She’s almost here

October 19, 2011

I’m getting closer and closer, and as if I weren’t excited enough, bloggers, family members (people everywhere it seems!) are having their babies.

So, a topic that frequently comes up with the boys is “How is the baby going to come out?” And let me tell you, I am not ready to have that conversation with them. So I vaguely tell them that there is a “Baby-coming-out-hole” and of course, they ask “Where’s that?” I don’t want to be a complete liar, so I bite the bullet and say it’s near my bottom. And I don’t know how it is with girls, but the moment anyone says “bottom” within earshot of the boys, they bust up laughing and the conversation pretty much degrades from there. Birthing to them is such funny business.


  1. Comment by communikate on October 19, 2011 11:35 am

    hilarious! i love that she’ll have two older brothers. i had two older brothers (as well as three younger brothers) and they were so sweet and protecting of me (most of the time!)

    can’t wait to see photos of her! hang in there lady!

  2. Comment by Lindsay R on October 19, 2011 11:45 am

    haha that’s a great way to say it. i think i just laughed too. is that immature? probably.

    i think most pregnant women would like to back out at this point. My mom always said when she was in labor (times 8 kiddos) that she always thought “I don’t want to do this right now… not today”.

    but the results are unreal. and you are having a GIRL! that is so, so exciting.


  3. Comment by raya on October 19, 2011 11:49 am

    so soon! I have to get that box of clothes to you before this baby comes! I’ll get on that…

  4. Comment by Whitney Johnson on October 19, 2011 1:01 pm

    oh my gosh that is so funny! i don’t even know what i would have said in that situation but sounds like you handled that very well :) so excited for you!

  5. Comment by Amanda Jane on October 19, 2011 2:28 pm

    yay! how exciting!

  6. Comment by Ashley Thalman on October 19, 2011 9:31 pm

    best evvvver!

  7. Comment by Erin on October 20, 2011 7:06 am

    During my 3rd pregnancy my oldest, Liam, who was 5 at the time, had asked the same question and I had given him the same ‘special hole’ answer but he never asked where the hole was. One day completely removed from the conversation we were having he announced “Mom, wouldn’t it be funny if the baby came out of your bum?” then he laughs at how clever he is. Joke’s on him! Ha. Now, at 8, he knows how it all works.
    Good luck with the birthing! Did you go early with the boys?

  8. Comment by dana on October 20, 2011 9:58 am

    oh you’re so cute. love the photo

  9. Comment by Stephanie on October 20, 2011 1:31 pm

    Living in a house with a doula as a mom, my boys have a nice clinical knowledge of how babies come out. You’d be surprised by how interested they can be in it (they’ve watched many a birth on YouTube) without asking how the baby gets in (which is the conversation I am not excited about having). And really, nothing is funnier than a three year old running around saying “ootanus” and “bagina.”

  10. Comment by becca on October 20, 2011 5:54 pm

    ha ha ha love this.
    I remember when my mom broke the news to me and my sister; I felt so strange.

  11. Comment by jozen on October 21, 2011 8:27 am

    ooh! Jenn you are so so close! so excited for you!

    for some reason Zoe thinks babies “come out of the momma’s foot” lol

  12. Comment by Kamela on October 21, 2011 7:53 pm

    This is my first time to your blog and I love it! Congrats on being so uber preggers. My husband and I just had our first baby girl ten weeks ago. What a total blessing!!! Children are so amazing!

  13. Comment by robin on October 21, 2011 8:04 pm

    hooray! you’re almost done! and yes, bums and tinkers are a constant source of conversation around here. i have yet to explain to ANY of the real words or anything yet…


  14. Comment by Julie Rad on October 31, 2011 11:41 pm

    Oh my goodness you look so cute! Can’t wait to see her! So excited (and jealous) you’re having a girl!!

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