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We are getting close to baby time and we’ve really been putting some emphasis on making sure our almost 4 year old is feeling the love right now. His last few weeks as an only child are rapidly coming to an end. Just this weekend we let him plan our entire day. We hit up the trampoline park, Lowe’s and ended with lunch at Chuck E. Cheese. The 3 of us had a blast!
We have been prepping him as much as possible about what’s going to happen once baby brother is here – it’s definitely going to be a transition for everyone. So far, he is SO excited to be a big brother. I hope his enthusiasm continues once there’s an actual baby living under our roof. Several people have mentioned bringing a gift for him from baby to the hospital. I thought this was GENIUS so I wanted to share everything we found.
Links for everything are listed under each picture.
The first thing I looked for were matching shirts – because DUH. I ordered a simple, but super cute onesie and t-shirt combo from Amazon. There were TONS of different size combos and colors to choose from, which was great. I am always hesitant to order clothes from Amazon because, quite frankly, you never know what you’re going to get. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of both of these items. The sizing seemed to be spot on as well.
Cam LOVES to read books. There are a few we’ve read so many times that he can read them to us – almost verbatim. Not bad for a 3 year old! I found this sweet little book about becoming a big brother on Amazon. There’s also a version for all the soon to be big sisters – both are linked above!
We also know that life will be a little hectic once baby is here. I have a good feeling that Cam will be getting a little extra iPad time come April while we are all adjusting – no complaints from him there! I found these cute little headphones on Amazon…so affordable as well and have great reviews. Added bonus: we won’t have to listen to his cartoons or games anymore when he’s getting in his screen time.
For Christmas this year, Camden received this really fun instant camera – he has had a blast taking his own pictures and filling up his photo album. The film is a bit pricey, so we only let him have it for special events or as a reward. This is definitely a prime photo taking sort of occasion! I can’t wait to see what all he captures.
Lastly, (but most importantly) we included a card with a special message from “little bro” in it. It’s such a bittersweet time for us right now. On one hand Camden won’t be our only baby – the center of our world anymore; on the other we cannot WAIT to meet this new little man and watch Camden grow in his new role as big brother. My husband and I both know he will rock it!