To my first born on the night before you become a big brother:
We let you have chocolate cake tonight, on your last night as an only child, but you won’t remember. We tried to savor every last minute of this weekend with you, but you won’t remember. You won’t remember the millions of kisses. You won’t remember the hundreds of made up songs. Or the trips to the park. The pushes on the swing. You won’t remember the road trips and all the states you’ve been, or that mommy sat in the backseat with you every single car ride since the day we brought you home from the hospital. You won’t remember mommy trying to make your baby food, your first birthday, or seeing the Peabody ducks. You won’t remember mama rocking you to sleep for each nap, splashing in the kitchen sink, or riding on daddy’s shoulders. You won’t remember the endless snuggles, tickles under the chin, or bedtime stories. You won’t remember mommy trading Real Housewife episodes for Sesame Street reruns, or playing peekaboo with you until you giggle yourself into a fit of hiccups.
You won’t remember us telling you you’re going to be a big brother, or asking you “where’s the baby?” as you point to mama’s tummy. You won’t know that I’ve spent most of my time learning how to mother you while also being pregnant with your sibling. You won’t know that I felt a lot of guilt about that. Because you won’t remember. You won’t remember having us wrapped around your perfect little finger, but you did. You won’t remember having us all to yourself, but you did. You won’t remember, but I will. I will always remember. Please be patient with me. Please be patient with us. Please know how loved you are. Please know that your sibling will also never remember a life without you in it. Which is sort of beautiful, don’t you think? You two will have known each other for as long as you CAN remember. So enjoy each other. Be kind to each other. Love each other. Stand by each other. Respect each other. Know that mommy and daddy love you immensely, and are so lucky to give you the gift of family this Christmas. You are my sunshine, my first baby and an answer to a prayer, and if you never remember anything, remember that ♥️☀️♥️☀️♥️
Did your baby ever do anything similar to this? My kids can't possibly be the only ones! I know that she's probably looking for milk (in the wrong place obviously 😂) but I love when babies do this! It always makes me laugh when they attack my face with open mouths as if miraculously milk will come flowing! I imagine in my head she's really just trying to give mama some sweet kisses because that's just how strong our bond is 😉 she's pretty much stuck to me from day till night so yea... literally a strong bond here folks!