Edited for Hormonal Imbalance

So I wrote out this whole post, and it didn’t start out in a bad place, but it ended up in one, so I’m self-editing, because who can trust a pregnant woman to make any sense, huh?

What I really wanted to say was, thanks for coming to my pity-party the other day. All hugs and premature congratulations much appreciated, and I’ll try not to do it again… much. (Fair warning though: see most of my last pregnancy!)

Minor important details I should probably dish out here are: I’m only 9.5 weeks so far, and I’m still (probably excessively) concerned about the slapped cheek virus and possible subsequent miscarriage. Lets keep all minor appendages crossed, shall we?

On another rant entirely, tomorrow, Finn’s school is having a ‘Footy Fun Day’ – an out-of-uniform-wear-your-team-colours kind of hullabaloo. Which is fine. Except you’re looking at one of the teeny-tiny-minority of families in Victoria who do not follow AFL! I know! The Shock! The Horror!

Anyway, Finn barely knows what ‘footy’ is, except what he hears from class mates (which is mostly along the lines of ‘you should… (follow x team/y team/collect footy cards/go to Auskick)’). Whatever. I’m totally on board if he decides to do any of those things, I am. But what’s incensed me today is the suggestion that if they don’t wear footy colours tomorrow, they have to come to school in uniform. Pfft to that (if it’s accurate, which, to be fair, it may not be, since I did only heard it from Finn so far). However… since he’s a small boy who’s sometimes overly concerned about doing the right thing, I’ve convinced him that since ‘footy’ also encompasses soccer/rugby/whatever else (Gaelic football, anyone?), he can get away with wearing the only piece of football paraphernalia which exists in our house – which just happens to be….

…an All Blacks hat brought back as a souvenir for Finn from NZ by my Dad.

Ahahahahaha. Take that, patriotic loyalty :giggle:

Back next time with actual photographic evidence of crafting. I swear it’s true!

PS. We can thank Dermot for getting my blog images back in operation, since I was being a complete dolt about it. Also, he provided hugs as requested. Yay for husbands.

PPS. Finn will also be wearing other clothes. Not just the hat. In case you were concerned for his welfare and my sanity!

PPPPPPS. Is 9.5 weeks too early to be breaking out the maternity gear, d’you think?! Because, damn, third pregnancies really suck in that regard!

11 responses to “Edited for Hormonal Imbalance

  1. Hey, my kids have no idea what footy is either. You’re not the only ones! And go on, drag out the maternity clothes – I think I was in them by 8 weeks for pregnancy number two, so I can only imagine how it must be for number three! Go for comfort!

  2. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I am with Lara, go for comfort.

  3. We have an appalling footy situation in our house. On my side, there is NO INTEREST (I’m born and bred Victorian, too!) and on the man of the house’s side is a LARGE EXTENDED FAMILY of Collingwood supporters. My poor child is doomed. It hit me like a bolt when I was about 6 months pregnant with her.

    Fingers and toes crossed (and comfy-wumfy clothes) for the teeny little one.

  4. We are having our own Footy day dramas.
    Both of mine have a team (different ones) but we have an undersupply of Footy clothing (mainly because it cost so much. Rory has a Hat and T-shirt that Grandpa gave him (same team) but Amelia does not even have anything in the right colour (Navy Blue). I don’t really know what I will find, but I will find something. I am ready to send Amelia in Rory’s team colours.

    Another thought I had Melanie, is that Slapped Cheek, which is also called 5th’s disease (becasue it is one of the five most common viruses in childhood) is something you probably were exposed to in your childhood. You have probably already had it many years ago.

    Thinking of you anyway. See you at the Footy fest tomorrow 🙂

  5. Okay, since you officially announced it, I will officially congratulate you now! Everything crossed that all will go well. And can he go as a referee instead of a player? Don’t know if that would be easier, it was the only idea I had. (And footy was a new term for me!)

  6. Subtle hints don’t work on me at all – I completely missed your happy news! Congratulations to you all!

  7. Congratulations, Melanie. I hope your mood improves, though I completely understand. I am pretty sure Scott felt like he was walking on eggshells for my entire pregnancy with Lauryn; I was not a pleasant person.

  8. Congrats on your wonderful news! 🙂

    Hope you are feeling better soon. But, I know I was an emotional rag my entire pregnancy. I cried at the drop of a hat and I think my husband thought I was losing my mind.

  9. Yay to spud baking!
    i have no idea about any of it all, but just wanted to say hi and hope you are goodly. xx

  10. Congrats on the upcoming addition – hope that the pregnancy goes well.

  11. Happy Belated Birthday to you, Melanie! I’m sorry I missed the actual day on Saturday, but I had to work all weekend and am still tired from the whole ordeal. I do hope that you had a wonderful day, though, filled with family and goodies galore! *hug*