Who says women can’t keep a secret?

I kept one for so long that it doesn’t even classify as a secret any more. Because now, it shows. I can’t hide it, even if I vow never to speak about it.

Yup, as of now, I’m 20 weeks pregnant.

And don’t look at the screen so incredulously! Even I don’t believe I’m so far gone into the pregnancy already that I can feel my baby kick ever so lightly at my tummy. Yeah, I waited three months before I could announce to the world, because everyone said I must. And then, I just became tongue-tied. I couldn’t tell anyone, because I didn’t know how to. Now, however, my telling or not telling is irrelevant. It’s there for everyone to see.

I’ve gone from being from one antsy pregnant woman to a super cool mom-to-be. And by super cool I mean, just cool with the idea of being a parent. When I first realised I could be pregnant, I was so nervous. Scared. Super scared. I would cry because I didn’t want to think about what’s in store with me ahead. But now, I’m just pregnant and loving it! (A knock on the wood moment, this)

And it’s incredible how everyone’s welcomed the news. I mean, everyone I know. I think more than The Guy and me, our friends and family are excited. It’s like when you get married and everyone dances like crazy at your wedding and you wonder, ‘what’s wrong with them?’ Just that kind of feeling, except that this time I love that everyone loves me so much and are so excited for something that’s happening in my life.

Of course, there have been well-wishers who’ve asked what medication I took, andΒ inquiriesΒ from totally unconcerned parties about why I hadn’t had a baby for the last seven years that I’ve been married. But frankly, I couldn’t care less about such people any more. This is about us and our baby and no one’s allowed to ruin it.

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  1. OMG !!! Happy Happy for you πŸ™‚ *doing a jig*

    Baby year this…so many of my friends are having babies this year and hello I too delivered this year πŸ˜‰

    YAY ..congratulations to you and the guy πŸ™‚

    P.S. To hell with people who think number of years of being married is directly proportional to having babies πŸ˜‰

    • Oh yes! I don’t know if this is going to become a mommy blog, but I seriously doubt. But since the blog is about me, there’s going to be a whole lot of me in my new role stuff here, I think πŸ™‚

  2. Congrats!!! to both of you……wish I could hug you tight.(((((HUGS))))))…..enjoy every moment of this……God bless you…have a safe and just awesome time….take good care….I am sure u will be a rocking mom..:)

  3. yes, I was happier for you than eesha πŸ™‚
    and yes, you might ,might just be my inspiration one day for this coz after reading your post I spoke to my hubby about the possibilities :))
    Congratulations!

    • Your comment went into the spam box. Just saw this. And thanks a ton, babe πŸ™‚ There’s a time and place for everything. When the time’s right for you, you won’t need any inspirations πŸ™‚

  4. Oh my God.. Why did I see this post now?? Hours after talking to you.. Now I am feeling guilty for not wishing you at that time..

    a BIG BIG Congrats to you… Hope the initial hiccups are over.. Wish you a safe and trouble free pregnancy.. Enjoy the lovely glow, mom-to-be… Take Care dear girl… πŸ™‚

  5. Oh D, i am so happy for you! truly! this news just made my monday morning look so bright. this is the baby season. My best friend will be delivering soon. so many of my close friends have either just delivered or will be doing so in near future.
    My wishes are with you girl. Have a breezy pregnancy and i am waiting to welcome the little angel to this madness!

    • Yes, there’s this baby boom around. I know at least six women who’re expecting and three who’ve just delivered πŸ™‚ That just means my baby will have company πŸ™‚

  6. Ooooh!! I LOVE pregnancy news . Hearty congrats to you…and since you are already enjoying your time, here’s something to cheer you up further (apologies for the really loooong comment πŸ™‚ ) :-

    Q. Should I have a baby after 35?
    A. No, 35 children is enough.

    Q. When will my baby move?
    A. With any luck, right after he finishes high school.

    Q. How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu?
    A. If it’s the flu, you’ll get better.

    Q. Since I became pregnant, my breasts, rear-end, and even my feet have grown. Is there anything that gets smaller during pregnancy?
    A. Yes, your bladder.

    Q. What is the most common pregnancy craving?
    A. For men to be the ones who get pregnant.

    Q. What is the most reliable method to determine a baby’s sex?
    A. Childbirth.

    Q. The more pregnant I get, the more often strangers smile at me. Why?
    A. ‘Cause you’re fatter than they are.

    Q. My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she’s borderline irrational.
    A. So what’s your question?

    Q. What’s the difference between a nine-month pregnant woman and a model?
    A. Nothing, if the pregnant woman’s husband knows what’s good for him.

    Q. How long is the average woman in labor?
    A. Whatever she says, divided by two.

    Q. My childbirth instructor says it’s not pain I’ll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
    A. Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

    Q. When is the best time to get an epidural?
    A. Right after you find out you’re pregnant.

    Q. Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
    A. Not unless the word “alimony” means anything to you.

    Q. What does it mean when the baby’s head is crowning?
    A. It means you feel as though not only a crown but the entire throne is trying to make its way out of you.

    Q. Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
    A. Yes, pregnancy.

    Q. Does pregnancy cause hemorrhoids?
    A. Pregnancy causes anything you want to blame it for.

    Q. Where is the best place to store breast milk?
    A. In your breasts.

    Q. Is there a safe alternative to breast pumps?
    A. Yes, baby lips.

    Q. What does it mean when a baby is born with teeth?
    A. It means that the baby’s mother may want to rethink her plans to nurse.

    Q. How does one sanitize nipples?
    A. Bathe daily and wear a clean bra. It beats boiling them in a saucepan.

    Q. What are the terrible twos?
    A. Your breasts after baby stops nursing cold turkey.

    Q. What is the best time to wean the baby from nursing?
    A. When you see teeth marks.

    Q. Do I have to have a baby shower?
    A. Not if you change the baby’s diaper very quickly.

    Q. Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
    A. When the kids are in college.

  7. D,

    I stumbled upon your blog a while ago when you used to blog on blogspot. Just found the link to your old blog in my favorites and found that you had moved here. Congratulations on the pregnancy! πŸ™‚ Absolutely love your writing style!!

  8. Hey D !! Super super Congrats !! πŸ™‚

    And I am sure you must have inherited the coolest mom stuff from your mom.. so will wait to read a post from you kids. πŸ™‚

  9. Sigh I missed this post . 😦 what the heck it is never late right ? Congrats ! I can see super cool mom you are already πŸ™‚
    laods of good vibes and happiness πŸ™‚

  10. What wonderful news, D!!!!!
    Take care, and enjoy each and every flutter and craving and kick!!!!!
    Such wonderful feelings, all of them.
    Tons of love and God bless you all.

  11. D,
    Super news, I’ve been so tied in my work I hardly get to complete my reader feeds! So Sorry for the late wishes – Congratulations! Have a blast πŸ™‚

  12. Omg!!! Soooo exciting!!!! I’m so happy ! Congrats. Life is going to change foreva. A good change tho. Sooo happy. Much luck. I just had mine on june10th. Will write about her. :))

    • Thank you! And I’ve been waiting to hear from you…. How’ve you been Roop? Did you post something on your blog that I missed… Rushing over to check.

  13. Oh GOOD for you! πŸ˜€ Warmest congratulations from the Boy and me. (Technically, he doesn’t know you exist, but if he did he’d want to wish you!) Enjoy your very own experience of being pregnant. I’m sure these things are unique, although I don’t speak from personal experience.

  14. Was thinking it had been a loooooong while since I read your posts and went to your blogspot blog and found you’d moved! And then I came here and am DELIGHTED at what I found!!!! Congratulations, D, and have a lovely time thru your pregnancy and motherhood. God bless both of you and the bump.

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