Apr 16, 2011

Pregnancy Through The Eyes Of A Three-Year-Old

One of the most joyous parts of this pregnancy has been observing my daughter's processing of the events surrounding my pregnancy. What is going on for Mommy? Why is Mommy's body changing? What does it all mean?

As I reflect on these moments, I thought some are just too humourous not to share. So here it is... pregnancy through the eyes of a three-year-old.

  • For the first few months of my pregnancy, my daughter was adamant that I had her baby brother growing in my tummy and she had her baby sister growing in her tummy.
  • One day my daughter pointed at my belly and asked, "Who's that growin' in there?"
  • We began renovating a part of our basement so that we have a room for the baby's nursery and a new location for our home office. My daughter's interpretation of this... "The baby's going to live in the basement with a TV."
  • Well, we got the baby's first pictures taken. After the ultrasound my daughter declared, "That was soooo great!!!"
  • While eating breakfast, my daughter and I were casually talking about the baby. I said: "Sweetie, you know, when the baby is born it will come and live with us." My daughter gets a perplexed look on her face. "Oh."  (a long pause)  "Okay."
  • My daughter asked me, "What kind of baby animal is growing in Mommy's tummy? Maybe a penguin sister?"
  • My daughter asked me if there's a baby lion or a baby elephant growing in mommy's tummy.
  • For the past few mornings, my daughter opens the door to the nursery, looks in the crib and says, "Nope. Baby's not here yet. Maybe tomorrow."

Lastly, my all time favourite quote:
  • My daughter pointed to my breasts and said, "Mommy are your elbows growing bigger?"
I have three more months until this baby's arrival. I can only imagine the many other hilarious things my daughter will say.

1 comment:

  1. Sooo cute! I love kids' perceptions of things.


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