Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Upon Sharing the Pregnancy News with the Fam

Scene: Christmas Day

Me: Well, mom and dad, we got you a present but it won’t be here until August.

Mom: Why will it take so long?

Me: Well, it takes a while to "make" the present.

like 9 months – hint hint

Mom: Oh, what is it??

She didn’t get it.

Me: Well, I'll just say this. It has to be ordered way in advance and we didn't get around to ordering it until just recently.

Dad: Wait! Is it a car?

Me: Hmmmm. Uh no, not a car. (what the heck?)

Mom: Wait, I don't want to know! I want it to be a surprise!


Me: Are you suuuure you don't want to know?

Both: OK, OK, you can tell us.

Me: We're having a baby!!

Much happy squealing ensues. Hugs all around.

And then my dad goes: So what did you really get us for Christmas?

Gee, thanks Dad.


Later, on the phone with my deaf 89-year-old Sicilian grandmother who speaks anything that enters her head:

Me: Hi, Grandma. I have great news!

Grandma: What? I can’t hear you! Speak up!

Me: I said, I. HAVE. GREAT. NEWS!

Grandma: Oh! What is it!

Me: We’re having another baby!

Grandma: WHAAAT??


Grandma: That’s wonderful, honey! How far along are you?

Me: Just a few weeks so far.

Grandma: Oh. Well, just make sure you don’t lose it.

(Pause. Did she say what I think she just said? Yep, she did.)

Me: OK, Grandma. I’ll try.

That’s my grandma for ya. God love her.


Blogger Queen of the Mayhem said...

Those grandmas....there is no stopping them, when those thoughts pop into their heads! Mine had the most difficult time remembering my husband's name when we were dating and engaged. It is two weeks from the wedding and she is STILL calling him Randy. My husband's name is Paul. Randy was the boyfriend I had for many years before my husband and I began dating! You can imagine how weel recieved this was! Congratulations!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yeah, just make sure that baby is firmly attached in that there uterus and then you can take him/her where ever you go. And viola! No worries about misplacing him/her. heehee.

But seriously? I wish you a happy, healthy, EASY pregnancy!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

QofM: Your Grandma and my Grandma should get together for bingo. I have a feeling they would hit it off! LOL.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

That's hysterical. What a doll! Well, at least you always know what's on her mind... :)

6:09 PM  
Blogger something blue said...

Gee what the heck did you get your parents?!? It must have been out of this world.

Those conversations are too much.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Momish said...

I am late to the news, so first I must congratulate you whole heartily! Yeah! What a wonderful Christmas gift!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

Your Grandmother is too funny!!! I love those family conversations like that!

6:44 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

Your grandmother is obviously related to me. Every single person in my family would say something like that.


6:53 PM  
Blogger aka_Meritt said...

ROTFL... I can't wait until I'm an old granny and can say whatever the heck I want. LOL.

I love them for it. ;)

7:23 PM  
Blogger Random Musings Of My Life said...

CONGRATS!! Thats great news!! And it did not take long at
I am so happy for you!!

9:57 PM  
Blogger Janean said...

TOO FUNNY!! Doncha hate it when your "Tricky" way of sharing the great news goes over like a lead balloon. Argh!
God bless and REST WHILE YOU CAN.

12:30 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I can't wait until I can fit into the grandmother crowd who can speak whatever come to mind without consequence.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Bobita~ said...


Bless your grandma's little heart! That would be a very unexpected response to announcing to someone that you are newly pregnant! Maybe she thought you said "we just received an unexpected check for $10k in the mail."

12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grandma must be Dad's mom. Am I right??? They are both hysterical.

You know, you don't want to misplace that uterus.

4:54 AM  
Blogger dcrmom said...

"just make sure you don't lose it" - O.M.G. that's just too funny. congrats again.

5:33 AM  
Blogger NtycnBoricua said...

Oh wow - that's too funny! Gotta love family!

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Oy. Family is always good for a foot-in-mouth quote or two. That's so funny that your parents didn't understand at first. Neither did mine when I told them about Gabe.

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a riot!! I've been just walking around telling people that the baby is gonna be a big sister, like it's no big deal. It's priceless to see the reactions!

7:04 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

hehe Grandma's are hilarious!

8:30 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Janet: You're right! This was my dad's mom. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Who knows what I'LL be saying to my kids!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Oh, dear. Hugs to your grandma

8:49 AM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

Riiiight, cuz it's all up to you. Gotta love Grandma's, they still think if you put your arms over your head the baby will fall out. If only it were that easy, who would need an epidural?? LOL!!

So so so very happy for you, but stay away, my goal for 2007 is to NOT get knocked up. So you and your fertility cooties need to stay over there.


9:27 AM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

lol... old people can be so blunt!

I hope all is going well and that you have a TV perfect pregnancy where you glow through the whole thing and never have a moment of discomfort :)


10:57 AM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

I swear sometimes with mine I look at her and say 'You do want us to like you right???'

'Geez you youngins are sooooooo sensitive...'

My Grandmother is Irish...

Where does the flippin phrase Youngins come from anyway????

11:18 AM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

Well, that also give you plenty of time to order them the car, too!

12:09 PM  
Blogger karrie said...

Congratulations! I guess we're joining you for a nice cup of herbal tea now?

12:47 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

A generous would this be???? I'm so excited for you....I send you sweet blessings...

1:07 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Oh wow! *lol* Very funny!

2:48 PM  
Blogger texas math said...

Your parent's reaction sounds alot like what my parents would have said had I made them guess...and my dad would have asked for a "gift receipt" also

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Much More Than A Mom said...

Heh. That's why I love Grandmothers.

7:43 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news...

I love your grandma. I had an old italian grandma as well, they can level you like no one else.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Ohhhh thats fantastic news !!! Im so happy for you guys!
Your Grandma sounds like my Mom lol You can always count on them to say just the right thing

Congrats again!! *hugs*

9:36 PM  
Blogger scribbit said...

Congratulations! What great news--leave it to your grandmother for the vote of confidence :)

10:30 PM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Love it! That cracks me up! That's why old people and toddlers have such great conversations together.

5:33 AM  
Blogger Waya said...

THAT'S AWESOME NEWS MoTR!!! So, that hot sex weekend really worked then?!! Welcome to the "eating-for-two" club!! I'm so enjoying this, in the eating dept., so much more since it's my last one. Enjoy it!!

6:06 AM  
Anonymous dodo said...

yeah grandma! my MIL had had a couple of glasses of wine when she got the news. "Oh" she said "well. I'm sure I'll be pleased eventually"

only to be topped by my fathers "Who's the father?"


8:29 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

OMG, this is great, I laughed so hard.

My grandpa used to "nickname" all the boyfriends any of us brought home, except he just reused the same nickname for all of them until they were sticking around for sure and he could come up with a better one.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Dodo: I think your father gets the prize for that one! LOL

2:18 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Is it a car?? Oh my god, that's funny!

4:35 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Yoiks! That's why our families didn't hear until we couldn't really avoid it any longer - three months had passed and the big family gatherings with lots of wine pouring and all were just ahead.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous anne nahm said...

That's hysterical :^) I guess this means you are funny to the third power.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

Hysterical. Thanks for sharing.

4:44 PM  
Blogger owlhaven said...

How funny!!


Mary, mom to many

11:02 PM  
Blogger h&b said...

What a classic - both occasions.
Great storytelling ;)

Sorry I haven't visited in a while. Catching up on all the goss' now ...

1:45 PM  

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