Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I knew this would happen at some point!

During this entire pregnancy I knew that at some point I would have a very curious child on my hands. Now that I am 38 weeks preggers I thought I was off the hook.


At dinner tonight the conversation went something like this....

R-"Mommy will the baby be eating your food?"

M-"Yup, everything the baby needs right now comes from inside my belly"

R-"Well then, how did the baby get in there?"

M-(I thought about that for a second... I don't want to offer too much or too little information. I want it to be accurate and honest, but not over her head) "It's kinda cool" I tell her "babies start out very little, like a seed. Then they begin to grow and grow. On the outside it is hard to tell that there is even a baby in there because it just looks like a very big belly. When the baby gets big enough then the mommy and daddy go to the hospital and the doctor takes the baby out."
By this time I am hoping I haven't under done it....

R-"Huh, that is what I thought"

Whew! She took that explanation and I didn't have to go into more detail about the "seed" right now. This would be information I wouldn't mind her sharing, or that if she was the one receiving the information, having it... I think I dodged a bullet today...

If anyone out there has a better explanation that they would use on a kindergartner.. I am all ears.

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