Thursday, December 20, 2007

Everybody's Doing It!

I am faced with the most nefarious but silent peer pressure at the moment. It's now official - EVERYONE I KNOW WHO HASN'T HAD A BABY IN THE LAST YEAR IS PREGNANT. (If you aren't and haven't, please bring it to my attention. I need to know I'm not alone.)

This comes at a time when I am vulnerable, as Sophie is almost exactly the age that Will was when I became pregnant with her. As much as I know I DON'T WANT TO BE PREGNANT at the moment, some basic, almost molecular part of me feels like I am missing out on something, as if pregnancy is an exclusive sorority I am snubbing but deep down want to be a part of.

In spite of the messages whatever biological forces deep within me are sending to my brain, said brain remains resolved in my decision to delay my next pregnancy. If I had three preschoolers simultaneously (and kudos to anyone out there who does), I feel sure I would go crazy and my enjoyment of my home life would be significantly decreased if not eliminated. For my mental health's sake, I will continue to follow the directions on the box exactly and religiously, and if by some Divine Providence pregnancy occurs, I will understand and accept that my will has been overridden by Someone immeasurably more powerful.

P.S. I am VERY happy and excited for you all and plan to enjoy all your little bundles of joy vicariously as my own.


Carris Family said...

I love you!! Stay strong will be glad you did! Katie and I will let you in on the secret handshake over Christmas since I know we will be goo-ing with all sorts of pregnancy nonsense. Keep in mind with two babies YOU are the president of our little family sorority! I love you! Molly

Amy said...

I would just like to point out that I am not pregnant and would like to join your club. It also seems that everyone I know is pregnant or just had a baby. I certainly anticipated having two children by now, but given that #1 has been about like have three toddlers, I am certainly glad that I don't. Oh, and I think your Christmas card is adorable!

Anonymous said...

I am living proof that having three children in less than three years is a survivable crime, but planning is probably more sensible. Just remember, there is a ski trip in January, and you know the danger.

Abigail and Ansley said...

We are definitely not pregnant...but I know how you feel!!! Too funny!

Candice said...


I am not pregnant and have no plans of becoming pregnant at this point in the game. (Later-just not now.) Lots of my friends and family have small children or just had babies this year. They all push for me to join the club. I'm holding out...

My mother-in-law offered Thomas and me a practically new glider rocker this morning...because you know, that would be perfect for a baby. Right... :)


Anonymous said...

"Well??????? We're Waiting!!!!", he said, with baited breath.

Seriously, you didn't make a New Year's resolution not to post anymore, did you?