Tiny Socks

As of today, I’ve reached sixteen weeks. Mini-Me is over 11cm long (not counting his/her legs), and I could begin to feel movement any time from now on. The ondansetron is working; I am now eating a small selection of vegetables and meat, and today I was able to do some minor household chores including a load of washing that included some of these items:


Of course, now I’m exhausted and I need to lie down.

Do you, dear reader, plan to have children (assuming you don’t have kids already)? Why/why not?

I don’t think having children is a particularly rational thing to do. Theoretically, it means someone will look after you when you’re old – but that’s hardly guaranteed. You’d be better off saving your money and hiring a nurse.

Biology has a lot to answer for (and not just for “surprise” babies). The reason I want to have kids is because there’s a space in my heart for the love of a mother, and I can’t resist the urge to fill it (regardless of the cost). Also, as I’ve mentioned before, it gives my life a sacrificial focus that I crave. Raising children is one of life’s greatest, hardest, and most epic adventures.

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10 thoughts on “Tiny Socks

  1. Glad to heard you’re feeling better šŸ™‚

    Ours certainly weren’t planned, but I wouldn’t change it for quids.

    We worked out what was causing it eventually, and took steps to stop it happening again šŸ™‚

    1. Stuart: LOL! I was always hoping ours would surprise us by coming earlier than planned, but luckily for CJ everything happened at the time that we actually chose.

    1. Jolyon: Speaking of evolution, there’s an odd curve in the usefulness of children to a country. For a while, having a younger population is useful. Then it just becomes overpopulation.

  2. Clarification: I don’t care much for children, but I have no issues with other people’s children. Sometimes they’re even cute!

    I suspect yours will be a bundle of woozha-woozha making. (As long as I’m not on changing duty!)

    1. W: LOL. No I won’t be making my single friends change nappies – not unless they’re seriously into childcare and I’ve checked it’s okay.

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