I have now officially been "paper pregnant" longer with Caroline Faith than with all three of our other children COMBINED!!! To say this has been a long pregnancy is quite an understatement. :)
Well, I always say that adoption is way harder emotionally but way easier physically. But the hard part about adoption is that you are in this really difficult emotional state, but you can't "eat for two" like you did during your other pregnancies.
Or maybe I should say, you "shouldn't" eat for two. :)
I know I have been doing some "emotional eating" during this fall and holiday season. Staying at #5 for months on end has been pretty tough, and some days it has just required some ice cream or cookie dough or...half a bag of pita chips.
Well, last night as I was putting Caty in the bed she looked up at me and asked," Is Caroline Faith going to come out of your belly?"
(Please note, we have gone over this at least 200 times in the past 3 years, so I was really wondering how she could possibly still be confused about this...but then came the next question.)
I told her no, then she asked (so sweetly), "Then why is your belly getting bigger?"
Oh my! I was so stunned I didn't know whether to laugh or cry! So I just laughed!!!
And then I went straight to the gym this morning! :)