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estherchaya
estherchaya
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At two years old, the triplets obviously don't understand the concept of pregnancy. Never mind that they aren't very verbal yet, but it's a pretty sophisticated concept for them to grasp. They don't have any sense of time beyond the very immediate past and the present. I'm not clear how much they understand about the future, but I'm guessing they don't have a sense of much more than the next few minutes or hours.

Still, I told the triplets that there is a baby in my belly. Abby and Sam didn't seem to react much, but Ellie seems to have absorbed the news.

She keeps poking my belly and saying "Babies!"

Um.

No.

BabY, not BabIES.

Oh please don't let this child be better at sensing the future than highly paid ultrasound technicians and perinatologists.

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pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: November 29th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, they're used to the concept that babies come in groups. Singletons is a new idea for them. :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 29th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's actually that she doesn't get the difference between singular and plural. Most of her words end with an "s" whether they're supposed to or not.
yeishlitikvah From: yeishlitikvah Date: November 29th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
lol...I like your new baby tag

I think Abby is just thinking if she pretends that she doesn't absorb the news, it won't become a reality.

And if Ellie's right, oy

Children that age actually absorb a lot of information, and tend to relay it as they understand/try to integrate it into their understanding during dramatic play. Toddlers typically use play to process. ie you may find Ellie putting a doll under her shirt. or if they were more verbal playing restaurant/dinenr and ordering a baby for dinner.
gishmak From: gishmak Date: November 29th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
My first two are SEVENTEEN months apart. I tried to prepare #1 shortly before #2s arrival, but he wasn't quite verbal and I didn't think he grasped anything. But as soon as he saw his younger brother for the first time, he said, "BABY." Even though he wasn't used to seeing babies much. So they understand a lot more than we realize!
tigerbright From: tigerbright Date: November 29th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah. Joshua thought Eva would be a boy with brown hair. :)
warriorinside From: warriorinside Date: November 29th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoa, when did I miss that you were pregnant again? Congratulations!
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