Sep 26 2007

Never say Never- your ass will get sore with all the coming around and biting…

So, um, until last night I was absolutely convinced that I was pregnant. Yes, I’m on the pill and yes I’m really good about taking it, but still- did you know that roughly 5 to 8 out of every 100 women will get pregnant while on the pill? It can happen, and does.

And I just KNEW I was. I knew it. And you’d think, considering my pretty fervent “only ONE child” stance, that I would have been pretty fucking freaked out by it.

But I wasn’t.

I was excited; no- make that ecstatic.

But I’m not pregnant, for sure. And it’s kind of thrown me. I’m mourning just a bit for a child that never existed and I’m trying to come up with arguments for why we should actually try to get one to exist. So far I mostly have “‘Cause I WANT ONE!! WAAAAHHHHH!!!!” Which doesn’t really go over with my intensely logical and practical husband.

So I’m very sad today, and feeling very silly about it at the same time. In my practical self, I know that we can’t really afford it and there are still all of these REALLY GOOD reasons why we shouldn’t do it, but in my other self I’m already picking out names and shopping for wee clothes and rubbing my ever-expanding belly.

This is also known as being clinically insane, I think.

So I retract any statements that I may have made in the past about not wanting another child. I want one REAL bad. I just know that it’s not exactly practical.

Except, when is having children about being practical?


  • By ticknart, September 26, 2007 @ 3:43 pm

    The best reason (excuse?) I’ve ever heard for people to have another baby is so that their first child will have a friend growing up.

    Use that, if you want.

    Besides, the world needs more smart people who are also good looking.

  • By the mom from (that cowtown) that commented once when you were buying your house., September 26, 2007 @ 10:46 pm

    Why is it good to have another kiddo? Oh, when they start to play with each other and hug each other…the sweetest thing. Plus there are more cheeks to kiss. It’s never really convenient or easy, especially on the pocket book. We are now debating on #3, whew. That would be some work though! I ‘ve been in your boat. Oh, I knew there was a reason I was using the restroom so much… oh no, I just drank alot of water this week.

  • By heels, September 27, 2007 @ 11:31 am

    J- Smart AND good-looking? You’re asking for a lot there. Thanks for thinking I could pull that one off again!

    Other Cowtown Mom- You don’t need to sell me on it! The sentimental stuff doesn’t work on my husband. He wants to see the numbers.

  • By ticknart, September 27, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    I have lots of faith in you.

  • By sunShine, October 1, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    Kids are not usually practical, but if you want one, the go for it!

  • By The Princess, October 1, 2007 @ 3:49 pm

    I NEVER NEVER wanted my kids close in age. But then, when Camille was 4 mths old we thought we, um, goofed. But then we found it we weren’t pregnant…D was thrilled, I was crushed! It was all so strange!

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