Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Explaining c-sections

Olivia asked us this evening how Felix will get out of Mommy's tummy. We explained that most children come out a special, different way, but Felix will need help from the doctor to get out. This piqued her 4-year-old curiosity and naturally wanted to know more. I can't really remember the whole conversation, but here are the highlights:

  • The doctor uses a sharp knife to cut her tummy. Olivia asked if she will cut it in half or in quarters, and we said just just one cut.
  • This cut wont hurt Mommy because she will get special medicine. 
  • The doctor will take baby Felix out of Mommy's tummy, then she will sew her back up using a needle and thread. This also wont hurt Mommy.
Once we explained the stitches, she started laughing and said, "That's really silly!" And when you think about it, it does seem a little silly.

2 comments:

Katie Lewis said...

Said the guy who WASN'T getting cut open and sewn back up again.

Nathan said...

"Olivia asked if she will cut it in half or in quarters, and we said just just one cut."

I started laughing here at work. I am a morbid trash person.