Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Is Tyler ready for a baby sister?

I sometimes am leary on how Tyler is going to handle having a baby in the house. He is not fond of babies and puckers up at any little sound they make. He has noticed my growing belly and likes to "hit" it whenever he is close. But I also wonder just what he is thinking.

The babysitter he goes to started watching newborn twins this summer and it has been good practice for Tyler. The babysitter says he does really well with them and doesn't usually get upset when they cry. So that is definitely a step in the right directions :)

There was one day this past summer when the babysitter sent me this video of Tyler helping out. I cracked up when I first saw it. He LOVES the portable swing she has and he always scoots his way over to it so he can swing it back and forth. I think it's his way of saying I want in this thing. But of course he is too big for it. And then I thought maybe he is just practicing and wanted to swing the baby. What do you think?

Sorry for the angle of the video. It wouldn't let me rotate it..ugh!

I can't remember if I have shared this video or not but thought it was appropriate for this post. This was in therapy awhile back (I believe last September). When his therapist was trying to play pretend play and Tyler picked up the baby and gave it a kiss. It was so sweet. Let's hope he's like that with his baby sister.


Kristen said...

Aw, that's sweet.

If Tyler is anything like Cayman his affection will be strong in the beginning and grow into annoyance for the baby. She was so gentle and calm with Kobe when we brought him from the hospital. That lasted til about month two! I wonder how many times in a day I now tell her stop sitting brother...don't hit him, pet gently...stop pushing, be nice! :)

Diane said...

LOL, Kristen. I have a feeling those words will be a common occurance in our household too :)

Lisa said...

I have a feeling he's going to love being a big brother.