Monday, February 1, 2010

A PSA to well-meaning friends and family

*Ok, we're working on getting the whole baby story out, but life has been CRAZY around here! The due date is this Thursday, no baby yet!*

And now onto the PSA:

1. Please don't tell me: " Well, now that you are adopting, you'll get pregnant in no time. I know _____ who was trying to get pregnant for years, and then they adopted, and *poof* she was pregnant just like that!"

2. Never make the comment to me, however well-meaning it may be, " Well, I hope that you can experience having one of your own someday."

My response:
1. Hey, it would be great if we got pregnant. However, we aren't even thinking about that right now, and we're beyond thrilled that we are HAVING A BABY. Oh, and we have several medical diagnoses that make it really difficult for us to get pregnant. So, thanks for discounting that and basically saying that if we stop thinking about it, we will get preggers.

2 . I am experiencing having one of my own. She is my own.



Erika said...

WEll meaning people.... even family and close friends sometimes... I can relate in some ways. Meaning well, yet having no clue. UGH!

On the other side of things, Congratulations!!! How exciting for you.

I hope you enjoy every minute of this precious, fantastic moment!

Nicole said...


Clare said...

This is sooooo exciting! You're going to be a mom!! Wow, wow wow! You must be so busy right now... and kudos to you for setting it out like this... lovely people can be CLUELESS sometimes and you don't need that right now. Wishing you all the best for the upcoming days/weeks!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Any day now you're going to be a mom!!!

Clio said...

She is your own! Absolutely!!!

i know these comments are so ridiculous! people have no clue with the nonsense they think and say. It makes me always so careful with any and all issues in life, to try not to be crass with anyone.
I mention many times that we'll move on to adoption soon, and people insist on telling me that as soon as we start the process I'll certainly get pregnant. Nice! You just got an A+ for magical thinking! :P

enjoy the arrival of your baby! it's so awesome. I'm really happy for you!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I was so happy to see your update(s) - congratulations to you both!!! Good luck with putting everything all together for the new addition :)

Anonymous said...

thinking lots about you!!! this is such an exciting time! can't wait!

Mommy of 3 said...

I've been checking your blog like a stalker! Hope to read an update SUPER SOON! *nudge, nudge*

Been thinking of you!