Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Steve & Trish + Dog

We had a particularly glamorous New Year's Eve this year, celebrating the transition to 2008 with party supplies like Kleenex, NyQuill (Day and Night capsules for colorful variety), and the gross green dude from the Mucinex commercials. We were decked out in the pajamas we'd been wearing pretty much nonstop since Christmas, sprawled out on our sectional couch with blankets and pillows, saying sexy things like, "Hey Babe, do you know where the remote went???" and "I think THAT DOG wants you to take her out!"

The highlight of our night was a marathon of "Jon & Kate + Eight." Have you seen this show??? Omigosh. Nice young couple, can't get pregnant, tries IVF and has beautiful twins. Three years later, thinking the girls might like a younger sibling, they dive into the science lab once again, and end up pregnant with SIX kids. Yep, SIX! Can you imagine? That's like here's a kid, and here's a kid, and here's a kid, and here's a kid, and here's a kid, and here's a kid. ACK! Now, I was too wimpy to consider IVF before I saw this show...I'm just not into all that mysterious poking and prodding. But six hours of watching what might happen confirmed our resolve that we'll pray for the one (or at most, two) at a time route and trust that that will suffice. I mean, we live in a 900 square foot condo!

At one point I ended up in a fit of giggles, imagining where we'd put six babies. The shelving unit in the living room would work while they were little if we put up some sort of barriers to keep them from rolling off. As they grew, we'd have to convert closets and unplug major appliances to create extra sleeping space. Someone would have to live in the basket under the bathroom sink. Or perhaps we'd let them all curl up in the corner with THAT DOG on her cushion, until she waded out indignantly and demanded to be let up onto the bed with the grown ups.

The warning of this show was not lost on THAT DOG, by the way. Fifteen minutes into the first episode, she spread her little body out full-length between Steve and I, and has pretty much maintained this vigil ever since. It's as if somehow she knows..."If I can keep them from touching, this can't happen to us..."

17 comments:

Patti said...

sorry about the colds...and i have seen this show. i love the promo they are running for the new season when john is irritated (again) and he walks by kate and she asks "what's your problem?" and he says "YOU!"

makes me laugh every time...

Beck said...

I'm kind of shocked, always, that Jon and Kate ever got along well enough to conceive.
Multiples run in my husband's family, which scares me half to death.

Kristen said...

Hope you guys are feeling better! Happy New Year!

Hey - babies will sleep anywhere. And I'm sure IKEA has some sort of storage system for this purpose. ;-)

Sarakastic said...

I disagree, the world needs 6 little Ryans.

The Dream said...

I have something to make you feel better: 16 and 0!!!! YEAH!!!!

LEstes65 said...

Hahahahahaha! Oh That Dog is priceless.

If you ever have multiples, I will help you with your space issues by suggesting you move to Texas. We have room for all your offspring down here. And I'll help raise 'em!

JenKneeBee said...

You'd have so much to write about.... but no time to do so.

Susie said...

Haha that show is great. I can't even imagine...

Hope you're feeling better :)

Jenny said...

I love that show and can't believe I missed the marathon! So bummed!

Larramie said...

However, Trish, if you ever do give birth to one or six babies just think how brilliant they would be guided by you and your husband's training. Hum, you're wondering? Well, it's obvious when you consider the genius of your dog! ;)

Here's to a get well, stay healthy New/Debut Year!

baby~amore' said...

thanks for the link - OMG I thoughtmy two were a blessing - we did IVF too but 6 that is awesome and scary.
Happy New Year and hope 2008 is all you want it to be !

Swishy said...

I love, love, love that show! They seem so normal ... I think they are such a cute family!

Stacy said...

Your New Year's Eve sounds shockingly similar to mine. If you take out the husband and substitute a cat for the dog.

Happy new year!

Michelle said...

that is one smart dog!

and i love that show. but i agree with you. if i ever have to do IVF - no more than 2 implanted at a time thank you very much!

heidikins said...

Also have a cold, hate it. And can't imagine having 6 babies at the same time... or 6 thirteen year olds at the same time... yikes!

xox

Jane said...

Hope you guys are feeling better! At least you will have knocked this thing out of your system by the time I come to visit.....Lynette and I need you in tip-top shape!

I hope to meet the dog...sounds like a person dressed in fur :))

L Sass said...

WHY are those way-too-many-kids shows on TLC so tempting? AS and I got hooked on a marathon of a show about families with 12+ kids on Christmas Eve.