I think one thing we can all agree on is that it's adorable no matter what
happens, and is sure to be a memorable experience, whether or not it goes as
smoothly as one might hope.
"I had this adorable meeting
pictured in my head of my 20-month-old being so excited and sweet with the new
baby, and then he walked in, took one look at her, and just lost it. Like, full
on tantrum. Something tells me he didn't like Mommy holding another baby!" –
"My toddler was so excited
to meet his baby sister! The day she was born, he walked into the room and climbed
up onto the hospital bed and looked down at his sister. He gently touched her
head and said, 'Hi baby Evelyn, I'm Walter, your big brother. I'm going to
love you forever.' He gave Mommy and Daddy hugs and then we gave him his
gift from Evelyn to her big brother. It was her welcome gift to him and it
definitely helped 'bribe' him into allowing his sister home." –
"My toddler threw
herself dramatically into the baby's lap and cried." – Libier R.
"My daughter loved her
little brother. I gave her a big
sister bag when we went to the hospital, to make her feel special as well.
However, she was pretty rough with him. I always had to remind her to be gentle
with the baby. You know, not to gouge his eyes out or anything." – Ashley R.
When they finally did meet, it was honestly very non-eventful. My son looked at his new brother for a few seconds and quickly lost interest, wanting instead to explore the hospital room.
"My older son was
apprehensive but so curious! He just wanted to get up to look and point and he
kept saying 'bebe.' Even now he loves to kiss and hug his little
brother all the time. He was never jealous or angry!" – Carrie F.
"When my daughter was
born, both of my sons held her. They both loved her, but being so tight as brothers, they were not over the moon about her. James (four at the
time) was pretty quiet and more interested in the candy my husband bought him
at the hospital. Makes sense." – Cara O.
"Makenna loved Mason
in my belly. When she met him at the hospital she wasn't so sure. Daddy was
holding him and I held her right away. I think she was too distracted by me
being in a hospital bed. Mason got her a big sister gift that she loved. Then
she 'held' him and stared at him the whole time she was there. Once
we got home she didn't really care too much for him. She is just now starting
to play with him more, almost a year later!" – Tiffany F.
"I was really nervous when I was pregnant that they
wouldn't get along. Every night I'd talk to my son about his new baby sister
that would be coming soon and what a good big brother he would be. When we
brought her home, he was so excited to finally meet her! He told her he was her
big brother and demanded to hold her. Six months later, he always gives her
hugs and kisses." – Kimberly B.
"I thought so much about the first time my firstborn would meet his
sibling that I think I built it up way too much in my head. When they finally
did meet, it was honestly very non-eventful. My son looked at his new brother
for a few seconds and quickly lost interest, wanting instead to explore the hospital
room. Oh well." – Molly G.