The first time your older child sees their new brother or sister will be a precious time for you, although your child almost certainly won’t know this. They will probably be pleased just to see you, as they will be wondering what is going on, having been whisked off to grandma or had someone staying in your home with them. With any luck, your contingency plans will have all worked well, but your child will still want to be with you again.
So they will be excited when they see you and will want to tell you what they have been doing with grandma. A whole new excitement will be waiting for them as they are introduced to their new brother or sister.
You will need to give them time to tell you their news, and to let them know how important they are to you. You will have prepared them beforehand for the new arrival, so now is the time to continue on this and let them meet the new baby bringing their gifts for baby. Some photographs of the two of them together in a special baby gift photo frame, will be a lovely memento of the occasion and will remind your child of how important they are to you.