Saturday, February 7, 2009

I'll take it as a compliment...

For all of the well wishes, heartfelt congratulations, hugs and hi-fives I have received the past few weeks since coming out of the pregnancy favorite comment has got to be "wow, that is great, congratulations...better you than me." Yes, I am glad it is me.

Now that the majority of my friends are in the 40ish age segment of the population - this comment makes so much sense, makes me laugh with delight and continues to give me pause at life's little miracles and surprises.

Many times during the day I do sit and ponder the thought "oh my word, I am 40 years old and pregnant - I will be in my 60's when they graduate college..will I even be there for their wedding." Many times a day I also remind myself that I still also have a 3 year old - so a newborn at this time of my life isn't that so far-fetched or crazy.

Right now I am a mom - and look forward to being a mom again. I am 40 and ready to start again with a lovely newborn. I am not doing much else right now - except already being a mom ...I have my education, I did my 16 years in the corporate world, I have traveled the world, experienced life, enjoyed fine wine and men. I am content in my choices, my world, my family. I am young and happy and full.

Sometimes my kids do not realize how young I am. I don't blame them...when I graduated from high school, my mom was all of 39 and I thought she was quite elderly.

Case in point - the conversation from my backseat today while bringing Eloise and her friend Maguire to a birthday party.

Maguire: Hey Eloise, my mommy found out yesterday that she is going to have a boy. I really don't want another brother as I already have one. I want a sister to play with. What kind of a baby are you having?

Eloise: I am not having a baby - I already have a little sister who is a girl and she is not a baby anymore.

Maguire: No, I mean the baby in your mommy's belly - what is it?

Eloise: My mommy doesn't have a baby in her belly - she is waaayyy to old to do that again.

Just think how old I'll be when she graduates from high school. Nice.


Michelle said...

well, I, for one, am a bit jealous. I'd love to have a baby in my 40s! But I also recognize that I'm just plain greedy when it comes to baby love.

Andrea Hallett said...

Tracy -If you hadn't said you were 40 I would have never guessed. Besides, it's only a number and you are so much more than that. This baby will have the most awesome mom and family anyone could hope for. So what if he/she has to bring you your walker and false teeth every morning? And think of all the "Murder, She Wrote" episodes he/she will get to watch? This baby doesn't know how good they have it! :)

Amanda M. said...

Oh, from the mouths of babes! I love to hear kids' take on the world! ;)
40 is a number....that's all. Besides, you LOOK like you're 25!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's great you and Jed are having another bambino. You are both great parents and E and E will be great little helpers. They are at a perfect age to help and enjoy. I would have loved to have had more babies. Way to go! xo

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