One of the things I looked forward to most when I was pregnant was the idea that Lily would have an instant friend in her new baby brother. I loved imagining them growing up together, playing, protecting one another, telling each other stories and secrets. I couldn't really imagine then just how much Lily would love Nolan. And even though sometimes when Lily gets too close or too loud, Nolan screws up his face, sticks out his lip and cries, I'm pretty sure he loves her too.
Just the other day, Nolan was crying and I was rushing to get ready. I told Lily to go talk to him and I heard from the other room, "Is okay. Mommy comin'." My heart pretty much melted on the floor. L's new favorite movie is "Popopontis" (Pocahontas) and she insists on holding Nolan's hand through the "Steady as a Beating Drum" song and swaying back and forth. She also likes to share her toys with him, squish his cheeks, give him kisses, make him look at things she's holding by (gently) moving his head, wake him up, push him in the swing, and cover him with blankets, pillows, etc. Nolan likes to watch her every move and smile at her. I have a feeling it won't be too long before these two are partners in crime, with Lily leading the way :)