“Mom, how did I come out of your belly?”

I laid next to HJ in his bed after finishing up his bedtime story.  And this is what he asks me.  I ponder it a second and remind myself, “less is more”.

I looked at my little boy and said, “The doctor pulled you out.”

“Mom, did it hurt?”

“Very much.”

He looks a bit perplexed.  “Pulled me out?  How?”

“He used a tool called forceps.  It looks like that thing in the kitchen that you can flip things over on the grill with.  He put it on either side of your head and pulled you out.”

“He pulled me out by my head?”


“Mom, did it hurt?”

“Very much.”

He then asked if he cried.

I said, “You did cry once you were out, but I snuggled you up and you were just fine.”

He replied, “Yeah, I remember that.”

I’m just relieved he didn’t ask where the doctor pulled him out of.

4 Thoughts on “And That’s How Babies Are Born

  1. Hahaha I’m only slightly relieved that I will be able to answer “The doctor cut my belly open and pulled you out”!

    • sliceofmudpie@gmail.com on January 14, 2015 at 7:23 am said:

      I know! I was glad I was able to use the forceps, something he was able to understand more than “I pushed”.

  2. HAHAHA! I was waiting for him to ask that question! lol

    The other day Tim mentioned he was going to go to Vegas to visit a client. I exclaimed I wanted to go too! Kaydin then promptly says “so you can have sex?” OMG!!! what the????? I hid my shocked laughter in Tim’s shoulder and he handled that one.

    oh, the crazy things kids say! Still have no idea where that came from and why?!?!!

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