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Listen, I have something important to say this time October 22, 2009

Posted by Erin F. Wasinger in Being a mama.
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The impetus behind the echoing silence on this blog is only partly explained by Alice’s energy.

There’s an elephant in the room, my friends, and it’s called “Erin’s getting chubby,” or … OK, yes, I’m pregnant.

Oh yes. It’s true. On May 5-ish, my life will get a lot more complicated.

The second time around, I feel smarter. I feel less scared. I feel just as moody. I’m always right on the edge. I don’t know what’s coming next. Dave is really nice to me.

I feel like a pooch showed up around day 14, before the pink line even registered on my fourth pregnancy test, and firmly — or softly, kind of jiggly — refused to do much but hang over my pants’ waistbands.

I also feel like Elmo’s been raising my child, and I don’t feel guilty for that. I regret having “Sing, Sing a Song” in my head at work, but these are the side effects of second pregnancies, I’m sure of it.

I’ve also realized the second time around is more fun to keep secret.

At 7 a.m. on Sept. 24, alone with a technician while Dave was at home feeding Alice her toast, I saw Cashew 2’s heartbeat, and I had to wipe a tear away because OH MY GOD WHAT DID I DO and he/she is already growing fingers and kidneys and perhaps a Wasinger nose.

And then I had to go home to show Alice and Dave our latest edition:

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1. Lori - October 22, 2009

YAAAY! Congrats Erin (and Dave)! The second time around – you’ll be much less stressed… I can’t say the second pregnancy is any better – because my kid came out a whole 2 pounds heavier than his sister. She was 8#7oz. Do the math. Here’s to a healthy pregnancy and a little baby! =)

2. Mandy - October 22, 2009

Congratulations! How exciting.

3. JC - October 22, 2009

Congrats! The second pregnancy flies by (I swear I am not making that up either). I still feel like I just took a test and I’m almost ready to deliver this kid!

4. Jen - October 22, 2009

Oh Erin!!! We should have know…everything happens in 3’s right (me, you and Kristen)!?! I am so excited for you and might I add also dissapointed at finding out how long you have known…totally could have used you at the party thanks! 🙂 Congrats to you guys!! Love you

5. greeneyedmom - October 22, 2009

Congratulations! How exciting! I think that’s the same age spacing I have with my boys, 23 months? The first few are hard but then its all good.

6. Alisa Homann - October 22, 2009

YAAAAAAAYYYY!!! Congrats!!!!

7. Stephanie - October 22, 2009

Congratulations!

8. badgergirl - October 22, 2009

Congrats! I was starting to think something was going on. I mean seriously. How often do you take mid-afternoon, out of the office lunch breaks? 🙂

Congrats again.

9. Nicole - October 22, 2009

WOOOOOOOOOOOO! I’m totally pumped for you, Dave and Alice! SO EXCITED! GREAT NEWS! 😛

10. erinfrances - October 22, 2009

Aw thanks everyone.

I wondered how long I could keep the charade up. Haha.

11. Deloris - October 22, 2009

Congratulations to you and Dave!

12. mymomgenes - October 22, 2009

Hooray! And guess what? It will be very different this time. Not only will the baby be different – but so will you! You already are. =) I can say that not having known you pre-Alice. And only knowing you from the blog now. Because it’s universal. =)

13. Katie - October 22, 2009

Wow! I am so excited for you!!! Congrats!

14. Becky - October 23, 2009

Yeah, now I can finally tell people! (Jill & Angie say congrats too!)

15. Kritta - October 23, 2009

OMG!! Congrats, you guys! If new baby’s nearly as precious as Alice, the world’s in trouble. I’m happy for you.

16. Erin - October 26, 2009

Wow, congratulations Erin and Dave!!! 🙂


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