Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kate: meeting the big sister

Leah came to meet Kate on Monday right after school. Her visit can be summed up in one word: unimpressed. 

To give her some credit, Leah was completely exhausted. She had slept in a strange place the night before, went to school and then was rushed off to the hospital to meet a strange new human being. Plus, mom was in a weird bed, hooked up to tons of machines {and on crazy medications} and couldn't get out and play.

She took a few peeks at Kate and just wasn't all that interested. Ryan took her on a date to the cafeteria to get dinner. When they came back, Kate gifted Leah with a brand new backpack for school 
and then Ryan took Leah to sleep at a neighbor's house. 

Tuesday, Ryan let Leah take a nap after school. When she woke up from her nap, she was crying crocodile tears. Ryan asked a bunch of yes/no questions to try and figure out what was wrong and he determined that Leah was upset. Because she had a little sister. 

Oh my. 

It's understandable, but it just broke my heart! He had a little discussion with her, basically validating everything that she was feeling and then they headed back to the hospital. Day #2's visit was so much better. She cuddled with me in my strange bed, gave Kate lots of kisses and was much happier all around. 

We're still working on being gentle and constantly have our guards up, 

but overall Leah really adores Kate. She will often walk over to where she is sitting or sleeping and just look at her, or cuddle up right next to me when I'm feeding her. She greets her in the morning with a mouth-wide-open kiss and she immediately tries to find her whenever she hears her cry. I can't wait to watch their relationship grow. Leah really is the best of the best when it comes to big sisters.


Courtney said...

What cute girls!! I imagine that is so amazing witnessing the beginning of their relationship.

Maren B said...

Sweet sisters...I love that they look alike.

Lisa said...

I can't get over how much they look alike. Their little faces just are identical. Sisters are the best!

dani said...

I love all these pictures, but especially the first one. It is both touching and hilarious all at the same time. Yay for sisters!

dani said...

I love all of these pictures but especially the first one. It is both touching and hilarious all at once. Yay for sisters!