Real Moms…

March 21, 2007

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.)
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    Anonymous March 21, 2007 at 11:21 am

    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!!!!!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

    Mayberry March 21, 2007 at 11:37 am

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

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

    Mimi March 21, 2007 at 11:38 am

    You go, HBM!

    Yay for trying :-)

    Robin March 21, 2007 at 11:54 am

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

    Kyla March 21, 2007 at 12:00 pm


    wordgirl March 21, 2007 at 12:15 pm

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

    slouching mom March 21, 2007 at 12:19 pm

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

    MotherBumper March 21, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    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.

    Redneck Mommy March 21, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    Good for you!!!

    gingajoy March 21, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Walk through that Fear and GET SHAGGING.

    J at March 21, 2007 at 1:10 pm

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

    kittenpie March 21, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    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!

    Jennifer March 21, 2007 at 1:35 pm

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

    Ms. B March 21, 2007 at 1:36 pm

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

    Anonymous March 21, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    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!

    kristen March 21, 2007 at 1:51 pm

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

    And you can even puke on me if you want.

    Beck March 21, 2007 at 2:09 pm

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

    mothergoosemouse March 21, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    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.

    ali March 21, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    yay for more wonderbabies ;)

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

    m March 21, 2007 at 2:16 pm


    PunditMom March 21, 2007 at 3:11 pm

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

    Christina March 21, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    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.)

    Kristina March 21, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    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!

    eastcoastelle March 21, 2007 at 3:43 pm

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

    Karen March 21, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Bonne Chance!

    Awesome Mom March 21, 2007 at 4:05 pm

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

    Here is my addition for your reading pleasure.

    Mrs. Chicky March 21, 2007 at 4:24 pm

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

    Her Bad Mother March 21, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    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!

    Izzy March 21, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    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.

    radioactive girl March 21, 2007 at 7:29 pm

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

    Plain Jane Mom March 21, 2007 at 7:38 pm


    Her Bad Mother March 21, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    Ovulation scope? Whassat?

    Amy Jo March 21, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    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!

    Lisa b March 21, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    Come to insanityville with me!

    Magpie March 21, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Good luck with those pee sticks!

    crazymumma March 21, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    you hussy.

    enjoy the trying.

    (fingers crossed over here…..)

    BOSSY March 21, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Whip away — Bossy thinks it tickles.

    Lawyer Mama March 21, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    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.

    nomotherearth March 21, 2007 at 10:58 pm

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

    Jenifer G. March 22, 2007 at 12:05 am

    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…

    Lady M March 22, 2007 at 12:35 am

    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.

    flutter March 22, 2007 at 12:42 am

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

    Velma March 22, 2007 at 1:22 am

    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.

    Lara March 22, 2007 at 2:30 am

    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.

    mel March 22, 2007 at 5:24 am

    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. :)

    Mom101 March 22, 2007 at 7:44 am

    Oh my goodness!

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

    braiding mommy March 22, 2007 at 8:23 am

    All good thoughts and wishes your way!

    mamatulip March 22, 2007 at 9:31 am

    GO FOR IT!

    Jennifer March 22, 2007 at 10:15 am

    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.

    Anonymous March 22, 2007 at 10:39 am

    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

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