Addison is so excited about becoming a big sister. She has been helping get the baby's room together and she frequently decides that she is done with one of her toys or done with a piece of clothing and she makes sure we keep it for "her baby". In addition to commenting on how big my belly has grown, she likes to talk to my belly and talk to little sister which is the cutest thing ever. She has even gone with me to the doctor so that she could hear the baby's heart beat. As it starts to warm up we are talking a lot about swimming. The other day Addison was talking about how she is going to teach the baby to swim -- had to be clear that the baby wouldn't be doing much swimming this summer, but that Addison needed to do a lot of practicing so she'd be all set to teach the baby how to swim next summer. I'm just crossing my fingers that the excitement continues once the baby is actually here!
We still have some work to do on the nursery before I'll post any official pics, but here is fairy Addison helping Michael set up the crib.
Last weekend we went to a sibling class at the hospital. It was a cute class where they showed a video about what it is like to be a sibling and then the instructor talked about how to hold a baby, how to help change a diaper and gave tips for sharing toys with babies. I think that Addison's favorite part of the class was changing the diaper on the doll. She has mentioned multiple times how much she wants to help when the baby comes home and changing diapers seems like a really exciting activity to her now. Can't wait to see her reaction to the first dirty diaper she sees! After the class we got to take a tour of the hospital and see newborn babies in the nursery.
Here is Addison practicing holding a baby
At the end of the class each of the kids walked up and told everyone whether they were having a baby sister or baby brother and then they got a t-shirt. This is Addison sharing her news with the class!