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.
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