Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Who Does Number Two Work For?

The Boss will soon have an underling. Barring unforeseen contract disputes or better offers from more prestigious employers, Number Two will begin work sometime around April 22. We're flexible. The Boss strolled in nine days after the agreed upon start date and nobody batted an eyelash. It's a laid back work environment.

[Note: If you are not familiar with the theme and naming conventions in this blog--or if you've forgotten, given my 3-month hiatus--here's a recap:

The Boss: Our two year old daughter and one of the youngest Johnny Cash impersonators in the USA

The Partner: My long suffering husband. It's very difficult being married to me, you know.

Me: A work-at-home mother and writer.

And, now....Number Two: Our second child, currently in fetal form, expected to make his or her grand entrance in less than 7 months.]

In preparation for Number Two's arrival, I've been hording sleep via daily afternoon naps scheduled during a block of time usually reserved for blogging. I'm mildly sorry for the absence, but since sleep has always been my number one priority, I'm not about to go all apologetic on you. I will say that I am now back for the duration. Almost twelve weeks into this pregnancy, I am beginning to feel a bit more energized and considerably less nauseated.

On Monday, I got to hear the heartbeat for the first time when the midwife placed the gel-covered Doppler on my lower abdomen. It took her a while to find it, but finally, after several assurances that it is normal to have to search a bit, the hyperdrive beat was audible. "Yup, you're definitely pregnant," the midwife said.

I grinned and looked down at The Boss, who was walking around with the plastic Pap Smear cupholder. She tilted an ear toward the amplified sound. Her brows were furrowed.

"That's the baby's heart beat," I explained.

She raised one of those furrowed brows and sort of shrugged. Then she focused in on the bendy black light used to illuminate vaginal canals. She tried to unscrew the bulb.

I sighed happily.



Lauren said...

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is awesome awesome news!!!!!!


Kelly said...

Congratulations!! YAY!

Wendy said...


And to answer your question, number 2 works for number 1. It is not as cute as it sounds.

Whirlwind said...

Congratulations! That's very exciting!

I was wondering where you had been!

jen said...

oh sister...congratulations! i am very happy for you.

Mrs. Chicken said...

oh fer christ's sake, you too? I'm going to get knocked up out of sheer peer pressure. "Honey, the blogosphere made me do it."

That said, I could not be more happy for you, my favorite writer. Blessed be, friend.

Now start blogging again, damnit. NaBloPoMo is coming up.

slouching mom said...

Let's see -- to continue with what Mrs. Chicken started --

There's you (and CONGRATULATIONS, baby!).
Cool Zebras.
Spinning Yellow.
Mrs. Chicky.


(So happy for you.)

Lawyer Mama said...


You & HBM & Mrs. Chicky all at the same time! WOOOT! It's a regular blogger baby boom!

pinks & Blues Girls said...

Yay! Let's hear it for the heartbeat! So excited for you all!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Michele said...

How WONDERFUL!! Congratulations and so glad to read you again.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Hooray for being knocked up!

(of course, I've already congratulated you but I'm just so happy to have you back that I'll do it again.)


bethiclaus said...

Congratulations! How exciting is this?

iheartchocolate said...

I am so, totally excited for YOU! How marvelous, indeed.

The next 7 months will zoooom by, just wait.

Glad your nausea has subsided some. Mine was 24/7 for 9 mo the last two times. Bleh.

Andrea said...

I'm sorry I'm late to this party! Something bad happened to my bloglines.


Andrea said...

Oh, and if you feel the need to commiserate the pregnancy woes, don't hesitate. You know I sympathize. I'm STILL throwing up once every morning and I'm almost 7 months along!

Jene said...

yeah, i kinda figured. you're pretty predictable. :-) congrats! i guess i won't see you until may, when you are able to drink again, lol. miss you! i'll call soon.

Figur8 said...


It has always been on my mind - how does one manage a second pregnancy with a toddler running around?

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

Take care!

Sharon - Pinks & Blues Girls

toyfoto said...

I am giddy!

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

That's great news...
As a mother of 3 boys... the first 2 of them 12 months apart, and the 3rd 18 months younger than the 2nd. It's the best thing giving your child a sibling. Congrats!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues

Laura McIntyre said...

Just found you blog today, big congrats on your pregnancy

Lisa said...


I remember fondly the days of playing with all the implements in the OBs office. Except it was my husband who was condoming the vaginal ultrasound machine, not my child. =)

Major Bedhead said...

Congratulations!!!! Wow, all these knocked up bloggers. It's great.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Yippee! The Boss will be a great, er, boss! Very cool news.

lildb said...

I knew it.

I just knew it.

*beaming almost painfully*

(you know what I mean.)

Jenifer said...


I have also been missing sorely from my blog for the same reason... I have not quite come out of it yet though... You are due about 3 weeks before me :)

It's so exciting that so many of us are expecting!

Here's to the end of nausea!! And naps!!