So… here we go!
As the title so aptly puts it- I am a newlywed in the process of trying to get knocked up.
<waiting for it…..>
Yes, I am trying to get knocked up by my new husband. I actually had a woman ask me if my husband was going to be the father- Hopefully my blank stare and sigh of pure disgust gave her the answer she was looking for.
So it has been 130 days since M and I got married on November 11th and not one day has passed that someone, whether it be a friend or a complete stranger, has asked me a really stupid question about getting married/starting a family.
Just for your (the one or two helpless people who stumble upon this blog) reading pleasure, I’ve decided to share a few of these moments.
Flashback to the end of November- It is my first day back to work since the wedding and honeymoon. I walk into the building and make my way back to my office. Now there is probably less than 100 yards between the front door and my desk. In that 100 yards I was stopped 17 times. I did not realize that 17 people knew my name much less that I had gotten married and this was my first day back. I kid you not- every single one of those 17 people asked if I was pregnant yet. Not to be outdone- 12 of those 17 upon hearing that I was indeed not pregnant, felt the need to ask “are you sure?”
If a woman tells you she is not pregnant, do not subsequently ask her “Are you sure?” This does not lead to happy feelings on anyones part.
Flash ahead about a week- I am in Target on a mission to purchase thank you notes- that is it. Get in, get the thank you notes, get out. Wrong.
Lady standing next to me in the gift card aisle notices that I have picked up “Classic Wedding Thank You Cards” and can not resist inquiring about my situation.
“Oh, I see you are getting wedding thank you cards.”
I reply, “Yes, I just got married a couple of weeks ago.”
“That is so lovely, so when are you going to start a family?”
No joke, my jaw must have hit the floor and in my mind I played a little game I like to call- What I’d like to say to you in this moment. After resisting the urge to ask her about her sex life, I decided to just play it off and move on.
So, as you can see it was within a month that I had two rather awkward situations concerning my reproductive habits. I’ve learned my lesson and gotten really good at quick responses such as “You’ll be the first to know!” or my favorite, “well we really haven’t had sex yet- waiting till it feels right, you know?”
Ahh, people and their big mouths!