Friday, August 26, 2011

The Brood is Expanding (again)

Well, since it is already apparent when you see me, I guess I will come right out and tell you that I am expecting baby number five!  I have never felt a little spirit so intense about getting here.  Now it is his (or her) turn and we couldn't be more thrilled!  :)

I am a little over 2 months along which means the baby will come whenever the heck it is ready sometime in March. And now for some real life questions (actual ones from both this and my last pregnancy), followed by my answers.

  • Are you hoping for a girl? (I am hoping for a healthy baby.)
  • WHOA!  You look like you are just about ready to POP! Are you overdue? (NO.  I AM 6 MONTHS ALONG.)
  • WHOA!  Are you SURE you aren't having twins??  (I feel like breaking something.)
  • Do you always carry so... out there?  (Yes. Grr.)
  • Are your babies enormous?  (Not at all.  Just me.  Please run now.)
  • Are you sure you should be __________?-fill in the blank (Are you sure you should be asking me that?)
Etc etc.  I am coaching myself to be resilient but I fear that these kind of insensitive comments will be too much to handle this time.  People.  How hard is it to keep those kind of questions INSIDE?  If you must ask, ask someone else.  I know many who would disagree but I would prefer rudeness behind my back than to my face.  Ignorance is bliss.  

And every pregnant lady needs all the bliss she can get.


kitty said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome. I had no idea, by the way. I think you look amazing.

Renee said...

You always look beautiful!!! This is super exciting.

Worst comment ever: "Oh my gosh, that is the BIGGEST pregnant woman I have ever seen!" That one brought a tear to my eye.

drewandlacey said...

Congrats! So excited for you. We probably won't be twinner pregnant ladies this time around. Darn it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I would have another but fear those same remarks! Another Girl? I dont know if I can do it!
Good for you!
Love ya,
Sam Mckee Buckner!

Lynette said...

Congratulations! And BTW, you are darling pregnant! Long gone are the days of my first pregnancies, with the panel pants, tent tops, belts below the bust, and rick-rack (okay, I said rick-rack - I might have to tell you what that is). You'll look amazing as always, your cute little family will be blessed to become a little bigger!

Mia said...

Of course you know that I am over the moon excited for you guys. Congrats!!

Sarah Most said...

Ok, good. Now that those questions are out of the way :) I, for some reason especially hate the "ready to pop" comments.
Couldn't be happier for you guys.

Family said...

Always stunning. Congratulations!

Myra Johnson said...

Wow! Congratulations Stacey! That is so wonderful! Just know that pregnancy #5 equals mucho pampering for Mom. It's the rules. Trust me.

Bretty said...

after last thanksgiving, when i was pregnant, a guy at home depot looked at me and said "whoa, looks like you ate the whole turkey!"
men should just stick a sock in it when it comes to pregnant lady comments, no matter how funny they think they are! =)

James Shipley said...

Awesome! I love Haslam kids!

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