Good news time: We decided on a name! But, for the sake of anonymity, I’m going to continue using the nickname I gave her — “Iggy.” While Iggy’s real first name wasn’t my initial choice, it eventually became the obvious and only choice. And I’m […]
I’m a writer. My husband is a writer. And we’re both voracious readers. I’m guessing there’s a good chance that our little unborn one will at least have a passion for the written word. So I went very literary with my naming quest. And I […]
Remember when I was all “Boo hoo, I don’t feel like shit anymore. What’s wrong with me?” Don’t worry, guys, it’s now the 6th week of pregnancy, and I feel like shit again! Like, more like shit than ever!
So much like shit that I showed up for lunch with a friend and immediately told him that I’m pregnant. I didn’t want to just barf all over the table and not give him really good excuse for that behavior. Also my brain was so foggy that I couldn’t even get it up for a good lie. I just didn’t give enough fucks to bullshit.
By week 6 of pregnancy I have now told over a dozen people.
Most of them are my closest friends. (Although 2 out of the 10 just guessed — it IS a bit strange to see me not drinking at a party — and I was so caught off guard that the look on my face gave it away.) And I’d be telling more only my husband, on the other hand, has just told 2: His sister and (by-proxy) brother-in-law.
So clearly we’re on two different sides of the “when to tell people you’re pregnant” school of thought. (more…)
Did you know that some — maybe most — little girls don’t know that becoming a mom is choice? We’re given baby dolls as kids to hold, rock, breast feed(?), and care for at very young ages. And constantly told things like “WHEN you’re a […]