Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's Contagious

There are a lot of things in my life that have been unexpected. While I call myself a planner, in action, it always tends to be a short-range concept. It's taken a while, but I've come to embrace the temporary, the transient, the unplanned.

I'm not actually sure when it happened, but "unexpected" has grown to have a rather equivocal connotation. "Unexpected" can often be construed as "unplanned," which, more often than not, is considered negative.

So, when we found out in November that I was pregnant, Dave and I realized that while, yes, it was unplanned, it was a halcyon-type moment in our lives. It was something utterly defining. It was auspicous. It was positive.

And it still is. Right now we're just at 11 weeks and baby England is growing just right and has a strong heartbeat. Everyone asks us if we're excited, and we can honestly say we're thrilled, stoked, and sometimes just amazed at how our lives are changing so quickly.

It seems, though, that everyone is pregnant these days. Just today, in fact, a family friend announced she was 12 weeks along via facebook. The Maiden Metallurgist is at 25 weeks today. About three other friends are at various stages of incubation, as if your proximity to pregnancy makes you more likely to "catch it."

Regardless, we're excited about all of the little unexpected things life is throwing our way these days.

10 comments:

tim ennis said...

congratulations Jo! I hope you and Dave the best. your right it does seem this whole pregnancy thing is catching, but that's a good thing. lord knows we need more people like you and dave in this world.

Jemison Family said...

I'm so excited for you both! Just wait... you will be up at this hour like me, waiting for your teething baby to tire his or herself out in the bouncer so you can go back to sleep. Welcome to parenthood! :)

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Congratulations to you both!

thetexpat said...

Congratulations!! That's great news! And it's true, it seems like everyone is getting pregnant these days, I've got 3 friends who are currently preggers, and 4 who had babies in the last 2 months!

MattJ said...

Oooh! Congratulations to you both! If you want the baby England to cut a dash around town, I highly reccomend

http://www.nippazwithattitude.com/

:p

Lemon Gloria said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations!!! This is wonderful! (And I know you're going to knit the most adorable things ever for Baby England!)

Miss Dallas said...

Thank you, everyone! :D

lazyk said...

Holy cow woman! You and I are on the exact timeline. First, we almost share an anniversary and now, our first-borns are practically due at the same time. We're July 16...you have got to be around the same time! So exciting! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Librarian Girl said...

Congratulations!

Frugal Vegan Mom said...

Hi - just came over from Lemon Gloria - we were sort of like you. Kids were a "someday" thing, and then it just happened sooner than expected. I'm still mostly in a state of disbelief. And exactly one month until official due date!

Hope everything's going well for you!