Friday, June 01, 2007

June is Bustin' Out All Over

I've had this little post burning a hole in my pocket for several months, but now that I'm finally ready to write about it, I'm feeling kind of shy all of sudden. Sort of like that first dinner at my parents' house after my honeymoon. They were both extrememly happy and welcomed Mr Earth into the family whole-heartedly, but you couldn't deny the subtle undercurrent of awkwardness. My father could no longer pretend to himself that his only daughter had never had sex. No denial would save face, no "oh but daddy, we just hold hands and pray all night" would cut it this time. It was patently obvious. And my father didn't quite know what to do with the knowledge. As is my usual style, I just ignored the awkwardness and hoped it would go away.

That won't cut it this time. This is something you can't ignore. It's simply too big. But since I can't bring myself to say it outright, let me beat around the bush for a bit. Can you guess where I'm going with this:

I cried when Jaslene was made America's Next Top Model. (underdogs get to me every time)

I rage over the least little thing. (poor Mr Earth)

I have a newfound love of spicy foods. (chilies - your time is nigh)

My drink of choice these days is a Shirley Temple. (shut up, they're good...!)

I fall asleep about 9:30pm. (wild girl)

I can't do an hour-long run without hitting the bushes. (so classy)

I'm scared and happy at the same time. I'm happy to be scared and scared to be happy. (in short, I'm a mess).

Still no clue? Take a look at this amazing photo:





Yup, it's true. Come American Thanksgiving, the Earth trio turns quartet. So, I'm going to retire the ole diet for awhile and just let it all hang out. Hopefully, not TOO far. Good times.

25 comments:

Susanne said...

Wow. Congratulations. I'd be happy and scared too. But then you know that you can do this. More happy than scared I hope.

I'm really excited for you.

Mad Hatter said...

AHHHHH! So this means that you have had sex then? Well done!

Fabulous news No-Mo. Fab news. Because I suck at timelines and American holidays, how many weeks does this put you at?

NotSoSage said...

WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Congratulations!

(Um, is that what happens when you hold hands and pray together?)

metro mama said...

congratulations! Awesome news.

something blue said...

Yay! Congratulations! Oh to dream of all the summer time ice cream that you can indulge in...

Kyla said...

Okay, when I saw the picture I said "WooHoo!" and slapped my leg very excitedly! Yay!!!! It is SO exciting! Congrats!!

Christine said...

I knew it! Before i even got to the picture i knew it! Congratulations! You must have been doing lots of late night praying and hand holding. ;-p

Gabriella said...

Wow!!! So exciting and great news!!! congrats!

kittenpie said...

Wow! That's big news! (Not too big, dear, you're very petite and lovely!) Congratulations!

And, um, I couldn't do an hour-long run, either, and I have NO excuse but laziness...

Beck said...

YAY! You will have SO MUCH FUN! Wait till you see your firstborn as a big brother - it is the CUTEST!
CONGRATULATIONS!

MotherBumper said...

I wanna come hug you right NOW! CONGRATULATIONS!

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

Congratulations!!! Two is MUCH harder then 1...but it's also MUCH more rewarding!!

Feel well!!

nomotherearth said...

Mad - 15 weeks and 2 days. Only a 174 days to go. (Damn, that Lilypie ticker makes it sound like a loooong time!)

Sage - Yes, one should never underestimate the power of prayer.

bubandpie said...

Whoa! Congratulations, you!!!

(It took me until the spicy food to figure out what was up. Sneaky.)

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! So happy for you.

mcewen said...

Aha! Just as well, don't know how much 'compost' the average bush can take.
Cheers and congratulations

cinnamon gurl said...

Hey Congratulations!!! I wondered when I saw one of your comments over at kgirl's.

Sometimes I tease Sugar D when we're out walking with Swee'pea in the stroller... he gets very shy about pda's and I tend to annoy him by putting my hand on his ass occasionally. When he removes it I always giggle and say, "Oh right. Wouldn't want anyone to think we'd had sex or anything..."

And I remember when I was a kid and Sandra on the Cosby show got pregnant and I was surprised she wasn't at all embarrassed to admit to her parents that they'd had sex.

Happy news anyways!!

mamatulip said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Suz said...

YAY!! This is wonderful news.

Bon said...

wonderful! yay!

but a little scary to realize that praying can have such consequences...goodness me.

ewe are here said...

Oh! Congratulations! I'm absolutely thrilled for you and yours!

But your poor dad ---
heh heh

mayberry said...

WOOO! Congratulations. When I was in your shoes, the early bedtime was the biggest giveaway ever. Almost didn't need that pee stick!

Her Bad Mother said...

DUDE!!! Congrats!!!

kgirl said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAY!

I'm SO SO thrilled for you, and we can be happy and scared together!

Your powers of not telling are amazing. I'm one week ahead of you, and I was talking about it a month ago!

Mimi said...

FANTASTIC!!!! Congratulations and very best wishes. Does this mean that you and Mr. Earth had sex? Oh dear. I don't know if i can come back here ;-)

Hooray. What wonderful news! Spring is busting out all over ...