"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."
"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone
That's right folks, we are having a baby. Please be praying for us, and especially the child that is forming and growing. Kiddo is due around May 4, 2008. That seems so far away, but I'm sure, like most things in life, it will fly right by.
Here are some funny responses we have received from our news:
(Called her the day before I went home to tell our parents)
Me: I have a question for you. How should I tell Mom and Dad I am pregnant?
Sis: What?!?! Really?!?! Oh my gosh!
Me: Yes, I am on my way home from telling Andy, and I wondered how to tell the folks.
Sis: So, you are going to make me keep this a secret until you get here? I can’t tell your niece or Mom and Dad?
Me: No, sorry.
8 year old niece:
“Finally, after all these years, you are gonna have a baby! I didn’t think you ever would!”
(to her little sister): “We’re going to have a new cousin, it’s going to be a baby!”
“Chelle, you know how you are always so nice to me? Well, you’re gonna have to get tough when that baby comes.”
“That's strange Chelle; your tummy doesn't even look like there's a baby in it!” (her little mind doesn't know it's too soon, but she was rewarded with cookies for this one)
Conversation with Mom:
Mom: What will you do if it’s twins?
Me: Raise them both?!?! What do you think I’d do, draw straws to decide which one to keep?
Man on a Plane:
Man: Do you and your husband have kids?
Me (do I divulge information to a stranger? No): No, we don’t.
Man: Well, it is sure hard to raise kids well these days. Whew.
(Thanks for that encouragement dude!)
Me: I am pregnant
Friend 1: Oh! Congratulations!
Friend 2 (to friend 1): What about you? When are you going to have kids?
Friend 1: Me? No! I don’t like babies.
Friend 2: Me neither and everyone thinks I am so weird! But I just don’t like them!
Me (thinking to myself: not the reaction I expected, and no, they won’t baby-sit): Well, it was good to see you both, see you later!
Friend (who is pregnant) and her husband:
Friend: Yea, now there are 3 of us at the school who are pregnant
Me: If I worked there, there would be 4
Me: Yea, I’m about 2 or 3 weeks behind you
Friend: Oh my gosh!! (as she jumps on my lap and hugs me)
Her Husband: That’s awesome
Me: I knew last week when I went to your appointment with you
Friend: What? And you said NOTHING?
Me: Nope, it was about you that day, not me
Her Husband: That’s impressive you were able to not say anything for that long
Me: I’m cool like that
My husband: We just wanted to tell you both at the same time
Friend: We have to go celebrate!
Former student, whom I refer to as my son:
Me: How would you feel about being a big brother?
Him: Are you serious? That would be so cool! Are you having a baby for real?
Me: Yes, for real.
*Photo found here.