We prepared him as best we could for Isaac's arrival. We talked about "baby Isaac" and " baby bubba" and we included him in the preparations and tried to explain to him that babies cry and sleep a lot and things like that. I really think that helped. I would also tell him that baby Isaac was going to be coming soon and baby Isaac will be here in a few weeks, so when it was time for Isaac to arrive, Noah was pretty excited to meet his little brother.
I remember the first night home was a little stressful. Noah had some mixed feelings I think. Noah was excited to have his little brother home, but was learning that little brother took up a lot of mommy's time. It didn't help that he hadn't had a nap that day and would get upset about everything little thing. On top of that he wanted me to hold him often, which I couldn't do much of after having just gave birth. So I was pretty emotional myself seeing my big boy get upset so easily. But the next day, after some much needed rest, he was doing much better.
|First day home with Isaac
It is a big adjustment for everyone in the family when a new baby comes. Thankfully the adjustment has gone well for Noah. I know my big boy loves his little brother to death and I can't wait too see that bond grow even more as they get older.