Yes, the rumors are true.
Ok, well I’m pretty sure no one is actually talking about this, but the fact remains that I am currently in the process of growing a spawn.
Yay! A baby! Let’s celebrate and prematurely buy onesies and stuffed animals because they’re too cute to resist! Let’s get all sentimental and philosophical and hormonal about love and parenting and raising a child!
And then let’s get real. I feel weird.
I have a person living inside of me, and I know because I saw it. I’m currently 14 weeks pregnant, and at our 12 week ultrasound I saw it all curled up, its little hands scrunched up around its little alien face. I saw it launch itself off the sides of my uterus with fragile little apendages resembling legs, and I think I screamed a little. Because that is just weird to see. It was moving around so much, but I couldn’t feel a thing. I just hope it gets more attractive before we’re properly introduced.
If you’ve been reading this blog from the very beginning, you may recall that I started it to chronicle my journey from a carefree, anti-babies twenty-something to someone who is suddenly mature enough and ready to have kids.
Well that transformation never happened. What did happen was that I turned 30. And then I found myself inching uncomfortably close to 31. And Will and I just knew it was time.
So here we are: me, fondly remembering that last glass of wine I had the evening of January 20, 2013 (I will never forget!); and Will, analyzing and re-analyzing our finances while suspiciously eyeing my bloated midsection. No turning back.
Not that we’d want to. We’re happy and excited. And it will be nice to give Gatsby a sibling. He’s looking forward to licking and sniffing the baby in inappropriate places. Of course his first question was, “Do I have to share my toys?”
Ew. No. Please.
So that’s the news! Oh wait–I forgot one detail…
IT’S A BOY!!
Congratulations, Carlie! That is fantastic news! Also, yes, incredibly weird and alien and frightening but having just gone through it I can assure you it’s VERY DOABLE.
Thanks Ryan! I’ve been reading your blog to see what’s in store for me 🙂
a Boy!!!! Excellent!!! Congratulations!! !
Wow- woo hoo! Congrats!!! How exciting! Guess we’ll have to postpone our drink date for a few months 🙂
Totally get the 31 thing. Way worse than 30. I’m having a 3rd-life crisis! Miss you!! We should still hang out so I can see your cute little belly.
Thanks Sarah! Let’s make plans to hang out soon, I miss you! Does that amazing chef/bartender husband of yours know how to make mocktails by any chance… ? 🙂
Congrats! That is so exciting:)
YEAH!!!! Congratulations Carlie and Will! You two will be awesome parents and I’m sure Gatsby will be an amazing big brother!
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WHAT?!! I totally missed this post! CONGRATS!! So fabulous! I’m so excited for you guys!