My 2 year old knows Im pregnant!
Our boys did the SAME thing! I really don't think we said anything about it when we were examining the HPT for lines....my 4 year old came up the first day we took a test and patted my tummy and said You have a baby in your tummy. I just hope they are right about the gender too, and possible twins :)
Here's how the conversation went down, hubby typed it out because he couldn't believe it!
We took a pregnancy test this AM as a routine check. We saw a very very faint line that COULD have meant it was positive so we’ll retest tomorrow. We didn’t talk about anything other than the line in front of the boys.
Corban came up to Mama and asked, “Mama, what’s in your belly? Why is it hard?”
Mama said “probably my guts!”.
Corban said “I think it’s a baby! Who puts babies in there?”
Daddy said “God puts babies there”
Corban: “But who else?”
Daddy: “Mommy and Daddy work together to make babies”.
Corban: “I want another baby”.
Clayt comes along and says “I think it’s a baby sister”
Later in the conversation they started saying it was TWO baby sisters!
My oldest found my pregnancy test in the bathroom that I had stupidly left there to go talk on the phone. He read the word "pregnant" and deciphered the code. I've told them that we won't know *for sure* if there's a baby in there for another month or so, though. I just don't want them to be too excited (they are SO EXCITED anyway) and then have a miscarriage.
Wow! I'm loving reading this thread because my 20 month old did the SAME thing! For the past two weeks (well before I know I was pregnant or even suspected) he's been coming up to me, patting his belly and my belly and saying "baby, Mama, baby".. I kept correcting him saying, "No, Mama doesn't have a baby in my belly, not yet." But then it turned out to be true! How do they KNOW?? I do feel that little ones are tapped into more than we are aware of. But seriously it astounds me!
I love this!! Right before and then again right after I ovulated my 4 y/o son lifted my shirt, put his hand on my belly and said, "Mama, you have a baby in your belly." Gives me goosebumps! At 35 weeks on the dot with my fourth he came up to me and said, "Three weeks, Mama. In three weeks the baby's coming." And then he walked away. At exactly 38 weeks my baby was born! This kid has a gift!
Wow, this is a high occurrence for just the lot of us!
This hasn't happened during this pregnancy, but 6 weeks before we conceived #4, my #3, aged 3, said to me, "Mom, God loves you and wants you to have another baby." She didn't even look at me, just kind of said it absentmindedly when we were in the bathroom. Although I've always wanted more kids, my husband is/was dead set against it and we have had years of history of successfully avoiding conception. We certainly never talked about having babies in front of the kids.
Well 6 weeks later I was pregnant. I might have been sooner but my husband was away on business the first time I was fertile.
My #3 has always been rather dreamy and off-in-space. :)
We knew we wouldn't be able to avoid talking about the pregnancy in front of DD, so we talked to her about it from the start. She's so inquisitive, and I don't want to lie to her, so when she followed me into the bathroom when I was taking the test we had to explain why we were excited about the little blue line. But we also told her that sometimes embryos die, like the last tiny baby in mama's tummy died (we told her what was happening with the miscarriage 3 months ago too), so she will PROBABLY get a new little sister or brother a LONG TIME from now. We live on a farm - she knows about things dying. She's very compassionate and gentle, but she doesn't get distressed about it when we lose a chick or calf or something.
BUT what I wanted to share that I thought was really funny: The other day in the car we were talking about a friend of hers who's mama is 36 weeks pregnant, and explaining why her belly was so big and that my belly was going to get like that too, and DD kept saying that she (DD) had a baby in her tummy too. We'd tell her she didn't and she'd say, "well when I'm a big kid I'll have a baby in my belly." It took a while to explain that only adults get babies in their bellies. I actually added "well, adults and teenagers but you'd better not get a baby in your belly until you're at least 22." She thought that was hilarious too.