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Being a big brother

Dear Markus,

We are so proud of you! You have amazed us by how quickly you have accepted Patrick into the family.

It's early days for sure and perhaps you haven't realised yet that Patrick is here to stay, but you are fascinated by your baby brother.

Before leaving the flat, you check all the rooms to locate Baby and to say "bye bye Ba By!". When you come home from Kinderkrippe, the same thing happens. You're not happy until baby brother ha been located, viewed and named. Ba By! We love the way that "ba By" is one of your few words. You say it with the stress on the second syllable, which is just cute. You even said it when I was pregnant, whilst patting my bump.

You gently prod Patrick in the stom in the stomach as if to say "look out buster, big brother here, checking in on you." When Patrick cries, you shush him, with your finger to his mouth. Sorry Buddy, that'a not necessarily going to work, but you can keep trying, cos frankly it's funny and adorable to watch.

When we change Patrick's nappy, you stand on the stool next to the changing table and watch. You help by passing me a clean nappy, a dry cloth, the Vitamin d drops.

You even seem to understand that when I'm feeding Patrick, you need to come and sit next to me, sometimes with a book, and that I just have one arm to cuddle you.

When Patrick is in his hammock, you bring over his rattle, and drop it in there.

I can't wait to see what happens as Patrick and you grow up. Looking forward to all the games, adventure and nonsense you're going to have.

love
your proud mami xxx

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alrescate
Aug. 19th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping they are always best friends.
nice_cup_of_tea
Aug. 20th, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
thanks! me too :-)
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