Saturday, March 23, 2013

Big Brother Davis

We could not have imagined a sweeter transition of Davis from only child to big brother. We spoke of baby and read books particularly in the last trimester. He knew something was coming but we knew he didn't quite get the whole picture. When he arrived at the hospital he was very quiet. I suggested he touch Baby Grace and unfortunately she let out a cry. His lip then turned and quivered and the tears came. Andrew let him outside and brought him back in a new man. Maken also helped him adjust. She came very cheerful and very interested in the baby. Since then, we have had no issues. He lets us know when she's crying, runs to give her a binky, asks to hold her, holds her hand while riding in the car and give an occasional "shhh, shhh" when she's fussing. I love to hear him talk about her.

"Baby Grace going to see the doctor for her tummy?" Umbilical cord interest
"You going to put Baby Grace down in the crib mama?"
"Baby Grace, open her eyes." awake time
"Its ok Gracie." when shes crying
"Did Baby Grace take a good nap mama?"
"Baby Grace have train pretty pajamas?" Yes, she has worn his old train sleep gown

I feel so blessed to have these two little ones in our life and for Davis to have transitioned so easily. He is the sweetest and reminds me of my old brother. Every girl needs one.

I Have a New Sister
I have a new sister, 
they dress her in pink.
I don't know where she came from,
but she's staying, I think.

Mommy and Daddy are now ours to share;
they'll love us both 
and I know they'll be fair.
I'll kiss her and hug her 
with all of my might;
And I won't mind if she cries 
in the middle of the night.

I'll help with her diapers 
and with her bath too;
She needs her big brother, 
she's so tiny and new.
I'm ready for the challenge; 
on me she can depend.
I have a new sister, 
I have a new friend.


  1. These are priceless! Siblings are the best gift we can give our children- praise God for new life!

  2. Sweetest poem Marissa! Made me cry- Planning a MS trip this summer?? Butler would love to play with Davis! And LV could play with baby Grace!