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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A special announcement October 11, 2009

Filed under: Family — mabfaerie @ 9:28 am

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We’re happy to announce that we’re expecting an addition to our family.  I am pregnant and feeling good so far but it is early still.  D is slowly wrapping his mind around the idea, it is hard when you’re in an alternate reality [Iraq] to fully know and appreciate what is happening here in the states.  The boys kind of get it but since we have been trying for so long that they sort of lost their excitement but I am sure they will be overjoyed about being wonderful brothers to a wee one.  I am due in June and as I know more, I’ll share the details…

 

September 21, 2009

Filed under: Family,Snapshots — mabfaerie @ 6:09 pm

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Some fun times along the Columbia Gorge.