Sunday, August 22, 2010


After getting pregnant with Colbie, I began worrying about what effect a sibling would have on Piper.  I felt guilty for changing her world.  You see, Piper was and still is, a complete mommy's girl.  I didn't know how she would react to sharing me with a baby. I felt sadness because I thought that Piper would be heartbroken and jealous.  I knew that the baby entering our lives wouldn't know any better.  But, Piper's life was going to be completely altered and I didn't know how she would deal with that.

So, for nine months, I worried.  Right from the moment Colbie was born, I realized that I was worrying for nothing.  Piper adores her baby sister.  She loves her so much that she told me she wants 5 Colbies!  Colbie thinks Piper is pretty awesome, too. She smiled at Piper weeks before she ever smiled at me.   I am so very grateful that I have been given the opportunity to witness the love that is shared between siblings through a mother's eyes.  It is a beautiful thing.  Piper will tell Colbie "I lub you , Colbie" several times a day.  And after spending the night with a set of grandparents, she comes home and tells Colbie that she missed her.  It melts my heart- in a good way.

One of my favorite things to watch is Piper making Colbie laugh.  The more Colbie laughs, the sillier and louder Piper gets.   Piper has found her audience and she takes full advantage of it!

This video is mild compared to some of their past screaming/laughing moments, but it gives the general idea ;o)


  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  2. Yep having a sister fairly close in age is awesome. I loved my baby sis too and I still think she's the greatest. However, our older sister was 5 years older than me and six years older than the younger sis. I don't think she thought we were too great when we'd go into her room, and when we were older borrowing some of her clothes. I think she thought me and the youngest sister were just pains. I guess I got close to my younger sister out of need because not only did we share a room, but also a full size bed until I was 16 and was able to go down in the basement and claim my brother's room since he enlisted.