…and stupid people get knocked up

Well, if you must know, it was a bottle of sauvignon blanc and the fact that I've had no real cycle for the last five years.

That's right, this baby, M-G 3 if you will, was not planned.

You remember when I totally TMI'd you with the news that I finally had my period back since getting pregnant with Zee more than two years ago?Yeah, well, apparently fourteen or so days later, B got one past the keeper. Which is deeply hilarious in itself. I mean, when you choose just ONE day out of a WHOLE MONTH to shag (yes, during a 'frisky' streak), what are the chances you'd pick ovulation day? The next day I said to B, "Wouldn't it be funny if I was ovulating right now?" and then, upon counting days in a calendar, "Oh," but then, "That would be a total fluke. No way. One period? No chance. Hahahaha!"

I promptly forgot all about it for the next three weeks. And then I wondered, "Hmm, when's my next period due?" and then, upon counting days in a calendar, "Oh."

I was not feeling even remotely pregnant so I did the pregnancy test to confirm my cycle was just playing funny buggers.

Here's what I know. Every other piss test I've ever done has taken a torturously long time to register. This time? Two lines almost INSTANTLY.

I said, "Oh."

B said, "Noooo. Really? Really?" Excited/terrified face. And then, "Hang on. So this means the 'trying for a baby' stage is officially over? Before it began? This is just typical." Sad/annoyed face.

Baby number three was definitely on the agenda but more like a late 2011 conception. So any time from, say, now.


I guess when a baby is meant to be, it's meant to be.

And I look forward to telling this baby all about the night of it's conception, how her parents were so in love (bombed) and it was very special (Mumma may have snort laughed with drunken hysteria at some point).

Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Mrs Karen T

    :-))) Our two babies have been conceived after gin & tonic(s) on tropical islands! Both times unexpectedly… not that we weren’t aware how babies were made, just fertilioty issues 😉 And yes, after the second time….my husband was wishing the ‘trying for baby’ period wasn’t over oh so rapdidly!

  2. Victoria KP

    “B said, “Noooo. Really? Really?” Excited/terrified face. And then, “Hang on. So this means the ‘trying for a baby’ stage is officially over? Before it began? This is just typical.” Sad/annoyed face.” I think my husband said the EXACT same thing! Poor guy 🙂

  3. MJ

    Hilarious! And B sounds like J. Immediate conceptions here too, and once the initial ego kick of his ‘boys’ being such strong swimmers was over, he realised just how ripped off he got in the trying-for-baby department. Such a male way of looking at it – the glass is half empty and all that…

  4. Melissa

    Poor B – at least it was memorable!

    You would be surprised how many people conceive right after having a baby or stopping breastfeeding. Apparently it is very common for some women to return for their six week check up after giving birth only to find that they are pregnant again.

    I remember being told this and just being in AWE at anybody even managing to have sex in those six weeks let alone the egg and sperm somehow managing to get together so bloody quickly …

    So well done, guys. =)

  5. julie firkin

    You and B sound like my other half and me about three months ago! Hilarious! Congrats to you both 🙂

  6. Carol Townsend

    History repeating himself baby no 3’s father started the same way. Its mean’t to be.


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