I have literally composed and re-composed this post at least three times. I don’t know how to say this. It’s much more “personal” than I usually post, but it’s too big not to post (and might impact posts down the line) so….
Yeah. That’s mine. Right now it’s tiny. Hell, in 7 more months it will still be “tiny” compared to me, BUT…. yeah I’m not ready to think about that yet.
So firstly – thank you. Whatever version of “OMG you lost your mind” or “Congratulations” you have – thank you. Secondly, I want to share some of the jokes which already surround this:
So there are two jokes here. The first is an old wive’s tale my grandmother used to tell. It goes “If you want to get pregnant, get a puppy. Bringing one small thing in the house encourages another.”
Don’t ask me how she came to this. But damnit, less than 2 months after adopting Riley, I totally found out I was pregnant! (did you notice that’s the first time in this post I actually used that word?)
The second is “Guess what” – which my husband didn’t know about before this all went down. He learned this when I called my parents and said, “There’s only one right answer to this question. Guess What.” (no, there was not a question mark there. It wasn’t really a question!)
My mom gasped and my husband said, “They aren’t going to understand that!”
I looked at him dumbfounded and said to the phone, “Do you know the answer?”
“Yes. I got it.” My mother said. My father agreed as well and then my husband looked baffled. Apparently, because he never had sisters his parents didn’t pull this on him and his brother. My parents pulled it on myself, my sister, and my brother.
“Guess what” gets answered with “you’re pregnant”
It was hilarious when I was seven. Embarrassing when I was thirteen and dropped out of lingo by the time I went to college – it wasn’t funny any more since it felt like it was becoming a real possibility. (I was bringing home boys!).
So…. yeah if things get spotty here over the next year, I’m sorry. I’m going to try to be super-duper good and keep up… but! I am building a human and it will be a demanding little parasite for awhile.