Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Well That Would Explain Things........













If it seems like I've been phoning it in a bit lately, it's because I've had something else on my mind - and not just the mortgage.

I'm pregnant!

Talk about out of the frying pan into the fire. More like the fire raging up and consuming the frying pan. According to our dates, creature #2 was conceived on the flight back from England, which caused a few raised eyebrows I can tell you... I remember it being a long flight, but hmm, I seem to have forgotten the mile high club incident. Funny that. I do remember writing that I felt curiously calm on returning from England. Honestly, a girl lets her guard down once and *BANG*.

Quite literally actually.

I am really delighted, it's been a long time coming, which is a subject of another post entirely. Obviously, the timing is somewhat suspect (not the conception - I swear I'm a good girl), no, I'm talking about impending financial doom, moving house (hopefully) in the next few months, construction, and banking on an upturn in the economy. Ha bloody ha. Despite all that, I'm not lying awake at night worrying about the future, aren't pregnancy hormones fantastic? No, I'm not lying awake at all because I'm completely exhausted.

I am so very ready to start feeling better.

Lying on the couch while wave after wave of nausea hits, falling asleep at the drop of the hat, while all very biologically appropriate is such a chuffing waste of time!! I have things to do - yet only a few days ago I came home and sat down for five minutes to watch 'Wonder Pets' with Anna, and woke up over an hour later with Anna hugging me screaming 'I love Oswald'!

Thankyou TV for babysitting my child.

I am thrilled to bits to have creature #2 on the way, and there is so much more to write about, but honestly, I just need a bit of a lie down right now, I appear to be more than a little knackered.

13 comments:

jenny said...

oooohh! congratulations! :)

Mary said...

That is fantastic news!
Congrats to you and your family :)

Expatmum said...

Gosh - I feel like a member of the family made that announcement. How fabulous! Apparently your body is doing the equivalent of an Everest climb at the moment so no wonder you're knackered!
We have done two major rehabs in our marriage and each time i was pregnant! Don't worry - in a few months you'll get this amazing rush of energy and be driving all the builders nuts, but in the meantime, get your rest!

Almost American said...

Congratulations!

"creature #2 was conceived on the flight back from England"
ROFLMAO!

Amy said...

Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy - great news!

American Mum said...

Congratulations! I really can't wait to hear your take on pregnancy. You'll keep us laughing, I'm sure!

mcCutcheon said...

hey, that is awesome! Congratulations!!!

ExpatKat said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations! Don't worry about the rest of life. Somehow we survive. I moved twice during my first pregnancy and 3 mths after my second was born, my husband lost his job!! We're still here to tell the tale and you will be too. Can't wait to hear all about it, Ali.
xx

Little Britainer said...

Congratulations! That's the best, most heart-warming story about something that didn't happen on a long-haul cross-atlantic flight I've ever heard. All the best to you and yours, LB.

Tranny Head said...

Fantastic - and welcome to the mile high club! Er . . strike that last part. I would never condone such an activity. *snort*

Now as you know frome experience, you just have to make it to the 16 week mark and you'll feel better. Hang in there!

AND CONGRATULATIONS!

Anonymous said...

yeah!! this is awesome!

Hyphen Mama said...

**CONGRATULATIONS**
Now, this mile high club....maybe you'll have to name creature #2 something like Boeing.

abritdifferent said...

Congrats, that's so exciting. I need to come over here more often! Well, actually, I need to read my bloglines more often. Woohoo, I am so excited for you. Hoping the nausea passes soon for you.