With Abby being so sick lately, she has decided to make herself a part of my anatomy. This is obviously a challenge, since I’m already holding a rocking-rolling little one in my pelvis. I remember reading a Berenstain Bears book growing up that was all about the arrival of Sister Bear, and over the course of the last few weeks, I am reminded of how Mama Bear’s lab grew smaller and smaller as Sister Bear grew in her tummy. Till one day, Brother Bear fell right of of Mama’s lap.
Abby has yet to fall off my lap, but let me tell you, there is no comfortable way to hold a clingy, sick toddler right now. And I think baby Zack feels my discomfort, as he is in the habit of kicking like crazy whenever Abby is lounging on my tummy.
So of course, I have to smirk at how our boy has already begun to push back against his sister, and am realizing that it really won’t be too long before I will experience the challenge of helping to nurture a peaceful brother-sister relationship. Oh, what fun!
(By the way…we are having a baby next month!!!)