Big Brother was excited to meet him and couldn't get over how tiny his fingers and toes are. In a few weeks, when the new routine has kicked in and my nephew realizes that the baby is here to stay, I have a feeling he'll be thinking the same thoughts as the narrator in What's Going On? as he tries to figure out his new role and redefines his status as the first-born.
There are several books from the K/M list that I plan on sharing with him when I visit in August (besides the above title):
- Little Brothers Are... This is a great book that covers a wide range of emotions (and adjectives) that celebrate the relationship between siblings.
- And After That... This adorable, lift-the-flap book discusses before and after events, ending with the before baby family rituals and the new routines established when baby arrives.
- Guji Guji I'm sure at some point, all brothers (and sisters) think about tossing their younger siblings to the crocodiles.
- When I Was a Baby Narrated by a little boy (not much older than 3), this book from the Toddler Tales series talks about the memories big brother has of his days as the baby of the family.
- Breasts Because every young person should learn about breastfeeding and the reason for their existence.
- Contemplating Your Bellybutton If you haven't shown your little ones the footage of the birth, this book shows it all.