Thursday, July 12, 2012

My firstborn, there is no one like you!

I, by NO means, want to rush this pregnancy along, however, I can’t wait to start feeling better so that I can soak in every last minute with JUST Mia.  She is my one and only, for now, and my first born child.  We have made so many special memories and I am so thankful the Lord waited until now to give us another child.  There is still a tiny bit of guilt that I have, knowing that her world is going to be rocked when she doesn’t have ALL of mommies attention.  She is the first born Grandchild, on both sides.  She has been the center of everyone’s universe for the past 3 years.  So yes, it makes me a little sad that she will have to share that attention.  I just don’t ever want her to think that she wasn’t “enough.”  Did anyone else think that before having their second child?  I know it will all change once the baby is here, and she will love it, especially when she is grown, but for now?  I worry about her feelings.

As I was scanning through the books at the Christian book store a few months ago, I found this…
It is the sweetest book I’ve ever read.  The book talks about all of the reasons the first born is so special.  They also have these books for the middle child, baby and only child. I will definitely buy the other one for H2.  I just want each of my children to feel special in their own way. 

So many times when I read blogs or on FB, when a child is the only, there are nothing but pictures of that child, but when the baby comes along, I only see pictures of the fresh newbie, and not the older sibling.  I don’t know why, but that breaks my heart. Perhaps pregnancy hormones?  To me it feels like, “move over big bro/sis, you are old news.”  I never want to do this to Mia. She is my first born, and there is NO ONE like her!

Sweet moments with my big girl!

From the book…
“I fell in love with you the day you were born.  You made my heart smile.  You’ll always be a part of me, and I’ll be a part of you.  So who do I love the best?  That’s easy.  I love all my cubs. But there’s no one like you, my special firstborn.”

In other news,  these pregnancy hormones are killing me!!  HA!


Jorden and Kristin said...

I felt the same way but honestly I don't feel like Ry has minded having a sister. As for pictures, it's nearly impossible to get pictures of the older sibling while you are busy nursing or pumping and having a kid who is on the go and one who is a blob in your arms just makes it easier to take tons of pictures if the newborn. It's a hard balance but don't not take pictures of your newborn for fear of habing more than your toddler because otherwise you'll feel like you gyped the baby of pictures since you took thousands of pictures of her big sis as a baby but not of the baby. Make sense?! Honestly Mia will be an amazing big sister, I have no doubt.

Melissa at Tall Blonde Blog said...

That's just so sweet! What a cute idea :)

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Have a good weekend!