It must be daily that someone asks me, “So what does Ava think about the new baby?”
Today is Ava’s half birthday! My “baby” is now two in a half. How exactly did that happen? Despite this “mature” age, HA, I am pretty sure she really does not get that a baby is coming at all, not really!
Of course she will say, “Ava is a big sister!” “Mama has a baby in her belly.” She will even tell me what I have told her when she asks to see the baby, “The baby needs to be bigger and mama go to the doctors.” Yes the baby needs to get bigger and the doctor will help mama get her out when she is ready. She will kiss my belly and even put stickers on it for the baby. I cannot tell you how sweet each of these experiences have been but I do not fool myself into thinking that she trully understands that another baby will be coming home and staying, FOREVER! I am sure this will be an adjustment although I am confident that Ava will be a fabulous big sis!
She will be almost three when Ella arrives home and the pictures I am most excited to take is her reaction, the first sisterly kiss and my love Larry with his girls! Yes, I am an emotional, sappy pregnant lady but I cannot help it!