We finally got to visit my new niece yesterday and see Fashionista Sister. I couldn't get enough of holding her. You know the relative who barges in and hogs the baby, that was me. It reminded me too how much work a newborn is - feeds on demand, constant rounds of nappy changes, trying to wake the baby, feed her, finally think you're done, to find heer hungry again. It reminded me too of how powerful the love Allah (SWT) places in parents for their loved ones, so that they endure through lost sleep, anxiety, pain and exhaustion with only thought for their little one.
We introduced Darling to her new cousin, to find that she didn't seem very interested at first. She has some of her sisters old dolls at home and isn't much interested apart from occasionally poking them in the eye before throwing them aside in favour of her brothers toys which have lights and sounds.
She didn't even seem that concerned when I held her which is surprising considering how territorial she is. If Gorgeous ever gets into my lap he gets pushed or dragged out by his bossy little sister.
It was only when the baby started moving and making noises that she caught her cousin's attention. When bubba started crying, Darling followed her up the stairs for her nappy change fascinated. Perhaps she thought this doll was a bit more entertaining.