Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Signs That Someone in my House is Pregnant

--2, 3, 4, times a night someone gets up in the middle of the night to pee.

--The gallon size jar of pickled artichoke hearts in the fridge.

--2, 3, 4, times a day someone says "I need to take a nap".

--I am gaining weight

--The fact that I, the anti-pet person, am now cleaning the cat's litter box. Because there is some rare disease, toxoplasmosis (which I am sure some pregnant woman invented), that can come from cat litter. ( I am sure there is a labratory filled with pregnant women looking for rare diseases associated with doing dishes, vacuuming, laundry and mowing the yard as well.)

--The various number of magazines scattered through the house that are dog-eared to pitcures of "cute" decor for a baby's room.

--The phrase and rule "Don't jump on Mommy" is now strictly enforced with the kids...and it now also applies to me as well.

39 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Congratulations William. That is awesome news.

Anonymous said...

Dog pile on Mom

MoxieMamaKC said...

First, CONGRATS!!!! Second...Awww...sorry. But, jumping on Mommy got you in this position in the first place. Spoil your wife rotten. She deserves it. Pregnancy is a REALLY hard thing...Thank you for being such a tolerant partner. I guarantee it means the world to her. My Handsome Hubby was the best during my pregnancy!

Bogart in P Towne said...

My "heart" goes out to you..but not really. I mean, in the end, you did do this to her.

So, you sorta are getting what you deserve...right?

eclectic said...

It's a little late to be telling you not to jump her NOW, isn't it?! ;)

Don't worry, you'll all be back to normal in another few months... although normal starts being somewhat of a relative term with 3 children, AND, I'm not sure that anyone ever fully recovers from a gallon jar of pickled anything.

~moe~ said...

Congrats! That's so great!

Mainline Mom said...

I'm hoping you get a girl!!

for a different kind of girl said...

Bogart is kinda like the voice of the wisened old scientist who is attempting to defeat your hypothesis! Clever one, that Bogart.

What rocks is that many of these same signs, plus a few other good ones, are still in place after delivery! Because really, who wants to change a litte box?

Charity Donovan said...

You haven't offered her a foot rub have you? I didn't think so! Go now & offer that poor woman a good foot rubbing! She'll be nicer to you - I promise! You don't even have to tell her that it was my idea! lol!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

*crosses fingers for a baby girl*

-Aurelia-

Julie said...

Congrats! I hope you guys both enjoy an easy pregnancy. My hubby gained weight with my last one as well. Somehow I don't feel bad though.

As for toxoplasmosis, I've had that. It can do terrible things to unborn children like birth defects and blindness not to mention death. Not to be a downer and it's unlikely that she would contract it but it's a small thing really, to clean a litter box for a few months, right. :)

Practically Joe said...

Congrats! More poop and boogies to look forward to!

Practically Joe said...

Oh ... and sorry ... less woop and boobies to go along with that more poop and boogies.

Anonymous said...

As a mother of four, I can tell you that Joe is right on the money. But just think of the lovely baby head smell. Man! That stuff should take the place of new care smell at dealerships. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Uh... make that new CAR smell. Baby head smell is better.

Patience said...

You and Dorky Dad should get together since you're both in a "Dadly" way.

Circus Kelli said...

Hahahahaha!

Tismee2 said...

At least the cat won't feel neglected - it'll be wondering what it did to make you like it so much you'd clean up it's crap.

What no big knickers on the line?

SoMo said...

Man, everyone is getting pregnant. *sigh* Conrgats!!

Melinda said...

Well. My husband would say you are a lucky man. I would make him cook his own food and then eat it outside when I was pregnant. The smell of any food would make very sick.
I was just full of the joys of pregnancy!

nicole said...

Wow!!!

You guys are just baby-makin' machines!!!

I'm hoping for a girl, if only to hear all the stories of you learning to raise a female- all of which I'm sure will be absolutely hilarious.

Although, the situations that max & wyatt could get themselves in with another brother around would be pretty interesting too...

either way, congrats and best of luck to you & Lauren!!!

gigglepotamus said...

Hey, Bill--

The litter box is a-stinkin'...

Chop, chop!

(PS: you're the best:) )

Bennie said...

For some reason that Feist song "1,2,3,4" just came to mind.

Rattling The Kettle said...

Congrats! No pictures? Of the baby in utero, not the act of conception, please.

Charli said...

Hey - just thought you might like to know that you can get your cats blood tested for toxoplasmosis antibodies... Ask your vet!

sari said...

Sounds like our house last year. I got to get out of cleaning the guinea pig's cage, but then the guinea pig had to go and die, so I will never know if for sure it was my fault or not for gloating about getting out of my "duties".

sari said...

oh, and the best part about finally having the baby?

being able to go for the WHOLE DAY without having to pee. honestly, it's a nightmare, the peeing part.

James Austin said...

Congrats! That is great news. More Poop and more Boogies to spread around!

Surfer Jay said...

Classic dude. I also took over the cat litter duty when Lilly got preg. Now I just keep on doing it.... dam.

Anonymous said...

GRIN AND BEAR IT!! THAT'S WHAT YOUR DAD DID! HE LISTENED TO ME ALL THROUGHOUT "OUR" PREGNANCIES. NEVER DID HE WHINE ABOUT MY NUTSYNESS DURING THOSE PREGNANCIES... HOAGIES AND ICECREAM....ANYTIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT!!!! KICKING HIM IN BED, ACCIDENTLY OF COURSE, CAUSE I WAS SO UNCOMFORTABLE....HE TOLD ME EVERYDAY THAT I WAS THE PRETTIEST PREGNANT WOMAN HE HAD EVER SEEN.....NOW THAT'S EXAMPLE FOR YOU. SMILE AND TELL HER YOU LOVE HER!!! I'M HOPING FOR A GIRL, TOO. I LOVE YOU, WILLIAM MOMO9

joanna said...
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joanna said...

Are you sure it's yours -- I mean, it's not that beast-like critter's, is it,?

Midlife Mommy said...

You know, my wonderful husband just continued to change the cat litter after our daughter was born. What a nice guy, eh? I think so too.

Effie said...

Woohoo--congrats to you and Lauren! When? Early next year?

That's wonderful!

d said...

congratulations Bill & Lauren....better you than me : ) 2 is enough!

d

Colleen said...

"I am sure there is a labratory filled with pregnant women looking for rare diseases associated with doing dishes, vacuuming, laundry and mowing the yard as well."

You're right...now that you've found out we'll have to kill you. ;o)

The Real Kidd said...

CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO!!! What wonderful news!

kalki said...

I've always said that Rob and I will know we're ready for kids when he is willing to scoop the litter box and I'm willing to give up alcohol...

Also, there are some supercute things in Pottery Barn Kids. SO adorable. Is it weird to buy that stuff for cats?

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I am late to the party, but CONGRATS!