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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Pregnant, But Still Newlywifed

All your comments from the last post were so WONDERFUL! Thank you, Thank you...I would like to thank all the bloggers out there who supported me in my early days...wait, no one supported me in my early days. Well no matter, now I have a wealth of friends from this whole blogging thing, and it is as if I have hit the powerball (only I can't purchase a trip to Paris or a Volvo SUV with your comments, so not really like Powerball per se)(but if any of you drive an SUV or live in Paris, can you come pick me up and take me home with you...in which case you are exactly like winning powerball!).

So here we are. Together again. What to say? How to start? After the initial splash of good news and welcome backs, now I suppose substance will be required.

I slaved over this blog for a full year as a first anniversary present to my husband and he didn't read it. Can you believe that? Well I showed him! I quit the blog...see if he reads what I don't write once it isn't there to ignore! Or something like that....So, yeah, that didn't really make sense to me either after a while, or ever. And now I am back. With substance. Kind of.

Drumroll please...................
(Jazz Hands) SUBSTANCE (Jazz Hands again)

Yeah. I got nothin.

Does anyone know how much a baby costs? No seriously, just a round figure, nothing I will hold you to. Anyone? Am I going to be able to afford this? And also, we only have one car (for environmental purposes, we are down with Al Gore! And also because I haven't won powerball and can't afford the Volvo SUV or the gas to go in it) am I going to need a second car? I mean do they really take up that much room? All the babies we have seen seem pretty small in person.

And most importantly: how do pregnant women wear pantyhose? Mine keep rolling down my hips and making a break for my knees. This obviously hampers movement, not to mention it makes me uncomfortable (not that pantyhose were comfortable before...).

"What to Expect When You're Expecting" is woefully lacking in the everyday information category. Can you help a Pregger out?!?

14 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

a) bluered28@yahoo.com
b) you already ARE my best friend (oh, wait, did I forget to tell you that?)
c) I clearly remember sitting at a baby shower (for me!) and feeling my tights slide right over my belly and down my legs. I was terrified to even stand for fear they would drop to my ankles. My answer: skip 'em. Okay, not an option? I think they make maternity ones - I'm sure they're spending, but hey!! Everything is!
d) "preggers" is MY word.
e) Buy a cool stroller and you won't need the second car. Unless you live in Timbuktu, but you don't (I don't think) so you're good.
f) if your only question is about pantyhose and cars, you're not to the critical stage yet. J/K!!!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

May I suggest "The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy" by Vicki Iovine. It gives you the real scoop about the things you won't find in typical pregnancy books, and it is HILARIOUS!

Here, in no particular order, are my answers to your questions:

Babies are free. Having them in a hospital costs between $10,000 and a second mortgage on your house. But you probably have insurance, so you'll most likely have him or her paid off in a few months.

You don't need a second car, unless you're fond of your sanity. Fortunately, I gave up sanity a long time ago, and we make do with one.

Pantyhose, schmantyhose.

I hope that was helpful!

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're back, I missed you. As a mother of four, (yes, FOUR!!!)two of which are twins, let me tell you what I've figured out over the years. Babies cost however much money you have, and take up as much room as there is. They take every ounce of energy you have, and give you more love than you ever imagined. It's a pretty fair trade. Teenagers are a different story. :)

And I think I remember wearing thigh high hose during the pregnancies...and okay, toward the end I went for longer skirts, and knee highs. LOL

Good luck to you - kc

1:54 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

I cannot even IMAGINE wearing pantyhose while pregnant! But, I live in humidity central, so, you know.

Um, you need two cars. Unless you drive your husband to and from work every day? You have to be able to leave the house "in case of emergency" or "in case of boredom". That kind of thing, you know? Besides, you will have to be going to the doctor quite frequently towards the end of your pregnancy, like once a week, is he really going to go with you to EVERY.SINGLE.APPOINTMENT? And, of course, all the appointments for the baby once s/him is born.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Oops. I meant s/he, not s/him.

5:18 PM  
Blogger RAYNOK the EGGMAN said...

How come your husband didn't read the blog you slaved over? I'm a first time reader, but that seems pretty insensitive of him.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Sarah Louise said...

Well, as a never married, never preggars, I can't help you since Katrina stole the book title I was going to recommend (as a former bookseller and a current librarian, it's all I got!!).

I only have one car, too. Oh, but I only have me in my family, so I guess it works out.

But I do have this: now's the time to bone up on your nursery rhymes (you know, Humpty Dumpty, etc.) because they help your baby with language and reading. Yep, start reading as soon as possible and check to see if your library has a baby program (ours starts at 6 mos--I wonder if you can tell that I run that one...)

Also, some libraries will give you a sippy cup and a free book when you sign up your baby for their first card. I mean, you have five months to find out, but hey, the library is a great resource.

Sorry, no SUV or Paris residency. But I'll recommend lotsa books!!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Sarah Louise said...

I recommended some Mother Goose at the end of my book meme.

8:45 AM  
Blogger rebcram said...

YAY! You're back! I missed you. :)

And congrats! I second the recommendation for The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy... it's absolutely hilarious.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Josefina said...

Hi there!
I qualify with the SUV! LOL....

About pantyhose, I haven't had the opportunity to wear them because here we're just at the beginning of autumn and it has been pretty warm...but I think there are pregnancy pantyhose! I'm not so sure, but I think I've heard about them!!
About 2 cars,it depends...I think eventually you'll need 2 cars, specially while you're on maternity leave, in which case you'll need to get out of your house, but your husband needs to go to work (unless he uses the subway or another public transportation)....

I think that's about what I can tell you about!!

3:10 PM  
Blogger Clearlykels said...

ha ha, I have no advice for you. Other than don't be stuck at home. As long as you can get out, you'll be fine.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the "babies cost what you have" but will also say - DON'T get caught up in the "gotta haves". We were all raised without baby wipe warmers and the many other crazy inventions they are selling. Stick with the basics!

1. A good stroller
2. A cheap bouncy seat - they use them for just a couple of months, but will let you get a shower.
3. A "Baby BJORN" Do not buy any other "snuggly" You must have the best when it comes to these. the Baby Bjorn will let you lay down a sleeping baby and never wake them. They will let you carry a sleeping baby for hours and never feel the back pain. They will let you carry a toddler with ease.

That's it. . I have two kids and these are the "gotta haves". All the rest is clutter in your house. Hang in there. . .

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