Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Yes, evidently, it does happen!

So the project that I'm working on includes two young assistants: Christina and Cameron. They are 24 and 23 years old, respectively. They have been dating for oh... 7 years? Forever, essentially. We have been working side by side for the last four months. A few months ago, I noticed that Christina was getting the flu, fairly often.

A while later, I thought to myself, I think Christina is putting on a little weight. But you know, you never say anything. Girl has her first office job, and it's been really rainy, so active lifestyles are a little tough.

Then last Tuesday Christina gave birth. She absolutely did not realize she was pregnant. The baby is 9 lb.  3 oz and healthy, by all doctor's findings. I seriously have no idea how you can not realize that you are pregnant (at all!) but she didn't. I had suspicions that she might be pregnant, but was told emphatically, no. Never in my craziest dreams would I have imagined she was anywhere close to delivering a big ass baby boy.

And here I was thinking this only happened on TV. Girl is not stupid, but apparently her powers of self-deception are incredible.

I still cannot wrap my head around the situation, so I'm writing about it. Can you imagine, you go to bed after making airline reservations for a New Orleans trip, you wake up not feeling very well, go to the hospital, and 40 minutes later you have a baby? Crap, 9 months isn't enough time to prepare emotionally, mentally, physically for the entire life-changing event. Make all new baby decisions....now! Are you breastfeeding? Vaccinations? Circumcision? Prospective parents spend months weighing these decisions, and still doubt themselves. Poor girl had to decide on the spot.

So, the new little family seems to be doing well, and bless their little hearts, are just rolling with it. Lucky for them, they are a loving couple, their families are dear friends and couldn't be happier, their parents do just fine money-wise and can help them while they get their shit together. I daresay, there are a lot worse situations to find when you enter this world.

On the other hand, holy shit!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Holy shit indeed. I have two kids. I'm still not used to the idea of either one of them, and I've had them for close to 6 years combined. I can't imagine bingo bango BABY! I also can not imagine a pregnancy free of foot cramps, heartburn, and all the other wonderful things that come with pregnancy and are a big part of the reason that I will only ever have these two children!

(P.S. My word verification is "crack." Awesome!)