My dear daughter, you are four years old (turning five this year as you like to remind us!). Although we had a rough time for a few months after your little sister came home, I am so proud of the bond the two of you have developed.
My little Caitlyn, I loved you from the moment I laid eyes on you on 14 September 2013 at 05h00am (thereabouts).
You looked just like your daddy. We could already tell from the ultrasound. I was a bit annoyed that you did not look anything like me. That does not even matter in the least. What we do not share in physical features we make up for in our ways and personalities.
You have turned into a wonderful big sister, and I could not be prouder of you.
I know it may be too early to put it out there, as you have only known each other for twenty months. But I am going to put this out there in the universe, as it makes me so happy! You are an amazing big sister.
Here is How I Know You Turned Out To Be An Amazing Big Sister
Comforting your sister
When Ava falls down or hurts herself, you are always there to comfort her.
Sharing food with her sister
Although when it comes to luxuries, you are very hesitant to share. When it comes to actual food, you share. I was also happy to hear from our nanny that you keep a piece of bread from your school lunch and bring it home to your sister.
Make each other laugh
When the two of you are laughing together, that sound is magical.
You are kind
You are very kind to your sister. You are gentle. In your normal and every day interactions you treat her like a baby that must be protected.
You help her get out of bed
Helping your sister out of the cot is a bit dangerous and we have asked you to not do it without us. You help Ava get out of her camp cot in the morning and you both walk up the stairs to mommy and daddy’s bedroom.
You like to dress alike
You love dressing up like your sister, from your outfits to your hairstyles.
In conclusion: Making space for both
When we had you and only you, I was content being a mom of one. But we wanted to give you a sister. Little did I know, Ava was the little extra gift we needed to complete our family.
When I was on maternity leave (for an ENTIRE MONTH before your sister was born!), I made you an album of our special moments. At the time, it was hard to imagine loving two of you. But, it just happened. All of our spaces expanded to hold both of you. Our home, our hearts and our arms!
I love you girls and I am proud to be your mom.
Are you on our mailing list?
I only send an email out every couple of week or so and I promise you will not be spammed!