On Tuesday we took Caleb to a “Big Kids and New Siblings” class at the hospital. As I’ve written about before, I have some concerns with how to prepare and help Caleb through this transition of not being an only child anymore. He’s been the only kid with all the attention for four years! It’s going to be a bit of a jolt for him at first I would imagine!
So, we took him to this class and it was just TOO PRECIOUS!! We had to borrow a baby doll from a friend for the class and he learned how to put on a diaper, swaddle her, feed her and burp her. I don’t know how much of that he will actually be doing with baby girl right away, but he “knows” how to do it now and can be a great helper!
They talked about how the baby will cry a lot at first and why; that there will be times we need to do quiet activities when the baby is sleeping; and how important they are as the big sibling.
Caleb was SO into this class!! My heart was just overwhelmed to watch him get so excited and into it! He wanted to do everything for “his baby”.
We also got to go see a labor and delivery room and post-partum room so the kids knew where mommy and baby would be staying for a few days and where they would be visiting. Caleb seemed to get quite a kick out of the big whirlpool tub in the labor and deliver room!
It’s still hard to wrap my head around the fact that I will have TWO kids in just a couple months! But I know Caleb is going to be an AMAZING Big Brother!!