You know how you put an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator to absorb smells? Well, put me in a place with 3,000 women and I absorb estrogen and retain water. VISIBLY. After one person came up to me and exclaimed “OMG YOU’RE PREGNANT!” and another told me I was glowing (while looking down at my stomach) I realized I’d maybe made some poor food and clothing choices.

Then I thought back…and I realized my period was late and I internally freaked the hell out. To go along with my poor food and clothing choices, I’d also made some bad alcohol decisions. Call me old fashioned, but I don’t drink during pregnancies. So that would have sucked.

I was super relieved yesterday morning when my period arrived. At that point my body was holding onto about ten extra pounds of fluid and I felt like I was going to explode like an over-filled water balloon.

Having a late period forced me to briefly contemplate being pregnant, and it made me realize that I feel ready for another baby. Once we’re settled into the new house and we prove to ourselves that we can actually pay a mortgage, I will start looking into how we’ll pay for a pregnancy. I have health insurance but it doesn’t cover maternity. And since my pregnancies aren’t exactly cheap or easy, it’s going to require sitting down with eight years of bank statements, a certified public accountant, and some Tums.

In the meantime, I have Water Weight Baby to keep me company, along with my toddler who is currently screaming “NO NO NO” from bed.

Maybe I’m NOT ready for another baby…