Today is Noah's last day as being an only child. We all went to the mall and got him another belt (so that he could wear pants the appropriate length). We have one, but it has disappeared. When it reappears, we'll just have 2. We then stopped by Toys-R-Us. If you have followed the doll debate at all, Dave and I have had different opinions on Noah having a doll. At first, Dave was very much opposed. I can see his reasoning considering he is a guy and I grew up in a house of 2 girls (I don't really have a frame of reference for what to do with boys). However, I still thought that since Noah is into babies anyway that having one of his own while we have our hands full with the real one, would be something constructive for him to do and teach him how to care well for his real baby brother. We finally agreed to disagree and search other options. However, after deliberating over what we wanted to get him that would be from the baby...we still couldn't come up with any ideas. Dave and I talked about it further on one of our dates. He said that he wasn't completely opposed to a doll as long as we could find one that was not so feminine. So, finally...we went back to Toys-R-Us and he and Noah picked out this baby.
Noah was thrilled and kept looking at the baby, saying "baby". I promised Dave that he wouldn't have to buy all the "extras" and that this could be Noah's only baby. We'll wrap it up and let Noah really have it tomorrow when we are at the hospital. I have a very gracious and sweet husband...for which I am very thankful for. Hopefully, our son(s) will grow up to be as well-rounded as their daddy...Able to go play with wood and fix cars, but still have a gentleness to take care of their family and love well.