Monday, August 02, 2010

Baby - Week 3

We're new at this pregnancy thing. So you'll have to forgive us if we seem a) overly excited and b) incredibly naive. 

Like that I had to read the directions on interpreting a pregnancy test:

"It says, two lines means you're pregnant, one line is not pregnant and if no lines, well then it's a dud"
Chris, from the bathroom, waiting for my result: "TWO LINES!!!!" [This, at top volume].

Me: "Ha. Funny Chris. Very funny."

Chris: "No seriously. TWO LINES!!!!"

I peek my head into the bathroom. Chris has a huge grin on his face.  I don't believe him. "It was funny the first time...but now it's getting old"

As proof, Chris holds up the test:

Two lines.

Me: "Oh my god."

We're pregnant.


We're going to have a baby.



Sonja: "I can't believe this is legal. I mean, we know NOTHING about babies. Absolutely nothing. I don't understand how they can just let someone go out and procreate. With no experience, no classes, no NOTHING. Shouldn't there be a law against this or something?"

Chris: "We know something about babies."

Sonja: "What?"

Chris: "We know they take nine months. And they scream bloody murder for the first year."

Sonja: " True."

And that is the extent of our baby knowledge, friends.


So, we're short on information but full of excitement.   And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to rent every book in the library categorized under pregnancy and baby raising.


  1. So exciting! I was home alone both times I found out. So stressful when you can't get ahold of your husband to tell him. (I couldn't wait.)
    Y'all crack me up!

  2. We all start in the same ignorant place as parents, it is the choices you make along the way that differentiate and personalize the experience. Books are a good place to start. I really liked "Your Pregnancy Week By Week" because it broke all the info down into manageable amounts and most of what you read was pertainant to your current stage of pregnancy. But you also have some friends who would be happy to answer questions. Let me know if you'd like to get together--I can even give you baby holding practice :)