Monday, 19 December 2011

(Day 18) Your big brother

With two big sisters it is almost impossible to get alone time with your big brother. But this morning Sam sneaked into our bedroom before 5am for quiet cuddles.

Being a boy (and the youngest) he didn't share too much in the baby excitement throughout our pregnancy. 

He adamantly protested whenever we mentioned that we might try for a baby. He was the only one not jumping up and down with excitement when we announced that I was pregnant. Sam tentatively touched my belly as it grew, but was sufficiently freaked out when 'the belly' kicked him back that he didn't want to do it again. At the end of my pregnancy, as the braxton hicks contractions increased in frequency, Sam admonished Daddy for getting me pregnant, announcing "it is your fault! I told you not to have a baby!".

He stood his ground right until the last minute, hanging back and refusing to hold you when everybody else was lining up for cuddles. 

But then we placed you in his arms, and you looked up at him like only a little sister can, and like any good romantic story he promptly changed his mind.

And decided that you were the most beautiful little girl in the whole wide world.


emma said...

what a beautiful story and the picture is priceless....big softie I think right there!

tricia - The Itchy Eyes said...

Oh this is just beautiful. Your words are divine and he just looks so serenely happy.

Anonymous said...

Aww! I love the story about your big boy - reminds me of how much my son fell in love with his baby sister too. Your photo captures his emotion so well