Yeah, the most obvious is that I get a sweet baby out of the deal, but one of the best things is watching Jack react to being a big brother.
In February, when we found out I was pregnant:
He keeps asking me, “How many more days before I’m a big brother?”
Last night we were watching Dexter’s Laboratory and Dexter’s parents bought him a baby toy instead of the action figure he wanted. I told Jack, “Oh. I forgot to tell you. When the baby comes, all your birthday and Christmas presents will be baby toys so you can share them with the baby.” Do you know what my sweet little boy said to that? “That’s okay. I have too many toys anyway.” Awww. I told him I was just being silly and he would still get to have big boy toys just for him after the baby comes. Then I told him I was very proud of him for being so sweet.
He’s also always coming up to me and giving me hugs. He’s always done that, but now, he also gives the baby a hug.
He sings to the baby and he had his dad buy a set of teething keys the last time they went to the toy store.
He loves feeling the baby move. The other night while we were reading bedtime stories, Jack had hiccups. The baby also got hiccups, and when I let Jack feel my belly, he thought it was so cool that they had the hiccups at the same time.
I don’t know how I was blessed enough to have such a sweet little boy, but I really hope this baby is the same way.