Sibling meeting new baby- plan B
Because of a recent influenza outbreak where I live, our hospital has placed restrictions on visitors. This means our four-year-old daughter will not be able to visit me or her new baby sister in the hospital when we have our induction next week. DH and I are really disappointed because we had plans about introducing them that now won't be able to happen. (I'm also pretty upset that I won't get to see my oldest for the duration of my stay.) She was really looking forward to going to the hospital and waiting for the baby to get here and being a part of the anticipation. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to keep her calm for the days we won't see her, as well as giving her some excitement about seeing the new baby for the first time? I would hate for her to feel left out, especially since her grandparents will be able to visit the new baby, but she won't.
We're already planning on having a small get-together about a week after we bring home the new baby (as long as our pediatrician says it's okay), so extended family can see her because they won't be able to visit the hospital, either. But we want to do something extra special for the new big sister.