Saturday, July 18, 2009

my sister, the pit bull

Caroline welcomed baby sister Sylvie on July 17th.

We, of course, were nervous about introducing a new character in the precocious toddler sitcom that is our life. Would Caroline be jealous? Would she be angry? Would she tell us off? Or pack all her belongings in a handkerchief on the end of a stick and go hobo?

We apparently worried for nothing.



She thinks Sylvie is the greatest thing since sliced bread... with crusts removed. She exclaims multiple times each day, "I just can't believe she's borned!"

She serenades her with 50s pop tunes during diaper changes. She holds her and kisses her and tells her how cute she is. She also explains to her that one day her feet will grow big too. Helpful stuff like that.

But the best was this morning when our pediatrician was on rounds and came to meet and check out the baby. After the doctor approached Sylvie and unwrapped her swaddle, there was a newborn cry, and Caroline charged at the bassinet waving her arms and said, "Wait a minute, Doctor. That's my baby!"

19 comments:

piecemeal people said...

Oh. My. God. What a cute story - it gives me hope that my three-year-old won't *necessarily* hate his new baby brother or sister come January...

LOVE the name Sylvie - didn't make our short list because of my dumb husband. Humph.

Congrats again!

piecemeal people said...

Oh, that is a GREAT picture!

Linda M said...

Grinning with delight at Caroline's comment to the doctor.

Welcome, Sylvie! Congratulations to the whole family!

Jennifer said...

Thank you!! We are happy as clams over here. :)

Dcan said...

Congratulations, I bet kazoo will be a great big sister!

Marie said...

Congratulations! What a pretty name you picked for her. I'm glad Caroline likes her new sister and still has clever things to say!

Mary said...

Oh congratulations!! What a sweet story!

Lindsey said...

Such a protective big sister already!! I love it. I knew she would be great!

Christina Ragusin said...

Adorable!! Congratulations to all of you! Welcome Sylvie!!

Rebecca said...

So cute! Congrats again!!

Jess said...

Congratulations on the new addition!

I wonder if we'll be laughing at Sylvieisms in a few years? :D

Ani said...

yay for the kazoo.

and smooches to Sylvie Goose

Heather said...

Congrats to all! Enjoy these wonderful new moments.

Lauren said...

Congrats!!! So happy for you and your family. I've been following your blog for a while now & I still can't believe all the cute things caroline says!!! Hope everyone is home now and getting settled in - can't wait to hear all the new quotes about the baby!

PS said...

Congratulations to Sylvie's family and welcome to the world Sylvie!!!

StressedBlessed Mom in GA said...

Congratulations to you all!

Author: Erin aka Mommy said...

Congrats to you and your family!!! Thanks for all the laughs, can't wait to hear what she has to say about her new sister!

Sarah said...

That is adorable! Congrats Jen!

Jen said...

Congrats! There will now be even more laughs as I'm sure adding a little sister will keep Big Sister on her toes! Keep it coming! (oh....and get some sleep!)