Saturday, July 14, 2007

Green

So last Friday I got the message that youngest sister gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Sister named the baby girl after her first horse. Does anyone else think this is odd like I do?

Then the photos started coming via email. I am absolutely green with envy. Let's just say that I am not handling this very well.

Then, pregnant l@w student gave birth to her baby and there are photos posted around the office of the happy parents with their newborn.

This past week has been my personal jealousy nightmare.

26 comments:

Dream Writer said...

A lot of people name their horses Normal names, It couldn't of been too bad.

I am sorry for your emotions...Hope you feel better soon :)

Nadine said...

I think it's odd. I wouldn't want to have to tell people that's where my name came from. Makes me think of Indiana Jones...

Green or not, I am so happy to hear form you again!

tipsymarie said...

Hmmm, it all depends on what her first horse's name was - mine was Ginger - but we've also had a Tiara, Twilight and Trophy. So, those might be a little wierd.

I am sorry this last week has been so difficult. Jealousy is a nasty emotion to deal with.

dmarie said...

I'd be pea green too. I'm so sorry.

BTW--lol @ curtains for the "hole."

Colette said...

I am so glad to se eyou posting again! I know what you are feeling...I useto feel the same way. It is normal to feel that way. When SIL had her 2 kids...I couldn't get out of bed for days. It happens to the best of us. Your day will come...don't give up! Love ya!

Jason and Samantha said...

((HUGS))

I'm sorry you had a rough week!

Renee said...

(((hugs))) I can imagine that this would be tough for you. It's okay to be green.

How goes it with getting your body ready to try again? Did the doctors conquer all the bad stuff?

ellie said...

I get ya- my family use to send me baby pictures til I emailed them all the resolve how to be supported info.. that lessened it a bit. I was particularly irked by my nephew who's new wife sent out 3 xmas cards to us all with a different pic of them and her showing tummy. One would have been sufficient-- and I probably would have sent them a gift for the babyshower if they had bothered to send a thankyou for the wedding gift I sent them a few months earlier.. call me petty, but some days I do have a green streak and others I think it's just plain rude to not send thank yous. Hope you feel better soon.

Dino aka Katy said...

i am sorry I know how I feel being surounded by pregnant women and pictures of their kids and I can't imagine how it is for you.

Carrie said...

It is hard when you know you are green but can't help it. You're not alone.
Hoping next week looks up x

Sara said...

Yes, I think its somewhat odd. IT depends, I suppose, on what the first horse was named. She got it young enough that she might have used one of her "ooh this is the kewlest name evah" names on it?

Although if the horse was "Patches" or "Princess," I am going to laugh and laugh.

I"m sorry you're green. Can you filter all emails from her or the rest o fyour family to a folder and have someone else deal with them?

Aurelia said...

Oh Dear, I don't suppose you could "accidentally" spill coffee on the photos at work? (grin)

As for little sister...just wait, she's about to be overwhelmed with baby tasks. I'll break out a big bottle of schadenfreude for ya if you like? Or maybe encourage you to pity her instead?

I'm glad you are back, so how's work now that that lahh student is gone?

thrice said...

So normal. Sorry that you have to go through all of this. If I could I would just fast forward you through the next five years.

BerryBird said...

That does sound hard, Nicole. And a very interesting choice of your sister's. I think Sara might be onto something with her having chosen that as her favorite name long ago. It is still odd though, even given that possibility.

niobe said...

Did Sister actually decide to name the baby after the horse? Or is this just something that you (or she) noticed after the fact? Either way, it is a little odd.

Jealousy is not fun. Not only do you feel bad, you feel bad about feeling bad. Or something like that. Can you tell them ixnay on the emailed photos?

Casey said...

My sister's son has the same name as the cat she had when she was six. When asked about it she just said, "I really loved that cat."

Patience said...

I'm with you my love, my 2 cousins have had babies in the last few weeks, my sister is due soon....

Horse name?? Hmmm strange....

Tink said...

I do find it odd to name a child after a pet. A pet horse at that. Unless of course, the name was semi-normal. Is it???

And sorry to hear about how you've been feeling for the past week.... it's completely understandable.

Hang in there!
Heather

megan said...

hi nicole. sorry the past week was so rough. thinking of you.

marlena rivers said...

sorry you are having a tough time. glad to see you posting about it. i was dealing with a lot of anger at everyone in my family last week, so i can relate to difficult feelings with family members...

Caroline said...

It is good to hear from you again. I hope the next few days are better. I know what you mean about your emotions - I've lived there myself this week.

Maggs said...

now that i've found out that my friends have been trying to get pregnant and not having luck, the fire has been lit under my ass and now i'm obsessing about it daily. god i hate this. i don't want to go through what i did to get miss a. i am with you on the jealousy.

Julia said...

Oy!

Hope this week is better.

Dianne/Flutter said...

Err...I hate that feeling. Hang in there, it will pass. (Hoping it goes faster than expected.)

The Momcaster said...

hahahaha - after her first horse!!!!

Anns said...

ugh.. i hate those raining baby days.. yuk.

My sister tried naming her son after a dog we had growing up but my Mother put her foot down which I always respect since I'd hate to have to constantly think of a dead dog every time I saw my nephew.

Weird.
Anns xo