So tonight when his movie finished he came over and wanted to feel the baby. He sat, patiently (for the first time), and waited for her to move. Except she was obviously not going to move. We had some interesting conversations that came of it, though, including some of the following:
- The baby will not stick her foot out of my belly to kick him, it would just be a bump that he would see or feel
- No, the baby isn't in "those"... but when she's born, they will have milk for her to drink. Yes, very much like a pig (thank you Charlotte's Web). And a cow, yes, but no, a blanket has fur, sortof, and doesn't give milk... it's also not alive and doesn't have babies...
- When the baby is born you won't see a foot coming out because you won't be there. And mommy's baby will come out when I have surgery, yes it will be sore for a while after and I won't be able to pick up the other kids or run around, but it will all be ok.
- My belly feels 'mushy' and then hard because there's a balloon in my tummy with water in it, and the baby is in that water. She needs the water to protect her. The hard you feel in the water when you press on my tummy is the baby.
- No, when she's born you won't be allowed to try to wake her up like you're doing now in order to see her move. Why not? Babies cry when you wake them up by pushing on them. We want her to sleep when she needs to sleep and when she needs to be awake she will be!
Ah... the joy of 5 yr olds. If only Mike had been here, I'm sure he would have enjoyed the conversation too :) But hey, I figure I get off easy since the "how do they come out?" question is as simple as "surgery" this time around :) :). What kind of questions have your kids asked you about pregnancy or babies being born?? And if anyone from K's school in the fall is reading this... be forewarned... I can just imagine what he's going to come out with once the baby is born and he goes back to school the next day!! LOL