the anticipation of meeting all my children has been both similar and different. with all of them we wondered (are wondering) what in the world they would look like – omar and i look quite different. with elisha we wondered what this whole parenting thing would be like for us – what does one really do with a baby? with asher, elisha was still so little that i honestly don’t remember as much of my pregnancy with him – elisha still took a lot out of us at such a young age. with lenna, the boys are a bit older (a relative term here) and they are actually anticipating her arrival along with us. we talk about her size, baby habits, how she’ll cry, how she’ll nurse, how she’ll be toted around in a sling (one of my favorite parts of new baby-ness), all of it. and they hug and kiss my belly like sweet brothers should. elisha picks up her clothes and blankets and diapers and tells me, “but they’re so cute!” i know. and her wardrobe is swelling with sweet gifts and the occasional mama-purchase. one of my favorite things for the new girl? the pink diapers that arrived on our doorstep today. love them.