Tuesday, August 5, 2008

finer points of a conversation

what with my official due date having come and gone we decided it was time to try again to explain to the girls why mommy's tummy is so big and why it's not ok to jump on it, and how daddy should have had the foresight to buy stock in ben&jerry's the moment he found out he was going to have another baby. in the long run i know it will be so wonderful how close in age the pancakes are to this stubborn cubscout not ready to make his debut yet. but in the meantime this is the look we often get when we try to explain that they're going to have a baby brother any day now...

one year olds do not really understand this it seems. so we tried explaining to them that he was going to be very tiny and that we have to be extra gentle with him and not sneeze on him and share our toys (and mommy) with him. hilina got really excited at that part. saida, not so much...
then we told them if they were really good and didn't crawl on him or play rough with him for awhile that we would take them out for ice-cream. somehow, they got that part.

here are some other shots from this talk...


in other news, ben is sick. he's only ever been sick like twice since i've known him so it's pretty sad. he has a high fever and i'm waiting for the doctor's office to open so i can get him in there. if you're so inclined, say a prayer he's better really soon, and that i don't go into labor with him not able to get out of bed!

5 comments:

Cloverland Farm said...

hilarious photos!!!
get well very very soon Ben!!!

John & Kelley said...

I've been a sorry lurker for a while now. I came to your site from Alana and Xander's. My husband graduated with Alana, and I got to meet the two of them at their high school reunion last fall. Anyway, I have thoroughly enjoyed your hilarious posts about your life and especially your beyond adorable little girls! Seriously, they're what's gotten my husband ready to jump on the adoption train in a couple of years when our biological daughters are in elementary school. We'll see! In the meantime, I'll keep checking in to see pics of the girls and read about Benny's birth in the (hopefully!) near future. I do pray that Ben will feel better very soon! Hang in there!

--Kelley from GA (queenkelley.com)

Tricia said...

They are the cutest girls...

Tricia said...

P.S. Speedy Delivery (as Mr. McFeely would say)

Jesi and Joe said...

Get better Ben! Baby boy MUST be coming soon and you've got to be all better by then! And seriously, Anna, tell that boy we're ready to see him already! :-D

Love the photos... looks like the girls are getting the important points, anyway. :-)