Sunday, July 20, 2008

The New Baby in Our Family

DH's cousin and her husband and 5 month old baby have just immigrated to Canada from the "motherland" (which must remain unnamed as DH is a stickler for anonymity). They arrived here on Friday, completely exhausted and worn out from the long journey. They are staying with my in-laws until they're able to settle in and find a place of their own.

So...there's a new baby in our family now.

They came to our place today for lunch. Today the full wrath of AF showed; I was in a lot of pain, and just in time for them to come, I developed two very attractive and prominent zits where no one could miss them. Sigh.

But my awesome DH did a lot of the work, so that helped, and everything went fine, more or less.

Just before they left, his cousin took the baby to our bedroom to change him. He was lying on the bed, and one by one, everyone just gathered in our room. My in-laws never come into the bedroom, yet, here we all were, all standing around the bed, laughing, and cooing, and playing with a baby around my bed.

How strange that what I had imagined would be happening one day was indeed happening...but so differently than how I imagined it would be. How strange to think that I was so sure that by now, we would have all gathered around to be playing with my baby...yet there is no sign of any baby of mine...

Maybe being around a baby will help my body get its act together...since being surrounded by tons of pregnant women hasn't seemed to help yet!

13 comments:

Just Me. said...

Sorry about AF and her wrath of pain!!!!!

I'll share with you my Clearasil, if you'd like.

((((((hugs))))))

RM said...

UGGHHHHI I am so sorry about your bfn! That really pisses me off. And it had to be a crampy one too! Total injustice.

Sounds like you survived your baby time with flying colors. I always feel so sorry for myself in those situations that I either need to go shopping or eat ice cream... :)

Jill said...

I'm pretty sure, while reading this post, I felt all of the emotions that you must have felt.... and all conflicting and so confusing at times. Congrats to having more family around.... but it really sucks about the zits.

Dreams Come True said...

Sorry about AF. And the pimples. I've been having a lot of those lately, too. It sucks.

InfertileMadWoman said...

awww...

Big hugs sweetie!!!

AF SUCKS!!!

Rebel

alicia said...

boo on AF, sorry! And ahhh so hard watching other coo over anothers baby on your bed. hugs!

shawna said...

I hope and pray that it is your baby soon.

Deb said...

my heart swells for you.

{{HUGS}}

Dee said...

The baby changed on your bed??! That's good luck! I wouldn't jinx it by saying why. Good luck!

DC said...

Seeing babies after another BFN. Ugh. Sending lots of hugs your way.

I Believe in Miracles said...

BIG HUG.

Sorry about AF, BFN, and the baby on your bed when you least expect it to be.

****HUG****

I Believe in Miracles said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I'm actually almost caught up on most everyones... so that makes me real happy, but I really appreciate you saying to start from now. It made me feel so much better. I'd been a little overwhelmed!!

I'm glad you liked some of the quotes even if you don't agree with them all. :o)

sara said...

Ick about AF and I'm hoping that soon it is your baby that is lying in your room. ((hugs))