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#1 of 7 Old 07-04-2014, 07:55 PM - Thread Starter
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We told the kids

I have been so terribly sick that I felt like we needed to tell the kids why finally. So tonight I snuggled them up to me (as they bounced and bonked into my stomach and jiggled the bed...oy, so, so nauseous.) I told them about how I was pregnant and how sometimes it makes your tummy feel sick for a little while until your body gets used to it and that the baby was the size of a blueberry. They were THRILLED! I wasn't sure if the 3 year old would understand but she seemed to get it. They both talked to the baby way up close and started comforting the baby as the fireworks started getting really loud this evening and reassuring baby that it was safe and not to be scared of the loud booms. My 4 year old hugged me so tight and said, "Thank you mommy! Thank you!!!" I was too sick to go with them to the firework show tonight but as they left I heard her say, "I just love this family!" They are REALLY happy about this. Made me feel good to have a sweet moment amidst all of this puking and dreadfulness.
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#2 of 7 Old 07-04-2014, 08:13 PM
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Aw. What sweethearts. My three year old gets it too. I liked telling him how mommy has to eat to feed the baby. He says he needs to feed his baby now too.
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That was an amazing story to read... Thanks for sharing, @Dot-to-Dot .

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"Thank you mommy!" That is just the sweetest thing—thank you for sharing. I hope the hg subsides very soon and you can go back to the fun parts of your life!


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That is so sweet. I hope my 5yo reacts just as positively because I know my teenagers won't.
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This is so sweet! I can't wait to tell my kids!

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This is such a sweet story. I expect my kids will also be very excited. My 5 year old is so ready for a younger sibling that he told his preschool teachers this past spring that I was pregnant - when I wasn't. When I asked him why he whined, "Because everybody else has three! I want 3 [kids] too!" And my 8 year old had been asking as well. And I am divorcing their father, so explaining just *how* I got this baby in my belly won't be fun, but, I am hoping they will be too delighted to ask. I am sure my son will only step up his pleas for me and my boyfriend to marry, though! And they both adore him as well.

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