Caleb has been begging us for a sibling for quite some time now. I think I'd prefer if he were asking for a puppy, because I could just go out and get one of those (excect for our attack dog, but that's a different story...) and be done with it! I have had no control over giving Caleb his beloved sibling, as God has reminded me many times over the last 10 months.
Sooooooo, when we finally told Caleb that there was a baby in my tummy, what was his reaction?
"Yay! Yay! YAY!!!! Thank you, Mommy! THANK YOU!!" (direct quote, I might add!)
Since then, he has been giving the baby hugs and kisses nonstop. It's very cute.
The other day, Caleb was entertaining us with songs he made up about random topics we gave him (Easter, trees, his friends, etc.) I asked him to make up a song about the new baby. He eagerly complied and said, "This is going to be really special."
After a few strands of floaty soft music whose lyrics we couldn't quite hear or understand, my silly boy breaks out in, "A 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6" just like a real drummer before belting, "Baby be comin' 'round the mountain when she comes, she'll be coming out of Momma's belly when she comes..." with this raspy rocker voice.
It was hysterical. Needless to say, we just about died laughing.
Caleb's preschool director saw him at church on Easter Sunday and asked what he was doing that day. His reply: "Well, we're having a baby!" Since Katie didn't know, she kind of looked at me and told Caleb she didn't think he was supposed to tell her that. I chuckled and said, "Yes, but what are we doing today?" to get him back on track.