Thursday, September 16, 2010

Preparing for Baby

Notice doll in swing, pretend pacifier in Sonna's mouth, crib mobile, and Sonna sitting on the Boppy. Everything I have gotten out for the baby has been tried out by sister Sonna and her dolls. She adores all things baby! I washed the Boppy cover when I got it out earlier this week and yesterday washed it again when I noticed it was covered in Teriyaki sauce. Sonna is always The Baby when she and Mara play House and that's not because Mara wants to be the Mom all the time. Sonna has also showed signs of classic regression in doing some Baby Talk as well as wanting to be pushed in the stroller rather than riding her bike or scooter. Having said this, she just might be the most excited one of us all for this baby to arrive! She is constantly talking about baby "When will baby come? Tomorrow? When our baby comes . . . " She also announces to people that she will stay home with Mommy and Baby and help change Baby's diaper and then start preschool after Christmas. Today she said, "When is Christmas?" She also cried this morning and said, "Why does Mara have to go to school?" Perhaps Mara starting school has been as big of an adjustment for Sonna as for Mara. Two weeks ago Sonna started crying when we were out running errands and Mara was a school. I asked her "Are you feeling sad?" She replied, "About Mara". Then I started crying too.

Yesterday Mara said, "When the baby comes out, I bet she'll be like 'Huh, you're my sister that's been making all that noise?!" So true. Baby will be well acquainted with her big sisters' sounds - speaking voices, yelling, singing, squealing, etc. Mara always gives one hug around my middle and says "For Baby" and one hug higher up "For My Mom". Both Mara and Sonna love to kiss my tummy and sometimes make farting noises and laugh hysterically. They seem to be well connected already.
Jedd's mom comes tomorrow, I'm due the next day (9/18) and we wonder when Baby will choose to enter the world. Then my mom comes the following week. We will be well cared for during this transition time!


  1. I need a picture of your belly at this point. Can you put one up?

    I love that this baby already has such incredible sisters. I can't imagine how smothered baby #3 is going to be!

  2. So exciting! Thinking about you and eagerly awaiting the announcement. Hugs and kisses all around!