For the third month in a row, I am pregnant.

I considered waiting and telling everyone in real life who read this and will be annoyed that I hadn’t bothered to tell them in person, but maybe, just maybe this time, I want to receive congratulations before I ask for sympathy and support.

So for now, for RIGHT now, I am pregnant.

Will it stick this time? I don’t know. I have no assurances, I’m not blindly naive, and I’m aware that although the third time is considered a charm, I don’t buy it. Maybe this third time is another doomed little sac, maybe it’s not, but either way, I’m celebrating this pregnancy just as I would any other. No amount of magical thinking is going to make this better or worse or change any outcomes at all.

But for now, in a smoove effort to alienate all of my readers, I need to be true to my feelings and tell you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I’m doubly sorry if I hurt someone here, you know I’m not trying to. Shit, I’ll probably be back soon to tell you that the third time is probably not the charm and possibly gnaw off my arm when this goes down the crapper again.

Today, however, I am pregnant.

And I am happy.

(Can I ask those of you still reading this for a favor, a really simple favor for your Aunt Becky? Can you please send good vibrations this way today? Please?)



96 Responses to It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Has A Child

  • Heather says:

    ALL the most excellent, sticky baby, full-terming, vibes I can muster. You so deserve them. Day by day is just about the only way to make it through, so why not start now by celebrating. So happy for you!

  • Cassie says:

    I am crossing my fingers & sending all good thoughts and wishes your way!

  • Nothing that happens in the future will change the way I feel right now, which is very very happy for you, Becky.

  • STE says:

    Hoping all goes well for you.

    I did the same thing when I got pg with the boys: I told my dad when I was 4 weeks and getting dark likes on the hpts. Told him I wasn’t making any promises, but I wanted to give him the opportunity to enjoy it instead of just calling him after it was over. Glad I did.

    *So* hoping for good things for you.

  • Edward says:

    Congratulations!!! and of course I’ll send every sticky baby, healthy baby, pls grow baby vibe your way!!! Best wishes and I just don’t know what else to say except I hope this is it too!

  • Milk Maid says:

    Sticky sticky happy vibey baby vibes to you!!!!!!!

  • Sillycakes says:

    ALL the good, healthy-baby and happy-mom vibes I can possibly muster, headed straight your way.

  • Mrs.Spit says:

    I will do what every knitter does – go through my pattern books and order wool from webs so that I can start knitting something. That’s the surest hope I can offer.


  • COngratulations! I vibrate healthy valentine’s day babe for you.

  • kbreints says:

    Yes Yes– good vibrations are being sent you direction for sure!

  • tash says:

    If there’s a next time I’ll ignore it and avoid it until the child is in 2nd grade. So good for you for having the guts to come and spill it.

    You don’t want my flavor of luck, so I’ll just pretend nothing’s going on, until it is.

  • deb says:

    {{{{{GOOD VIBRATIONS}}}}}

    Congrats!! Hope all goes well and will be checking in!

  • Kristen says:

    Sending you all the good vibes, prayers, congratulations and excitement I have.
    I am happy for you Becky, hoping for good things for you.

  • Holly says:

    Beautiful beautiful lady. My postive thoughts are yours for as long as you want them.

  • andria says:

    I am SO thrilled for you!

    Enjoy this moment. And since you can’t, I am totally having a beer for you. Well, later tonight. After the end of school banquet at the Christian school.


  • Vered says:

    Oh my dear Becky, I am SO SO happy for you. I am sending good vibes your way and will think about you constantly from now on.

    You do realize that now you will HAVE to give us daily updates on how you’re doing or we will be WORRIED SICK about you.

  • electriclady says:

    Sending you lots of good thoughts.

  • Doing the happy dance and sending you good thoughts.

  • Heather says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I’m sending lots of good vibes your way!!

  • birdpress says:

    Lots of happy healthy Becky baby vibes from me to you!!!

  • Calliope says:

    that’s me and a little something in my bedside table given you some good vibrations.

  • Betty M says:

    Very happy for you. Sending good vibes, karma, thoughts – whatever you request from the other side of the Atlantic.

  • Wishing4One says:

    You KNOW you have some mystical GOOD, positive VIBES coming from me here in the land of the pharoahs. I am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY for you Aunt Becky! Imagine a little becky with the same spunk as Big Becky, man watch out world….

    Sending u ((( HUGS )))) my dear, one of my favorite bloggers who makes me laugh everyday until I almost pee my pants! Luv ya!!!!

  • MsPrufrock says:

    You what? Ack! Early, tentative congrats. Now, get off your pregnant ass and go comment for NCLM or whatever it’s called. Fucking lazy pregnant bitches man, I’m telling you…

  • Cricket says:

    Guarded congrats! All my best.

  • Sara says:

    YAY! All positive thoughts I can muster are totally all on you right now! Awesome awesome!!

  • heather says:

    WOOT WOOT!!! Ditto to what Backpacking Dad said. Damn, your commenters make me all inarticulate and shit.

  • c. says:

    I wouldn’t dream of sending you anything but good wishes and stick vibes. Congrats, babe. XO.

  • Karen says:

    Sending you good vibes.

    and btw are you the most fertile human in the world??

    I have a good feeling about this.

  • JJ says:

    Faaaaantastic news to read! Sending you lots of good thoughts!

  • kc says:

    If School House Rocks taught me anything it was that Bills sit on Capital Hill.

    Oh yeah, and 3 is a magic number!

    Hearts and happiness your way.

  • Melissa C says:

    here’s thinking this one will hang out in your uterus at least until pre-school! No???? OK, at least another 8 months or so then!

    WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • congrats!! Here are some vibes:

    (((((((((Aunt Becky))))))))))

  • tonya cinnamon says:

    sending super strong sticky vibes your way!!!
    hugs 🙂

  • Oh and as a non-mother with crazy baby-fever, please post as much about being pregnant as possible, cause that’s all I want to read about these days. 🙂 Let me live vicariously through you!

    (We’ve discussed it, and we’ve agreed to wait a few years until I’m done with my phd we are more stable, and have nice things like health insurance. Unless I accidentally get pregnant, in which case we are totally keeping it. For now I’m on the pill. But I want babies!!) 🙂

  • Katt says:

    Whoohoo I am so happy for you! And so glad you are letting yourself be happy!

    Sending you lots and lots of good thoughts!

  • Josh Hawkins says:

    I’ll be sending happy thoughts.

  • Ms. Moon says:

    Good thoughts coming your way. Bless your heart.

  • Sarah says:

    Oh, Becky, Becky, Becky, BECKY! I’m praying for a sticky hanging on for dear life stubborn as hell baby. I’m happy with you 🙂

  • Tracy says:

    Yay fertilized egg! Yay placenta! Yay chromosomes! You all do your thing, now, ya hear?

    Congrats, and I wish you a winter full of rib-kicking.

  • Hope says:

    YAY what a great day to find your blog 🙂 Sending you good good good goood vibrations (sung in my best beach boy voice). CONGRATS!

  • A Soldier's Girl says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Although I don’t “know” you…I am so happy & excited for you!

    I will definitely say a prayer for a happy & healthy pregnancy!


  • bri says:

    Whoa! You are really something! I am happy for you, honey. Sending all the best and stickiest of vibes.

  • quietgirl? says:

    Definitely sending good vibes your way. I say the first couple times were your body practicing. I say you direct all the love you can at that little thing that wants to grow, and everyday think of it growing big and strong. I say tell it you believe in it… Good luck honey! Good luck and good vibes! 🙂

  • Denise says:

    Sending all the good vibes I can! This is totally the news I needed today! YAY!!!!!

  • kate says:


    all of my good vibes are going your way. and i usually have pretty bad luck, so i definitely have some good coming. it’s yours. all. of. it.

    yay you.

  • Emily R says:

    Sending positive thoughts and any hormones I can spare.

  • kalakly says:

    Dude, now of course the first thing I think is, holy shit, that becky is one fucktastingly fertile gal and then I think, and man of man does she have lots of sex:)

    Most importantly tho, I think, this is it, this just has to be it, this one is going all the way, just like mommy!!!

    hugs and congrats and a boatload of healthy baby vibes all for you!

    p.s. cuz I have to say it…now I know what you can do with that stuff I wrote to you about last night:)

  • Jenn says:

    Stick, baby, stick!! We are all here for you no matter the outcome although I, personally, can’t wait for new baby pics! Mmmmm….new baby head smell….mmmmm…..

  • Jenn says:

    You are in my thoughts. I’m really REALLY praying that this will work out for you. xoxo
    I have been sending you good vibrations for a couple of months now. All the time. Love you!

  • Jenn says:

    As an aside. If it’s a girl, please don’t name it Jenn. There are entirely too many of those in the world already. 😉

  • Jenn says:

    I’m happy for you! Sending some sticky, full term baby vibes your way!

  • Jessica says:

    Yeah! Good vibes being sent your way!

  • SciFi Dad says:

    Oh Becky, I am so excited for you. I lived the “will it/won’t it” game for over a year, so I know it can be scary.

    I will send as much good juju your way as I can this next little while. And you? You try and rest and let the little guy/gal get a strong hold, OK?

  • Joann says:


  • LAS says:

    Absolutely – I will send you lots of thoughts and prayers! So happy for you!!

  • kim says:


    I’m really happy for you, and sending many good vibes.

  • Leslee says:

    YAY!!! I’m so happy to hear this! I will be sending good vibrations and thoughts and happy smiles and shaking good luck chicken bones in your general direction.


  • rockmama says:

    Congrats on being knocked up!!!! (But in a quiet and non-scary way) Lots of happy baby thoughts coming your way!

  • Chris says:

    Hey Aunt Becky,

    I’ve taken out my karaoke mic and sang Good Vibration by the Beach Boys.

    Will this do?

  • T says:

    Holy Cow. You made my day!

    I am so happy for you and I wish you the gorilla glue of pregnancy stickiness.


  • Marie says:

    Congrats!!!! Will keep all apendages crossed for you!! Love your writing you are one of my new favorite bloggers.

  • Pauline says:

    Congrats! And good luck-although I don’t think you’ll need it. I think this is the one.

  • Katy says:

    Heres hoping. I know this one will stick!

  • Lola says:

    Found your site a while ago, and I have to say I love it. Funny stuff! Of course I will send good, healthy growing baby vibes your way. Been there, done that, and you need all the good thoughts flying through the universe that you can get. Very excited for you!

  • heather says:

    Maybe you should lie down, prop your feet over your head, and then do a little lucky belly rub, sticky baby mantra routine. Stay calm and relax! Big hugs!!

  • DD says:

    I got your back, Becky. Do you want me to offer up “sticky vibes” and “baby dust” even though the very thoughts burn my brain? I will, you know, just for you.

  • gs says:

    ooh, yippee…you have such cute babies. this is the one, girlfriend. so very glad to hear you’re owning your happy. you deserve it.

    btw, get on that ticket to nyc. your neice awaits your lovin arms.

  • Elizabeth Ann says:

    Holy crap! Crossing all my fingers and toes for success! Stick! Baby Stick! Seriously lots of good Oregon hippie vibes coming your way.

  • paisana says:

    Totally thrilled for you and my new niece, of course (who you must name after me, since you didn’t name the last one after me).

  • Kyddryn says:

    Good grief, I get preoccupied for ONE afternoon and you get knocked up??

    Good onya…thinking sticky baby thoughts atcha.

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  • b says:

    Jeez, you guys are fertile Myrtles! I am totally jealous of the fact that you guys obviously F like bunnies! : ) Congratulations, and many sticky thoughts for you .

  • Gail says:

    Sending you the BEST vibes in the entire world, Becks. I certainly don’t want to be the only person I know with 3 kids…


  • Jill says:

    Congrats. Here’s hoping all goes well.

  • Jodie says:

    The one day- I don’t read and look what I miss! Congrats! I am sending you the best possible thoughts for this little one to hang on and may he or she bring tons of joy your way! 🙂
    Take care,

  • Frozen Star says:

    Good vibrations coming your way!

  • deena says:

    I pray this little bean sticks around for 9 months!
    Enjoy every moment…

  • Dr. Grumbles says:

    Holy crap!

    Your body sure is trying hard! I hope the third time is the charm (for both of us)!

  • Hope says:

    I am sending you sticky baby vibes.

  • Stefanie says:

    This little sacarooni is getting a lot of blog love as well as real life love I’m sure. We’re all pulling for you! Now lay off the Ludes.

  • pamajama says:

    Happy to hear your exciting news:) Hoping this is the charmed little life meant to take the fun-filled Becky train all the way.


  • Heather P. says:

    I have been praying for you since you lost the last pregnancy, and I will continue praying for you.
    God Bless!
    I am so happy for you!

  • Rita says:

    Congrats! I’m thinking of ya. Wow –three months along that means you’ll be popping around Thanksgiving!

  • Coco says:


    (Can I call you that? I won’t if it annoys the crap out of you. So tell me if it does.)

    Congratulations, baby!

    Sending you huge amounts of love, good vibes, prayer, Karma, and any other lovely thing that involves happiness and luck and peace for a happy, healthy, wonderful pregnancy.

  • Marly says:

    Wow, you guys have sex a lot!

    How’s that for easing the tension? 😉 Truly, I wish you all the best. Good vibrations are on the way to you and yours!

  • honeywine says:

    Yay! I’ll keep my fingers crossed until you say otherwise. And I’m totally sending out nothing but good vibes. 🙂

  • Ohm … Ohm …
    OhmyGod! You’re pregnant!
    Okay, so there goes my chanting to sooth you and send good vibrations your way …. Damn, could never sit still long enough.

    Anyway, just letting you know I’m sending all positive thoughts in your direction.

  • Meg says:


  • Sending you love and all manner of good wholesome nurturing energy.

  • Here from NCLM.

    Many, many congrats!

    And how much does it suck that we can’t all just be happy with being pregnant like the rest of the world gets too.

    Ah well…..perhaps we appreciate it more when it actually happens and perhaps that even makes us more patient parents….

  • Yay, yay, yay!! Im just checking in on my “favorites” since we’ve been gone for 3 days and this is the best news!! Congratulations and sending your sticky baby vibes for the next 6months!!

  • mandy says:

    Aunt Becky,

    I am so happy for you too. I pray all goes well for you both.

    I had my tubes tied and found myself pregnant twice since and naturally, both failed. I know what comes with that, I hate it. I hate the choice I made. I pray you never, ever, ever have to endure those feelings or experiences again!

    (((good vibes-good vibes)))

  • Oh Congratulations!!!

    So happy for you!

    Been out of town, just catching up!!!! 🙂

    Woo-hoo!!!! 🙂

  • Adrian says:

    I just stumbled across your blog today. I was also a recurrent miscarrier – I lost four in a year and went on to have a healthy son who is now 10 and I know at least 5 other women who had similar experiences. I just shared this on my blog last week. Hope it works out well for you as well.


  • Angela says:

    I’m sending you some good vibrations 🙂

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