I still remember that little feeling of shock that came over me when the ultrasound tech said, “girl. It’s a girl.” because it was something so unknown to me. I don’t have a sister and have a little brother. If Mabel had been a boy, that would have been the exact family dynamic that I have known my whole life. Charted territory. But, as it happens, I’m getting to Lewis & Clark my way through a different family dynamic than I was expecting! (And I’ll get to go through it again if we ever are lucky enough to get to have any more bambinos)
I love having little girls.
They’re so sweet and fun and wonderful and I am all about it. The bows. The dresses. The coordinating. All of it.
So, the sister thing. It’s hilarious because Abigail is all up in Mabel’s business all of the time. And I totally was expecting Abigail to be Mabel’s sun and stars and all of that, but as of yet, she most definitely is not. lol. Mommy and Daddy get the biggest smiles and coos out of Mabesy and Abigail gets blank stares and sometimes I think Mabel’s looking at her and thinking, “whoa.”
But, it’s totally fine because in a very short amount of time I do believe that the roles will reverse and Abigail will get what’s coming to her. 😉
Abigail’s favorite thing is helping with and watching us change Mabel’s poopy diapers. She said it was what she was most looking forward to before she was born and hasn’t wavered in that declaration. So. Whatever kiddo.
Every morning she runs into my room and asks how Mabel is doing?! and, is she awake or asleep?! And can she just see her cute little face!? And can she just give her some kisses?! On the head?!
Mabel never tummy times solo. As soon as I put her on the floor, sister is there patting her head(“Abigail, stop pushing on her head….she’s trying to hold it up, kiddo”), patting her back, cheering her on….all up in her face.
She always makes sure the Rock N Play vibrate function is turned on, rocks it if she thinks she needs rocking, replaces pacifiers that need replacing.
But, I think that’s also because she knows if Mabel is happy in the RNP then Mom is free to do fun Abigail things 😉 Clever girl….
I have two little girls hanging out with me every morning while I get ready.
One is already stealing my makeup.
I know the other one isn’t far behind.
While I never had a sister myself, I always thought it seemed really awesome and I totally wanted to be a part of that special dynamic.
Now I get to.
And I was right.
It is really awesome.