Sorry to disappoint...I have not given birth yet. But Libby has...
In the past few weeks Libby has become extremely stressed about her "pregnancy." For two nights in a row last week, she cried hysterically about her tummy being too small. My poor sweet girl was seriously concerned that her doggy was not growing like Mommy's baby! So after getting some good advice from my mom, I decided to have a talk with Libby about her doggy. When I first told her that her doggy was just pretend and that she wasn't really pregnant, she said, "of course I am Mommy." It took some convincing that she wasn't!
I told her that I had made her a special doggy to have and take care when the new baby came, but that if she was ready to stop being pregnant she could have it now. (I know, this is a bizarre conversation to be having with a three-year-old!) Of course, she wanted it now. So I made sure she understood that getting the toy dog meant that she was NOT pregnant anymore and would not be copying mommy anymore.
So I now introduce to you...Bakissa! (Who knows where that name came from!)
Libby was visibly relieved to have the (self-imposed) burden of pregnancy off of her. She said, "Mommy, I am so happy the new baby sent me Bakissa!" She is already taking such good care of her baby.
The first thing she did was sit down to nurse her baby! (So she isn't totally finished copying me!) She didn't want me taking pictures of that private moment though...
So she quickly covered with a blanket!
Now if only I could stop being pregnant so easily!!