01 April 2011

Unexpected


A few weeks ago I began to get worried.  Perhaps deep down I already knew what was going on, but I definitely chose to ignore it.  Rightly so I suppose.  I guess I’d just never expect something like this to happen.  Lapses in judgment can so easily change everything.

Finding out you’re pregnant is frightening – there I said it.  Or at least it is when it’s so very unplanned.  Obviously this is the situation I suddenly and unexpectedly find myself in.  Less than prepared would be an understatement.  So now what?

Bring it on I guess.  It’s that sort of attitude that’s gotten me through so many things.  This definitely calls for that sort of optimism right?  Caught in between so many emotions I guess it’s really all I can do.  Hopefully all the questions I have now will eventually answer themselves.  Even the really hard ones.  Secret’s out at least; guess that’s step one.

23 comments:

  1. Congrats! Even if it is something unexpected and totally unplanned...it is still exciting. I got pregnant with my first child the FIRST time I had sex with his father. Talk about timing. 11 years later and we are all still together....shit like that really does happen.

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  2. wow. Well I hope it all turns out for the better, whatever you choose to do. good luck with everything! it can be some scary shit, but at least you're trying to be optimistic :)

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  3. Yes, Happy April Fools to you too.

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  4. Take heart, Sauce. I know it's probably a little more tangible now that you see it in print, but I appreciate your transparency and bravery. Probably have lots of things you're thinking about with graduate school coming up and work. I'll be thinking lots of positive, calming thoughts for you in these upcoming months.

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  5. Saying April Fools seems inappropriate...

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  6. Wow...congratulations, even though it was unexpected. Taking life head-on is the only way to go if you don't want to make yourself miserable with worry...and since that seems to be how you plan on taking it, you'll be just fine. Best wishes to you and your man with this surprise, and I hope it turns out better than you could ever imagine. :)

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  7. Isn't the "I'm pregnant" announcement on April Fool's just so overdone and trite?

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  8. So um...April 1st...Are you really pregnant or April Fools joke? If you really are pregnant then congratulations.

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  9. Holy crap! Even if it's unplanned, congrats! Things happen for a reason you know!

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  10. April Fools!!!


    I hope.

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  11. Shawn (aka Shawna the Maid)April 1, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Wow. You must be a blur of emotions right now. It's OK to be scared. It's OK to be nervous and anxious and to feel a little (or even a lot) overwhelmed. This is big, big news. But knowing you a little bit now, I'm 100 percent sure you're going to be awesome at this. No matter where it all leads, you'll make the right decisions and do the right things. I have total faith in that. And just know that there will be lots of people -- even a guy from Pennsylvania who you only met once -- who will be thinking of you and praying for you while you tackle the tough questions and figure out what your future is going to be. :)

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  12. Ha ha....wait, I forgot it was April Fool's Day....I realized it when three other of my favorite bloggers all made "unexpected" baby announcements!

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  13. April Fools?
    Ahhh Sauce, you *almost* had me :D

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  14. Going on a feminist inspired rant about Hooters and it's objectification of women would've been way more original. ;)

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  15. Wow. I never know what to say to news like that. And I know you don't know me that well, but you can reach out to me if you want to bend my ear--though I'm sure you've got tons of friends in RL you can talk to. Anyways, for what it's worth, I'm here. Whatever you decide to do about it won't be judged or criticized by me.

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  16. WOW! Congrats and thanks for sharing that with us.. I know i've been out of the loop for a while but just reaching out to say I'm still here!!


    TOTS

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  17. Omg that sucks!!! I'm so sorry!!!! Most women are like, "omgahhh having a baby is the best thing in the world!!!" Well Sauce I'm going to be the one that is going to keep it real- you're young, you're pretty, you're in grad school, and you haven't been dating the baby daddy that long. So yes, your situation sounds shitty at the moment. Just remember there are options. A girl I knew from high school, who is now a senior in college, got pregnant and knew she couldn't give her daughter the life she deserved. So, when her daughter was born, she gave it up for adoption to a local family that allows her to visit the baby whenever she wants to.

    I've been reading your blog close to a year now, and I can tell you are a great person with a good heart. Good luck with your decision- I only gave my point of view b/c 1) I would be scared shitless if I was in your position. Children are a HUGE responsibility and require AT LEAST 18 years of your full attention and financial assistance and 2) Everyone always sugarcoats things and sometimes people just need to hear- damn that does suck. Now you can move on and decide what is the best decision for you. Best of luck.

    PS I just watched a documentary for my sociology class called the Business of being Born. You should watch it. It basically talks about how doctors pressure women to have C-sections b/c the longer you are in labor, the more it costs the hospital. Anyways the film was advocating that women should consider midwives to deliver their babies- b/c midwives have lower infant mortality rates than hospitals. Anyways it was just something to consider if you were thinking about giving birth the natural way.

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  18. THIS BETTER NOT BE AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE!

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