The girls have taken to hugging and kissing “the baby” good night these days.

Last night, Kate approached my belly as I was sitting in the glider in their room.

“I gotta talk to the baby, Mama,” she said.

She lifted my shirt off my belly.

“Hi, baby,” she said. “When are you going to come out?”

She put her ear to my belly. Then she looked up at me, beaming.

“He says tomorrow!”