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If My Kids Ask If You're Pregnant (& You're Not), I Apologize!

If you have been following my writings over on Being Pregnant, you will know that babies have been on my mind forever. I have had a huge case of baby fever for just about a year now and my husband finally got “infected” 5 months ago.

We have been trying to get pregnant with baby #4 since and while it’s not yet happened (and stuck) —babies have been on all of our brains since then. My kids know that I have a big desire for another baby, it’s no secret. They have begun to ask questions on how they are made and we’ve had some fun talks about baby nicknames and where babies grow.

Because of that, they are kind of obsessed with “pregnant bellies.” I have explained to them that they grow in the uterus and mom’s stomach will look like a big ball as the baby grows. They are excited for another sibling (if you ask them, they want a million and two kids), but I think they are still grasping on who and how one gets pregnant. So, they kind of just assume everyone who has a slight belly bulge is pregnant … and they get really excited about it.

They have asked my brother after he’s had a big meal (he’s obviously not). They have pointed to people in public and asked me if she has a growing baby (she didn’t) and they ask me every few days if I have a baby in my belly yet (they know I am trying). I know that if I was out in public and some kid pointed at me and asked their mom if I had a baby in there— I would be MORTIFIED!

So, if it happens to you from my kids — I apologize. It’s not you, it’s me and their close proximity to me having given them baby fever as well. Hopefully we will have a cure for it soon and a real baby (not food baby) will be growing in me soon.

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