owen is going to rock as a big brother.
i can't begin to tell you how excited i am to see him in this role. i truly believe he will be so great. the below picture is of o and his cousins, nathan and "fias" (matthias) from this past fall. it's just.. so sweet.
i watch my two nieces on mondays, and have taken pleasure in watching him interact with his other baby cousin. he speaks so sweetly to her. he asks her to watch him or cheer for him while he shoots baskets, or gives her one of his toy cars when the kids are playing cars - a genuine attempt to include her in his activities. he takes pleasure in getting her attention and being able to make her laugh. and to my surprise, for being such a momma's boy, sharing my attention with a baby hasn't seemed to phase him in the least.
he likes to talk about his baby brother a lot. he went to work with daddy last week and met 3-4 of his co-workers, and felt compelled to immediately share with them what his "brothersister's" name was. (we use to refer to the baby in my belly as his baby brother or sister which he shortened to brothersister. we can't seem to get him to drop the sister part, but when asked, he knows it's a brother.)
we moved owen to a new bedroom with a new big boy bed, and turned his toddler bed back into a crib for his baby brother. he has really embraced his new room, and did so with no objections to all of the changes.
i think he's made for this big brother business.