Strange Things are Afoot

While doing my morning news browsing at work, I came across this article. It was the headline that initially got my attention: “Woman gets pregnant–while pregnant.” My first reaction was interesting. My second reaction? Scary as hell.

Not only are you now giving birth to one large-ish yowling human child, but shortly after you’re going to give birth to a second one. And apparently this doesn’t happen like twins, one right after the other. The woman whose the subject of this article actually has two separate due dates; one in 2009 and one in 2010. Crazy.

This post is apparently going to be about babies. Because I just saw on my newly restored facebook at work that yet another one of my friends has announced via facebook that she and her husband are trying to conceive.

Let me repeat that.

A friend. Just announced. via Facebook. That she’s trying to conceive.

Maybe I’m the only one in my age group who feels this way, but I have to ask this question: why are you announcing that at all?!?!?!? Especially on facebook?

I also feel like I have to point out that this is not an isolated incident. Several times in the last 6 months or so friend, and not best friends, have told me this happy news. And I think it is happy news. I’m just a little freaked out that people are telling me this. Is it just me or is this really a more private thing?

Some people reading this have already heard me rant about this topic, so thanks for reading the rant again. I’m sorry to be going on about this, but I really wonder: is this the norm or is it just my friends? Have people always shared this kind of news with their friends, colleaques, aquaintences, co-workers, and random classmates? Or is this a product of my over-sharing generation?

Normally I don’t ask for comments. But I’m really curious about what people think about this (all of it, especially the pregnant woman getting pregnant), so please let me know what you think?

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4 thoughts on “Strange Things are Afoot

  1. Thanks for that image Sean. In the words of one N.K., "Goo."Also, I agree… totally inappropriate. Another reason to abandon facebook.

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