Three of Ben’s friends who we hang out with are expecting little brothers (via the traditional way), so there has been a lot of talk about tummies and baby brothers.
This is how Ben is processing it.
Ben on pregnancy: “I have a big belly. I have a baby in my tummy like S’s mom. Mommy, where is your big belly? You have an elephant in your tummy.”
Ben on little brothers: “Mommy, where is my little brother? What’s he doing? Is he eating? Is he sleeping?”
I am pretty sure that he doesn’t grasp either concept, but it sure is cute to listen to him.
Sometimes we mention that one day he will have a little brother, too. It is insane to think that if timelines were similar to our last adoption, we would probably already have been matched with a baby or even have little brother home already. That is just CRAZY! There is no way any of us would be ready for that right now. I am so grateful that our first adoption went so fast, and I am grateful that this wait is sooooo much easier than last time. We’ve been in process for almost 14 months. These 14 months feel like a week did during the process for Ben.
If quoted timelines hold true (I know, what a joke), our baby has either already been born very recently, or will be born very soon. We are “expecting” a referral next June and currently the babies are about a year old at referral.
I have a whole other post planned about how I am already panicking about having two kids.