When I first learned I was pregnant, I was, let's say, pretty surprised. I couldn't really tell anyone because, well, you just DON'T. Especially if you are in your late thirties and your other kids are already sentient beings and there was just NO PLAN in place for this type of adventure. So, I decided to start a new blog that I would post at a later date. The blog was called Totally On Purpose and it was going to document my pregnancy and all that that entails. But... I got to thinking. It took me over TWO YEARS to drag 58 followers to my "real" blog. So, I'm going to incorporate my Totally On Purpose posts (of which I already have 15 written) into this blog. Thus, forcing it on you and making me feel like I have some kind of audience. So, here's the first post. Note the date of it's writing...
|I should hold a caption contest. Yup. Just found out!|
Today is Thursday, August 11, 2011. I'm not sure when I will post this to the world because, well, it's early yet. I'd like to hear your heartbeat first before I sing from the mountaintops that The Giesslers are having another baby. Holy Lord. The Giesslers are having another baby!!
I found out about you on Monday morning, August 8. It was quite a surprise. Oddly enough, I'm almost 100% sure we found out about Tommy on August 8th, too. Of course, that was 2003. And I was 8 years younger. I'm 37 now. I'll be 38 when you make your entrance into the world. Thirty-eight. Oh, my....
Anyway, I learned about you in the bathroom of my hotel room at La Quinta Inn in Rochester. (If you know who Mike "You Can't Force Me to Speak Spanish" Birbiglia is you're laughing right now...) I have to offer special thanks to the guy at Rite Aid next door who was TOTALLY chatty as I was attempting to quickly and quietly check out with my very important purchase. Even with a pregnancy test in my sweaty palm, I guess my face just screams "tell me about the rain storm you had at your house last night!"
Aunt Heather was across the hall and since I HAD to share the news with someone, she was the first to know. Aunt Heather laughed. And laughed and laughed and laughed. She thinks it's wonderful (and hilarious) that you're on your way. I think it's kind of funny and VERY wonderful that you're on your way.
This blog is called Totally On Purpose because, well, you are kind of a surprise and I enjoy sarcasm. A good deal. Trust me - you'll learn to love it, too. So, my name for you right now is Baby TOP (Totally On Purpose). Don't get me wrong. You're a GREAT surprise I LOOOVVVEEEE babies and whenever I see one or hear someone is having one, I get immediate Mama-envy. But, honestly, I didn't see you coming. I already write a blog about the rest of my life (mostly about running, though) but I wanted to have a special place to talk to you and keep you up on the joy you're bringing and the trouble you're causing (oh, my, you'll cause trouble!)
Tune in to the next blog post to find out about DADDY'S reaction to the news!!