Congrats, I think...
The following conversation actually took place via Facebook this morning between myself and a long-time girlfriend:
Her status: "So excited to proclaim that we are expecting!..."
My comment: "Have you lost your mind? Just kidding! Congratulations!..."
Yeah, so I guess I could have held that first part in, but I just had to say it. And, I rectify the situation by saying "just kidding" after, right?
Okay, okay. So maybe I wasn't TOTALLY kidding. What I really wanted to say was, "OMG. I'm so sorry! I'll talk to you in about 2 years!"
Look, I love Henry more than anything and I would never change the decision we made to have a child. However, I really hated being pregnant. HATED. I mean, look at me!
Not only was I fat with HUGE boobs, but my hormones were causing me to make bad decisions with my hair - yes, it is super dark there - and have acne in places where I have never had a pimple before in my life! Not to mention the facial hair, stretch marks, swollen extremities and inability to have a glass of wine, or two...or... You get the point.
Yes, I know all that terrible stuff is worth it because you're growing a miraculous little human being inside there and it won't be long before you are back to your old self again...
Wait, won't be long?? Even after that little miracle arrives, your body is a complete disaster for, at the very least, 4 months or so. And then you get to look forward to feeling exhausted after sleepless nights (in our case, Henry didn't sleep through the night consistently until he was 11 months old!) and hardly any time for yourself anymore (unless you can afford a live-in-nanny). And this is just my experience with one child! I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to add baby #2 and #3, etc...
So, for all you moms out there who have had multiple children, my hat's off to you. You are truly amazing, strong women (even if a little bit crazy). And I'm sorry if I've offended anyone. I really am happy for you if that is what you want. I just wouldn't be happy for me if it happened in my life right about now. In the future, who knows. I've been known to experience temporary insanity from time to time...
I mean, look at what a sweet little baby Henry was!
Okay, maybe just one more...in a few years. And you better be happy for me.