She is extremely interested in my pregnancy this time. Last year at this time you might recall I was hugely pregnant, and she really didn't care that much. I remember encouraging her to feel Declan move, etc. and she was just not into it.
This year is a different story.
Now of course I am not showing yet, but I am a big girl so my tummy is bigger anyway. She keeps asking when it's going to get "REALLY big". Asking when she's going to go to grandma's house. But, she asks it like this: "Am I going to go to grandma's house while you go and puuuuuuuuuuush out the baby?" Total overshare. A 4 year old, though insanely interested, didn't need to know where a baby comes out but in typical Tena-fashion, I overshared several weeks ago. Now she pinches her eyes shut and makes a face like she's dumping a LOAD to ask me if that's what I'm going to be doing for this baby. And she does it multiple times per day. (One funny caveat if you want to tease her, make a noise like the pushing reallllllllly hurts while you make that face and she is FREAKED, LOL!!!) Dear Lord.
And that is not the best part. The best part is this: We still have several Christmas books lying about. Most of our Christmas books are Christian in the sense that they deal with baby Jesus, not Santa, etc. You see where this is going, right? Yes, every book, no matter the title, is now called "The Mary pushing out Jesus book, right mommy?"
This is going to be a VERY long pregnancy.