Becoming Four

  This little lady has been talking for ages about being a big sister.  This fall she will finally get her wish, when we will become a family of four.  She’s beyond excited, and says “it’s going to be a lot of work.”  She’s declared that she’s going to help feed the baby, change diapers and give the baby lots of baby toys.  I’m amazed by her kindness, by her excitement and her adaptability.  I can’t wait to see her become a big sister, and see our family grow and change.  I have a lot of anxiety too, the whole birth thing didn’t go so well for me last time, but I’m working on it and working towards finding some peace in the process.  For now I’m enjoying her anticipation, and making the most of her last few months as an only child.