You know, I’ve considered participating in the “Not Me” Monday festivities for quite some time. It has always seemed like a creative prompt, a unique posting style, and just a fun way to confess all the little secrets you have (or HAVE NOT, as the case may be) been keeping under wraps.
I really feel like this is the perfect week for me to jump in...because...
I have not been DYING to share some exciting news with you. I could have kept this to myself forever. There’s no way I was even tempted in the slightest to blow the secret that I am going to be an aunt again. To TWINS!!!!
My brother and his wife are expecting their multiple blessings on or around November 1, 2009. I am NOT over-the-moon about this news. And I have NOT already purchased frilly socks, hairbows, accessories and other baby items for these kiddos. That would be silly since we have no clue what the boy/girl breakdown is going to be yet. And I am just not known to be silly, spontaneous or impulsive when I get excited. Not Me.
I’m also not one who would get so caught up in the excitement of the BIG FAMILY NEWS that I would neglect to notice a few suspicious symptoms of my own. Not Me.
I would never summarily dismiss the achy back, increased irritability, and extreme fatigue by blaming the symptoms on stress or maybe the flu. Nor would I, after several days, have finally purchased a home-pregnancy test. Just to ease my mind, you know.
I would not have taken said pregnancy test while my husband and son were outside in the front yard playing football. And I most certainly would not have sat in utter disbelief for ten minutes while staring at the bright magenta plus sign.
I would not have been so rattled and surprised that I would need to process the information for four days before I could even tell my husband.
Nope, not me.
And I certainly would do nothing to take any of the excitement away from my brother, his wife and their BIG NEWS by being due on the EXACT SAME DAY THEY ARE DUE.
Definitely Not me...