|Princess with her newest cousin|
My brother and his wife are also expecting a baby in November. Yeah, I know. When we have babies in my family, we have them in batches. First were the three oldest kidlets, Princess and her two cousins who are about 6 months apart from oldest to youngest. Next came the 3 younger cousins who are less than a month apart from oldest to youngest. And now my sister and sister-in-law are having babies close together. I opted out of this stretch of baby production. Hubby says we're out of the game completely, but I can just picture God leaning out of Heaven with a chuckle saying, " How about I bless them with a set of triplets to show 'em who's in charge here."
To be honest, I was sitting on pins and needles until my sister actually delivered her baby yesterday. The first two times she announced a new addition, I followed with an announcement of my own. Both times, I told everyone I was NOT pregnant and then found out a few days later that I had unwittingly told a lie. So this time, when my sister started glowing and throwing up, everyone looked at me expectantly (no pun intended). Like "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" or the contemporary version of this fable, "The Girl Who Cried Because She Was Hormonal and Pregnant, But Didn't Know It Yet" they naturally didn't believe me when I denied any upcoming offspring. After this happening twice, I thought for sure, my sister's pregnancies were contagious and, no matter how hard I tried to prevent it, I was sure to follow her footsteps again. But here we are...baby Abby is practicing her newfound stretching skills, and I'm (as far as I know!) not in the baby-making business at the moment.