From the mouths of babes #144 – All about Peanut

Welcome back to all my previous linkers and a big hello if you’re joining in with #ftmob for the first time. It’s been a little while since my last #ftmob linky due to Jessica having heart surgery at the end of last year. It’s good to be back again and I’m looking forward to reading all posts linked up once again.


From the mouths of babes is a weekly linky which invites you to share a post, old or new, about something your children have said. Those adorable mispronounced words, the glimpses into their imaginations, the blunt observations – whatever it is, I’d love to hear about it!


Me (holding a scan pic), hubby, Jessica and Sophie - "From the mouths of babes #144 - All about Peanut"


The girls are very excited at the prospect of having a new sibling later this year. We told them on Christmas Day when we announced our news to hubby’s parents by giving them a set of personalised Russian dolls. I think it took a little while for the news to sink in though. About an hour or so after we’d shared our news, Jessica suddenly got very excited about it.


“Sophie! Sophie! Guess what! There’s a baby in Mummy’s tummy!”

“Yes Jessica,” Sophie replied, in a very matter-of-fact voice, “I know.” The new toys were much more interesting for her at that point!



It was a good thing in some ways that we spent the following weeks in hospital. Jessica was so excited about baby “Peanut” that she told all the doctors and nurses about the “baby in Mummy’s tummy”. Thankfully she did manage to do a better job of keeping our news a surprise once we were home until we were ready to announce!


Naturally, we have also had lots of questions, including “how did Peanut get in Mummy’s tummy? Did she eat him?” (or her). I have to admit I was glad this question was aimed at Daddy. He did a very good job of giving a basic explanation about how babies are made.



The other day, Sophie was helping Grandma feed the birds in her garden.

“We need more peanuts,” Grandma said.

“I know!” said Sophie, “there’s a Peanut in Mummy’s tummy!”

Bless her. I don’t think we’ll be feeding our little Peanut to the birds though!



If you have any posts about something that your children have been saying lately, please do come and link up. The linky opens each Monday from 6am and closes on Friday at 11pm. Please add the badge below to your post so others know where they can also link up. I will try and share posts via Twitter – please use the hashtag #ftmob and I’ll do my best to retweet them. I also have a Pinterest board and will be sharing posts here too.


Looking forward to reading what your little ones have been saying!


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