I think that Lilly is starting to understand more and more what is going on. She talks about the baby in my tummy all the time, although she still tells people that she's going to have "a brother named Lisa." Whenever she tells anyone this, they always look at me with a confused face, like Lilly is speaking the truth. Unless Lilly knows something that we don't, her prediction will probably not come true, but it's sweet that she arrived at this conclusion on her own. Lilly comes up and gives my stomach kisses all the time. She puts her one on my stomach and says she's sharing it with the baby (I'm sure she'll feel differently about sharing one when the baby is here!) When I ask her to sit on the couch instead of the ground so we can put on her shoes, she responds by saying, "Because it's hard for you to bend over Mummy? Because the baby in your tummy is so big?" She points to the box that contains her old crib packed away and tells us that it's a crib for the new baby because she's a big girl and sleeps in her "huuuuuuge bed." Lilly loves my doctor's appointments--I'd even venture to say that she enjoys them more than I do. And why not? I go in and get shots and blood taken and she comes away with a roll full of princess stickers. When we get home, she takes out her doctor's kit, takes my blood pressure and tells me that "it's good, Mummy," and then tells me to lie down so she can listen to the "baby's heart beep" which goes, "whoosh, whoosh, whoosh." Whenever I tell her that we're going to the doctor, her eyes light up, she jumps up and down and yells, "hippeeeee" (Lilly says hippeee instead of yippee, and I corrected her once so she said yippee for a little while but went right back to hippee. I've decided that I like hippee much better!) Although I don't think she'll really understand what is going on until the baby comes home, she knows there's something different. She snuggles with us a lot more and asks for more "huggies." Both Jim and I are very happy to oblige.
One of our favorite Lilly expressions at the moment is, "Oh yes, of course not." Somehow, she has confused two expressions (I'm not sure how or why, but confusing expressions does tend to run in our family. Mum and I are both pretty good at mixing up idioms, and Joseph just wrote a blog about how Liana does the same thing...so maybe it's a girl thing?) Anyway, I'll ask Lilly if she wants to help make dinner and she'll run into the kitchen yelling, "oh yes, of course not." You only have to look at her to realize that she means, "of course!" but somehow, the "not" has just slipped in there. Jim asked her last night if she wanted to go to bed so he could read her some books and again, we heard, "oh yes, of course not!" We gave each other one of those looks--one of those smiles that says this is a priceless moment, and then Jim went in with Lil to read her books.
Lilly's favorite afternoon pastime: "making Daddy a card." It requires markers, crayons and stickers. And a lot of concentration.
Steph and Austin's Wedding 8/11/11
32 weeks pregnant!
This is one of the necklaces I'm loving making at the moment :)