Her Bad Mother

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Real Moms...

... feel the fear and do it anyway.


(Real mom-bloggers share life-decisions with the Internets. Real mom-bloggers share everything with the Internets. Not because they're narcissists. Because bigger, whip-toting bloggers - and the occasional cheeky red-head - tell them to.)

(Real mom-bloggers like cracking the whip themselves, but this mom-blogger is late to the meme and so must settle for just vaguely brandishing her own whip in the air and insisting that anyone who has not yet exposed their real-momness must do so immediately. And report back.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi HBM.whats up with the ovulation predictor?is there going to be another wonderbaby?and that picture is making my stomach twist up in knots!are you kidding?! my husband would probably drop.dead.at.the.sight.of.that.box.in.the.bathroom.!!!!!and just for the record i might be an old gal,but i'm as fertile as a rabbitt(yep i said rabbitt)my honey just has to look at me a certain way and theres another bun in my oven.lol.LAVENDULA

11:21 AM  
Blogger Mayberry said...

But are you sure you want to come to BlogHer knocked up??

Two was hard at first. But now I love it.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

You go, HBM!

Yay for trying :-)

11:38 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Go you for making the decision. I've been vacillating for literally years now. May your journey to WB2 be swift and smooth.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...


12:00 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

Get on down with your Bad Mother self and do what you feel driven to do. We're behind you the whole way!

12:15 PM  
Blogger slouching mom said...

HAPPY DAY! Another WonderBaby is in the works. But will he press soy cheese into his forehead? I am waiting with bated breath.

12:19 PM  
Blogger MotherBumper said...

Really? (MB asked while giggling like a little girl). Really?

As long as you don't pictures of the actual trying, I'll be rooting for you (because this isn't that kind of blog).

Wait - it's just the predictor right? Not the test? I'm so confused. Let me get another coffee and re-read the post.

And the real challenge? I'll give it a try.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Redneck Mommy said...

Good for you!!!

12:34 PM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

Walk through that Fear and GET SHAGGING.

12:43 PM  
Blogger J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Very cool. Good luck with baby #2. You'll do great.

1:10 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

I've made my call now too - but I'm holding off for another few months to try and time with Misterpie's new school year schedule. Will try to figure out something I can post for this in the meantime!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Oooh! How exciting! I feel like I just heard some really juicy gossip...thanks for sharing!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Ms. B said...

HBM, don't keep us in suspence.
Tell us the results soon.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. As a mother of 2, all I can say is.... DON'T DO IT!

If you think worrying about screwing up one kid is bad, I gotta tell you 2 kids is way more than just twice as much work!

Please wait until Wonderbaby is toilet trained... please wait until she's in JK.... please wait until she leaves home, or at least is old enough to babysit #2!

1:44 PM  
Blogger kristen said...

The O'douls will be on me at Blogher my friend.

And you can even puke on me if you want.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

Hey, a baby!
I've got three. They're all fun.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

Am I the only one who wants to know whether your blog name will change?

Congrats, my friend. I can assure you that you'll be blown away (in a good way) by having two little WonderBabies.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous ali said...

yay for more wonderbabies ;)

(btw - i'm totally considering myself tagged for this real moms thing. i really want to do it)

2:13 PM  
Blogger m said...


2:16 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

As the current Governor of California once said, "NO FEE-AH!"

3:11 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

And the baby bug strikes again.

Don't worry, I can give you lots of refresher practice with a newborn at BlogHer this year - and hopefully you won't run screaming after seeing me try to deal with my two. (At least, I hope I'll be able to deal with two kids.)

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Kristina said...

I found life is easier the second time around. You've picked up a few tricks along the way - plus when the wonderbaby gets a little older, s/he'll have a playmate. More blogging time. Yippee!

3:42 PM  
Anonymous eastcoastelle said...

Congratulations on facing the fear! Best of luck to you, and I look forward to reading about WB 2.0.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Bonne Chance!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

Good luck with #2 and welcome to the dark side lol

Here is my addition for your reading pleasure.


4:05 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Hey! Good luck with that sex thing. I hear it's super fun, even if it results in morning sickness. ;)

4:24 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Thanks all! (But, um, Anonymous with the 'don't do it' message? Way to freak me out.)

And hells yeah Ali - and whoever else wants to bare their real momness to the world - do it! Then let me know so I can come cheer!

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Mayberry Mom speaks for me... Two is a bit hard at first but then you adjust and it's awesome. Also, I highly recommend an ovulation scope. It's a one time purchase of about $15 and works like a charm.

6:50 PM  
Blogger radioactive girl said...

Anonymous sure knows how to bring someone down! I have four kids, and love every minute of it. Good luck/have fun trying!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Plain Jane Mom said...


7:38 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Ovulation scope? Whassat?

7:48 PM  
Blogger Amy Jo said...

I'm so glad I'll be in such esteemed company, making the jump from one to two. Best of luck with all the baby making. Keep us posted!

7:54 PM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

Come to insanityville with me!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...

Good luck with those pee sticks!

8:51 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

you hussy.

enjoy the trying.

(fingers crossed over here.....)

9:03 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

Whip away -- Bossy thinks it tickles.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Ignore anonymous! I have 2 - 15 months apart & if you're changing 1 diaper, you might as well change 2. It's actually easier than dragging Wonderbaby to the potty every hour will be. Good luck!

And thanks for reminding me that I have not yet revealed my real momness. I will do so.

9:19 PM  
Blogger nomotherearth said...

Wow. You ARE a real mom. I bow down to you, sister.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Jenifer G. said...

Real Momness...I will work on that one.

Best of luck! May you be blessed with another WONDERFUL baby.

I am curious about the kit, is it salvia, pee, blood? I kind of got pregnant the first time, every time. That sounds weird. Two girls and two miscarriages. Now that sounds depressing...ah.

Must remove fingers from keyboard...

12:05 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Smooth sailing, TheirBadMother-to-be!

Let me know if you find out what an ovulation scope is. I'm starting to think that newborns are cute and appealing again, instead of just downright scary.

12:35 AM  
Blogger flutter said...

oh, my heart. Little blessings in your direction, love.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Velma said...

2 is wonderful. I don't think I could do more, but watching them play together now and knowing they have each other is worth getting through the initial adjustment.

1:22 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

yay you for pushing past that fear. you will only get better with more wonderbabiness to love. :)

despite my non-mom-ness, i got tagged for this meme too. apparently people think the fact that i wrote about my own bad mother means i have something valuable to contribute to this discussion. who knew? if you're interested, i finally got the post up tonight, so feel free to come check it out.

2:30 AM  
Anonymous mel said...

I second the others who said having two is hard at first. It does get easier, though.
You won't regret it...well, most days anyway. :)

5:24 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Oh my goodness!

Throwing caution to the wind - that was pretty much our tactic. Hats off to you...

7:44 AM  
Blogger braiding mommy said...

All good thoughts and wishes your way!

8:23 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...


9:31 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Although there were some hard times with colic and PPD, I wouldn't trade my girls who are just 25 minutes shy of being exactly two years apart. They love each other so much! That being said, I'm done with baby making myself. I may very well be getting my IUD when, you know... :)

Good luck! Wonderbaby will be a great big sister.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

catherine you won't regret having baby # 2,its really not so bad having 2 of them and the heart just gets bigger and more full of love with each new baby.and they need a sibling anyways.go for it!i love each and every one of mine.and wouldn't have it any other way.good luck to you.LAVENDULA

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

That is wonderful! My boys are 26 months apart, which means Ryan was the age WonderBaby is now when we started trying again. And just you wait-the first time you see WonderBaby pat her brother or sister on the head, or kiss him/her gently on the forehead, your heart will swell up even bigger!

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a cliche because it's true. Going from 1 to 2 is hard. (But it gets easier.) Going from 2 to 3 -- piece of cake. Good luck!

11:14 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

Yippee! Have fun trying! :)

12:08 PM  
Anonymous rivergirlie said...

oooh - do you have some news for us? come on, choke - only about 8 million of us out here - and we won't tell a soul!

12:18 PM  
Blogger susan said...

-blink blink-

Did I miss something?

12:40 PM  
Blogger Jaelithe said...

Real Bad Momma, go on with your real bad self and bake us up another future world empress (or emperor, as the case may be).

12:42 PM  
Blogger susan said...

Okay, now I see what I missed. The whole "Ovulation Predictor" thing went right over my head.

Anyways, happy predicting! Can't wait to get the news that you'll be their bad mother...

12:43 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Carpets said...

anon..oh please....whine whine!
Mine are 2 and 4...first was NOT toilet trained, but big deal..he figured it out without all the pressure anyway....

Two is crazy but a blast...

WE are thinking about no. 3

Congrats HBM......have fun!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Jozet said...

As my sister always says, "Sometimes you just have to throw you hat over the fence, and then go chase it."

Goodbye hat!

Happy ovulation!

1:54 PM  
Blogger kgirl said...

wishing you many fertile returns.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Here's hoping egg meets sperm...

3:39 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

I know I'm a little late in the game, but WOW!
Good luck, and thanks for sharing...
We have some of those in the wings at our house, too. Not *quite* ready, but getting there.

5:12 PM  
Blogger JudesMommy said...

See this is what happens when I don't get to all my blog reading for days! You are a much braver soul than me...I defer to your courage and say, yay, more wonderstories to devour!

5:47 PM  
Blogger jennster said...

are you freaking KNOCKED UP??!?!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Jennster, my sweet hottie, I am freaking OVULATING. And open to - even actively pursuing - becoming knocked up.

Stay tuned.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

So the new baby will be named "AweBaby", right? As in Awe and Wonder. And also as in, "Awww the baby is adorable just like Wonderbaby?" *lol*

8:57 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicken said...

You are giving me courage! :) If you can have Wonderbaby The Second, well. Then the rest of us can. too.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous kerflop said...

"gingajoy said...

Walk through that Fear and GET SHAGGING."

HEE. Loved that comment. :o)

1:42 AM  
Blogger GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! Am sending fertile thoughts your way!!!

3:06 AM  
Blogger Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Welcome to the "trying club"!

Good for you :)

Have you ever heard of the LUNA kit? I wonder if it is any good, it's reusable which makes it appealing to me.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

WOW. You are truly a real mom. How did I miss this post before now?!

Sounds perfect....

10:37 PM  
Anonymous TB said...

Oh, good luck! How exciting! And this coming from a woman who is nine months pregnant, so don't worry too much about having forgotten the ills of gestation. It's not that bad and the second time around will be like old hat for you.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Ruth Dynamite said...

I love your honesty.

My fingers are crossed for you in the best of ways.

11:03 PM  
Blogger AmandaD said...

20 months apart and contemplating and hoping for a number three. Good luck. Do know this: they will be co-conspirators in a little thing we like to call synchronized shitting. They out-maneuver even the finest choreographers with their ability to perfecly time the explosions. It is a spectacular ride!

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know that Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway is the title of a life-changing book by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. It's definitely worth a read.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Adria said...

I'm willing to bet she knows. I have the book on CD in my car, just waiting its turn in line to be listened to. Congratulations.

5:23 PM  

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