Early on in my pregnancy, Shep explained to my mom about how the baby eats in my belly. It goes a little something like this. There is a straw that goes all the way from my mouth down to the baby's mouth so whatever I eat, the baby eats, too. Not far off, huh?! He went on to say the baby can eat anything, but it really likes candy and sprinkles.
Another day Shep asked if I had three babies in my belly.
"No. Why?" I replied.
He simply pointed to my belly bump then the "bumps" on my chest.
Ohhhhh. Which led to an interesting conversation about how the baby will eat when she is born.
Another running theme is what is going to happen when the baby is born. I have explained repeatedly that this baby is going to come out of my body and automatically be ours, that she is not going to be adopted like Liam. I have even explained for the first time (he was never interested before) how Liam came out of his birthmother's body before we adopted him. But Shep continues to insist that the baby will come out of my body, then we will need to fly to Ethiopia to "re-dopt" her before we can bring her home. It really does seem too easy to me even that she will just be our's - no paperwork or waiting or international travel involved. And, thank you, Lord, I will not have to fly to Ethiopia and back immediately after giving birth to a child! Can you imagine?!
Shep also said one day that we would need to "trade the baby in" when she was born because we already have a baby (Liam). I told him we would never do that, that we keep our babies forever. This led to another interesting adoption conversation because he said, "But William was traded in" (by his birthparents). I love this age and how he is beginning to make so many connections all on his own.
He was also sure even before we knew that this baby would be a girl because "we already have a William." I explained that even if we had another boy, it would not be another Liam. He would look different, act different, and have a different name. I suppose in his concrete little mind brother is synonymous with William. Sweet.