Several of you commented on the look on Jazzie's face in this picture:
This was taken right after Jazzie found out Cera was pregnant. For a while Jazzie just sat there looking a bit bewildered. After a few minutes she started looking sad. She was sitting on Cera's lap at the time and I went over to ask her if she was okay. As soon as I did Jazzie burst out into tears. She did not take the news of Cera's pregnancy too well and is not very happy about it. In fact, the first words out of her mouth after she found out were: "What about the princess room"? Cera and John have a small bedroom in their house that the girls use when they go on sleepovers. Jazzie has known that that particular room would eventually be used as a nursery, but in her mind I am sure she wasn't expecting that to happen for a long, long time.
She cried for a long time. I never expected her to have a reaction like that and I am sure Cera didn't either as she was crying right along with her. John had been video taping the whole scenario from the moment we were given the t-shirts, but at that moment Cera looked at him and told him to stop taping ;-) All of a sudden the situation wasn't the happy situation anymore. It was really quite sad. Jazzie sat on Cera's lap for a LONG time asking ALL kinds of questions:
After at least half an hour (maybe even 45 minutes) of talking to Cera, Jazzie finally got off her lap and she seemed okay again. She played with her cousins some and then went over to her pile of presents. As soon as she saw the t-shirt she started crying again :-(
Cera immediately scooped up Jazzie in her arms and sat with her again. She just kept reminding Jazzie that even though having the baby around will be different, the fact that she is Jazzie's big sister and that she loves her will NEVER change.
I talked with Jazzie later and I know that she is worried that her relationship with Cera is going to change and that Cera won't love her as much anymore. Jazzie adores Cera and she is just worried that with a baby around, there won't be enough room in her life for Jazzie. The good news is that Jazzie has until the end of July to get used to the idea and to learn that Cera's love for her will not go away. There will still be sleepovers and Cera will still do fun things with her.
To try and cheer Jazzie up I mentioned that the baby might be born on her birthday (July 28) and how much fun it would be to share a birthday. Well, judging from the look on Jazzie's face at that idea, I don't think she would find it fun at all. So Cera, do me a favor and don't have that baby on your sister's birthday, okay? Thank you ;-)