These days, it seems that these two have become inseparable buds.
They wrestle a bit.
(Well, Milly lays around like a damp dishrag while E wallows all over her.)
(You know. Wrestling.)
Milly is patient and gentle with her, and, surprisingly E is being pretty gentle when she "pets" Milly's back or head. She'll swat at Mommy when she's mad, but, oh no. Not at Milly. ;)
We go in this week to (hopefully!) find out the gender of Baby #2,
and I just keep wondering to myself how the two kiddos will (eventually) be together as tiny siblings.
At first, I know things will take some time for adjustment, etc.
But, someday, I hope they'll be buddies, too.
I have one sister, and while she is four years my junior, we have become buddies. It would thrill my soul to give E a sister, because that's all I've known. It is a great relationship. Can't replace a sister. It's like having a built-in best friend...except when she tattles on you... ;)
On the other hand, how special to have a little girl and a little boy so close in age (they'll be about 18 months apart). I know their tastes will eventually differ, but contrast is good. I'd also love to experience having a son, and I'd love for my husband's family name to be passed on.
So. As cliche as it sounds, we're good either way.
Can't wait to meet E's little buddy.
Assuming he/she will cooperate and not be too modest...