Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I Drank the Water

Most of you probably won’t remember a blogpost I did about living in France entitled ‘Don’t Drink the Water !’ which was a commentary on the number of pregnant women living in and around the Parisian suburbs and how French drinking water must have contributed to my leaving with an extra passenger aboard some nine years ago. (I’m convinced the French government has been secretly slipping folic acid and some other fertility enhancers into their tap water ever since WWII)

Therefore, heeding my own advice, since I’ve moved back to France I resorted to drinking bottled water for a few years or other bottled drinks as often as possible.  But then, to cut down on plastics, we got a water filter and eventually, these past few months, I’ve foolishly been filling a clean plastic bottle with tap water and sticking it in the fridge.

I should have known better.

Because, yet again, I have inevitably fallen victim to the French drinking water pregnancy continuum. That’s right, a new addition to the Creepy household is in our conceivable future (pardon the pun).  It was a definite surprise and I’m sure on some cosmic divine level, this must have been planned. 

It just wasn’t planned by us:)

But never the less, this Creepy Query Girl is thrilled to have another project in the making...even if it isn’t of the writing sort.

How about you guys?  Life throw you any pleasant surprises lately?

49 comments:

Gina said...

CONGRATS KATIE!!!

Can you send some of that water my way?? Because no matter what I do, I can't seem to make that happy accident happen!

Trisha Leaver said...

Congrats. Now you can drink all the French tap water you want for the next nine months at least.

Marie Rose Dufour said...

Congrats!

Laura Pauling said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful! :)

DL Hammons said...

Congrats!!!!!! That is awesome news! Our last child, who is now 12 years old, was a bonus baby. My wife was initially devastated by the news, because it wasn't part of the plan, but he has become a source of pure joy for us.

I'm happy for you!! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your awesome news.

Old Kitty said...

YAYAYYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYYAY!! Awwww Katie!! How brilliant!! Wonderful, wonderful news!! Awwwww congratulations!!! Yay!! That must be some water!! LOL!!

Take care
x

Sarah Pearson said...

Yay! This is brilliant news, congratulations :-)

Wendy L. Callahan said...

Whoa! It's happening to people I don't know, like you, and a bunch of my old friends from school. (Is this a message to *me*? Eeep!)

Well...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Motherhood ROCKS! :D

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! Congratulations!!

Although, it's pretty interesting that your conspiracy theory is true too. ;)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Congratulations! Best kind of project EVER!

Nicole L Rivera said...

Congrats! The best part about this project...no query letters!!!! Yea!

No big surprises here yet...but possibly one in the next year or so...we'll see.

I second Gina's request. You could start an online business bottling and shipping French tap water :)

April Plummer said...

Wahoo!!! Congratulations! And for the record, I actually do remember that post because I thought it was so cool you were in France!

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

awwww! congratulations!
and i TOTALLY buy the water theory.
man the french are creepy.
no wonder you fit right in there! :)

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats!!!

mshatch said...

wow! Congratulations :) Your kids must be thrilled! It's so much fun being part of a big family.

Connie Keller said...

Congratulations!!! How wonderful!

JEM said...

Congrats to you! Although I'll be sure to stay away from French tap water forever now. That's some potent stuff.

Amber said...

Congratulations! PS. Send some of the water this way ;-)

Emily White said...

That's wonderful!! Congratulations!

Mary Mary said...

Congratulations to you! I agree when it comes to the French drinking water. Luckily, I never left with an extra passenger on board.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! THat's wonderful news, Katie! :-)

Becky Mahoney said...

OMG, yay! Congratulations!

Linda Kage said...

Ahh, congratulations! That must be some powerful water over there.

Johanna Garth said...

Congratulations! That's exciting news!!

Kim Van Sickler said...

This will definitely make your writing life more challenging, but kids don't stay young forever and your writing will be there waiting for you whenever you can get away. (We've got a combined five kids over here.) Congrats and enjoy!

Jay Noel said...

Ah, the surprise of all surprises! Congratulations to you and yours.

Those French people, always wanting to grow their numbers.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Katie! I remember your post about the water - I suspect you may be right.

Carol Riggs said...

Heehee, love your pun. And big congrats! :) 2012 will be a good one for ya.

Stephsco said...

One of my least favorite things in life is when it is mentioned there are a lot of pregnant women around and "there must be something in the water." It's even worse when it's said in that smug sing-songy voice and followed up with, "so when are you having kids?" Depending on the company, I have a list of responses that range from "Do I have to?" to "I'm barren."

While we all know it's not actually the water, it's still really annoying to be around nosy women in the workplace who are always speculating the next preggo belly.

Stephsco said...

Also, congratulations! Some women were meant to be mothers.

Nancy Thompson said...

Congratulations, Katie! Now that's an awesome Christmas gift!!

Angela Scott said...

Congratulations! Best wishes!

Angela Scott said...

Congratulations! Best wishes!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations! :) Having known an unusually large amount of pregnant women/young mothers during my time in France, I'd have to say you're probably right. :)

Jane Charles said...

Congrats!

Helena said...

Congratulations! Maybe this was a good French conspiracy...

Vicki Rocho said...

Aahhhhh! I do remember that post actually and I'm thinking throughout the post that this must be a round-about way of reminding us of the Deja Vu Blogfest and then I get to the end and I squealed. Out loud. So happy for you! Congratulations!!!

msmariah said...

Congrats! What a wonderful surprise. My husband and I need to go to France!

Botanist said...

It may have been a surprise, but it sounds like the French water suits you. Congratulations on another lifelong WIP!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations, Katie! That is so fantastic. I gotta tell you, I'm so jealous. Wish you all the best in the world. And do you want a girl or a boy this time?

Kate said...

Congratulations Creepy!! That's wonderful news! (Makes mental note not to drink the water when on skiing holiday in February)

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats, Katie!! I hope you are feeling well!

Our third child was totally not planned. We were set on having only two children. But now we call him our bonus baby! I couldn't imagine life without him!

C D Meetens said...

Congratulations, Katie! What great news, if not quite part of your plan :).

Karen Peterson said...

Congratulations! That's exciting news!

I'm so glad I didn't drink regular water when I was in France.

LTM said...

LOL! I DO remember that post, and all I can say is SUPERcongrats! How exciting and wonderful, and how happy you guys must be. All the best to you! <3

Kelly Dexter said...

Congratulations!

Melodie Wright said...

Oh yay - congrats on the bonus baby! I have one myself. He started kindergarten this year (thank GOD) but I clearly remember the shock of knowing he was on the way. We weren't living in France, tho, but Alaska's water is just as potent, judging from friends who've been in the same situation since moving here. :)

Jen said...

Yay Katie! How utterly exciting! I will be working on my own project soon and am excited to hear someone else is preggers!

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