In less than five months, Avery will move from the baby of the family to the middle child. I was the oldest in my family, so I don’t know exactly what it’s like to be stuck in the middle.
Being the middle child has a bad reputation, one that I hope that Avery never gets to experience. Many say that the middle child is forgotten and overlooked. It makes me sad just thinking about it because I never want Avery to feel that way. Adding a new member to our family should be a happy occasion and one that everyone is excited for, including Avery. The new little one will only strengthen our family and make Avery a better person, not a forgotten one.
But before we welcome her little brother or sister in the beginning of the year, there are a few things I never want her to forget.
Please Remember… 1 of 11
Click through for things I want Avery to remember before her little brother or sister is born!
I Will Spoil You 2 of 11
Please don't think that you will only get your sister's old things. I will spoil you and get you just want you want. Brand new items of your own!
You Will Never be Overshadowed 3 of 11
Being the middle child doesn't mean that your big sister or little sibling will get all of the attention. You will always shine in my heart.
Our Relationship Will Only Get Stronger 4 of 11
Day after day, our relationship will continue to grow. It will become better than it was yesterday. No matter what, our relationship will always flourish.
We Will Still Continue Our Date Days 5 of 11
Because a date with you is always fun. We will still have our one-on-one time just like we do now.
You Will Always Be My Baby Girl 6 of 11
I'll always think of you as my baby girl. Nothing will ever change that.
You Will Get New Clothes 7 of 11
Every little girl needs a new wardrobe. Just because you have your sister's old clothes, doesn't mean you don't deserve new clothes of your own.
If You Need Attention, Just Ask 8 of 11
I know you love the attention and a new baby in the house isn't going to change that. If you want my attention, all you have to do is let me know and I'll shower you with my attention.
Your Accomplishments Will Always be Remembered 9 of 11
You are bright and outgoing and have accomplished so much already. Believe it or not, I have all of your milestones written down from the day you were born and I'll continue to do that going forward.
You Are Going to Be a Great Big Sister 10 of 11
Being a big sister is so much fun! You are going to be such a great example for your little sibling - a big sister that he or she will always look up to.
I Will Always Love You 11 of 11
My love for you is never ending and I'll tell you that every single day.
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