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It's raining babies! [Jun. 13th, 2006|06:03 pm]
Zoethe
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They're too farflung for me to blame something in the water, but holy moly do I know a lot of pregnant women!

All 4 of Ferrett's female cousins are pregnant;

His sister-in-law is pregnant;

My niece is pregnant;

3 acquaintances here in Ohio are pregnant.

Erin called me the other day and said in that "squee" voice, "I have some good news to tell you...."

I almost had a heart attack before she finished with, "I'm going back to school!"

My initial reaction was subdued by the gasp for air.

On top of this, we have other friends working on or thinking about getting pregnant. There's gonna be a bountiful baby harvest in the coming year.

And I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that my baby sister is gonna be a gramma....
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2006-06-13 10:30 pm (UTC)
o/~ June is bustin' out all over… o/~
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[User Picture]From: evilbutcute
2006-06-13 10:33 pm (UTC)
My workplace has had at least 20 babies born within the past year. We've got a little over 300 employees.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-13 10:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's impressive!
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[User Picture]From: cubes
2006-06-13 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, rub some of that on me!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-13 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have a couple other friends who are lookin' for a little of that magic. Wish I could bottle it - I'd make a forture!
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[User Picture]From: mamaursula
2006-06-13 10:55 pm (UTC)
Due in October, I'm guessing I'm not one of the "three acquaintances in Ohio"
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-13 11:02 pm (UTC)
No! Now I can add you to the list! I didn't count people I know through LJ only! Wow!!!
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[User Picture]From: xinamarie
2006-06-13 11:01 pm (UTC)
Goodness! Well, I'm not! :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-13 11:03 pm (UTC)
Soon, you and I will be all alone.... ;-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-13 11:46 pm (UTC)
[snerk]
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[User Picture]From: butterandjelly
2006-06-14 12:44 am (UTC)
I'm firmly in the non-pregnant camp!
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From: wildcelticrose
2006-06-13 11:30 pm (UTC)
No offense...

but stay the heck away from me until this is over....

[gasps in horror at the thought]
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-13 11:34 pm (UTC)
I haven't been close to any of them! It's not me, really!

;-)
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2006-06-13 11:37 pm (UTC)
We've had a flood of babies at work lately. Most of the crop is in the six-month-and-up age now, with just one still pregnant we know of. But we had at least six people pregnant at once!
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[User Picture]From: teague
2006-06-14 12:00 am (UTC)
The statement, "A bountiful baby harvest," amused me in all the wrong ways. Made me think of migrant workers in a cabbage patch, handing off dirt covered infants to storks. Yeah....My brain is a strange place.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-14 12:06 am (UTC)
I like it!!!
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2006-06-14 12:47 am (UTC)

Blame it on the weather.

Well thats what I say and for the record, it was mighty cold that night that we concieved Meghan.....

But...that bottle of pinot noir and James Bond movie might have had something to do with it as well.....

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[User Picture]From: jiffjenn
2006-06-14 02:43 am (UTC)
I have a few friends and coworkers who are all due either in august, september or october. I say that christmas presents were being given and this is the payback.
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[User Picture]From: laplor
2006-06-14 03:15 am (UTC)

I just became a Grand-aunt

About three days ago in fact, my nephew became a Daddy.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-14 03:55 am (UTC)

Re: I just became a Grand-aunt

Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2006-06-14 05:15 am (UTC)
Haha, well, I am not pregnant... YET. Good for Erin going back to school, by the way... I think that's wonderful. :)

I know quite a few pregnant women myself now... I'm 25, at that "age" when my friends are starting to have families. We've pretty much passed the wedding stage and we've moved on to what comes after. Even the bloggers I read (amalah.com, sundrymourning.com, wordsforsnow.org) all have babies!

We're not planning on anything for a couple years yet, but there are plenty around now for me to get an idea of what I'm in for.

I did see something on the news however that they're saying 2004-2006 may be ushering in a new baby boom -- so apparently it's not all our imagination. It really IS raining babies.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-14 11:41 am (UTC)
Wow, not just coincidence. Wonder why all of a sudden? Still, babies!
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[User Picture]From: ysabel
2006-06-14 05:28 am (UTC)
We're pretty sure Amy is pregnant.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-14 11:42 am (UTC)
Wow! Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: kimmaline
2006-06-14 08:51 am (UTC)
If you are looking for baby presents, go to http://www.noodleandboo.com


Positively the BEST baby care products in the world. I, as a confirmed Skin Care Whore, am IN LOVE with their lotion. It is tied for my most favorite I've ever used in my life.


It's good for grownups, too. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-14 11:50 am (UTC)
Wow, looks like great stuff!
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[User Picture]From: kimmaline
2006-06-14 01:22 pm (UTC)
I had always heard the expression "it smells intoxicating"...but I didn't know what it meant. Then my friend Amanda bought me some of the baby lotion for my birthday...and I was BLOWN AWAY at how it smelled. It doesn't smell like most baby products, though if you know that it is for babies, you can understand it. It has a very light smell, but it is very rich and heady and......*sigh*
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[User Picture]From: sparklie_lady
2006-06-14 10:33 am (UTC)
There IS somthing in the water! There are about 40 women in my department and 6 of us are due between August and December.

So, it's not just you :)

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-14 11:51 am (UTC)
Funny - a baby boom!
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[User Picture]From: sparklie_lady
2006-06-14 12:38 pm (UTC)
I know. I wonder what's up with that. What's the average age of the women you know that are pregnant? We're all having our first and the range is 24-37.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-14 02:07 pm (UTC)
21-36
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[User Picture]From: wyrrlen
2006-06-14 02:08 pm (UTC)
My wife delivers tomorrow, and my boss's wife delivers in September.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-14 02:10 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you! There's apparently an LJ baby boom as well!
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[User Picture]From: miripanda
2006-06-14 02:09 pm (UTC)
All the flooding and raining babies imagery is making me want to run through the streets carrying a wicker basket...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-14 02:10 pm (UTC)
Hee!
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[User Picture]From: finding_helena
2006-06-15 02:29 am (UTC)
Or a pack of birth control pills. :D
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[User Picture]From: rhapsody_98
2006-06-14 05:30 pm (UTC)
LOL! Hooray new baby boom.
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[User Picture]From: violacat
2006-06-18 06:38 pm (UTC)
All of my female first cousins on my dad's side are pregnant, and they're all due between now and September.

There are only three of them, but still.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-18 07:38 pm (UTC)
Since then, I have learned of yet another pregnancy, this one at work. Craziness!
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