its been just me and Hope. I've learned some basics of motherhood and she's learned pretty much everything. Baby Anna is scheduled to be here in a few short days which will bring about a change in our little lives - a very good change. I can't help but be sentimental though about this special time I've had with just Hope. I'm pretty sure God gave us in her one of the sweetest creatures he has ever made.
A couple of weeks ago Hope and I went on a special breakfast date to Panera. She sat across from me in our booth, with no booster seat, and ate a bagel and chocolate milk. She said hi with a smile to everyone who passed by. We then went to the "Baby Store" (Babies R Us) and did some looking for baby sister Anna. It was a special little date.
She turned 2 in August and it seems like the change since then has been exponential. She's gone from diapers to panties, a crib to a toddler bed, from somewhat shy to outgoing, from short statements to sentences, from little imagination to a big imagination, and from short curls to longer curls. Right now she's "reading" There's a Wocket in my Pocket on the couch. She loves spending time with people and would enjoy it if we spent every moment playing babies with her or zoo with her. Lately she enjoys walking around babbling from her little Gideons Bible. She talks about Baby Jesus (and Baby Jude, but we try to tell her there's no baby Jude in the Bible). We love her so much.
She's excited for Anna's arrival and can tell its coming up. She points at my belly and says "Baby Anna so cute!" She loves to imitate our friends with babies. I'm sure she will sit and nurse her dolls as I nurse Anna. She's going to be a great big sister. The love in our house will soon grow leaps and bounds. We are happy and ready.
Thanks for letting me be a little sentimental.