Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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My son was there when I did the test ;-) so he knows. We've been talking about it for a while, though; his best friend at school has a relatively new baby brother, so we talked about that, and how (we hoped) someday he'd be a big brother, like V's a big sister. Another good friend of his is going to become a big sister in November, and that will probably also help to make it more concrete.
He's totally oblivious to gender so far, so that doesn't seem all that relevant to him, which is good since we don't plan to find out. ;-) The Grandparents asked if he wanted a baby brother or a baby sister, and he said he wanted "a fire baby" (he's been very into The Incredibles lately, and loves the Jack-Jack Attack special feature ;-). He gets that it's going to be "a long time" before the baby is born, too. And, since the baby is "in my tummy," he decided on his own that "it's going to get bigger and bigger and come out Mommy's butt!" which confused us at first, until we realized that food goes in your tummy and comes out your butt as poop. ;-)
He'll be about three months shy of his 4th birthday by April, so he should be in pretty good shape for it all.