This past weekend some wonderful friends came to visit us in Mississippi. We had met them in Turkey and they were recently relocated to Florida--only a couple of hours away! How lucky are we?
I had invited them to do some shopping, bbq'ing and most of all?
I wanted to meet their brand new baby girl, Emma, who is only 2 1/2 months old. (who by the way? is simply adorable! she is seriously a beautiful baby--and i never heard her cry. ever. she may be the happiest baby i've ever met!).
When they arrived Isabella was in love with Emma.
She fed her pretend food.
She gave her hugs.
She gave her kisses.
She would cry when Emma was asleep.
She truly loved baby Emma and called her babeee all weekend long.
As they were leaving Sunday we went outside to see them off.
They loaded up into their car and we were waving bye to our friends.
All of a sudden? Isabella's lip started to tremble.
I knew what was about to go down--the meltdown.
She started crying--and crying hard--she was pretty much sobbing and saying, "No! No! No!"
She tried to get out of Leo's arms to chase after baby. She had no idea why baby was leaving her.
After her nap that day she was walking around saying, "Babeee...babeee...babeee". I asked her where her baby was and she looked at me with total seriousness.
She walked over to the front door, pointed and said, "No. Babee go."
And it broke my heart.
She has been looking for Emma ever since and she has been extra attentive to my baby belly these past days--kissing Madelyn, hugging her, feeding her pretend food, patting her.
But we have a surprise for her...we are going to visit them in Florida this weekend! We are leaving on Friday and we are so excited!
I can't wait to see her face light up when she realizes we will be with babeee.
This weekend really helped me realize that she will love baby Madelyn. And I can't wait to see that first moment when big sister meets little sister.