Anyways -- fast forward to the present. I have LOTS and LOTS of pregnant friends, and relatives, and sisters-in-law . . . and they all have babies coming (two just recently arrived). So Ellie has watched all these bellies get big and then all of a sudden a cute little baby is at the hospital. Most recently my friend April had baby grant about 10 days ago and we went to see him at the hospital. Ellie was in heaven. She loves little tiny babies. And she told April, "Did you have to pull your baby out really hard?" Uhhhh, yeah we gotta pull those babies out!
So later on she asks me, "Mom, will you make a baby in your tummy?" And I have to explain to her that mommy's belly can't make any more babies. So she asks me, "Then why do you still have buttons?" She knows buttons are for feeding babies momma's milk. So, yeah. I told her I needed to feed her momma's milk and then they never go away. And I changed the topic quickly to tell her "The Story of Baby Ellie". It it goes like this:
Once upon a time there was a Prince Darik and Princess Kristine who got married in the temple. They loved each other very much. They wanted to have babies but mommy's belly wasn't working. So they went to the magic doctor who helped mommy & daddy make a baby and the magic doctor put the baby in mommy's belly (all of which is true!). So then mommy's belly got really big and mommy got big too, and then it was time for the baby to come out so they went to the hospital. After a long day of trying to get baby Ellie out the doctor helped mommy and all of a sudden there is baby Ellie! And she says, "waaaaah! waaaaah! waaaaaah! etc." [Ellie loves this part about hearing that she bawled her head off] and that the nurse said, "Your baby is a redhead!! What is her name?" and I said, "Eliza Beth Anderson" and then they took you and cleaned you and weighed you and mommy wouldn't let you out of her sight. Then they let me hold you and we loved each other very much. The end.So fast forward to this morning and she asks me if she can put a baby in her belly. Now I have to explain that only mommies and daddies can make babies after they get married in the temple. It seems she is really thinking this whole process through and trying to figure it out. But she is really looking forward to being a mommy and thinks it's hilarious that I will be a grandma. ~sigh~ I never imagined I'd be having the birds and the bees talk with a young three year old . . .