As you can probably guess, with an 8 year old (girl, I might add), I've had a lot of "explaining" to do lately. Don't get me wrong, Camryn and I have an amazingly open relationship, but something about the most recent events in our lives have had me a bit nervous. I made sure that if she had ANY questions, she was more than welcome to ask me anything at all. I also have been showing her the antiquated book, "A Child is Born" written in the 1970s. With it's very graphic pictures, I am perfectly comfortable describing female anatomy and birth events (thanks to my job, of course). I am thoroughly enjoying this bonding experience with her and we've even had conversations about her being in the room when her brother or sister is born. Just wanted to share some of her questions/comments that I thought were adorable...
1. "Mom, why does the baby have to be down low?"
(I had to have her describe what she meant by "down low"...)
2. "Mom, if I'm in the room (when the baby's born)... and Daddy's in the room... he's gonna be with you, right? So who's gonna be with me???"
3. After seeing pictures of Blake right after birth- "Mommy, I'm ok with being in the room when the baby's born- as long as it doesn't look gross like THAT."
4. "Mom, I still don't understand how the baby gets food from your blood."
(No, I didn't get into a talk about the physiology of maternal-fetal blood exchange...)
5. "So, Mom, if the baby is still really small, then why is your tummy big already???"
I'm sure there will be many more "interesting" questions pop up, but for now I'm having fun with it. :)