We told Bailey that she's going to be a big sister. Here are some of her classic responses as she tries to wrap her brain around this idea:
1. As we were driving to field hockey pratice one night--"Mommy, I'm going to be a big sister. I'm going to grow and grow and grow!" So she thinks that she is just physically going to get really big.
2. When I tell her that the baby is in my tummy, she wants to see it. I tell her that you can't see anything yet. She ponders that for a while and then says,"I want a baby in my tummy too!" "Only mommies can have babies in their tummies Bailey," is my quick response to that idea.
3. Any baby that we meet, that will be the name of our new baby. When we're with the cousins, our baby will be named Josi. When we met Hailey new baby sister Chloe, our baby will be named Chloe too. I just makes perfect sense.
4. She varies by the day, and sometimes by the hour, if she's going to have a baby brother or a baby sister. I think she'll be fine either way because she's really into babies these days. I think I have my Christmas present ideas all set for Bailey--lots of baby stuff for her to play with.
5. I told her the other day that I was going to buy her a special shirt that said something. She guessed it right away, "I'm going to be a big stister!" She likes to put an extra "t" into the word sister; I don't correct her because I kind of like it.
Overall, she's very excited to be a big sister--whatever that means. I'm done feeling sick, so life is pretty good right now; very, very busy, but pretty good. So school and feeling super pregnancy sick are my two excuses as to why I've neglected my blog for two whole months. I will do a quick recap through pictures only of some of the highlights of the end of our summer and life to this point, but later tonight.
For now, I leave with you with some pics from our latest excursion to the pumpkin patch:
Here's Bailey as happy as can be!
Showing off her super-human strength!
What more can a girl ask for--a bag of candy in one hand, a bag of kettle corn in the other, a pair of fairy wings on her back, and riding on dad's shoulders.
Bailey's blue tongue on the way home from eating her candy stick. Instead of sucking on it the entire ride home, she got in the car and chomped it with her teeth. But at least she was happy!