To quote some vintage letters from our kitchen, this is Ben and I savoring our last weeks (or maybe days?) as a family of three. I’ve been feeling closer all the time, and as each day approaches, Ben gets a bit more clingy. He has never been a clingy guy so this is a tender time… on a conscious level, he is excited about being a big brother, but sub-consciously he is acting out in various ways (wanting to sleep with us in the middle of the night, etc.) He definitely senses imminent change on the horizon.
I’ve heard some good ideas about how to celebrate the baby’s arrival with Ben, but would love to hear what worked best for you! I’m already planning to give Ben a little gift from the baby and have Ben give his brother a gift as well. I also heard that a little birthday party where Ben gets a cupcake wouldn’t hurt too. 😉