Tuesday, July 07, 2009

83 Days Between Now and the Start of Mommyhood: Part Two

So I'm sure most of you who frequent that Original Oldgirl Ladylee's blog have figured out by now that Ms. Just Write Now is going to be a Mommy all over again in just a few short months! For those of you who were not aware, I'm here to say that Yes! It is true and I could not be happier about it.

I am beginning a whole new life and the most amazing thing about it all was that I saw none of it heading my way before it landed literally in my lap.

As I started to say back in March (when I left many of you hanging so unceremoniously...I apologize but there were good reasons for that) it all started with the picture in the last post. While trying to delete a profile the PO had used to communicate with me on a social networking site, I was sent the previously mentioned photo. I don't know what it was, but something about the photo spoke to me and though I had never before responded to an online request to communicate with someone I didn't either already know or minimally been exposed to through someone I knew, I decided to respond. In a very short period of time, I found myself completely enchanted by this soldier who at the time was stationed in Iraq.

In a very short time, we were communicating regularly and extensively first via the social website, then via email, and finally through Yahoo chat. Our chats lasted for hours on end (one of the reasons I was MIA around here so much....sorry ;), and our ability to communicate was so easy and natural that I knew before ever meeting in person that this individual would be a pivotal relationship in my life. From the very start, there was an ease in our ability to chat and a natural honesty in every exchange we shared. As I became more comfortable (because as many of you know, I tend to be somewhat paranoid about my personal safety when it comes to the internet), we finally moved to phone calls.

By nature a person who puts a lot of emphasis on her auditory sense, as I awaited that first phone call from Iraq, I prayed that his voice would be pleasing to my ear. I was NOT disappointed by what I heard and sometime during that very first phone call I knew I was speaking with my personal destiny.

From there, things progressed and we became closer and closer with both of us realizing even before meeting that we were in love with each other....at least on an emotional/spiritual/mental level and all that remained was to meet in person once he returned from Iraq to determine if the connection we felt would translate into the physical realm.

Well, we did meet and in answer to that particular query, I'll say this..."Today, I am six months, two weeks pregnant with our son!" His third and my second, bringing us to a grand total of 4 sons between us!

So, at this point what I can tell you is that all is great and with all the changes my life is what I think of as a compilation of moving parts. Right now the plan is for me to move to the New Orleans (where he is currently stationed) late this summer / early this fall once the baby arrives (due date: September 28th). I am currently in the process of pursuing a new job with my current company that will allow me to transfer to the NOLA region. This process should be completed by September 1st according to the current timelines. I am also trying to get Ryan (my 19 year old son who will be heading into his Sophomore year of college next month) situated in his own apartment as he does not wish to move to NOLA with us. Simultaneously, I am in the process of sorting out my house and trying to determine what to keep and what to eliminate before the move.

Like I said, my life is ALL MOVING PARTS right now but you know what, I could not be happier or more excited about how very unpredictable it all is!



Lovebabz said...



Oh have I mentioned I am in love? YES! and Gurl...(joyful sigh) I feel GOOD!

chele said...

Amazing! I am so happy for you, girl. Glad you're back.

Nikki said...

What??? Congratulations!

LadyLee said...


Now, you know, you told me when you would find out what you were having and you didn't call me back!

So now I know! I can get started on the blanket!


Look here chick... I didn't say it was YOU who was pregnant. I said one of the Original Oldgirls was pregnant. Everybody sort of, uh, eliminated themselves QUICKLY. LOL

Happy for you. We gotta talk again, chick!

Fergie said...

Way to make a come back! I've been wondering how you were doing. I am sooooooo happy for you and your expanding family!

Katrina J. said...

Just seeing this made me tear up as you know I am emotional. I love you and I can't wait to see my nephew; he will be deeply loved. I am so happy for you and can't wait to be making those trips to NOLA to see you.

I am praying for you and your expanding family may you and your family be blessed in everything that you do.

Sharon because it had to be said! said...

@ Lovebabz: Now you know this is not gonna fly...me thinks ye best be picking up the phone to tell a sistah the rest of the story! "Have I mentioned I'm in love..." indeed, hmph...don't play with me. In other news, I can't wait for you to meet your new nephew either ;)

@ Chele: Hey gurl, I have truly missed you and I am estatic about the fact that you are still "speaking" to me after so much time has passed. Hopefully I will soon be able to get back on track regularly because I would sure hate to lose touch with any of my wonderful blog family! Thanx for the well wishes.

@ Nikki: Yup, you heard it correctly and right from the horses mouth! Thanks for sticking with me my sista and who knows, just maybe I'll be able to work things out so that YOU can photograph my new son sometime....you know how I love your children's photography!

@ that Original OG LL: Okay chick, cease and desist with the evil eye...I'm claiming brain freeze due to pregnancy and that's my story and I'm sticking with it! In the meantime, you can gone and start your limber finger exercises because in 82 days a naked, cold little nephew will arrive wondering "Where or where is my blankie from Auntie OG?"....LOL!

@ Fergie: Thanks for checking in on me my sistah and I must say that YOU are looking quite beautiful and sophisticated in the clothes you have been sharing on your blog. When I'm done creating new life (hahahaha) I might need to consult with you on how to pull a new look together for myself because I am digging everything you are putting together for you!

@ Katrina: Hey there Baby Sis, thanks for stopping by. You be as emotional as you wanna be because like your Big Sis you are creating a new life and thus you are ENTITLED to the occasional emotional outburst. Also, I can't wait to meet the precious little nephew or niece you are making just for me and my son to welcome to NOLA next year so do us a favor and take care of you!

Anali said...

Congratulations Sharon! ; )

Rich Fitzgerald said...

Things look to be coming along pretty well. From what you've told me and what I read here, things seem to be moving fast but in the right direction.


Sissy said...

WoooHooo! That is wonderful news - I've been slacking on my blogging for so long, I thought I'd check in to see if you were still slacking with me and low and behold I see this FABULOUS news!

Girl I'm over here dancing like Snoopy! I'm so happy for you - congratulations and many blessings!

Luke Cage said...

Thumbs up! WAAAYYY UP! Congrats luv.

Sepiatonz said...

My sweet Sharon,

I knew there must have been a good reason for your absence. Every month or so I would check in and think "I just can't quit you yet" LOL!

I did miss you! I am very happy for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Are you getting married? What are youg going to do when he has to PCS to Germany, Korea, etc... and you are not on his order b/c you aren't his wife? Get your house in order and MARRY that Soldier.

chele said...

Yo! Is that baby here yet???

Safa said...

I know...4 days to go !? :)