Ira was the only nervous energy in the room when Harper Sue was being born. Rob ended up escorting him to the waiting room (aka: nursery/office) and unintentionally giving him a glass of wine to ease his nerves until the baby arrived.
Since that night, Ira has been an absolute dear with the new pack member even as he’s been asked to be evermore yielding with Harper’s increasing ability to grab, pull, and squeal. This week was one of the first where Ira got his first vision of what life will look like for him once Harper Sue can crawl. My observation is that Ira will have both a better playmate and a constant competitor for toys.