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Hey, this last babe is a BIG OOPS! I was mistaken when I thought DH could "control" himself. As if! . We haven't told my parents yet because, well, they'll <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/splat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="splat">. I know it shouldn't matter what they think, but, well, they are helping us a lot, so their feelings DO matter, but, well, what exactly would they have me do? Anyway, appreciate your imput!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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Yep, this one was a "surprise"! Dh is still adjusting, as he feels he was not ready for another and would have liked to plan for another instead of being surprised.<br>
Actually my ds was a "surprise" as well.<br>
I think both were meant to be... I was practicing NFP (checking mucus, temps, charting, even using a saliva tester) , and still these determined babes beat all odds and blessed my life.<br>
This will most likely be our last though.
 

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Another surprise as this new one and dd#2 will be just 18 months apart. We had been on the line about a 3rd and then when we found out we were so <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Yep! This one that is due in the next few weeks is our NFP surprise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I was fortunate that DH was very happy from day one even though our two little ones will be 16 months apart <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br>
I understand about not wanting to tell people. My Dad lives in Cali and came for a visit in August - that is how he found out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> My sister lives in Arizona and called me last week - that is when I finally told her. They don't help us out financially but my sister was unsuportive of my birth plans last time and my dad is just without tact - I really wasn't in the mood for their negative energy.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
Sometimes I feel bad because I haven't taken the time to devote to this pregnancy that I did to my previous ones. Last time I meditated, listened to music, had a perfect diet and got plenty of rest - none of that has really happened this time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
I am doing fine but when I look at my little 15 month old I just can't imagine her having to share me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> It will be interesting to see how nursing two goes - I am a bit anxious about that.<br>
We had some false labor this weekend which finally kicked our butts into gear to get our birth supplies ready and make sure we have everything but before this weekend no preparations had been made. The good news is that now we are ready for whenever he or she decides to be born <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
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Yeah, this current babe was a shocker. Although, I have to admit to kind of knowing she was on the way. It was like I knew I was going to get pregnant (and that it would be a girl) no matter what we did, like it was fate, or as I described it then, "a runaway train." I was still shocked when I tested positive because we had been being just as careful as we have been for the past 4 years yet it happened anyway. I like to think of her as a baby of destiny.<br><br>
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Hunter is our big suprise baby, the twins and he were just 17 months apart. I cried and cried...however, you know, Hunter was a <b>loved</b> baby long before birth and, boy oh boy, is he a cutie. Hoping this one is, too. I'm hoping this one is a girl.<br><br>
Oh, btw, these are Duncan's favorite smilies:<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/tomato.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tomato">, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/run.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="run">, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">
 

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Olivia was planned, just not so soon! Dh and I were still discussing when we wanted to have another when I got pregnant. I guess she has her own timetable!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Yeah, right here.<br><br>
I had really wacky menstrual cycles after weaning DS, my NFP was little more than a back-of-my-mind track-keeping, so it's not surprising that one slipped by! It was a few weeks before dh and I got used to the idea, but I can't say I was ever unhappy about the prospect. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Another NFP surprise here. We definitely planned on more but I didn't plan on getting pg when my first was only 10 months old. More like 3 years old! But our first was a surprise too (okay - total shock lol) and is the best thing that ever happened to us and I know this one will be the same.
 

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This is oops baby number 2 (of 2 babes) and 4th oops pregnancy!<br><br>
Dh is adjusting...he is excited but still apprehensive! Actually he was talking about baby number 3 because we weren't able to stop the others <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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It is comforting to know other moms are out there....Have any of you had ppl telling you "You KNOW how this happens, right?" or "Don't you have anything else to do?". I'm telling you, I want to smack 'em sometimes. I know they're being "funny" but, well, hmmm... It ain't funny to me, sometimes. Kinda like the ppl who ask me if we were using fertility drugs when we got pg with the twins. Ummm, well, no. Fortunately, I don't need any help to conceive. I do have empathy for those who do...As a matter of fact, I often feel guilty about being able to conceive so easily. Oh, well, what can you do? Love the lovely kids...
 

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My mom always says...You ahven't figured out how to prevent this yet?<br><br>
Makes me want to slap her. Of course they also told us they knew the only way they would get grandchildren was if we screwed up....screwed, yes...screwed up...I don't think so <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Oh, and you know they wouldn't want us to keep ds and baby away from them either....
 

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You mean people actually plan to have babies?<br><br>
Both of ours are "surprise!" babies, 18 months apart. I think I subconsciously wanted to be pregnant in both cases, and I would never ever go back and change things. Nobody has to know they're "surprises."
 

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I'm pregnant now, DS is 16 months old and this pregnancy was not planned. We're very happy about it and feel so blessed...but so overwhelmed and I'm pretty scared. DS is still a baby himself! When I told DH that I was PG, the look on his face was classic! He didn't know whether to jump out of his pants in excitement, or wait to see if I was OK with it! He was so excited! I'm excited too, just so tired as it is, now we're adding another baby. :LOL
 

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This is surprise pregnancy #3. But a good surprise of course. I, too, get annoyed with the comments. THey usually come from my mom. I think the first thing she asked for both babies #2 and#3 was if we had planned.<br>
#1 she knew was definitely not planned so she didn't have to ask.
 

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With this baby being #4 I definitely get asked "Don't you know what causes that?"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br>
My response is always "Yes, but it's so much dam fun!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br>
That shuts them up real quick.<br>
We have also been told we need to get cable or pick up another hobby and my response was "Why do we need another hobby when we seem to have mastered this one?"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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This will be "suprise" #2, and we currently very much enjoy suprise #1 she's wonderful, so hey, the more the merrier. Yeah, I think this is the only way we would ever reproduce, the cosmic ooops.
 

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Yep this baby is my "suprise" baby. We were using condoms, but this one some how slipped through. We knew we wanted at least one more, but I wanted to wait till Ds was more like four. He will be almost three when this one is born, but that is still a little close for me. We had a really hard time telling my folks, because we all live together, and this is going to make things a lot more cramped, and money has been really tight. But after the initial shock my parents are thrilled to have more grandkids. Actually to be honest Ds was a "suprise" too. I was on birth control pills when I got pregnant with him. I don't know what i would do with out him though. I guess these little ones were just determined to be born.
 

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I heard a new phrase for oops kiddos. How bout "bonus" babies. It's soooo much more positive... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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