Nurturing by nature

I just wanted to follow up yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday post by mentioning just how good Baby B was with Baby O over the weekend. It really was awesome to watch just how much she tried to care for him when she saw that he needed something. When she tried to touch him, it was almost always gently with just a single finger, though sometimes I had to stop her because he was fussy at the time and I didn’t want her to make it worse; if he’d been in a good mood at that time, then her touch would have been fine). She stood at his bouncer and helped bounce it manually. She stood nearby during diaper changes and handed over the diaper or the wipes. (Though just as often she took off running with the whole wipes box! 🙂 ) Several times she tried to put his pacifier in his mouth when it looked like he wanted it. (Though interestingly she never once made a move to put the pacifier in her own mouth.) I think my favorite moment, however, was when Baby O was being fed and Baby B went to another room to get a burp cloth and bring it back for Baby O. She also returned with a washcloth for him, too. She was just so eager to help and looked so incredibly proud of herself for doing so.

I was even more proud of her.


2 Responses to Nurturing by nature

  1. Serenity says:

    Yes, yes, and yes. Both J and I were so impressed with how good she was with Baby O – she was really sweet. I do think she’s going to make a GREAT big sister someday.

    (And she’s incredibly FUN too – really. We loved having her around.)

  2. Robyn says:

    It always amazes me how quickly the little ones start trying to take care of smaller ones….She will make a good big sister one day….

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