Monday, December 30, 2013

If I Had A Dollar...

For every time I've been asked, "When are you going to have a baby?!" or, "Are you pregnant?!", I'd be rich!  Well, maybe not rich...but, I'd definitely have a new pair of shoes!
And before the rumor mill starts up:  I'm not pregnant.
My womb is definitely uninhabited - at this moment.
On one hand, it's sweet...and means a whole lot that people are excited about Girard and I expanding our family.  On the other, sometimes the questions, guesses, and eyebrow raises are hard to swallow.
I realize and completely understand that those inquiring don't mean any harm at all!
I'd be lying if I said that I've never been "that person" before.
But, now that the shoe is on the other foot (and has been for some time), I shiver at the thought of thinking that I've made someone else feel uncomfortable about something that really is extremely personal...
This is just my two cents...but the questions and assumptions may (unintentionally)...
Suggest that you think they've gained weight. 
((Sometimes I have a tummy - a big thanks to my sweet tooth & love of carbs!))
It can sadden someone who may be having trouble becoming pregnant...or miscarried.
And like I've already mentioned, it can make them feel uncomfortable - for a multitude of reasons.
I love children and dream of the day I become a mother & Girard, a father!
I am excited to see what the future holds - when the time is right!
Until then, picture me sipping on a big ol' glass of wine, eating sushi,
and soaking up non-prego life as it is right now! 
After all, we did just become puppy parents and life has been pretty dang fantastic!
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