Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Surprise!

Holy Cow!

I get to work this morning, and everyone is all in a tizzy.

It turns out that one of my coworkers is having a C-section as I am typing this.

The kicker?

She didn't know she was pregnant.

Yeah, she found out like 2 days ago. At 8 and a half months. How amazing is that? How do you miss something like that? I mean, what do you imagine that giant bulge in your tummy is? How can you just not notice your periods have totally stopped? Don't you feel tired or hungry? What about the morning sickness? Didn't the baby kick? No dizzyness or fainting? Nothing?

In her defense, she and her husband have had some majorly stressful financial things happening to them lately. She probably thought the lack of menstruation was just stress. (That has happened to me before, so I can understand that.) And...she's kind of a big girl, so I can see how she could have missed the tummy bulge.

But she's had 3 kids already. You'd think she'd be a pro at diagnosing herself.

This is totally weird. We are all just jaw-dropping over here.

We are also scrambling around to find stuff for her. She just gave away all her baby stuff since her youngest is in kindergarten! We are thinking diapers, diapers, diapers. That is probably #1 on the "What do you get for a surprise baby?" list.

11 comments:

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! Crazy. I guess she needs onsies and socks to start out with also.

Christina_the_wench said...

Wipes, bottles, pacifiers, a frickin' CLUE! Good lord!

Becky said...

that is madness! i can't even imagine! i totally felt my WHOLE pregnancy from the begining. there's no way i coulda missed it!

jennster said...

holy fucking shit!!! LOL
did any of you suspect she was pregnant?!?!? cause if none of you guys did, then i could see how maybe she didn't either.

Anne said...

There was a girl I know that this happened to..but I think that she was lying. She was a tiny tiny girl..like 95 lbs. She would have noticed a baby. But yeah..thats crazy stressful!

I bet a bunch of women in your office are taking "just-in-case" tests today.

Jonathan said...

Blankets, blankets blankets. Towels, towels, towels. Extras of both always come in handy.

teahouse said...

Yeah, that's just weird! I've heard of stuff like this happening to teenagers..but she already has 3 kids..she should know the signs, right? It's one thing to be surprise pregnant..but to not know for over 8 months??? Can we say clueless!!

Virginia Belle said...

lori--we got some.

christina-- yeah, we got those too. except we couldn't find the clues at walmart.

becky--see, that makes sense to me. i don't know about this lady....

jennster--i don't really know, because she works on the other campus here in town. so i don't see her on a daily basis. i don't think anyone suspected. she had been complaining about swollen hands and feet.

anne--yeah, so i was STARVING yesterday and EXHAUSTED this morning. i am starting to freak out a little...

jonathan-- i got some of those too.

teahouse-- that's what i'm saying. your response is the same as mine.

CharlestonGuy said...

I just realized...I'm pregnant too!

Matilda Jane said...

condoms...

Stuck said...

This story is very unnerving to me. I don't care how much stress you're under... eight months seems like an unreasonable amount of time to go without at least considering the possibility that you might be pregnant. Is she an idiot? Does she wear a helmet around the office?