Tagged Just In The Nick of Time

by beagooddad on June 12, 2008

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I absolutely do not want to write anything today. Fortunately, I’ve been tagged so I get to write something without doing more thinking than I feel like doing today. Thanks, http://www.babylune.com/a-pregnancy-meme/.

Here are the questions:

1. How did you find out you were pregnant?
2. How did you tell your partner (if you have/had one)?
3. Did you secretly hope for a girl or a boy?
4. Did you feel ready to have a child?
5. What bit of advice did you get that you hated?
6. What bit of advice did you get that you appreciated?

Hey, that’s all about pregnancy and babies and stuff. Hmm. Let’s see how we do.

1. How did you find out you were pregnant? – Wait, what? I’m pregnant? That probably means BAGM. Well, let me tell you a little something about how the birds and the bees work when you are doing with me. I don’t really get people pregnant. I outsource. So the doctor did his IVF magic and then a couple weeks later BAGM had a pregnancy test at the fertility clinic. Then later that night, I called the answering machine service the fertility clinic uses and heard the good news. Romantic, eh? Technically, I found out she was pregnant before she did.

2. How did you tell your partner (if you have/had one)? – Well, go back and read #1. After I hung up, I said, “Hey, we’re pregnant.” IVF really does take away a lot of the spontaneity.

3. Did you secretly hope for a girl or a boy? – With the big kids, I didn’t care less and ended up with one of each. With Giggles, there were some really crazy thoughts bouncing around my head. Since Pookie has autism, the odds of any other babies we had having autism were increased. Since boys have it more commonly than girls, there were moments where I hoped for a girl. But they were actually very brief moments. As a father, I do not feel any strong desire for specifically having a boy or a girl. But some of that could be because we got both on our first try.

4. Did you feel ready to have a child? – Definitely. We had been trying for so long beforehand and had to go through so much with the IVF including failed transfers.

5. What bit of advice did you get that you hated? – Our crazy neighbor told us that she had her baby sleeping through the night at like two weeks because of some contraption she used that held a bottle in the crib for the baby. Kind of like a hamster water bottle. I did mention she was crazy, right? The worst advice I ever gave BAGM was to lay down because she looked tired. Don’t tell pregnant ladies that they look tired!

6. What bit of advice did you get that you appreciated? – As the dad-to-be, the best advice I received was to keep acting like everything was normal. Stay happy, energetic, don’t look nervous and keep the mood light. BAGM gave me that advice while pregnant with Giggles. Every time my mood would get in a funk, Geetle and Pookie would feed off of it and BAGM didn’t have the energy to counter it. If I just joked around with them like normal, the whole house stayed happier, including BAGM.

I’m supposed to tag 5 people but I’ve always been bad at following directions. If you feel like participating, just leave a comment letting us know where we can read your post.

I’m going to go crawl up to a table and eat some food before my blood sugar drops. We have Kyuki-Do class tonight. Gotta stay fueled and hydrated. I’m also not going to proofread so you can see exactly how many typos I make on a normal 1st draft.

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