File this one under stupid conversations. I seem to be having it a lot lately. It usually starts with an ‘every pregnancy is different’ angle then slides directly into ‘when you have your second…’. Sometimes this refers to pregnancy, sometimes it’s about the wait between or how they get along or I don’t know, the fact that it’s wednesday.
Anyway – I try to be polite with a ‘this is probably it for us’ but people WILL NOT LET IT GO. Sheesh.
I suppose there’s a ‘once infertile, always infertile’ lesson to be learned here – that even when you’re 24 weeks preg those infertile feelings keep at’cha. But my god people…
me – this is probably it for us
people who bug me – no
me – yeah
them – you can’t have just ONE!
me (to myself – it’s a freakin miracle this one’s coming) – well, we feel very blessed with this one.
them – oh – you’ll see how much you want another one before too long
me (to self – wanting and having are two different things) – well we waited a long time to get here so and we’re going to enjoy every minute
them – oh – you’re probably the people who’ll have a whole bunch
me (self – shut the fuck up or shell out 15 grand so we can have another go) We had quite a lot of help this time – not sure we’re ready for more.
them – well I have a (friend-co-worker-neighbour-aunt-cousin-random person I heard of once) who had the hardest time then boom – second one just like that!
me – uh-huh. well I’ll keep that in mind.
them – you must be so excited.
me (s – I was before you ruined my perfectly good day) yup. exxxxxcited.
Some people suck. Those people find me.