So many wives (myself included) say how much more they fall in love with their husbands when they see him interact with their first child for the first time. It's true. I kind of expected to experience that and I did. I knew my Justin was a wonderful husband but seeing what a tender, wonderful father he was made me love him more.
What I didn't expect was for the same thing to happen with my Joci.
Being a big sister has shown me a tender, endearing side to my little Joci that I hadn't seen before. And it has made me love her even more, which I didn't think was possible.
Just one example...
I had just fed Noelle and got her back to sleep at 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning. I had had a long night of seemingly constant feedings. I was excited to slip back into bed for a couple of hours. To my surprise, Joci got up. She usually isn't up until 8:30. Grumble, grumble. I was desperate for a little more sleep so I told Joci that I had to go take a nap. She could either watch a movie in the living room or go play with toys in her room. She chose the movie. I put Noelle in the bassinet by my bed and settled in to go to sleep, knowing Justin would be up soon and one of the four grandparents in my home would probably be up soon as well.
Twenty minutes later when Justin got up, he woke me up (and I was *not* happy to be awoken after 20 minutes!) and told me to look out into the living room. Joci was out there with the bassinet. She had tiptoed into our room and wheeled it out. She was very gently petting her baby sister. I can't believe neither one of us heard Joci come into our room, let alone wheel out the bassinet! After pushing aside the thoughts of tipped bassinets and smothered babies and after chuckling about the silliness of it all, my heart melted at how tender of a moment it was between big sis and little sis. (We've since had a discussion about moving the bassinet and other things the baby may be in.)
Joci adores her baby. She is so good with Noelle and wants nothing more than to help with the baby in any way. Sisters have such a special bond. I am so excited for these two.