The other day my youngest and I were waiting in line at the bank, and the woman behind us was talking about the fact that Santa Claus was coming soon. Little Del said, “Yea, Zeva is coming then”, with great pride and excitement. Little Del doesn’t alway talk clearly especially when he’s excited (he got it from me!), and I think the woman thought he was saying “Yea, Santa is coming then.” She was talking about all the presents he would get since he obviously was a good boy since he was behaving so well in line and was using proper manners while talking to her. He told her, “No, my present is Zeva this year, and that’s all I want.” She looked at me in confusion. I guess I just look like a fat woman, even though those who know me can clearly tell the belly has grown OUT and HUGE. Little Del pointed to the belly and said, “Zeva, is in my mom’s belly and she is coming at Christmas.” The woman quickly caught on then, and said, yes. She then agreed with him that he was getting a great present.
Both of my boys have been told ever since we found out that we were pregnant that this Christmas we were all getting a very special gift, Zeva. They agreed that they didn’t want many toys or presents, but a healthy baby sister. They are both excited about her arrival, and can’t wait to see her. My oldest is still hoping for twins, even though we’ve repeatedly told him that’s not an option. However, for some reason he’s still holding out hope for it. (Of course, he’s the one who told me that I was going to give him a sister in the first place, and I had given up hope.) I think the reason he is holding out hope that we’re having twins is because all of us at one point had dreams of me having twin girls. I honestly thought when I got pregnant we were going to be told we had twins. However, EVERY ultrasound only shows Zeva, and we’ve had more than the usual amount of ultrasounds, so I think it would be hard for another baby to hide in there. 🙂
Anyways, the boys are more concerned about what to get Zeva than they are about what to have for themselves this Christmas. My oldest at times tends to get on the wish list kick, but that’s human! I know I certainly have a wish list a mile and a half long. However, I can live without materialistic items because I learned early in life, the true things that matter in life is your relationships with those around you because they may not always be in your life.
Zeva has her days and nights mixed up lately.She was doing great there for a few weeks being extremely active during the day and then sleeping at night when I slept. However, for the past two nights that has not been the case at all. She literally had me pacing the house last night trying to get her to sleep until 2am. I was joking with her and telling her that she must want me to get use to being up at night with her. She would only kick and prod more. I do declare she makes my belly expand more and more with each passing night.
Well, I’m eagerly waiting my special Christmas delivery. I’m so happy that my boys “love Zeva” and aren’t looking at her with resentment over losing more materialistic items. They are just eager to love and spoil her. I have to admit my oldest does a pretty good job with his brother.. They are thick as theieves. 🙂