Monday, April 16, 2007

Do Kids Have ESP?

This afternoon my 7-year-old daughter put her hand on my tummy and asked, "Is there a baby in there?"

I had no idea what to say or do, so I said, "Not that I know of." I don't think I have ever lied so blatantly to Emma. Usually when she asks tricky questions, I give her as much information as she needs and no more. But not on this. I just lied. I'm only 7 weeks pregnant (I think) and I have yet to throw up or show undeniable pregnancy signs. Yes, I nap every afternoon, but I'm also off all of my arthritis meds, which would also make me tired.

I feel like I won't really "know" until May 1st when I have my first appt and ultrasound to pick a due date.

With Annika, we told the kids when I was about 10 weeks pregnant, and that felt pretty good. Not too early, but not annoyingly late either. So depending on the due date we're given then, we thought we'd wait a week or two, then tell the kids.


Vida said...

I'm just curious... is there a reason you're waiting to tell them? I personally can't keep anything secret, from anyone, so even if I had a reason to I just couldn't. :)

Jenna Wood said...

My sister miscarried a pregnancy fairly early once and it really through her for a loop, so I've often felt it better to wait until we're farther along than that.

Oh, and my kids are too young and gregarious to not run out and tell all the neighbors, so I like to wait until I want all the neighbors to know, too.