A belated find

Looking less tired already!

Looking less tired already!

The challenge for Day Thirteen of Writing 101 is to write about something you’ve found, in contrast to Day Four’s challenge to write about a loss.  For day four, I wrote about my loss of sleep.  Today I think I’ll write about how I found it again.

It’s only just happened, see.  Ever since my surgery in January, I’ve been having more trouble than normal sleeping – getting to sleep and then staying that way.  I thought it was just because of the hot flashes, because they’ve been awful, and worse since I stopped taking hormone therapy in April.  It wasn’t working as well as I thought it should, so I decided to try a different doctor.

The only hang-up?

People are sensitive about babies

Did you know that?  They are.  And the sensitivity extends to kids in general.

I’m not one of those people who gets offended every time someone says, “You must have your hands full!” when I mention how many children I have.  Why should I?  They’re absolutely right.

bunniesWhat prompted this sudden outpouring of…um…incredulity?  Well, a friend of mine shared a link to a Scary Mommy post on Facebook this morning.  I read it, I laughed, and then I clicked on a related article on the same site called “10 Things Never to Say to a Mom Expecting Another Boy.”  Also, the Day 12 prompt for Writing 101.

Anyway, back to the article at hand and my incredulity.  Most of the things the author suggested you should never ask a mom expecting another boy are fairly harmless, in my opinion.  Things like, “Were you trying for a girl?”  Or, “Your husband must be SO excited!”  I guess the reason those questions don’t bother me is because I was so desperate to have a girl (really, there’s no other word for it) and my husband was excited to be having a boy, and I will be the first person to say so, whether you asked or not.

I already had one boy and I wanted one of each, so my answer to the question, “Were you disappointed when you found out it wasn’t a girl?” is always…