Throughout my pregnancy, people asked me if Toby knew what was going to happen. Most of the time it didn't seem like he was aware of what was going on in our family, though sometimes he would kiss my belly. When he came to see me in the hospital, he was excited from the second he walked through the door. He ran straight over with cries of "Char-wee" "I see, I see" and "My baby." When his pediatrician came in, he walked straight over, stuck out his hand and said "Hi Doctor, I'm Toby." Then he watched the Doc examine his brother. He was excited to come see Charlie everyday and over the moon when we brought him home.
Charlie is two months old tomorrow and we have not had one second of jealousy. A few weeks back I was reading to Toby at bedtime, Charlie was in the other room in his crib. When Toby heard Charlie start to cry, he interrupted the story and told me to go look after Charlie. He likes to help with diaper changes, insisting on seeing the poop and putting the diaper in the pail. He enjoys reading to his brother and showing him the things he is playing with.
We are very aware that we have lucked out to have such an understanding two year old in our family!