Out of the Mouths of Babes: Pregnancy Edition

Ava*, 6 years old
The set-up: At our family's house, we told Eric's nieces & nephews that they would be getting a new little cousin in January.
Me: Ava, did you know I'm pregnant? I have a little baby inside of me!
The Zinger: Ava: looks down at my belly, up at me, down at belly, up at me, whilst giggling: But... you're not fat! You can't be pregnant! Where's the baby?

Ava, I love you. You had the same reaction last time. That is exactly what every pregnant woman wants to hear. Keep it coming, kid.

Emily*, 6 years old
The set-up: On the same day we were celebrating Isla's 1st birthday in California, my sister and I were trying to explain to our cute family friend that I was expecting again.
Kellie, the sister: Emily, did you know that Tracie is pregnant? She has a baby in her belly!
The Zinger: Emily, screwing up her face in confusionAGAIN??? (Ed. note: Phonetic pronunciation by Emily: Uhh-GHENNNNN?????) Why?? You're already having another one?? Why would you do that??

Oh, sweet Emily, you're so wise for a recent kindergarten graduate. I've asked myself that same question many times a day week month. Why would ANYONE do that?

Tyler*, 4 years old
The set-up: Grocery shopping while watching my husband's nephew. Taking a detour down the chip aisle to get those Pringles I immediately needed right. that. second.
The Zinger: Tyler, all of a sudden, looks at my belly while I'm piling the Pringles in the cart (I limited myself to TWO FLAVORS, PEOPLE. THEY WERE REDUCED FAT. AND ON SALE. DON'T JUDGE ME.): You're getting fatter, Tracie!  I can see your baby! You're getting fat! I see your fat! (Ed note: Even cuter with his slight lisp: "Yoh-wuh getting fatter Twacie!" However, stops being as cute about 60 seconds into the one-sided running commentary about how fat I really am getting.)

So sorry to inform you Tyler, but that is just leftovers from dinner and last pregnancy, made obvious by lack of abdominal muscles. Baby is still buried pretty deep inside me.

Fortunately for him, he said all that while sweetly smiling. I'm not that sensitive (yet... or more accurately... at that moment) and E and I laughed hysterically all the way to the check-out line. AND he still got the ice cream cone we promised.

Tyler, I am getting there. Just wait til you see me in January.

*Names have been changed to protect the unfiltered mouths of the mostly innocent


  1. You have to love how blunt and honest kids are! I can't wait to hear what Tyler says when you actually start showing. Funny post~ love it!


  2. hahhaha!! They're all so cute and awesome!! If you want to know what my boys' opinion is about how a baby comes out of a mom's belly, do visit me!!
    Visiting you from the Aloha bloghop! I am now following you!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Sorry it took me so long to respond-- bad week!

    2. Thanks for linking to the Mommy Brain Mixer!

  3. Hahah! I read that first one and was curious to see how big your belly was, and holy cow! You look SO great! I was about the equivalent of a small whale at that point. Haha! And congrats!

    I'm stopping by from the Aloha hop and following you now! So excited to catch up! I love pregnancies. I mean other people's pregnancies. Haha! We have one little lady too and are starting to discuss when we might want another. I got so sick the first time around though, that I'm worried about how I'll manage with a toddler in tow. :/ Crossing my fingers everything goes great for you!

    Hope to see you at Me + the Moon sometime! I'd love it if you stopped by next friday for my hop :)

    -Nicole @ http://meandthem00n.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks-- I hate not having an outward excuse for buying my pregnancy cravings. Oh well. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Those are too funny! Tyler reminds me of when we were trying to explain to my mother (then in her early 80s) that our oldest was starting to get hair above his upper lip. Of course, the younger boy had to shout/chip in where else his bro was getting hair. I nearly choked. Luckily, I don't think my mother heard the comment (over the sound of my shocked laughter)!

  5. Thank you for linking up to the hop. It was great seeing you there. I have returned from seeing a family member through a medical issue and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your support! :D Have a blessed day. `Sherlinda

  6. Hi Tracie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  7. This is classic! I had a little girl I was babysitting tell me I looked like I was pregnant when I wasn't. If she wasn't so cute I would have given her a spanking.

  8. Oh man, children are hilarious! It's great that you aren't too sensitive though...they can be a little hard on the self-esteem otherwise!


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