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Thanks for responding so quickly Peggy! Usually what I do when I notice adults staring is smile at them, they usually get the message. When Jacob was a tiny baby and children asked "what was wrong with his hand" I told them that he was born this way, and it is how his hand is suppose to be-- that it was how God made Jacob's hand. Usually adults never ask-- just stare rudley, or wisper comments to eachother.
Now that Jacob is old enough to understand what I am talking about I don't explain for him-- usually children ask Jacob, not me, why his hand is the way it is. He doesn't always have an answer for them, sometimes he says just because, most of the time one of my older children, (ages 4 and 6), jumps in to explain for him. (they're a bit protective of him.)
Were you nervous to have another child? We always wanted four children, I still really want another one, but my husband is nervous. Not that he doesn't love Jacob a ton, it's just his own issue I guess. He had a harder time dealing with his hand when he was born than I did. IMO
Tanks again for replying to me!!