Saturday, August 30, 2008

big sister

Lily loves being the big sister. It's so sweet to watch her care for her little brother. Whenever Luke cries, she reassures him saying, "It's OK, baby Luke, your big sister Lily's here." Or she reassures me, "Baby Luke's crying, Mom. Don't worry, I'm gonna go check on him." She wants to be near him whenever she can, always ready to bring him a toy or read him a book to make him happy. There have been moments of testing, especially when I'm breastfeeding and unable to handle things right away. But for the most part, Lily is adjusting beautifully to having a new baby brother.

I've heard so many stories from friends about older siblings and their reaction to breastfeeding. I remember several little girls actually beginning to pull up their shirts and nurse their baby dolls! Well, Lily hasn't tried that (yet), but she was quite fascinated and/or puzzled by my electric pump. And I can't blame her, it is a weird contraption and even weirder concept, but I won't dog it too much cause it is a lifesaver, allowing me to get away at times. 

The first time Lily saw me pumping, she came over by me and stared me down. I explained to her that I was getting milk out for baby Luke. She just continued to stare. Later Josh and I left to take Luke to the doctor, and she stayed behind with my mom. Upon seeing my breastpump on the table, she told my mom, "I'm gonna zip up mommy's machine that goes ...." and she took both hands to her chest and pulled her shirt in and out repeatedly! Yep, just like the pump! Later on she showed Josh and I "what mommy's machine does." So I'm sure we will continue to be entertained at how Lily views this whole transition.

Here are some recent pictures of the Big Sister that were too cute not to share...










9 comments:

The Engelhardt 4 said...

She's too cute. And yes, Perryn did the nursing thing with her baby doll while I was out. Gabe called laughing hysterically!!!

The McAdams' Family said...

We have and still are going through Jackson's fascination of nursing and the pump. Hilarious! I love the pics of Lily in her tutu. I can't wait until those days when Kate can have fun with that stuff!

Dawntoya and Adam said...

Oh wow, so funny!

The Shaffers said...

She's so precious! Good to see you too last night! Question, what is the Village Fit blog, just saw it today.
Thanks

Summer said...

so stinkin cute!!!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

She is a beautiful big sister at that!

Kentsten said...

This is absolutely adorable. I love her little smile in those first two. Addie is in a ballet/tap class on Monday afternoons...Lily looks like she is ready to join her.

Becky said...

She is so cute that in ballerina outfit!

Congrats on your son. I'm so happy for you. It's so cute to see the 2 of them (Lily & Luke) together.

lauren w said...

how is it possible that she is even cuter in real life?!!