It's not a puppy. He asked for that, too.
The Ackerly family will soon be a party of five. And by soon, I mean Easter - or slightly before. Noah is beyond excited. He really wanted a little brother and he kept telling us that he knew it was a boy. I kept telling him that only God knew for sure and that either way it was a blessing for our family.
As my tummy is growing I find myself answering all kinds of questions from Noah.
"Mommy, is this baby going to have a tube?" ... "Is this baby going to walk"... and "Is this baby going to be able to talk to me?" "Will Cecily still be a baby when the new baby comes?" "Do you think Cecily will share Mommy with the new baby?" "Can the new baby sleep in my room...?"
I wishI had the answers but at least I can say YES to that last one. :)
His five-year-old questions sometimes catch me off-guard. He has a way of cutting through to my core and exposing my soft underbelly. He desperately wants Cecily to do all of these things and he remains her biggest supporter. Today, Cecily had 2 lollipops! (yes 2!) After getting over the fact that Cecily was getting this treat for dinner Noah sat down to eat his veggies and mundane dinner. (It didn't compete with a lollipop!) But that didn't stop him from getting so excited when Cecily was licking it and putting it in and out of her mouth without gagging! He was so excited to show Daddy when he got home. He kept saying, "Good job Cecily! Good job!"
This morning Noah helped me dress Cecily. I decided that it was time for a change from the sweats and put on a cute, soft and comfy dress with tights and her ballet shoes. Noah said, "She looks so cute. Let's go show Daddy." As we were walking down the hall he stopped me because we needed to go back. "We need to brush her hair and we should put a bow in her hair, too. That would look real cute. Right Mom?"
I love that kiddo!
He can't wait to teach the new baby everything and he asks me every night to share stories about what he was like as a baby. I enjoy this time and he enjoys it too. He finds himself very funny... and so do we!
Kids are the best gift. I took a beating (and I mean it) at work this week. I can over-analyze every situation and obsess over mistakes like nobody I know... but when Noah comes running with his eyes full of fun it is hard to worry about the silliness of corporate life. When Cecily licks her lolipop or eats so much that we see baby food in her g-tube... we celebrate! The kids keep us young. (Of course they do nothing for the dark circles under my eyes and the new crinkles in my face...) but they DO keep us busy!
And I guess if we think we're busy now we can't imagine what we'll be when Cason Robert comes in April and we become Ackerly family, party of 5!
Onwards and upwards!