Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Big Brother

Oliver seems to be taking Lucy's arrival very well. He often mentions her or even talks to her. This morning he saw her lying on the sofa wrapped in a blanket and he laid down next to her his precious Julien before going off for his breakfast. He never lets anyone else play with Julien. It brought a tear to my eye!

He also has a "baby" Julien. Baby Julien is a miniature version of Julien that we bought to avoid having to take the irreplacable "big" Julien out of the house. This morning I noticed that he was sitting with Julien and had placed Baby Julien in her crib with her.

So overall Oliver has been fantastic about it all. But I do realise sometimes how it affects him and my heart goes out to him. He woke last night when Lucy was crying and we heard him say on the monitor "baby crying", several times. And this morning when he heard her crying he said to her "stop crying baby". We just explain to him that she's OK and that it's her way of talking to us. Hopefully our calmness reassures him even if our words are a bit of a mystery to him.