Isaac's a real jewel first thing in the morning. He loves sitting in our bed reading books under the covers while I get ready for the day. Now that I'm beginning to really show, I often point out where 'baby' is. Being the sweetheart he is, he came up to me and offered his blanket to 'baby'. He seemed a little offended when I explained that 'baby' doesn't need his blanket yet, so I pulled out one of the pregnancy books I have and began to show him the pictures. Right away he could pick out 'baby'. He was fascinated as we looked through the months and I explained that until 'baby' was big enough, he/she couldn't come out. Of course this entailed showing him the birthing pictures. He's read a lot of books about birds hatching from eggs and I didn't want him to think Mama just cracked right open (though that's a little like how it feels!) Once I was done explaining he looked thoughtfully at my belly, gave it a kiss and said, "Hi baby". I thought I did my job well especially when he came back to look some more at the pictures.
Later today after a particularly filling lunch, Isaac lifted up his shirt and pointed to his belly, "BABY" he proudly said. Okay, so my job wasn't quite as thorough as I thought. I explained that he would someday be a Papa and only Mama's can carry babies inside. Now I'm just waiting for the day when he points to a larger woman and loudly says, "BABY"! How do I explain that one!
Here he's practicing for when baby comes, packing a diaper and even giving kisses!