say whaaaat?!

by humanmama on July 23, 2014

Okay, I know. In my last post, I sorta just threw it in there. I’m pregnant again. Oops, I did it again.

It’s not like we didn’t plan on eventually having more. Like maybe an “oops baby” when we were 45? Sounds fantastic. But what happened instead was that when I went to my annual physical in April and the Doctor said “when was your last period?” and I thought…and I thought… and I said “um, we’ve been stressed lately? Because we have a business! But it should be any time now. Write that down: any time now.” And I went home and waited 2 days. And then 3 more. And then 5 more. And still, nothing. Which can only mean one thing: menopause.

Well, actually it can mean two things.

I took a pregnancy test in the middle of the night. Which actually is sort-of  a metaphor for this whole pregnancy so far. And lo, did two lines immediately show up. And lo, did I crawl back into bed and say to Carpenter, blissfully asleep and father of three, “do you like children?” And he snorted “Whaa? What? Are you okay?” And I said “do you want some more?”

Anyway, here we go again. And actually, already halfway through, which is the nice part about denial and not telling people. It makes things go faster, although on the negative side I’m sure I’ve turned away several friends and relatives. Someone who we haven’t seen since Memorial Day just bumped into us again this weekend, and I said “Did I tell you I’m pregnant?” and she said “Oh! That’s why you were such a bitch before!”

Ah, yes. Pregnancy comes with several side effects, and they’re different with every pregnancy, except for one! People’s blunt, honest, unsolicited opinions!

Wish me luck. I’m going to need it.

IMG_3823“Do you like children?”

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