On Thursday morning Jan brought Katelyn by to meet her little brother for the first time. We’ve been talking to her for the past couple weeks a lot about having a baby brother and we were hoping that she would not only understand who he was when she met him, but be excited to finally see him. She had spent a lot of time up to Brayden’s birth laying her head on my tummy and cuddling with me. I even went so far as to get Brayden little pj’s with monkey’s on them because Katelyn loves to tell everyone what the monkey says. I thought it might help them bond initially. The first picture below is so precious… it was Katelyn’s very first reaction to meeting Brayden. Her huge smile was followed by “baby!” So cute! She loved meeting him and wanted to touch his head and point to the monkey on his jammies. She even blew him lots and lots of kisses. Not only did Katelyn do well meeting her baby brother she didn’t even pitch a fit when it was time for her to leave and go home with Jan. She waved, blew kisses, grabbed her Gigi’s hand and was out the door. I felt like she took the whole thing like a little adult. Hopefully she’ll continue to love on him when we bring him home.
First family photo
Today Katelyn came to visit Brayden for the 3rd time. She walked over to where Jan was holding him, pulled back his beenie, kissed him on the forehead, and carefully put his beenie back on. We are so blessed to have such an amazing and joyful daughter. I just know that she and Brayden are going to be such good friends.