We never got around to making big sis/bro t-shirts to wear to the hospital like we have with all the other kids but thats a good thing because they would have gone to waste. The hospital was very strict on visitors because of the swine flu. Absolutely no children were allowed and that meant siblings too : (
But no worries, the kids have bonded with him since he's home. In fact, it would be an understatement to say that big brother Matthew is ecstatic to have a baby brother. He can't keep out of the poor baby's face. Megan is the one who really shocked us. I, for one, thought for sure she would have a hard time adjusting and seeing us hold this new 'thing'. But its the very opposite. She screams and pitches a fit until we let her hold him. Then, when she has him, she won't give him up. Her new favorite word is -no-. So, ask her if you could hold Baby Ben and in her cutest little voice she will yell, "NO"!
What can I say, the other three are pros at this new baby thing so understandably it's NOT that big of a deal to them, especially Brianna. LOL! Brianna has already claimed that Ben is her new favorite sibling because he can't talk.
Emily bought Ben a small teddy bear from the dollar store when she found out she was going to be a big sis months ago. She was saving it for him this whole time! She and Elizabeth even decorated a gift box to present to him and wrote a few letters to him; what a treasure for him to have when he's older!
So, the other night Emily gave Ben his welcome home present. Welcome Home Baby Ben, we've been waiting for you!