How will Rhys be with a little brother? This is something that I wondered so so so much when I was pregnant with Jasper.
I wondered how he’d be when he first saw him, I wondered how he’d be when he saw us holding him and I wonder now how he’ll be when he’s older. Will he be excited and ask his mum when he can come over and see Jasper? Will they want to call each other and make art and craft presents for each other? Will he choose to live with us when he’s old enough to decide for himself?
All of these questions and even worries went through my head. Would he feel jealous or left out? Would he not take to him and be put off staying with us? Of course these were silly worries and Rhys has taken to being a big brother like water to a ducks back.
In fact he’s exceeded any of our expectations. I always ‘aww’ at the little acts of love and kindness that Rhys demonstrates to Jasper but this post is in aid of his little show of big brotherly love that he gave this morning.
Jasper woke up first at 8am. I took him downstairs, got him changed and made him a bottle. While it was cooling Rhys woke up. He was with me in the kitchen while I was warming his milk up and Jasper started crying in the lounge. Rhys grabbed his (cooled) bottle, ran in and started feeding him.
He has fed him before but this is the first time that he’s actually ran to his side.
I love these little moments and just want to say that if you’re worried at all about how your child will be with a younger sibling – don’t be, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Thanks for reading xx