Saturday, September 27, 2008

Getting Kenya ready to meet her baby sisters

Kenya loves babies! Everywhere we go, if she sees a baby, she says, "Baby I want to hold it." She remembers all the babies names at church and if they are crying she says, "Oh baby need passie."
So I was wondering how she would do when Melody and Madison are born,...would she try to pull them apart, or ask us to? I just didn't know. Jason and I wanted to try to prepare her as much as possible so we bought two baby dolls, glued them together and started calling them Melody and Madison. She tried to pull them apart a few times so we told her, "Kenya, look there are two babies and they are stuck together we cant pull them apart, just like Melody and Madison." Then we told her, "Look Kenya, (and pointed to my belly) Melody and Madison, lets count them,... one,... two babies and they are going to stay together just like your babies." I don't think she fully understands but I do think she will be more prepared for the day she meets her sisters.

She played with them for about an hour before she took a nap. She loved feeding them, giving them their passie, and rocking them to sleep.

She doesn't try to pull them apart anymore and loves her new babies.


Verna said...

What a great idea, this will also give you and your husband a better 'visual' of what will be your normal. Thank you for your comment on my blog, Jolene is in the process of writing her story now, you can check it out on

Stephanie Morales said...

Vanessa, that is a fantastic idea. Although I'm sure she doesn't understand all that is involved, at least she can begin to be prepared for them. I'd like to show the dolls to Anisa and Noah too, when we come up there. You guys are amazing :)
Love to all of you!
Steph & Paul

Andrea & Jim-Britt said...

I'm so glad you did this!! Mom & I were talking about what a great idea it was when you told us! I think this will help her prepare, she is such a smart little girl & comprehends so much!!

Heather said...

What a good idea. My boys were 2 and 4 when our Lily and Claire were born. The great thing about kids is that they are totally accepting. It doesn't even seem strange to my boys that sometimes babies come "stuck together." Watching Maliyah and Kendra Herrin on Oprah and looking at their pictures on also helped solidify the idea that sometimes babies are stuck together and it's perfectly normal.

Stephanie Rohloff said...

What a great idea!

Barbie Jeanne said...

You are a genious!

Barbie & Willie