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Moratorium: “a suspension of activity.”

I am not pregnant.
I am not going to be pregnant again. Ever.

(And while I know that miracles do happen, this is not a miracle I am actively seeking! If/when Jeff and I add to our family, we plan on fostering, and we would LOVE your prayers for this new venture.)

You see, on two separate occasions recently I have been asked those dreaded questions that no woman ever wants to hear, unless she is literally about to give birth…

“Are you pregnant?” – asks rather excited woman, pointing to my stomach region


“NO.” – says me, trying to stay matter-of-fact about the whole situation

Then I just love the follow-up to question #1…

“Are you sure?”


“Yes, I am very sure.” – says me, wondering why I am now having to defend my lack-of-pregnancy

Because here’s the deal…I have had two babies, who are now 7 and 4.
I love them like I cannot even begin to describe.
They are gifts from God to me.

I am, however, still waiting for my gift of a flat stomach.

One day (read: heaven) I will have a new body, and I know it will be better than this pre-stretched out one that I have to contend with.

Until then, I am thinking of wearing a button that says…
“I’m pudgy, not pregnant. Thanks for not asking.”

For the sake of clarity, I repeat, I am not pregnant, and, yes, I am sure.
Please feel free to spread this news around. Don’t be shy.


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4 thoughts on “Moratorium

  1. Trust me, Carrie (like the August 14 sermon u missed.) You DEFINATELY don’t look pregnant! Maybe it’s your radiant glow that throws people off!

  2. Monica on said:

    CARRIE. Are you r-e-a-l-l-y sure?? :o) I cannot believe there was a second question to follow up the first. Thank you for turning it into a wonderful blog that truly made me smile tonight! You are radiant and I love the idea of fostering! xo

  3. My mother and I almost rolled on the ground reading your blog aloud this evening. Too funny…only because we have all been there on the receiving end of people’s nosey behaviour. Thanks for the clarification, but mostly for the laugh!

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