Friday, March 23, 2012
Sadie's Baby Fever
What the words, and tone implied were pretty clear. Mae may be "the baby" in the house, as the littlest member, but Sadie recognized that her walking, babbling, opinionated sister doesn't have very much in common with the not so tiny pink baby we brought home from the hospital a little under two years ago. Mae Bae now has an opinion about being held or kissed or staying in one spot when she doesn't want too and as often as not she's moving at a sprint from place to place.
Sadie is now over the moon about the idea of a new baby. When I sit down she brings toys and piles them on my lap while asking if the baby wants to play. She asks if the baby is going to come out today. She brings her maraca over and shakes it next to my belly button. A few minutes ago she brought over a rice cake and asked if the baby was hungry. And the almost constant question of: "How big is the baby?" makes me glad that we have a book with tiny pictures that show an estimate of the baby's size during the first trimester.
Before we had the positive test, she even felt the need to clarify where God should send the baby (I think she believes he got mixed up last time): "Dear God. Please send us a new baby. To FLORIDA!!!"
Perhaps the sweetest is her nightly prayer: "Dear God, please make the new baby big and strong." Last night she added: "Just like Daddy!"
It's official. Sadie has baby fever.