A Baby Changes Everything
I tried to figure out a fun way to tell Roger it was really going to happen. I decided to stop at Wal-Mart and buy a little outfit to hand to him when I walked in the door. I knew in my heart and without a doubt that this baby was a little boy. Wal-Mart didn't have much to choose from, but I found a cute little red and navy onesie (of course they did not call them that then). That was my first inkling that little boy clothes were a little harder to find then little girl clothes. Roger and I celebrated that night and began to share our news with our family and friends.
My first encounter with someone was at the pharmacy when I had the prescription for prenatal vitamins filled. Then I went down the street to the department store where I had worked for awhile. There was a lady who had worked there for a long time and I liked and respected her. When I told her she said to me "I never thought you would have a baby. You always seemed too selfish to have a baby". I was totally taken aback. The comment certainly took a little wind out of my sails. To this day I think about that comment and try to figure out why she thought that.
Other then that incident our news was met with great joy from everyone we shared the news with. I loved every minute of being pregnant. July seventh seemed a long way off but I discovered that each day was an adventure of change and preparations.
Yes a baby changes everything, here it is 34 years later and it is very hard to believe that that tiny baby is all grown up.