I wondered what kind of big sister you would be. You have been so excited about being a big sister from the moment we told you. You would go back and forth saying you wanted it to be a brother, and then a sister, so I don't think you ever really cared either way.
I had heard the stories of older siblings asking their parents if they could just take the new baby back to the hospital and hoped you wouldn't feel that way. During my last trimester your excitement REALLY kicked into high gear as we were getting things ready for bring Jack home, receiving gifts ans more. After each doctor's appointment I would come home and you would immediately ask if "Baby Jack" was here yet. We would tell you he was coming in November, which meant nothing to you. You finally understood when we were able to tell you that he was coming out of my stomach tomorrow! You came to the hospital that mornig in your big sister shirt. You were so excited to have all your favorite people in one spot to play with and had a few presents to open, including two LaLaLoopsy dolls that you've been asking for. If this isn't an excited face I don't know what is!
When Daddy finally brought you into the delivery room to see Jack, you were in shock! I don't think you really expected him to be there and you were beyond thrilled to see that he was.
Since we have been home, you have been the most incredible big sister. You love baby Jack so much, and it is the best feeling for your Mommy and Daddy.
You love kissing, touching, holding and anything else that has to do with your little brother. You would lay down on top of him and smother him with your love if we'd let you!
Photoshoots with you two don't really work out right now but I'm hoping one day they will!
You are such a help to me. You are able to hand me diapers and wipes and when Jack cries you will talk to him.
Jack is already your biggest fan and stares at you and even smiles. I hope you've found your lifelong best friend in him!
Grace, I am so thankful for you. You are the most precious, sweetest daughter and we are such blessed parents. I am looking forward to watching you and Jack grow up together and I hope the two of you will always be close, although thinking about you at 13 and him at 10 sounds like their might be a time where you are not so close! We are in trouble!
I love you sweet big sister!