My sister, the one with four kids, left me a text message for me to call her. I noticed 3 missed calls so thought it must be important. So I called her right away.
She didn’t answer.
She called right back and to be honest, I thought she was calling to announce some big business venture. So I asked, “What’s up, buttercup?”
“I’m p..” And she cut out. Never for a moment did I expect what I thought maybe she was trying to tell me.
“What? You cut out.”
“Oh, Lindsay…” I said, with a tone of concern and pity. Not because this was bad news, but because I knew she did not want more kids. I knew this was very hard for her.
I did not feel jealous, I did not feel sad for me, I just felt concerned for her. It was the first pregnancy announcement in 6 years that I didn’t, deep down, make about me. In fact, those words almost made me want to throw up.
I think I may finally be healed…
Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do.
I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!
June 8, 2015 at 6:05 am
Farrrrrrk. Five kids. I am sorry you are concerned for her. I hope she will be ok with the news. And you know, babies to cuddles and all.
June 8, 2015 at 6:46 am
She’s doing fine. She tends to just roll with things, and that’s what she’s doing with this. I’m proud of her for being so flexible. I suppose you have to be with four, now five, kids. Ha!
She reminded me last night that I got rid of her maternity clothes for her and sold mine. She’s starting over. That part really sucks.
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