Well, today is our last day as a family of three. Sadly, we're not even spending it together, as Mama is still on bedrest, Talia is still an 18-almost-19-month-old-whirlwind, and Daddy is crazy busy at work (who knew that February would be the ABSOLUTE. WORST. TIME. for an accountant's family to have a baby?) So Tally has gone to be spoiled all day by Grammie & Grampy at Uncle Kenty's, Daddy has gone to put in a marathon day at work, and Mama is stuck on the couch, thinking about cheating on her bedrest in order to get a couple of last-minute things done in preparation for our big arrival tomorrow.
I stole this cartoon from my friend Fish - her oldest daughter and Talia have the same birthday, and they have also recently become a family of four:
Of course, we're just kidding. We're super thrilled about our newest addition. We're slightly terrified about the days ahead while we adjust to having a newborn in the house again, but we're really excited about our expanded family. It will be interesting to see Talia settle into her role as big sister! And of course, how will Bert decide who to dote on 24 hours a day once we have 2 babies?? And more importantly, WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE WE GOING TO NAME THIS BABY?!?!? (We are less than 24 hours from the birth of Cold November, and as things stand right now, that is going to end up being the name we put on the birth certificate.)
Auntie Shannon snapped this pic last summer at Tally's first birthday, and sent it to us last night, wondering if there was room for another tiny shoe in there. Judging from the last fetal assessment, Cold November's feet are already as big as his/her big sister's feet are right now, but don't worry, Daddy has another shoe.
Stay tuned for news of our newest little Raine Drop! See you all when we get home from the hospital!!