As we get closer and closer to Mac’s impending arrival (5.5 weeks away, but who’s counting!?!), we’ve been thinking of ways to make it extra special and memorable for Abby as well. Thanks to some friends and family, we’ve been offered some wonderful suggestions on how to make Abby feel like it’s a special day for her as well. Here are my two favorites so far ::
- Have Mac give Abby a gift :: we’ve heard this idea too many times to count, so it must really work. The idea is to have the newborn give the older sibling a special present – I have one friend who told me that all through his youth and even into his adulthood, he never forgot the gift his younger sister gave him and how great he thought it was. It was a bonding experience for them. Simple, yet cool.
- Turn it into a Birthday Party in the Hospital :: I LOVE this idea. We’ll have to enlist the help of Travis’ parents on this one because they’ll be with Abby when we’re at the hospital so I better get on discussing the idea with them, but I think this is so fun. Abby, with the help of her grandparents, will prepare some cupcakes to celebrate her sister’s birthday. Then they can bring a few cupcakes (one with a “0″ on it for Mac…too cute) and a balloon (or something birthday-ish) and we can have a mini birthday party in the hospital for Mac. Who doesn’t love a good birthday party!?! Adorable, right?
So I have two questions for everyone ::
- Gift from Mac to Abby :: anyone have any fun ideas on what Mac could give Abby? I’d love it to be something thoughtful and creative, but I’m having a hard time figuring it out.
- More Ideas :: do you have any other ideas on how to make the older sibling feel special when their new sibling arrives?
Any thoughts would be much appreciated – thanks in advance!!!