Eventually, I hit upon a way for him to know when the baby would be here. I said, "the baby will be here in the Springtime". I further explained that we would look for signs of Spring, such as when the snow melts, the flowers start blooming, the birds return, and the weather is warmer.
So then it turned into "is it Spring yet, Mommy?" And we would reviews the signs and my sweet boy would be say "I wish it was Spring now so the baby could come".
Now, the signs of Spring are in full force. And he is noticing them!
- While we are taking a walk: "Look, Mommy! The flowers are blooming. That is a sign of Spring and the baby is almost here!"
- While he is playing in the front yard: "Mommy, the snow is melted now and the baby will be here soon!"
- While we are driving in the car: "It's a warm day. It doesn't feel like winter anymore. Where is the baby?"
The signs of Spring are popping up all over now, so it won't be long... How wonderful to be looking forward to a new life and seeing signs of renewal and freshness everywhere!