Friday, September 2, 2011

Baby Love

The kids still passionately adore their baby brother. One of their favorite things is "tummy time" when the baby lays on a blanket on his belly.  Ooooo, then everybody needs a blanket and some tummy time!  They lay there in a row, taking turns laying way too close to the baby and sticking their faces way too close to his and shouting way too loud in his face... and it's so darling I can't say no.  Zane will be a very well socialized child.  And he will be able to sleep through a hurricane.

Jed prays for Zane every night.  "And please bless the baby that he will love cars and that he will love blue like his big brother and play with me when he grows up." Every day I find little car offerings left on Zane's lap in the baby swing. I've been surprised how he's latched on to the "brother" concept, since he always has been crazy about his sister and adamantly said he wanted a girl baby.  But now he seems plenty pleased with another boy.
Jed begs to have Zane lay on the table with us for every meal.  The kids coo and giggle and tickle his toes, and he doesn't seem to mind a bit, in fact it settles him down when he's fussy.  The only hard and fast rule is that his head must be closest to Jed so they can gaze adoringly at one another over the peanut butter sandwiches.

Zoe giving the baby some extra love after our meal.
Cheesy grin!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I hope Eli is as adoring of his little sister as Jed is of Zoe!