Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm pregnant!... it might rain.

It seems as though, or at least this is my experience, that no one really cares about the third pregnancy. In my family anyway.
It may just be me, being silly or sensitive which isn't too far off but I'm usually pretty straight. But today I am bothered to no end, that not one person has told me "congratulations". No one has said, "ya! a baby!!" No one has asked my son if he's excited or told Elvis she will be a big sister. It is as if no one knows, but I'm going with, no one cares.
It's weird because I could not be more excited and yet, I find it hard to share my joy because if I mention it, the moment passes and not a word from anyone. I will say, "oh man, my pants are so tight" and then someone will talk about the weather. I will mention that I am exhausted and what a drag it is and then people will just carryon their conversation. 
I don't get it. I am baffled and I am never baffled by anything but this has got me all wrapped up with a question mark.


  1. Didn't you tell them or are they all ignoring it??
    I mean, how can they ignore the fact that you are pregnant? I think it's great anyway as said before :) Enjoy it!
    Best to you from Berlin!

  2. Ya! They all know and I just don't get it. It's irritating and today I mentioned it again and was assured that everyone knows, but there was no mention of why no one has said anything. Crazy, stupid.
    Thanks for the kind words, it means a lot.

  3. hey jd, i'm not sure if it's the elders of the fam you are talking about but i know my mom (super old) and her peers have taken the stance of you shouldn't talk about it too soon. sometimes there's superstition about that sort of thing. but then again, people are often just assholes and silently judging your life choices. i guess maybe you should be glad they aren't telling you how they think you should live your life, but it would be nice to have them at least say congrats. and to leave you with mean words, cuz that's how i roll- you're the one who wanted to go visit relatives! ha- love ya. can't wait to see you and the kids so i can congratulate you and find out what q thinks about this whole thing!

  4. I definitely don't get it. Being pregnant is fantastic and it doesn't matter if it's your first, second or third pregnancy! Ts! Well, I understand that you upset about it for sure, but I hope you can still enjoy the third one, too :)
    Happy thanksgiving by the way. It's today, right? Over here it's not really well-known or common. But I hope you have a good one. And let those others ignore as much as they want to ;)))
    Take care,
    all the best from Berlin