Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

Conversation With The Husband That Ends In A High Five

The other day I was working out for the first time in many many months, but I’ll talk about that in a later post.

Working out really clears your head, you know? In that moment of clarity, I realized a conversation with the husband was in order. He was in the bedroom, so I walked in and started talking.

Me: Hey baby, I just thought I should tell you… I took a pregnancy test today.

Husband: Oh shit.

Me: Don’t worry, not pregnant. Thank God, right?

Husband: Oh shit. Yeah, thank God.

Me: It’s just that it’s been 8 weeks, and I was starting to get worried. I know I stopped the birth controls pills at an odd time in cycle and threw my body off, so it’s not that unusual. But I had to be sure sure, you know?

Husband: Yeah, I know. That’s shit’s crazy.

Me: I know right. If I was pregnant, I would blame you. I mean, for other than the obvious reasons. I would think you jinxed me when you held a three year old up to the sky and claimed you wanted one.

Husband: I did do that, huh? Well, I didn’t mean it. Not yet.

Me: Better not have meant it. Jinxing me… No babies yet.

Husband: Damn right.

That’s basically the gist of what happened. I’m paraphrasing because I waited too many days to get the quotes exactly right. Husband, If I got some part of that wrong, let me know please.

One of my favorite blogs to read is Single Infertile Female. Her story is just so inspiring and interesting to me. At the moments where I’m so grateful to push off motherhood, I kind of feel like a douche because there are so many women who would love to be mothers if the opportunity were available.

But on the other hand, I’ve never had a real pregnancy scare. This is mostly due to my irregularity. Without birth control pills, my cycle does what the hell it wants. And after stopping pills and throwing my body out of whack, I’m sure it’s just rebounding.

There’s just this tiny part of me that is a bit worried. I’ve never been pregnant before, and I’d like to think that’s because I’ve been smart and careful. But I’ve also never had a fertility test done. I’d like to think when the time comes, I’ll have no problems in that area, but it’s not guaranteed.

Knowing I’m not pregnant, but also knowing how weird my body is being right now, I’m thinking I need to take a trip to the doctor just to make sure things are okay. I figure I’ll give it another week or so.

But aside from my inkling of a worry that something may be wrong, I’m just celebrating the lack of an unplanned pregnancy. The husband and I high fived each other at the end of our conversation.

It’s really for the best. The husband I are so inappropriate, we’d crack jokes at how our first-born was an unexpected accident at that child’s first ten birthday parties. No kid should be put through that.

4 responses

  1. Well since it ended in a “high five”, I congratulate you on not being pregnant. Whenever you have one on the way, I’m sure it will make the two of you very happy. Glad you have found time for some exercise!

    April 24, 2013 at 20:14

    • Lol, thanks. Yeah, we definitely want kids, just not yet. Maybe two years or so from now. And I’m so proud to stay on top of exercising. 6 times in 8 days is amazing!

      April 24, 2013 at 20:24

  2. Wow, you have really gotten going with your exercise!

    April 24, 2013 at 20:26

    • Trying. So far so good. I’m really trying to make a lifestyle change rather than just workout until my body looks better and then stop.

      April 27, 2013 at 08:05