Thursday, March 17, 2011

How babies come out?

Last night, I heard a very funny and wierd conversation between my 6 y.o. gal and 8 y.o. boy. They saw a news  highlight on Channel News Asia about a Japanese lady giving birth to a baby.

Brendan : Mei-mei, you see the baby looks so funny.
Eryn        : Last time when we were babies, we looked like that too.
Brendan : Why they didn't show where the baby come out from? Baby doesn't
                   come out from the 'du-chi' (navel). Actually, the doctor cut open the
                   stomach to take the baby out.
Eryn        : No lah, baby come out from 'petpet'.
Brendan : *silent, and thinking seriously about something*
Brendan : Hmm..... how to come out? the 'petpet' so small lah.
Mummy : *burst out laughing* (both Brendan and Eryn turned quickly to look
                   at mummy)
Eryn      : Mummy, why you laugh? (both their face were very serious and thinking
                hard about the baby issue)
Mummy : Some women deliver baby by cutting up the stomach. We call that
                 caesarean, or c-sect. Some women deliver baby naturally, like how I
                 delivered you two, which is through the vagina (had to explain that it's
                 not the 'petpet'). God created mothers to have a womb where the baby 
                 is kept and fed (another long explanation), and grow safely. The womb
                 can expand according to the baby's growth and when it is time for the
                 baby to come out, the vagina will prepare itself and expand for the baby's
                 head to come out as well.
Eryn      : If the baby get stuck then how?
Mummy : then the dr will help to cut open a little, or maybe use forceps (again,
                  have to explain) or vacuum.
Brendan : hahahaha... BRRRRRRRRRRR .. take the vacuum cleaner and suck
                   the baby out meh??
Eryn       : hahahaha..... (pretend to hold vacuum cleaner and pulling action).
Mummy : sigh! No, this is a special type of machine ONNNLYYYYY meant to
                  deliver babies.
Brendan : Girl so poor thing hor. Have to pain-pain to give birth. Boy no need.
Eryn      : But your tummy so big leh, kor-kor. Like got baby like that...

Brendan and Eryn started laughing and continued doing their normal drawing activities.


karen said...

Ha..ha.. so funny both Eryn and Brendan. Kids are always full of queries. I'm looking forward for Jacelyn to ask all sort of questions one fine day. Now, only hear her baby talks with 2-3 simple words.

Cynthia said...

What an excellent explaination of birth giving to your kids! Mind you, you might have scared Eryn a little by talk about machines and cutting certain things open!!!! ALL my kids thinks the surgeon cut my tummy out to get them out..which is pretty true actually since I had 3 Caesareans. I haven't told them about the other option yet!

Alice Law said...

LOL, very brief and concise explanation to the kiddos, bravo mommy! My girl only knows the spontaneous delivery since I delivered both my kids spontaneously! Maybe next time I'll show her a cesarean.;D

chanelwong said...

Well done Mummy....clear explaination...

Lian said...

I love it when the kids are trying to figure out how things work. What seem so obvious to adults are a puzzle to the kids. You just gotta love such innocence.

Mummy to QiQi said...

that is a precious picture! so wasted i did not capture my kids when they were fresh, out from oven.


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