Don't let this photo fool you, I don't have a bump! This is definitely a case of not sucking in and a bloated belly, HA!
I have the sweetest memories from the day I tested positive for our second baby! I had been suspecting for a couple of weeks that I was pregnant but I was so busy with our move to Arizona that I didn't find the time to take a test. Once we moved I started unpacking the bathroom boxes first so that I could find my last pregnancy test, because I hate spending money on those, ha ha! I wasn't ever able to find it (I'm guessing it got thrown out in the packing process) so I waited until I had to make a trip to the store a couple days later to buy one. Before taking the test, I gave myself a little pep talk trying to convince myself that it was no big deal if it was negative (although something would have obviously been off with my body if so), and it would also be no big deal if it was positive... HA! The moment that second line appeared I smiled so hard, and couldn't wipe that smile off my face no matter how hard I tried :) It was a sweet relief to finally have an answer as to why I was so exhausted (making unpacking extremely difficult) and knowing Mia was getting a sibling. This absolutely felt like the perfect timing to grow our family!
I was so stinkin' excited about my news but I didn't tell a soul. I didn't say anything to Mia, I didn't call Eric and tell him, I didn't say a word. That evening before Mia's bedtime routine, we were sitting on the couch in our new living room reading a book. Mia stopped me in the middle of the page and said, "mommy? Baby!" and pointed at her baby in it's stroller across the room. I smiled, nodded and told her, "good job!" Then she lifted up my shirt, pointed at my belly and said, "mommy! Baby!" I sat there in complete shock, with that stupid smile plastered to my face again as my heart nearly exploded with happiness. You see, Mia didn't really know about baby's and belly's. She's never ever said that to me before so I knew that somehow, Mia knew. She knew I was pregnant! And it was just another confirmation for me that I was in fact, pregnant! It was the sweetest moment to share with my Mia, a memory I will always cherish! She has been very in tune with this pregnancy ever since and it's the sweetest thing to see her get excited about baby and tell others about it :) Best sis ever!