As we venture through week 15 of this pregnancy, we are enjoying a “quiet” week. After the excitement of hearing the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, having the first ultrasound, and finding out the baby is a girl, nothing ‘earth-shattering’ is on the schedule this week… hehe I’m feeling a little bit better and perhaps slightly less tired. I am actually glad for a little pregnancy “peace.” Every ‘uneventful’ week that passes brings us closer to the healthy arrival of another member of our family.
Speaking of another… when we started telling people that Lala was getting her wish about the baby, the response was basically, “Yay! Another girl.” Which is exactly what you would hope to hear and how something like that would be phrased in English. To hear it for the first time though made me chuckle… “another” girl… Sounds like I picked up a spare at the grocery store… LOL! Language is often amusing.
Mic also got his first comment related to our “violation” of the “rule” about only having two children, especially if you have a girl and a boy. He was chatting with a work acquaintance and when the individual found out we were expecting again, his response was “Dude, you need to get a vasectomy.” Mic assured him that we had planned to have another child, but I know this is just the first of many such comments.
As soon as Tbear was born, we started to be told that our family was “perfect” and “complete” and we were “done” since we had a boy and a girl. Having children beyond that “acceptable” number leads to many and varied comments from friends and strangers alike. Time to prepare myself… I still don’t look ‘obviously’ pregnant, but that will be coming soon.
I recently read an awesome blog post about this: To the lady ashamed of being pregnant with her fourth at Tales From the Mommy Trenches. (Link will open in new tab.) It’s a great read!
Anyways, life is interesting and people are precious and perplexing. 🙂 We are enjoying our week and looking forward to meeting our baby. “Another” 25 weeks to go… 😉