Every now and then I watch Gabe around a little baby girl, and I think "Well. We may need to have another one." Not that I'm ready to do it just yet, and not that I'm conceding that I'll do it just ever, just...saying.
Apparently my little boys are joining forces with their daddy in the "we need a baby girl" department. Today Katie came over with baby Naomi, and you should have seen my boys melt. Jonathan was dreadfully disappointed that I wouldn't let him hold her all by himself (she's only just six weeks old). He and Thomas stood beside me and talked and oh-so-gently stroked her head for a truly amazing length of time. Naomi smiled at Jonathan and I think she won his heart entirely.
After they left, Jonathan came up to me and asked "Mommy, please can we have another baby, so I can hold her really gently? I don't want to just borrow someone else's baby." I replied "well, maybe someday. I'm not sure." His response? "Well, Mommy, but it has to be really soon, because I'm really fond of it!"
(I should mention that Gabe is in no way pressuring me to have another baby any time soon! It is just that something in his eyes when he looks at little ones.)