Sighing, unable to deny the truth any longer, I replied, "Do you know why mommy's belly is getting bigger?" A confused Addison shook her head no. "Because there's a baby in there, you goof ball!"
Without hesitation, Addison jumped in the air and clapped her hands. "I wanna play with it!" she exclaimed.
"We have to wait, Addi. First, we have to wait for your birthday and then for Christmas. Then, the baby will be done sleeping and you can play with it."
"When the snow comes?"
"Yep. When the snow comes, the baby will too." I reached for my wallet and pulled out the ultrasound pictures. "See this? This is the inside of mommy's tummy."
Addi wrinkled up her nose. "That's disgusting!"
Laughing, I pointed out the head and the body of the baby. She laid on the floor and pretended to be the sleeping baby. When she was done playing, I got up to get a drink from the kitchen.
"Mommy," Addi called. "Why's your butt getting bigger then?"
While my sanity and the very threads that bind this woman together have been tested these last few months, luckily my sense of humor remains.
So here I am. 16 week pregnant momma.
Waiting for January. And hoping it brings a little girl.