I was really curious to see how Michael was going to be with Brooke. Because we did not decide on her name before she was born it took him a while to remember her name. The whole, no short term memory thing is really no fun! My parents and sisters would work with him to try to help him remember and after a couple of weeks of him saying, "what letter does it start with?" and then guessing Bailey... he finally got it! Michael has always liked babies. He likes to wave at them with his pinky and he loves when they put their hand around his finger, but that is kind of the extent of his interest in them. He covers his ears or hides his face when they cry (he has done that since Leah and Courtney were little). This weekend Michael came over to stay with us for a few hours while my dad sang in a Christmas concert. When he came in he said "Hi Baby Brooke," waved at her with his pinky, and had her hold his finger... When she started crying he covered his ears with a pillow ...predictable Michael... but later when Brooke was in her swing and I was in the kitchen, her pacifier fell out of her mouth and she started crying. I went and put it back in her mouth and went back in the kitchen. It fell out a few minutes later and she started crying again, and as I was drying my hands off I turned around and Michael was not covering his ears anymore, he had gone over to her swing and put the pacifier back in. It was so sweet! I think that Brooke is very blessed to have her Uncle Mikey!
Uncle Mikey holding Brooke for the first time in the hospital