Of course, we tried to prepare him.
Months ago, we told James about the baby in Mommy's belly. We told him what the baby would do, where it would stay, and what it would look like. But there's really no way to prepare a first child for the arrival of the second.
When James first saw Abby, it was clear from his expression that he had to reevaluate the whole proposition. He reserved judgment for several days. He became silent and thoughtful when O. or I brought up the subject.
Now he has gotten used to her. Sometimes he's curious. Sometimes he's sweet. He's still generally crankier than usual.