To my first, I see you.
It’s a lot different now. You aren’t my only one anymore. You now have to share the attention that was once only yours. But I promise, I see you.
I see you dancing in the living room while I’m nursing the baby.
I see you playing with your baby brother and keeping him entertained while I’m making dinner.
I see you get so excited when I come home from work to see what surprise is left in my lunchbox.
I see you being so sweet to bubba. Sometimes sour, but mostly sweet.
I see you being patient while I put baby brother to sleep.
I see you waiting for me so we can play before you have to go to bed.
I see you sharing your books and toys with bubba.
I see you yearning for me when baby brother is crying and getting all my attention.
I see you wanting to be carried just so you can be next to me.
I see you pulling at me to play when I’m cleaning the house.
I see you wanting me to go to sleep with you just so you can have all my attention.
I see you learning and growing so much faster now. Much faster and I feel like I can’t keep up.
I see you becoming a little girl now. Not just a toddler.
I see you wanting to be just like me.
I know the baby takes up a lot of my time right now, and the days are so short that we don’t have much time together, but I promise, I see you.
Sometimes it may feel like you come second, but baby girl, you will always be my first.