As much as I'm crazy for her, my affection has competition in the form of a 2 1/2 year old girl's heart.
Lilah is bursting with Clara enthusiasm.
I knew it was deeply rooted when she walked into my hospital room & saw my friend holding the baby and her face dropped. She fixed her eyes intensely on Miss Heather as if saying, "that's my baby. lady!"
Wherever Clara is, there Lilah will be also.
She washes her hands and announces she can hold her.
She carries a diaper & wipes in case Clara may need it.
She even drapes her beloved blanket over her sister without a second thought.
And there's nothing better than how a 2 y/o with a "W" substitution for "L" says Clara Lily.
Turns out there's a downside to having 2 1/2 year old mini-mama.
On Day 1 at home Lilah tripped and landed full-weight on Clara in the bouncy seat.
On Day 6 that scary dream you have when you're pregnant came true. Lilah was standing unsupervised in the dark room by Clara's bassinet HOLDING HER!
Clara had been asleep in there. Lilah can barely reach inside, so the different ways she could have pulled her out keep haunting me. My mom (who found her) said she he was holding her just as well any grown up would, head resting on her shoulder, bottom supported. She was making her way out of the room, HOLDING HER!!! The what ifs are endless...
I think I may need one of those video monitors afterall.
I'm pretty sure Lilah believes June 16th was the best Christmas ever; she got a living doll.
Let's pray she's still living at week 2!