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 thoughts on “It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Has A Child

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.


  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.


  8. 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.

  9. 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!!!!

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. 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!!) 🙂

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

    Sending you lots and lots of good thoughts!

  15. 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 🙂

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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!


  19. 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! 🙂

  20. celebrate!

    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.

  21. 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:)

  22. 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…..

  23. 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!

  24. 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. 😉

  25. 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?

  26. 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.


  27. Holy Cow. You made my day!

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


  28. 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!

  29. 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!!

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

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

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

    Good onya…thinking sticky baby thoughts atcha.

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  34. 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 .

  35. 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…


  36. Becky,
    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,

  37. CONGRATULATIONS Aunt Becky!!
    I pray this little bean sticks around for 9 months!
    Enjoy every moment…

  38. 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.

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


  40. Becks-

    (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.

  41. 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!

  42. 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.

  43. 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….

  44. 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!!

  45. 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)))

  46. 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.


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