When I checked my Facebook not too long ago, I was startled to see many people who commented on an old photo:
My pregnancy test in 2010 (when I was preggers with Raviv) was resurrected by Fleur, who congratulated me thinking that that pregnancy test was recent!
Apparently, it appeared on my friends’ news feeds, thus congratulations and well wishes just started to pour in! I even received text messages asking me about my alleged pregnancy.
Actually, may aaminin ako sa inyo (Nope, I really am NOT pregnant, ‘wag kayong excited!) I have really been thinking about baby #2 a week or two before the “Wow Mali-ish” post. I guess it started when I carried Bethany–I just suddenly missed caring for a baby. The growing desire in me was further fueled when I see Raviv with Bethany–he’s so excited about Bethany and there’s nary a jealous bone in him. He would refer to Bethany as his “baby sister”, and he would always think about Bethany’s needs. When Isay would joke about selling Bethany, he would get angry and plead for Bethany not to be sold.
Yaya Isay: Ibenta ko na si Bethany, Raviv.
Raviv: No, no!!! Wag mong ibenta!
Yaya Isay: Wala na kasi akong pera kaya ibebenta ko na.
Raviv: Mag-work ka uli! Pag nag-work ka, bibigyan ka ni Tatay ng money.
Yaya Isay: Anong work ko?
Raviv: Yaya ulit kita.
Yaya Isay: E pag naging yaya mo ulit ako, sino nang mag-aalaga kay Baby Bethany?
Raviv: Ikaw rin! Diba dalawa naman ang hands mo?!?
Wala kang lusot, Isay! Hehehe!
And then there’s also that “baby boom” around me. Remember our helper who is preggers? Well, it just isn’t she. Our former helper Alona is also preggers, leaving Randy to announce, “Uy ikaw na lang ang hindi nabubuntis recently dito sa bahay! Si Isay nabuntis last year; tapos ngayon si Gina at si Alona buntis din!” (I guess my friend Zaira had a point when she said that we should be called, “Little Obando” because there must be something in our air that makes the people fertile!)
So yes, I really am longing for a new baby. I still have qualms, of course. Just, you know, the usual stuff: pains and inconveniences of pregnancy, the sacrifices that you do for newborns, expenses, etc. I also have “deeper” reasons: I feel guilty with the thought that I would love a new kid as much as I love Raviv (loyalty is very, very important to me…the thought that I will be putting the new baby’s needs before Raviv’s is like an act of treason for me), and I fear that the new baby would not come out healthy and normal.
I know that my qualms are usual concerns of parents-to-be (including the “Can I love the new child as much as I love my older child?” musing, and at this point, I really am ready to throw caution to the wind because I want a new baby. However, I am indeed going to have a “new baby”, and it would need my time and dedication for at least a year. As of now, it is still an “embryo”, and I am taking very good care of it so that when the public finally sees it, it’s gonna be just…perfect!
Ladies and gentlemen, the “baby” I am taking care of will make “play and music” for babies and toddlers in Sta. Rosa City and nearby towns and cities even more fun and exciting! Really?!? Yep, take a sneak peek at my new baby’s “ultrasound”:
Do you now have any idea as to how my new baby will look like? Adorable, eh? So adorable that my baby will be so well-loved by other babies and their parents! I am actually also excited for Raviv, because he still has more than a year to enjoy his parents’ “new baby”!
And after I make sure that my baby will grow up to be what it is supposed to be—a harbinger of joy and learning to babies and toddlers—then God-willing, that’s when my next human baby will be conceived.
Tell me what you think!
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