Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Look Mom, I'm Having a Baby!

Oh let's hope this is the last time she says this for the next 20 years!!!

Sunday morning Michael Anne came downstairs with a little balloon tucked under her shirt. She had a HUGE smile on her face and proclaimed that she too was having a baby! She is so cute and sweet. I'm afraid she is going to claim our little baby as her very own! She often tells me that she wants to be a mommy and a doctor. She also wants to come to the hospital when our little goo-goo, as she calls her little sister, is born. She wants to see the "bloody baby!" I guess I should stop taking her to my OB appointments...she knows way too much for a little girl who isn't quite 4 years old yet. Last time we were there we uncharacteristically had to wait a little while after going back to the exam room. To keep herself entertained she studied the female reproductive charts with a little help from mom & dad and now she is quite good at reciting the path of an egg from the "egg sack" through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus where the baby grows until it is time to be born. She's so smart and such a sponge, how can I not teach her when she is so inquisitive? The answer is I can't. Some adults would shy away at the very mention of fallopian tubes but we think we are better expalainers than the internet or other less matter-of-fact sources she may someday encounter!
For those of you that don't like the idea of talking in real terms, I'll spare you the details of her breastfeeding momment from last Sunday when she decided that her baby doll was hungry and needed some "mother's milk" in the middle of sacrament meeting!


jungleprincess said...

Well, we biology folk are never scared of teaching our kids how things really are--like little 2-year-old Melanie Seitz saying, "Mommy has a baby in her uterus" or 3-year-old Elise saying, "What are those?" while pointing to my breasts. I responded, "They're my breasts." Her response? "Oh, breasts. Mammals have breasts. I'm a mammal. I have breasts." I was so proud of Karen at that moment!!

Julie said...

It truly is a defining moment when our children realize their place in this world!

Amylouwho said...

SO funny! Alison hasn't gone that far yet - I blame it on her only being 2. She does pat her belly and say baby. And I keep telling her, no, the only baby here is in MY tummy! Well, maybe she'll figure it out once he gets here!

jungleprincess said...

I forgot to say how much I laughed when I saw that photo of Michael Anne. YES, let's hope that's the last time you hear those words from her for at least 20 years!!

Julie said...

I'm so thrilled that my favorite jungleprincess and Amy left a comment on my blog! Lately nobody does and it's sad to me. People often comment when I see them that they like this picture or that picture but it's just not the same as seeing a comment right away, right there, right where it's supposed to be. Don't they know we take such pride in our blogs???
Thank you for being blog sensitive. :)