Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Reactions from people who have been told I'm pregnant.

  • Oh no!
  • Was it planned?
  • Congratulations!
  • But I thought you weren't going to have any more.
  • But weren't you poorly with your other pregnancies?
  • So are you going to have to move house now?
  • Do the girls know?
  • Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
  • Do you want a boy next time/is it because you want a boy?
So, world, let me spill. Yes, the girls have known from quite early on, mainly because we wanted to explain why Mummy kept spewing in a bucket. Yes, I have had bad pregnancy sickness and pelvic girdle pain previously, but we didn't go into this lightly - I have children who can load the washer and dishwasher after all. It was planned as in, we weren't using contraception, but as I think these things are part of God's plan anyway, I don't take much credit. (We're not great at conceiving to order.) We are going to put the girls in a bunkbed when Baby joins them in the second bedroom, although we won't rule out moving to a bigger house in the future, because our adjoining neighbours aren't very nice to us (another reason to bring a screaming newborn into the house!) So yes, we are thrilled skinny, and feel extremely blessed, and don't mind at all whether it's pink or blue (except, someone will have to teach me how to deal with a boy baby's nappy.)


  1. I think you'll find a boy baby's nappy protocol is much the same as a girl's. Well, I'd guess so, though I don't know, never having had children. But it can't be that much different.

    Keep eating the mushy peas. You know it makes sense.

  2. Congrats!! Let me know when you find out what your having. My mom didn't even congratulate me this time, if it makes you feel any better :)