Oh, Baby

 

Adding to the crankyland babyboom?

Okay, so... I just found out that my husband and I are going to have our first baby.

After the initial blind panic I'd experienced watching two pink lines run across the little window of the test, generously covered in my urine, a calming happiness washed over me. Okay, it wasn't exactly planned per se, but it is a welcome unknown.

My husband, though beside himself with joy, seems to be in a premature nesting stage, darting about the house fixing things with the vigor of a safety inspector. (Almost in a compulsive way.) I think he would have the baby if he could. Ah, If only I were a seahorse...

We decided to go watch Max Payne the night we found out, considering that we won't be able to see any of this year's summer blockbusters. (I hate it when people bring newborns to the movie theatre- the kid always winds up crying and everyone else misses key dialogue in the movie. I have vowed to not be one of those people.) So we plan ton see as many as possible before we have to hire a sitter everytime we go out. By the way, Max Payne couldn't have been much worse, even if there was a crying baby drowning out the sound. I'm disappointed that the writers weren't fired on the spot for producing such crap.

 

I'll still visit crankyland as much as I can.

 

 


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Congrats, and remember...

TMundo's picture

...having a baby isn't as difficult as everyone says, I say that from a man's perspective though, however, my wife has no regrets and says she'd do it all again, and ours was not planned either.

Don't feel bad if your husband doesn't seem as into it at times, as I've heard and experienced for myself, a husband doesn't really know what to feel at the beginning.  You do because you're carrying the baby in your body.  Once your belly begins to grow and he can feel the kicks, he will begin to relate.

Movies, remember that the baby can hear your voice and will be able to recognise it upon being born, your husband's as well.  So take that into account when watching movies, your baby can hear them as well.

Pray, hey it doesn't hurt.

Congrats.

Good news

Marion's picture

I think I'll go ahead and soak up a teeny bit of your good newsiness.

Take very good care of yourself.  Take it easy on yourself.  Let your man do whatever he will, even if he does it wrong.  Take it easy on him, too.

I hope it goes well for you and your little family.

Marital advice

RidingFool's picture

for a pregnant wife:

  • Don't stop treating your man right. Just because you're having a life-changing experience, your husband will still expect you to cook, do dishes, clean, take out the garbage and bring home your paycheck. Don't let him down in this regard.
  • Sure, you've had a hard day at the office and all you want to do is get home and relax with a foot rub, but don't expect that from hubby. He's had a tough day too, after all, and he'd like to get ashoulder rub. Let your man come first. After all, he helped make the baby.
  • Don't quit your day job. Hubby will appreciate the extra income so that he can still go out with the boys on weekends and drink beer, play pool and generally futz around with the boys and their girlfriends.
  • No matter how exhausted you are, you should always clean up after hubby. I mean, really, it's a man's world out there, and we men deserve all the help we can get from our wives. (Well, if I actually had a wife, I know I would.)

Don't hesitate to ask for more advice. I have plenty.

 

Hey, congrats, scarlet.

Mal_Content's picture

If it's good enough for Isabella, it's good enough for you, too.

Umm...has someone snuck some subliminal messaging into the new site?  There seem to be an awful lot of pregnancies happening around here lately.

Yeah, my stomach has gotten awfully big lately

Coaster's picture

Ya think I oughta get tested?

 

 

* * * CONGRATULATIONS SCARLETT!!!!!!!!!!!!! * * *

Prepare for the adventure of your life. 

Thanks guys :)

scarlet_ohara's picture

It's so amazing when it happens to you, and surreal at the same time. I keep thinking, can this actually be happening to me?

And it does seem like crankyland is having a baby boom. Be careful Mal, you might be next...  :)

Husband is very happy about it- thrilled. He couldn't keep the secret long at all, in fact. Plus he's been doing all the cooking and cleaning like a good modern man. (Sorry RF, a young guy isn't quite the same as an elderly gentleman) He's been waiting on me constantly though I really don't feel much like eating right now. And he cleans the house really well!

I have my first sonogram tomorrow, along with some kind of rectal probe. What they can tell from looking up my butt, I'm sure I don't know... Some doctors are really weird. My doctor reminds me of the creepy old man from "Family Guy".

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I have found the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting" to be very helpful, because I know absolutely nothing about babies/ pregnancy- being the very youngest in my family.

(So advice of any kind is very appreciated. )

 

You might want to try Spock's tome also. It gets updated

RidingFool's picture

on a regular basis.

I need your guy's phone number in order to give him a talking-to. He's gonna spoil you, and the next thing he knows, all you're going to want to do is stay home and have babies - not that there's anything wrong with that.

I'd give you some advice...

michael3b's picture

...but I'm really only good at being the baby. 

Congratulations, Scarlet O.  That's big, big news.  If it's a boy, you could name it michael3b.  I won't mind.  People might think he's Russian, though.  Their alphabet looks like a flea market for unwanted letters and symbols.  Crazy bastards.

Corn-gradiations, Scarlet!

HS's picture

Congrats on your good news.  I don't have any kids so I can't give you much advice, except to say...don't forget about us here in Crankyland.  And between now and your Big Day, I hope you'll post movie reviews of your many DVD rentals on our site (not that anyone talks about movies around here or anything).  :)

 

HS

Corn-gradiations, Scarlet!

HS's picture

Congrats on your good news.  I don't have any kids so I can't give you much advice, except to say...don't forget about us here in Crankyland.  And between now and your Big Day, I hope you'll post movie reviews of your many DVD rentals on our site (not that anyone talks about movies around here or anything).  :)

 

HS

A post so nice...

HS's picture

...I made it twice!

 

HS

Baybeee

Oddball's picture

Congratulations, Scarlet.

The best to you and your stud. Having kid(s) will be both better and worse than you ever imagined. The first month after the birth is one of the worst months ever. Sleep deprivation is no joke, and can make you crazy. Planning for dealing with the difficulties of the first month (or so) is something few ever do well, but would benefit almost everyone. We didn't plan well enough, and it was hard.

Anyhow, good luck to you.

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