People ask us a lot if Mia knows what’s going on or how she’s doing with the whole baby thing or how we think she’ll do.
It’s all a guess at this point. Isn’t most of what she does all day long just a guessing game? Yes.
Does she know what’s going on? – She will answer you if you ask her where her baby brother is (still at home by the way) and she knows what to do when you ask her to give brother a hug and a kiss. Does she know what that means and that a little baby who will soon take all her toys and make her mad is who she’s talking about? Nah.
How’s she doing with the baby thing? – She’s about to lose her room and upgrade to an awesome brand new room room with a cool bed and bedding she loves. I think at that point we’ll see if she starts putting things together or not. We’ll be moving all her stuff out – with great celebration because it’s a big deal she gets all of that not that baby brother is taking her room…(how do you explain that to a 2 year old?…you don’t, I guess – you do it and carry on).
How we think she’ll do – I actually think she’ll do really well. One great thing about daycare is that she has been around itty bitty babies. Right now they have a 3 month old and so that’s been good “practice” for her. She is completely enamored with babies and always wants to peer into any car seat or stroller she sees. If anything, I think she’ll be a little TOO interested and maybe a little bit TOO helpful. She’ll be very gentle, though…she’s learned that she has to be gentle with babies and she is. Will she sit on him at some point? Probably.
So who knows, really? I’m excited to see how she does and how the next 3 months (yes, gasp with me…3 months) are going to be as this house starts to look more and more like we’re welcoming a 4th member.