As I sit here writing this post, I still can’t quite wrap my mind around the fact that in three weeks or less we will be a family of four! Nonetheless, preparations for baby’s arrival are in full swing!
In addition to folding onesies, buying newborn diapers and sterilizing bottles – one of our main focuses has been doing all we can to prepare Beckett for the new baby that will soon change his world. Since he’ll only be 17 months old when the baby arrives, I know that his understanding is limited, but we are doing what we can, including lots and lots of talk about babies and role playing. I can already tell that he’s going to make a very loving big brother!
While I know there is only so much I can do to ease Beckett’s transition from only child to big brother, I’ve been really wanting to do something extra special for him. I’ve been working to put together a “Big Brother Kit” that we’ll give Beckett when he comes the hospital to meet the new baby for the first time, and I’m pretty excited about how it’s coming together. I thought I would share a little sneak peek with you of one of the specials items that will be included in the kit.
Two of the things Beckett loves most are reading books and pointing at and talking about the animals on the quilt that hangs above his crib. So I decided to combine the two and make him a custom board book featuring each of those animals.
As I talked about in the post about Beckett’s nursery, the quilt above Beckett’s crib was a collaborative effort between my mom and I. I drew all of the animals by hand, and my mom made the quilt.