My son, who is not quite two-and-a-half, currently thinks his mommy is going to give birth to a flower.
The other day, we showed him old pictures of mommy's big tummy, and told him who was in there. We explained when he was in my tummy, it was before he was a new baby, and when his little sister was in my tummy, it was before she was a new baby. It seemed to make sense to him, and he would pat my tummy and say "new baby" in the cutest toddler voice.
A day or two later, our first bulb began to sprout - a tiny, brave crocus began to push it's way through the snow and mulch.
|The day we first noticed it|
|A day or two later|
We started to understand he was a bit confused when he gave the crocus a scoop of snow and called it "new baby." We were convinced he had a major misconception about new babies when he pointed to a flower in a book and said "new baby."
I don't think I like flower names very much for little girls, but I think this would make a pretty good reason to name our next kid - if it ends up being a girl, of course - a flower name.
He or she currently has a due date of November 4th, which means he or she will most likely come mid-October, if he or she copies the early arrivals of big brother and big sister. We are of course excited and looking forward to meeting our next little person, and we have so much more peace about this pregnancy and birth this time around. I think it has something to do with the confidence we have about parenting after getting through the newborn and baby stages twice, with awesome kids and still most of our sanity!