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Thursday, April 23, 2015
How the kids have reacted to my pregnancy
The last time I was pregnant, Max was a year and a half old and while he certainly noticed my burgeoning belly, he didn't get what was going on until Sabrina came home from the hospital. So experiencing the kids' reactions has been a big part of the joy of this pregnancy so far. And, thank you for asking, I'm feeling good!
When we told them I was pregnant
"Really? There's a BABY in there?" (Sabrina)
"When can I tell my friends?" (Sabrina)
"Ig?" As in: Is it big? (Max)
Can I visit the baby in the hospital? (Max)
Can I also visit FDNY when we go to the hospital? (Max)
"Will we still take good vacations?" (Sabrina)
Can he hear my fire truck videos? (Max)
"When will the baby start liking chocolate?" (Sabrina)
The part where we asked them not to tell anyone that I was pregnant
Sabrina, every night: "Mommy! Can I tell everyone tomorrow? Please?"
Every time Sabrina had friends playing at our house: "Mommy, pleeeeeeeease, can I tell them?"
When our babysitter walked in the door the morning after we told them: Max pointed to my belly, then did this baby-rocking motion with his arms (like he did in the video). Our sitter: "Is he saying you're pregnant?!"
When we told them it was OK to tell our family, and we were at our Passover seder, and Sabrina asked: "Who's at the table who you can't see?"
When we told them it was a boy
"Waaaaaaaaaah!" (Sabrina, who had been banking on a girl)
"I'm going to be the only kid in my class with a baby brother!" (A gleeful Sabrina, five minutes later)
Can we name it Max? (Max)
Can he live in my room? (Max)
Will he get big like me? (Max)
Other stuff the kids have been doing
Sabrina keeps texting me baby name suggestions.
Max keeps lifting my shirts up to see if my belly is getting any bigger.
Sabrina, when I eat cookies: "Should you be eating that?"
Sabrina, looking at ultrasound photos: "I think he looks like Daddy."
When I leave for work, they each kiss my belly goodbye. #melt
Posted by Ellen Seidman at 6:37 AM