Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

Yeah, I know I haven't been around in a while...read on and you'll understand why.

1. I'm pregnant. Yep, you heard it here first. Brandon S...you didn't just pass out, did you?? I've decided to call this Ten on Tuesday my Pregnancy Pet Peeves.

2. Please don't ask me what I plan to do with my dogs. I plan to have a kid. And dogs. Will it be a lot of work? Sure. Is it rocket science? I highly doubt it. And please don't tell me that you would, "...never have a baby around a pit bull." I don't care what you would or wouldn't do. Really. I don't.

3. The one thing that is only slightly less offensive than, "What do you plan to do with your dogs?" is, "Oh congratulations! How old are you again?" I'm 34yo people. Hardly menopausal. I'm pretty sure my aging body can handle childbirth.

4. No, I'm not hoping for twins. I agreed to ONE and the dr confirmed that I'm only having ONE. See?

5. I'm due October 17th. Yes, that IS Alabama's homecoming. Sorry, not much I can do about that one.

6. Are we buying a bigger house? Well, no. But we won't be buying every baby contraption on the market either. See, here's where the dogs come in...hours of (free!) entertainment!

7. Will I be staying home? Bwahahahahaha! No.

8. What if the kid is allergic to the dogs? First, allergies are very commonly misdiagnosed. Thankfully I have a lot of experience on the subject. And the support of an amazing allergist who is quite fine with my having seven dogs living IN my house. We'll cross that bridge if we come to it, not before.

9. Please don't give me your horrible nausea stories, your painful birth stories or your awful kid stories. If these things are going to happen to me, I'd just as soon they be a surprise.

10. And finally, if you're genuinely happy for us, thank you. We're very excited and are ready for the challenges of parenting a two-legged child :-)


Steph said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you two! And the puppers, they get there very own 2 legged sibling!

Two Crazy Coaches said...

I know I've set it before, but congrats again! I'm so excited to hear about your adventures with Ralphie and the babe! I'm also excited that there will be another baby growing up around dogs who will learn to love and help just like their parents. Congratulations!

Swindle's said...

OMG, I just got off the floor!!! I did gasp! Oh, man! This is funny! You think you have a bad temper now! Really, you sound pissed off to be pregnant. I love you anyway. Congrats! What about the kids allerg...oh wait, you covered that. What about having the kids and all those d....oh, you covered that too. Let me tell you about Steph and her naus....Dammit! Oh well, this is wonderful news! Let me know what gift you want. Maybe a toy that is very loud and scares the hell out of the dogs. LOL

Kristi H. said...

Certainly NOT pissed off to be pg...but I will admit that the wealth of unsolicited advice was one of my hesitations to begin with. Most people have only known for a week or so yet I can't tell you how many times I've already heard, "So, what about the dogs?" My 2009 Christmas cards will totally be a kid covered in dog hair :-)

She's Crafty said...

Congratulations!! Ralphie will make an excellent big brother :)

Swindle's said...

I love your "blank" you attitude! Now, mix that with hormones! I was always scared that I would wake up to Stephanie holding a frying pan over my head. Of course, I love to pester. Godspeed Brandon! Godspeed!

Amanda said...


OMG congratulations! I haven't been on the nest in forever, I had no idea! I am so happy for your and YH. You will be AWESOME parents. Your child and the dogs will get along fabulously and we will have another generation of animal rescuers! Best wishes for an easy pregnancy


Jen said...


Kimberly said...

Congratulations!!! I haven't been on the nest in forever either, until today. How exciting! Let me tell you, I got the whole, "what are you going to do with your pit bull when the baby comes" thing too. Umm... I don't know, put her very own matching dog bed in the nursery? Anyway... enjoy!
(fall-love - blue-eyed Molly's mom)