When I was pregnant with Tali, I was so sick all the time so I would often lay on the mattress in Amanda's room while she played with these little animals and people. I would open my eyes and be covered with snakes, bugs and various other little animals. Once the babies started crawling the little animals were put away.
Now that the babies are bigger, the little toys have come back out. I haven't been feeling nearly as sick this time around and have found that sipping coffee throughout the day helps. (I have about 2 cups a day. The 10-12 cup range is when there are concerns.) But still some days are really bad and I feel awful.
Today was one of those days. I was laying on the couch and Amanda had perched one of the house halves on my stomach and was playing. I was marveling at the growth of her vocabulary and imaginative play since those days when I was pregnant with Tali. I could hardly believe how fast the time had gone by. I am in awe of the amazing little girl Amanda has become. I said to her, "Can you believe you're almost four?!"
She spent the rest of the day looking at the clock asking if she was four yet.
I guess when you're almost four, almost means a few minutes. When you're thirty-four it means two months. :)
We are a Christian couple joyfully answering God's call on our life to welcome children into our home. We have two boys, Tyler and Tony, and adopted our first daughter, Amanda, in August of 2007 and a second daughter, Christiana, in July of 2009. Talitha joined our family in February 2010 after a surprise pregnancy. Julia was an even bigger surprise in January 2012.