S: Big Sister Emily!
BC: Made just for Emily by Mommy and Daddy who love you SOOO much!!
FC: Big Sister Emily!
1: This book was made just for Emily Elizabeth!
2: This is Emily!
3: Once upon a time she was really little so she lived in Mommy's belly! That's Emily!
5: When Emily was big enough she didn't have to live in Mommy's belly anymore! Emily was born at the hospital. Everyone was really exited! | ................................................ | ................................................
6: When Emily was a baby she could only drink from Mommy or from a bottle.
7: Emily couldn't eat any of her favorite foods like pancakes, noodles, bananas or chocolate!
8: When Emily was a baby she needed a lot of help.
9: Since Emily couldn't talk yet, she cried to let Mommy and Daddy know she needed something. | Sometimes Emily was hungry, sometimes Emily was tired, and sometimes Emily wanted to be held. Some days Emily cried a lot!
10: When Emily was a baby she couldn't walk, run, or play. Emily couldn't even sit or stand! | Emily could only lay down. Emily had to be carried everywhere. She needed lots of help.
11: Emily slept all the time because she was growing! | Emily took a lot of naps!
12: After a while Emily was big enough to.... | Sit up! | Crawl | And walk!
13: And now Emily can do lots of things like.... | Run! | Jump! | Dance and play!
14: Now Mommy has another baby growing in her tummy.
15: The baby's name will be Grace. Emily will be Grace's big sister.
16: When it's time for Grace to be born Mommy and Daddy will have to go to the hospital, just like they did with Emily. Emily will get to stay with Grandma and Grandpa Murphy!
17: Emily will do lots of fun things at Grandma and Grandpa's! Emily can go in the pool, read, cook, play toys, and swing!
18: After Grace is born Grandma and Grandpa will bring Emily to the hospital so Emily can meet Grace! Mommy and Daddy will be so excited to see Emily!! They love Emily SOOO much!
19: Emily might go home with Daddy or Emily might go back to Grandma and Grandpa's house. Mommy, Daddy, Emily, and Grace will all be home together soon.
20: Grace will need a lot of help | Just like Emily did as a baby,
21: Emily can help take care of Grace sometimes.
22: Emily can eat a lot of types of food. | Emily really likes pancakes, noodles, and pierogies!
23: Grace won't be able to eat big girl food for a long time. When Grace is a baby she will get food from Mommy or a bottle. Just like Baby Emily. We'll have to burp Grace after she eats so she doesn't get sick.
24: Emily sleeps in a big girl bed! Emily takes one nap during the day and one long nap at night!
25: Grace will sleep lots of places like in a bassinet, a crib, a chair, or even on someone. Just like Baby Emily. | Grace will take a lot of naps during the day and also take a nap at night. She will sleep a lot. Just like Baby Emily.
26: Grace will have to take a bath in the little tub and Mommy and Daddy will wash her. Just like they did with Baby Emily! | Emily takes her tubby in the big tub. Emily can scrub, scrub, scrub herself!
27: Emily can help Mommy and Daddy when she is getting dressed. | Grace won't be able to help get ready at all, neither could Baby Emily.
28: Emily can walk all by herself. Emily can even ride a tricycle! | Grace will only be able to lay down. Grace will need to be carried places. Just like Baby Emily.
29: Emily likes to play with a lot of things! Some of Emily's favorite things to do are read books, play toys, and go to the playground. | Grace won't be able to do many fun things. Mostly Grace just look around. Grace will like watching Emily's face and sometimes toys! Just like Baby Emily.
30: Emily is really brave! Emily can fall down and not get hurt. If Emily does get a boo boo Mommy and Daddy can kiss it to make it feel better. | Grace will get hurt very easy. We need to be gentle. Just like we did with Baby Emily!
31: Emily can say a lot of words! Emily uses her words to tell Mommy and Daddy what she wants. | Grace won't be able to say any words. Grace will cry to let us know she needs something. Just like Baby Emily!
32: Sometimes Emily gets mad at Mommy and Daddy or frustrated. Emily cries when she is mad or frustrated. | Grace will cry when she is frustrated too. Just like Emily.
33: When Emily is hungry or tired, she gets a little cranky. | When Grace is hungry or tired, she will get cranky too. Just like Emily!
34: Some days Emily will not like Grace very much. Grace will make things different at home. Sometimes Mommy and Daddy will have to pay attention to Grace when Emily wants something.
35: Mommy and Daddy will be sad too. They will miss spending all their time with Emily. They love Emily SOOOO much.
36: But Mommy and Daddy and Emily will still get to spend time together and do a lot of fun things!
38: And even though sometimes having Grace at home will be hard it will be a lot of fun too!
39: Mommy and Daddy will love Grace, but, they will still love Emily too and they will be so proud of her for being a great big sister!