My son doesn't understand this mc and baby making stuff

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Registered: 09-08-2011
My son doesn't understand this mc and baby making stuff
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 5:13pm

How do I explain TTC to a first grader?

He knows babies grow from microscopic cells and

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Hum, that's a toughy. My kids that have pushed for another baby have been older than 1st grade, though my little ones have asked about it. I just have told them that we have to wait and see, and see if mom gets pregnant or not. With my MC, I hadn't told my kids that I was pregnant, and only told my older kids about it after the MC so they could understand why I was so emotional at the time. Now my 13 year old keeps talking about when I do get pregnant again that she wants a baby brother. I just tell her, when she brings it up, that I am older now and it's harder to have babies at my age and we'll have to wait and see and I am really lucky to have the kiddos that I have. :)
Rachel Mom to five great kiddos and one angel in heaven (MC @ 9 weeks) Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
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Registered: 08-17-2011
My daughter is in 5 and she told me she understood the whole baby thing because its like a bird and the mommy "hatches" the baby from her belly. I thought it was weird way and she got it from school because her bff's mom is preggo with twins. So, I would maybe try that approach him, tell him that the baby won't hatch anymore because the egg or cell in you belly left. Does it make sense?
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Registered: 09-08-2011

Thanks ladies. DS is silent on the subject right now. I just started babysitting, and between the baby talk and the little kids running around he's pretty frustrated. He faked sick today so he could stay home with me. I'll keep your advice in my head for whenever he brings this up in the future.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012