle, giving him a bath, and of course snuggling.
Just a few days ago, she had the opportunity to give him a bottle and she was ecstatic! She sat in a chair, got all ready to feed baby Sam and she lit up like a Christmas tree! After just a minute or two she claimed she was all done. If only it was that quick. :-)
Abby has been a fantastic big sister! So far she's been patient and introduces her baby brother to everyone she meets. She's very proud of him! Even though she follows up with, "he cries a lot" we've been talking about why he's crying. We try to include her in all Sam happenings as much as possible. We also try to spend lots of one on one time with her as well. "It's just you and me, Mom!" One night, she and I made a quick trip to CVS and she was so excited! Just this morning she and Tim assembled a book case together.
Six Months Anna-Kate!
4 hours ago