Thursday, March 5, 2009

That's A Lot of Diapers

I'm not sure if it was Abigail's talk with Sherri about how C-sections work. Or it may have been the picture that flashed on the screen of the pregnant "Octomom" with a belly that went from here to Utah. But at some recent point, Abigail's understanding of pregnancy has number. She now understands that there may not just be one baby in a lady's tummy, but more. Much more.

A couple of weeks ago, we were talking about the names of baby quantities. I explained to her that two babies are twins, three are triplets, etc. You want to know what number she picked for herself? Five. She has five babies in her tummy now.

Paul and I tried to tell her that it is very unusual to have that many babies. Most mommies have one, every once in a while there are two. But five? That's a lot of diaper-changing.

So now she regularly, almost daily, reminds us that her five babies are still in her tummy and that she has to get them cut out soon (thanks, Sherri). She has already talked to Memaw about using the extra crib at her house. She loves thinking that when she has these babies, that makes me a Memaw, too.

Oh, and their names? They are doozies. Charlotte and Barlett (for the girls). Buster, Duster, and Puster for the boys. Sometimes she changes her mind about Buster, though, and wants Chester instead. I'm so glad that she put a lot of thought into the names and chose rhyming ones. She won't regret that at all when it is time to call them in from playing outside.


Beth said...

Hilarious!! And too cute as well. I love Abigail stories. :)

kylene said...

i LOVE the names!!! i hope i have 5 babies one day so i can name them the very same names!!! :) ok, i hope i never have 5 babies at one time, what was i thinking?!?!?!

Stacey said...

That is too funny! Boy, I hope she doesn't see Octomom on the news. (!)