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Can anyone recommend some good resources for answering my almost 4 y/o's questions?<br><br>
I did find a book by Joanna Cole called "When You Were Inside Mommy" which did a good job of explaining the basics without getting too specific... and she also wrote another version of that for older kids which gets into the sperm and the egg stuff (way over my son's head...)... But that's all I've found at my local library...<br><br>
So... does anyone have any other resources they can share? My son is hungry for anything and everything I can tell him and show him about his new sibling.... and I hate to stall on him! Thanks!
 

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There's another book...its kind of 70's, let me dig it up and I'll post the title later. We've been reading it to ds who is almost 4.<br><br>
My mw also gave ds a magazine that has some amazing pictures of development, and ds has been eating that up lately. See if I can find it (or perhaps grab another one for you next week if you'd like).
 

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we just got the following books that are waaaaay beyond Theo butttttt I think I would use if he was 3 or 4.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FHello-Baby-Lizzy-Rockwell%2Fdp%2F0517800748%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%2F104-6962772-7982304%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177683512%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">Hello Baby!</a><br><br>
this one has a couple of pages of drawing of the baby getitng bigger inside the momma's womb. and is more how the baby grows and so on -- i still like it and feel it is age correct, sis has a copy for her 5 adn 7 year olds -- while it is pushing "baby" for the 7 year old he still likes the how the baby grows stuff.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FBaby-Way-Sears-Children-Library%2Fdp%2F0316787671%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%2F104-6962772-7982304%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177683584%26sr%3D1-1" target="_blank">Baby on the Way (Sears Children Library)</a><br><br>
this is more about the family,a nd mom getting tired and hungery and maybe feeling sick and so on... less about what is going on inside.<br><br>
I'd have to look -- and I will be glad to later -- but i do not remeber either of the talking about the sprem and the eggie meeting -- i will look later and post again.<br><br>
also you might look at this <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=660506" target="_blank">thread......</a>we have mainly been talking about younger kids -- 2 and 3 and a little yonger like mine who will be 2 when the baby arrive (and Jillys Grace too) .... but you might find something. I listed ALOT of books, many of which would be fine for a 4 year old. the OP is talking about a 3 year old.<br><br>
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You know, they have those mainstream websites that show photos or illustrations of the baby every week and discuss what has grown or changed. Maybe you could do that with him every week as the baby grows??
 

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I actually did that for DN when I was preggo with Theo -- in 05. Shane was 5 and each week i sent him mom's e-mail account a page with the US shot of that week and a little discrpition... they loved it. shane would run upstairs to tell his daddy what was new iwht the baby.<br><br>
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thanks for some great suggestions!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
Someone mentioned something by Dr. Sears the other day...so thanks for bringing it up! I didn't remember it until I saw it above! I'll have to see if my library has any of that!<br><br>
I wasn't expecting to get all these questions, and I'm really inspired by his quest for knowledge.... he wasn't settling for the whole, "the baby is in mommy's tummy" thing... he kept telling me, "food is in your tummy...does the baby get covered with food if it's in your tummy?" lol<br>
So I figured if he was understanding things on that level it was time to get him some real answers.<br><br>
He was really interested in the plastic relief of the uterus and fetus and all that at my ob office, so I'll definitely pull up some of those week by week websites and show him and talk to him about how the baby is changing each week.... Cool idea!!!!!!!<br><br>
Thanks again for the input!!!!! I'm off to hunt up some good stufff :)
 
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