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Leelands running commentary


We missed Leeland while we were at the hospital about a month ago.We told him how quiet it was and that we missed all his words. We knew that he would have lots of things to say about the new baby after she was born. Here are a couple of ones that stuck out and I could remember!

  • After calling the kids from the hospital and telling them they had a baby sister Leeland cries and says, ” But I wanted a brother!”
  • After Grandma Wilken arrives in the hospital room Leeland rushes over to Grandma to tell her the news  of his new sister but forgets her name and says, ” Grandma, grandma…. it’s a ….it’s a … we have another one.”
  • After seeing her umbilical cord Leeland says, “What’s that thing sticking out of her tummy?”
  • While swinging he said, “Amelia is my favorite of all babies .”
  • After her umbilical cord falls off Leeland says, ” oh her plug is out.”
  • When his feet fell asleep the other day he said, ” mom I think my feet slept too long.”

Leeland you are so full of life and words. I have been telling people that since you didn’t get a brother you have now turned into two boys at once: double the energy, double the loudness, double the fun. Sort of like those old double mint gum commercials. But we love you  so much and all your words !

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Leeland’s Thought

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Leeland was picking up his room today after lining up about 50 picture books in a square around his room. He was working hard and when finished he came in and told me this:

“so mom, I can pick up my room with two hands so it’s OK if I don’t have a brother. It’s OK if the baby is a girl.”

The background to this new revelation is that a few months ago I asked Leeland to pick up his room as well as the girls. He came in and said that he needed another “worker” to help him in his room. I told him he had two hands and that he would be just fine. He said that the baby should be a boy so he could have his own worker in his room just like the girls. Apparently, he is older now and his two hands can get the job done and another sister would be OK too.

*This picture was taken on Mother’s Day at Sertoma Park.  A man and his son brought a bunch of snakes and Leeland was none too afraid to get right in the action.  He loved to pet the snakes, hop over them, observe them, and was really excited when the snake pooped. My family joked that if the baby is a girl we could always get Leeland a pet snake.

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Leeland & Baby

Leeland has been super involved in this pregnancy.  I have never had this old of child, or this verbal, while being pregnant before and boy does that make a difference.  It also helps his interest that his head is the exact height of my ever growing belly. Daily Leeland does the following things:

  • Come up and kiss my belly
  • Hug my belly and then try to wrestle the baby from the outside.
  • Say “Hi Baby” in a very big voice. (The baby will either know Leeland well or maybe be a bit afraid of him.
  • Declare that the baby is a boy and talk in great lengths about how he wants and needs a brother. He needs another “worker” in his room for clean up. That he already has two sisters. That dad doesn’t count because he isn’t little. Yes, Leeland has thought this one out. (For the record we don’t know the gender and won’t find out until the baby is here)
  • Asking if the baby is hungry when I take my vitimins and supplements
  • Ask if the baby is coming out
  • Ask why it is taking so long

The other day he was sitting on my lap and he started naming different parts of my body: eyes, forehead, hands, fingers, ears, mouth, baby (stomach), and yes, when he looked at my breasts he simply said, “Feeders! Right mom these are the feeders for the baby?” Oh the joy of a three year old knowing lots and lots of things. Breast feeding should be filled with lots of fun stories.