Wednesday, September 26, 2007


My life as a parent has not turned out the way I expected it to. I expected to be done having kids at age 30, not just get started. I planned to have 4, 2 boys and 2 girls. There was supposed to be a set of identical twins in there too. I never would have lost a baby, had morning sickness, weird pregnancy rashes, or trouble brushing my teeth.

Back when you still thought if you wanted to become a parent, you'd be pregnant the next month and have a perfect pregnancy, what were your plans?


Geohde said...

Do you know that I never though that I'd become pregnant without a struggle.

I was right, more than I ever imagined, but what sort of pessimist does that make me?


Monica H said...

Hi Rachel,

It's Monica H from Still Hopeful. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting about my boys. I will read your blog as well. I'm sorry for your loss and wish you the best.


Melanie said...

I always thought I'd have no trouble getting pregnant. I was right. It only took a month the first time. I just never thought I'd have trouble staying pregnant.

Life's a bitch huh? :)

kiLikiNa said...

i think we all dream of the perfect pregnancy... the glow on our faces, the thick luscious hair and etc. and i seriously did not know about ectopic until i came face to face with it and then, i thought all is well until i had the miscarriage. yeah, i wanted 4 children too. but now, i would be truly thankful to have 1 safe healthy baby first.

Monica said...

I thought I'd get pregnant immediately, have a cute "bump", have people tell me how wonderful I looked, never be sick, have a natural childbirth with no epi, and have a bouncing baby boy. Instead I had a stillbirth at 40 weeks and 3 days and a whole bunch of other stuff in between. Let's just say nothing turned out right.

Christyna said...

I just never fathomed I wouldn't be healthy and happy and full term. It never occurred to me in the slightest even know ing the statistics. Weird cause I stress about the pros and cons of everything else. I wasn't sure I wanted another kid actually being that my first born is now 7, huge gap, bad marriage even worse divorce. Now I want two more. (deep down I'm sure I'll settle for one with an uneventful pregnancy tho.)