Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Big Sister

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.


Kristi said...

That is so sweet! Bella is going to be the best big sister ever!!!

The White House said...

Hey Chelle~ You know she is going to be such a wonderful sister... you are blessed. Miss you, sorry I have been such a stranger.

Sarah said...

Your post made me cry! I have a 14month old daughter and want another one soo badly! Bella must be such a sweetie - I wish our girls could meet. And I hope my daughter will be as great a big sister as Bella is going to be (if we ever get pregnant!)

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amanda said...

awwww - such a sweet big sister :)

and happy road tripping!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

That is so sweet! Bella will be a wonderful big sister! I bet she is so excited to meet baby Madelyn.

a H.I.T. said...

It sounds like she is going to be the best big sister ever!

Amanda said...

I'm a bit behind on your blog!
Your picture in your last post is beautiful ~ won't be long now till the little one arrives. I remember the swollen hands and feet well :(

Bella is so sweet, she will be a great big sister!

Amanda x
(Have a great time in Florida!)

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Formerly Gracie said...

Don't know about you, but seeing babies (especially tiny baby girls) makes me so excitement over our one on the way that I can't even stand it.

Sounds like Isabella will be an awesome big sister!

Anonymous said...

oo my goodness that is the sweetest story ever! She will be so excited to visit her buddy and an awesome big sister!

Elaine A. said...

Oh how sweet! She's going to make a wonderful big sis! It's going to be so great for you all.

Jill and Rick said...

I think that is SO sweet! Poor Bella; I think she truly believed that Emma was her baby. Just wait, Miss Bella, your own Madelyn will be home soon!

Susan said...

What a fun way to know that Bella will love having a baby sister around! Glad you got to reunite with old friends too!