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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Siblings

I wasn't sure what to expect with Kayla's reaction to having a baby in the house; so far she's been a real trouper about not being the center of attention! :) She seems in awe of her baby brother, and I can only wonder when the novelty will wear off!

The first thing she said when we all walked in the house on Sun after coming home from the hospital was, "baby play?" She went to her room and kept saying "a 'mon, baby play a room" over and over. It kind of broke my heart that she just didn't realize he can't quite play with her yet!

Yesterday she wanted him to sit on the floor and play ball with her. I sat him in my lap and did the best I could with that and she seemed to think that was fun enough.

She likes covering him with a blanket, saying "aaaww cute!" and giving him kisses on the cheek.
The first time she saw me nursing him she thought he was sleeping and I told her he was eating. She had to get a closer look then she thought it was funny. She said "eating!" and started giggling, then "daddy look! baby eating cereal!" LOL I don't know why she thought it might be cereal! I told her it was milk so now she says "baby eating milk" and still giggles about it.

She doesn't like when he cries (she's never liked when other babies/kids cry) and hides out in her room when that happens. Thankfully, so far, he usually only cries when having his diaper changed - he doesn't like that at all.

She had to show Lucas her own baby:


She brought her pillow and baby doll's blanket to the living room and wanted me to put Lucas on it then said "Kayla sleep too" and settled in next to him.


She snuggled even closer to him and made sure their heads were touching:


She likes to pat/rub his head:


She'll still ask to hold him by holding her arms out and saying "I have it please"... but when we put him in her lap she doesn't quite want to hold him in her arms; like she's just not sure what to do with him:


Ok he's crying now, someone come get him!


Family picture with the obligatory crying baby!
and of course with neither kid looking at the camera!

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69 comments:

Kari said...

AWWW So CUTE! I'm so very happy for you. My guess on the novelty wearing off is that it just may not happen. Tristan is in love with his cousin Ainsley and she is 7 months old. Then again she goes home at the end of the day. Kayla is going to Love being a big sister and soon enough will have a little buddy to play with :) Tristan gets really concerned when babies cry. If the Drunk driving commercial comes on TV with the baby crying (not sure if we have the same commercials)and he is all the way down in the basement he'll come up to make sure everyones ok. lol

crackerjacksMO said...

De-Lurking, my 2 year old daughter says the same thing when she wants to hold her 2 month old sister, "I have it pees". It's soo cute! Lucas is a cutie, taking after his sister already!

MIL/MOM/GM said...

Yes I am totally biased but I have to say the four of you are a beautiful family!!! Kayla is going to be a wonderful big sister, once she gets used to the crying :-)
Love you guys and thank you so much for letting me share these first few days of Lucas' life with you.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

She looks so GOOD with him. What a little mommy!! I love the pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. The family picture with the baby crying is my favorite. We have quite a few of those :)

annie said...

She's so cute with him! I love all the pics!
What a sweet family you all are now!

Tracey said...

Those pictures are ADORABLE! Congratulations, again. I'm so happy for you, that the transition seems to be going smoothly.

And he is CUTE!

Paulette said...

I cannot believe how alert he is for being a week or less old?? He is looking at that doll like he knows exactly what it is, how funny. He is beautiful and so is precious Kayla. I am so happy for you guys.

Omaha Mama said...

So sweet. I love the picture of Kayla holding the crying baby, her face is priceless. She's so done! Looks like things have gone well so far, maybe it's a blessing that she's a little older, maybe it would have been harder if she were younger. Things always work out, don't they? Congrats to your family, you look so happy together!

Sue said...

They are so cute together. She's so sweet with him. It is so hard for them to understand the whole blob thing. You all look so happy.

Karly said...

You have such a beautiful family. I am so glad Kayla is doing so well with being a big sister.

Tricia said...

Beautiful family! :)

Karen said...

Oh these pics are so gorgeous! I love that Kayla is enjoying her wee brother (apart from the crying of course). Oh yes we had quite a few pics of the 4 of us, with one child trying to dart off, another crying or looking away. You all look fabulous. I am so thrilled for you all.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

He is so handsome Michelle! Love all the photos you included! Kayla seems to be adjusting well. I remember after Judah was born Eve had a couple of days where she was sad -she'd burst out in tears randomly. We figured it was her way of grieving for the loss of all the attention. But this time there really wasn't any problems at all. I am quite sure Kayla will do awesome.

You are in my thoughts....

-Andrea

Heather said...

That's so cute! She looks so happy with her baby brother :) You guys all look fantastic!

Melissa said...

what a handsome baby boy you have! Kayla loves him, how sweet! cute pictures ;)
melissa

Stacey said...

I don't know where Kayla is at developmentally, but when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, I was worried about how my son would handle it. My oldest three kids are all 8 years apart, and my youngest two are barely 2 years apart. I child development specialist explained to me that my son would never remember anything different. He would have no memories of it being just him with us...his earliest memories would always include his baby sister. Therefore, we never went through the blatant jealously that you hear about and worry about. We've certainly found that to be true. However, it doesn't mean that they don't compete for my attention and occasionally have a very hard time sharing mommy! You might get lucky and she may never get tired of having her adorable baby brother around. Good luck with your wonderful family.

Beck said...

Those pictures are so cute! My oldest daughter was ABSOLUTELY not interested in The Boy when he was crying...

Jennifer said...

Absolutely precious! I love the 1st one of Kayla & Lucas laying on the floor. You have such a beautiful family. To have just had a baby, you look AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing your family with all of us!

Jennifer :-)

Karen said...

He looks just like a perfect little doll! So sweet. And you look wonderful for just giving birth! How wonderful that Kayla loves him so. She's so gentle with him, and she'll soon be playing ball all she wants.

Joy said...

They are so precious together! Congratulations!!!

Barb said...

I've been checking for new photos so often, it's ridiculous. Thank you so much for sharing these with us, Michelle.

He's precious and she's going to be an awesome big sister. And I love the family photo - look at you - a family of four!

You all look wonderful.

Congratulations again.

Kathleen Marie said...

Wow! He is so adorable and you look fantastic and Joe is beaming with pride and Kayla is simply cute as can be. What a blessed family! I am so very happy for you!!

God Bless!

The Adoption Of William said...

They are so cute!!!

Blessings,

Jen-William's Mom

Tammy said...

Such precious, precious pictures, Michelle! The ones where they are lying on the blanket together...almost made me cry!

What great family photos...even with a crying Lucas! :)

bizzybees said...

Michelle, you are looking great! Love the pictures of Kayla and Lucas! Soooo precious. Congratulations, again.

Renee's Reading Corner said...

How adorable both your children are! Thanks for the great pics! I loved the family pics!

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Cheri said...

Yay for Kayla!

The are so CUTE!

Me said...

awwww....he's beautiful. Almost makes me want another....ALMOST, but not quite!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting us glimpse into your world and letting us see the view Kayla has with her brother, Lucas. Beautiful!!!! and her reactions that you share with us, with his crying, watching him eat and giggling at Lucas eating cereal!! :)showing him her baby doll and then on the floor with him and touching his head/with her head..A pic to blow up and frame!! She is such a delight!! and how wonderful that she is so tender with him... Loved the family pics , so classic... and loved the pic of Kayla and Lucas when he is crying....Loved all the pics... again, thanks for sharing your world with us.... :)Michelle that is so great that you and Lucas played ball with Kayla...such insight you have with Kayla....

Barb, I am so glad that you got to spend time and the first few days with Joe, Michelle, Kayla and new grandson, Lucas... what memories... Love Mom/grandma

Tarrah said...

What great photos. I'm glad you guys are home and doing well. Kayla is too cute, they just don't understand, Abriella kinda did the same thing.

Lucus is very cute, he has great skin color and beautiful eyes.

Congratulations on your little boy and family of 4 now :)

Anonymous said...

awww how sweet!I love the picture of Kayla snuggling with her baby brother. that was so sweet. She is such a good big sister.I do think it is cute how she was giggling when you feed Lucas.Kayla really looks like you a lot .I love the family pictures. You have such a beautiful family . It is just so cute how excited she is to have her little brother. You can tell she'll be such a good helper with him.
love ya,
mimi

LauraJ said...

Before long they will be the best of friends!!

Christi said...

Wonderful update. I love the photos. I am going to have to show Veronica so she can get an idea of how small a new baby will be. How exciting. I am so glad things are going well. Hugs to you all.

Every minute counts.... said...

I love the pictures of Kayla laying by him. That is so sweet!! I hope that the novelty never wears off and that they get to "play" together soon. I'm sure Kayla will love being the big sister when she can make him laugh at her, that was when my other kids always fell totally in love with the youngest one. Plus nothing makes your heart melt like watching your children laugh and play together!
Noel

Beth said...

She looks like she is doing great with him!!!! Keep up the good work, Kayla!

Lucas is a cutie!!!

Beth

nancy said...

such a cute post. Hi. I'm Nancy. I found your blog through someone elses, but I'm glad I did. You have such a cute blog. And Kayla is soooooooooooo cute! She'll be such a good big sister. It was always such a huge adjustment when we braught babies home for Zach, my son with Down's....
But when he got use to the new little one he loves them to death.

~Melissa~ said...

What sweet photos! The novelty still hasn't worn of for Dominic, he absolutely adores Delphine. Maybe it will be the same with Kayla too!

Nisa said...

I love these pictures!! Kayla looks like such a big girl next to her baby brother. I think the ones of the two of them snuggling on the floor touching heads are just beautiful. And Meesh! You look great!! Joe too! I love the family pics. Those ones with neither kid looking at the camera will have you smiling for years to come! Awesome!!

Amy said...

What a great looking family. Congratulations!
xoxo
Amy

Michelle said...

Cute cute sweet family. How fun for Kayla to be an older sister. She is going to love it! Your son is just too cute. Congrats, you have been greatly blessed!!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

She is making a great big sister...love the pics of the two of them.

You look great.

Sandra said...

Awww Michelle, you all look great and that beautiful little boy, Oh my goodness.

Kayla is such a great big sister, she's adorable :)

Hugs,
Sandra

Corina said...

another delurker..
You have a beautiful family. Congratulations on your new little man. Sounds like the transition is going well, hopefully it will continue to.

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Oh, Lucas is such a handsome little fellow and Kayla and him look so cute hanging out together! Sounds like they are adjusting very well. Love all the pics.

Hugs,
Eden

StephthefutrRxDr said...

They're both beautiful!

Tara said...

What a beautiful family. Lucas is such an adorable little baby!!! Kayla looks like she's doing quite well with him. I was always worried about the adjustment of adding a sibling as well. Seems they always do better than we think. Congratulations!! You, by the way, look fantastic. Hope you are feeling well!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Michelle, these are wonderful photos.

Rebecca

Killlashandra said...

Your pictures are amazing. I'm glad Kayla is still in her honeymoon phase. You're right it may not last when she begins to really realize her brother isn't just visiting. But it might be a short phase before she's right back to the awwww cute!

W.W. doesn't like when other babies cry either. He asks Why Baby cry over and over again.

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

hahaha. kayla is so funny! i can't wait to see them!

-Kel

Much More Than A Mom said...

What precious pictures Michelle! How are you feeling?

Catlin Humes said...

lol, they are so cute together. I remember seeing pictures of my older sister holding me and she had this expression like "Why is this thing in my hands." lol. I'm glad Kayla is taking it better!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Those pictures are adorable.

And I just thought I'd mention to you since you seem to be having some of the same issues we have here. Gabi is very sensitive to Preston's cries (and yells now that he is doing that) and I have to be very careful because she tries to muffle his sounds by covering him (sometimes with toys, blankets or his hand). Of course she doesn't do it to hurt him, but the potential to accidently hurt him is there. I only tell you this so that you can be cautious. I hope you don't think of me as butting in with the unwanted advice that many new moms get. Sorry if it comes off that way.

Sounds like Kayla is doing fantastic with Lucas. I am very proud of what a great big sis she is being.

Ladyblog said...

What great pictures. He is adorable and Kayla looks like a very proud big sister. Congratulations!!
I can't tell who he resembles more...
~Rebecca

Katie said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!!!!!
Lucas is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
i only just managed to catch up on your blog and i am so glad he has arrived safe and well :)
Kayla looks so cute with him!!
congratulations again!! :)
(i am SO clucky at the moment)

Christina said...

She is SO cute with her little brother! I do like that family picture. :)

Overwhelmed! said...

What a beautiful family you four make!

Thanks for sharing more pics!

Laura said...

I'm new to your blog, boy you have a beautiful family. As I'm sure you know you are very blessed.

Heather said...

How precious! When we brought daughter #2 home...daughter #1 said, "I want a brother, take her back please." After boy #1 came home, daughter #1 said, "Isn't God funny? I asked for a boy and got a girl, then I asked for a girl and got a boy...he still gave me I wanted after all!" Enjoy that little boy...he's super cute!!

Corey~living and loving said...

awwwwwwwwwwww look at them.....so many blessings. sounds like it is going pretty well.
thinking of you in your time of adjustments.

Mayhem And Miracles said...

SIIIIGH. I miss those days. I know you'll enjoy them. I feel sort of shafted now that I haven't met your ENTIRE family! Maybe we'll have to hood up again!

Mayhem And Miracles said...

HOOK up again. HOOD up sounds like we're robbing a bank or something. Sorry for the typo. :)

Michelle said...

That is so sweet. She's a wonderful big sister! He's adorable. Congratulations!

Dena said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the one of them on the blanket - kayla all snugged up next to her sweet brother - and don't feel bad kayla - i book it when babies cry too and hide out most definitely while they get their diapers changed! YUCK!

they are just going to be sooo cute together when lucas will finally play with him sissy!

jewels said...

Kayla is precious! And Lucas is a beautiful baby as well. You truly have a beautiful family. I think my heart just grew three sizes while reading this post.

Lianna said...

Aw, you're making me weepy with joy! What a beautiful beautiful family you have, and what a wonderfully giving and loving big sister that Lucas has! I love it!

Kacey Bode said...

Those pictures are so adorable. Kayla looks like such a good and attentive big sister!! Lucas is very lucky to have her!!!

chelle said...

Look at that perfect family! It will not be long before Lucas is chasing her around the house :)

Shelley said...

Oh the priceless moments between Kayla nd Lucas have only just begun - they are going to have lots of fun together. Love the photo of her sleeping next to him.

Poppy and Peony said...

I'm still catching up but wanted to comment on this post and add another CONGRATULATIONS!
What a beautiful family of 4 you are, he is so precious and seeing Kayla with him makes my heart smile!