My little Maddie has been going through a baby phase. Not acting like a baby, but wanting a baby. There was a baby in the nursery last week (infant less than a month old) and Maddie fell in love with her. She came running out of the nursery asking if she could have one too. When I asked what she wanted she told me a baby. it kind of broke my heart that I couldn't say "Sure! Let's do!". Then it hit me, she may never have a sibling. And if that is the case what will I tell her? I pray that I don't ever have to have that conversation, the one that shatters her little world, telling her that she will never have a brother or sister. She is young now so we have time, but not a whole lot. Kids are inquisitive. I have read of other mothers having to field these questions but never understood how painful it could be.
On a lighter note, Maddie is convinced that she is a doctor. Well, a doctor princess. She is planning on being both when she grows up. Last week when her daddy was in the hospital she wanted to help make him all better so she brought her doctor bag with her to visit him. She was adorable taking his vitals and checking his ears. The nurses got a real kick out of her.