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telling the kids

So…it’s been 2 months since my last post.  I’ve never done that in all my blogging life.  And there are reasons…the main one being that growing another human being is exhausting, especially when you’re chasing around two other crazy, wild children all day long.  So if you didn’t already know…we are having another baby!!  We are so super excited about this little nugget that is supposed to arrive around September 7.  The kids cannot wait.  Telling them was super special…and we caught it on video.

I’m so glad we captured this on video.  It’s been a couple of months since we told the kids and I’d already forgotten how sweet their reactions were.  I love that their reactions reflect their personalities…Owen is thoughtful and quiet, while Molly is excitable and loud.  I love that Owen wants to name the baby Prince Phillip (Molly has recently told us that she wants to name the baby Phil Collins…she has a serious obsession with Tarzan).  I love that Molly wants see the baby right then.  And I love that Owen asks if we are going to pray.  He has such a sweet, sensitive heart.

As soon as we were done with our little talk, the kids immediately started stuffing their bellies with stuffed animals and pretending to give birth.  There’s been a lot of this kind of play going on over the last few months.

It’s been fun having kids old enough to “get” what’s going on with this pregnancy.  When I was pregnant with Molly, Owen wasn’t even 2 and he really didn’t get it.  But now they do get it and they have lots of questions.  Molly frequently asks me if I can take the baby out of my belly so she can hold it.  One day she lifted up my shirt and started pulling on my belly button.  When I asked her what she was doing she told me she was trying to look at the baby.  To say she has a baby obsession would be putting it mildly.  Can you tell by her crazy eyes in this next picture how much she is loving every second of holding baby Eliot (my friend, Abbey’s, newest baby)?

But the thing they’re most excited about will be making it’s debut in a couple of weeks… So now that I’m feeling better and don’t spend my days on the couch watching episode after episode of Brothers & Sisters, I’m in full room decorating mode.  They can’t wait to sleep in the same room, and I can’t wait to transform it into a fun shared space for both of them. Maybe sometime before #3 comes along I’ll get around to posting pictures of their new bedroom.  No promises.  During the very small bits of time during the day that I have to myself, sleep sounds a whole lot more enticing then turning on the old computer.  But I’ll try!


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