Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Baby prep

Both the girls are baby crazy these days. Emma asks me daily if this is the day the baby is going to come. She is very aware of the process, very anxious, and is SO excited for her "Boy Baby" to make his appearance.

After bath time, Emma asked if she could practice holding a baby and wanted to use Mandy. The conversation went something like this,

Emma: Mandy, can I hold you like a baby? Yes? Come here. Shhh... I'll put you to sleep.

In her head I really think that Emma thought this would work. And then began the process of trying to pick up her sister who weighs only about 6 pounds less than she does. We were all laughing so hard by the end of it that I could barely hold the camera.




And Emma could barely hold Mandy....



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Mandy got to practice holding a beloved baby, her cousin Jamin. I've never seen a toddler so enthralled with babies before. She is surprisingly gentle and would rather rock "her" baby than go play with the big kids.





Our baby boy is going to get plenty of attention and love. Just 3 weeks, 6 days (but who is counting?) left until my due date. We are all more than ready for our little guy to come. 

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9 comments:

Grandma Sherri said...

Love these pictures!! Mandy is a good sport with the Baby practice. Maybe both girls need new baby dolls (does Grandma have a one track mind? maybe, you have to check out the Amanda baby doll)

Grace said...

So cute! I can't wait to see your little guy and how much those big sisters are going to adore him! We babysat our nieghbor baby the other day so it was fun to see Havilah with a baby for the first time. I think she'll like being a big sister too!

Annie said...

They are going to be such good big sisters. I can't wait to read your birth story!

Kellie said...

Mandy's baby love is so cute! I'm sure both your girls are going to have lots of fun with their new "boy baby" when he arrives!

Choco Girl said...

Wow, so soon?! I'm sure it doesn't feel like it. But yay for babies and big sisters who are excited!

Rebecca said...

How sweet! Your daughters are beautiful!

Lindsay said...

These are so funny! I agree, they will be great big sisters!

Also, LOVE!!! the new yellow look.

Cathy said...

Oh, you all are going to have so much fun when that baby comes and have plenty of stories to tell, I'm sure! Very cute pictures!

Linds and Manda said...

It looks like the girls are all ready for little brother to my his debut! What cute pictures of Emma attempting to carry Mandy. Little Jamin looks very content in Mandy's arms. I'm excited for you. Libby's getting so big, so quickly.