What runs through the mind of a toddler when they are introduced to a new sibling? As a parent of multiple children, I understand now the agony of purposefully ruining your child’s life as they knew it. I was sharing with a friend that, even while I was in labor and pushing, I was thinking of my little girl . . . my baby girl. So, when it came time for her to meet her brother, Josh and I were a nervous wreck. And, in all honesty, it did not go too well. We cut this video short when Abby completely melted down in the hospital room. There was no consoling her, and she threw an impressive tantrum to boot. Thankfully, the super sweet hospital staff was completely understanding, and offered her treats, a “big sister” bracelet, and gave Josh and I plenty of reassuring “it’ll get better” looks as we carried Zack (and wheeled a sobbing Abby) out of the hospital.
But, this video does capture a sweet moment, as our first baby is trying to get herself excited about our second baby. Enjoy!