"She is too tiny to name her Lydia- let's call her Little Drummer (girl)"
"This is a woman, and her baby. She is pregnant.The baby is inside her belly, and you can never see inside a belly"
She originally painted a baby inside the woman's belly, but she covered it with black paint as she was explaining it to me.
Oh, my sweet little girl.
And just like that, I am back to my own childhood, reading The Little Prince and laughing at the grown-ups who see a child's drawing but cannot understand it-
they always need to have things explained.
"All grown-ups were once children - although few of them remember it."
Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince
One of the nicest things about toddlerhood:
go shopping with your family on a Spring day proudly wearing your swimsuit over your clothes
It feels like there has always been a place for you into our family.
And now you are here.
Welcome, my little one.
My little girl will soon become the big sister to our baby girl.
My heart melts watching her making "preparations" for the baby-
When we had our first baby, we were busy enough worrying if we are holding/ dressing/ caring for her the right way.
Now I am confident to relax and smile just picturing this little new baby in cute cloth diapers.
I try to steal some time alone with my baby bump and the wonderful human being inside it and the same time I want to share it with my loved ones: "Did you see it? She is moving!". All the excitement is here, although this is the second time around.
I am excited to meet my new baby, but can wait just a little more to enjoy this feeling!