Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Not-So-Elevated Thoughts...

Bear with me for this bit of perfectly dull trivia (it will give you some insight as to how my mind functions at 5:00 a.m.):

If I look at the calender years of my children's births, they are: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and this next baby will be 2009, God willing, because I have had a miscarriage in the past and take nothing for granted. Anyway, it looks pretty random, right?

If I look at the difference in ages, this is what we have: a two year gap, an 18-month gap, a 27-month gap, an 18-month gap, and the gap between Dominic and the next one will be 35 months. Again, pretty random.

Now, look at this; my age at the birth of each of my children: 35, 37, 39, 41, 43 and with this next one I will be 45. Isn't this fascinating? No? Okay, nevermind...

7 comments:

  1. Interesting indeed!

    I'll be praying for you and your little one.

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  2. Weird! Even more amazing that a pregnant woman can do those kinds of numbers-in her head-and remember them! I am impressed.

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  3. Yes, but I am referring to all my kids as, "Hey, you!"

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  4. Yes, it is fascinating.

    Particularly for me from a selfish point of view. I just turned 41 and am due this month with a new baby. Does this mean I'll have another at 43? And another at 45?

    Wouldn't that be lovely?

    Praying for you and this new little one!

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  5. As long as it doesn't mean another for me at 47! I love my babies, but I've got to retire from baby-making at some point!

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  6. The birth years of my youngest five match-up pretty closely with your five. I've got a 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006. If it weren't for that slight deviation from the pattern I'd say it was a sign that there will be a new Shoe baby in 2009. But I guess that would be reading way too much into it, wouldn't it?! LOL!

    I'm praying for you and your new wee one!

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  7. interesting! my younger sister and i are only 2 years apart as well:) mom was 36 when she had me, and 38 when she had my younger sister:)

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