Much to Enjoy

Thoughts on having a baby November 10, 2009

Filed under: Baby,Family — mabfaerie @ 8:11 am

It has been very interesting to have the boys as old as they are: seven and five years old because they understand so much and yet they don’t about pregnancy and the upcoming baby addition to our family.

They are very concern that I eat and do what is good for the baby.  No over doing the desserts Mom as that isn’t good for the baby. 

They have their opinions on names.  Solomon likes Olivia for a girl [no idea where he got that one] and Arthur for a boy [King Arthur and the Round Table story obviously and another “king” name].  Cyrus likes Rosabelle for a girl [I just don’t know how to explain that the baby is a person and not a cow] and doesn’t have a name for a boy but likes Arthur when Solomon mentioned it.

They flipflop on whether they want a girl or a boy and know they’ll be able to go with me to the ultrasound appointment to find out though it is hard to wait [around 20 week mark and I am 9 weeks along right now].

Solomon was wondering how the baby was born.  Cyrus thought the baby was cut out which I explained that some moms have c-sections to deliver their babies but I haven’t done that yet.  Then Solomon wondered if the baby came out the “bottom”?  To which I replied, “If you mean the butt then no the baby doesn’t come out that way.”  So I give a brief lesson in boy verses girl parts and that my part can accomodate babies coming out.  It seems to satisfy them for now. 

They are very interested in “watching the baby develop” in the womb.  They love to see the ticker that I have over on the right side of this blog with the picture of the baby this week and a note of what is going on right now.  I am hoping to take them to OMSI soon to show them the pregnancy/fetus development exhibit they have there.  All this has led Solomon to take a higher interest in the body which is good because it could be nice to have a son in the medical profession when grown up.

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Filed under: Ramblings — mabfaerie @ 7:57 am

I got the flu after the boys and went to the ER because I got dehydrated.  While I was there I started on antibotics for another issue and the antibotics just wiped me out which is why I haven’t been posting.  I got all the side effects, couldn’t drive or do much of anything since I had zero energy.  I am so fortunate that the boys did the best they could without mom being around so much and enjoyed the best they could of no school for a week.  My brother Steven who lives with us has been a wonderful help- nice to know that even though we fought when we were younger, that we could become supportive friends when we’re adults.  We have been blessed with meals from my wonderful support group that is growing in numbers of friends.  I am truly blessed that even when I am down, others will come in to help care for us.  Thank you for your kindness!