MANY things are surprising to parents – especially the first time around, so when I had my son, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was PLEASANTLY surprised to see how my daughter reacted to her brother’s arrival. She was an INSTANTLY proud big sister! Here’s one of the very first pictures of them together at home:

Big sister and little brother
In a bouncy seat with proud big sister

It was adorable to see how much she loved him right from the beginning. She would tell people, “That’s my brother.” She would sing to him, “Baby, don’t cry.” She’d ask, “Mom, can I hold the baby?” This was also a line from the I’m a Big Sister book

As little brother became more mobile, the wrestling started….but overall, they are so sweet together! He certainly makes waking up big sister a bit more pleasant (she’s typically crabby).

waking up big sister from her nap
waking up big sister from her nap

Today big sister pushed little brother in his stroller. She did really well and was a big help to me. In the past I can remember pushing a stroller while carrying another child and keeping the diaper bag strapped to my shoulder – not an easy task! It’s during these little moments that I am so proud of my kiddos, as they become more self-sufficient and treat each other with so much kindness and love.