Monday, April 05, 2010


I forgot to mention that I had 'the talk' with Hannah. I believe it was Thursday night. I figured it was 'fresh' on both our minds so I better just do it. Whew. I first of all made very, VERY clear that she not talk about the stuff I tell her with anyone- not her brothers, not friends. If she had anything to say or ask to come to me. That's all I need is her to go and tell her friends how babies are made! I told her about how her body will change and what will happen and explained how babies are 'made'. She had some questions. Some were funny. "You mean you and dad took your shorts off and did that?" "Well when I get married will you be mad when I do that?" "Will dad spank me after I'm married and I do that?" She also thought you waited awhile after you were married, saying something about months later and how will people know, will she get a belly? Then I explained that just because you're intimate doesn't mean you get pregnant, that there's only a certain time of the month that can happen. I think she got quite an education! She hasn't brought it up since we've had the discussion. She did seem rather weirded out by it, wondering how it could be 'enjoyable'. I told her that's normal for kids to feel that way, but as she got older she'd understand! It really wasn't as bad as I'd anticipated. She did know a bit about menstruation and stuff due to reading the Old Testament. Kudos to the Bible :)


Kim said...

I bet you feel a relief getting that over w/. It cant be that easy to do. Those are some funny ?'s especially about the pants off. Too Funny! I do not look forward to that day.

I am OK said...

C still thinks that you get babies from other countries! He thinks that some people just get them before they are born and put them in the mom to grow! We've corrected him but he is convinced he knows the way. LOL. Good job for you telling H. It is almost like some sort of initiation into preteen parenting.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats to you too! How exciting to be anticipating another baby. I am due in July, about 26 weeks along and feeling every one of my 43 years. It's tough being pregnant at 43, but I'm so thankful for the opportunity!

I'll be praying for you!