Round 2 April 1, 2012 | 42 Oh my….. April Fools! Another one would be a blessing, but we’d like to wait a little while 😉 Hope you’re having a happy Sunday <3 Facebook Pinterest You might also like: Family: the nerves Family: Weeks 23-25 Doula, round two-la Family: Meet the Midwives Family: Weeks 13-15 Breastfeeding round 2 Livi-isms: 3 year interview Family: how workouts have changed in the first trimester Posted in family, The First Year Post Navigation: Some things never change → ← While I was sleeping 42 Comments Lisa on April 1, 2012 at 11:07 am that’s hilarious april fools! very lame Reply joelle on April 1, 2012 at 11:11 am Well, I fell for it! Reply Marie on April 1, 2012 at 11:11 am ha! Aww! I actually inhaled loudly when I first saw it! Reply Carrie on April 1, 2012 at 11:15 am I think about doing that on facebook for April Fools, but I fear people will miss the “just kidding!” part and I’d be stuck explaining the joke for weeks. Reply Fitnessista on April 1, 2012 at 11:19 am that’s why i had to add the bottom part in.. i didn’t want people to think i was serious but then again, i keep thinking in the back of my mind “what if i am?!” Reply Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) on April 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm I was going to do something similar, then I thought it would jinx me and I would be! …joke on me 🙂 Same as you, another would be a blessing, but we’d like to wait a bit, too. Reply Jessica on April 1, 2012 at 11:20 am You got me, too 🙂 Reply MMiller on April 1, 2012 at 11:25 am I’d be afraid of karma!! LOL! I was kind of excited for you though!! 2012 would have been quite a year!!! Reply Fitnessista on April 1, 2012 at 11:28 am i keep wondering if i actually am. especially now, haha and you’re right, it would definitely be an exciting year 🙂 Reply Morgan on April 1, 2012 at 11:52 am why are you wondering?? take a preg test, stat! Reply Kelly @ Vegolosophy on April 1, 2012 at 11:30 am hahaha you got me for a second there! Reply Laura @ She Eats Well on April 1, 2012 at 11:30 am That’s a great April fools…. ha ha Reply Susan on April 1, 2012 at 11:48 am Ahahahahaha…not really Reply Rachel on April 1, 2012 at 11:53 am Totally got me! Reply Christabel on April 1, 2012 at 11:59 am Awww I was so excited for you! Reply j3nn on April 1, 2012 at 11:59 am LOL, cute! 🙂 Reply A on April 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm I know you didn’t mean this as hurtful, but as someone who struggles with infertility this really isn’t funny. Reply Fitnessista on April 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm i’m very sorry that it offended you 🙁 that’s the main reason why i keep all of my family/pregnancy posts on a separate page, to be considerate to those who are struggling with infertility or have no interest in babies or pregnancy. Reply Jill on April 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm I’m sorry for the pain that you must be going through and I sincerely wish you the best of luck, but how can you possibly be offended by other people having babies (or even joking about having babies)? Reply Steph on April 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm Everyone goes through different feelings with infertility. I am never upset with real life pregnant ladies and babies, but joking about it does seem to belittle something that many people struggle with for years and years and may not even do so successfully. It’s all about perspective. Not trying to start anything here, but want to make sure that this point comes across. Reply Jennifer on April 2, 2012 at 12:25 am I think it’s important to remember that Gina updates her blog with so many wonderful fitness and food pieces, that we as readers get for free…everyday! I too have suffered for years and years (and spent a small fortune) with infertility. I take no offense to this and think that Gina had such innocent intentions. Reply Jules on April 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm I’m kind of offended by the selfish overtones of your comment. It’s reminiscent of a child stomping their feet and going “they got TWO and I didn’t even get one!!!!” Life’s not fair, infertility sure as hell isn’t fair but it’s not like there are only a certain number of babies and people who are pregnant stole your chance. Reply Gabi S. on April 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm I agree with the ^ comment. Not to mention, this has got to be one of the #1 April Fools jokes ever played…is it worth getting offended EVERY time someone uses it? It’s like getting offended because someone wears glasses as a part of a Halloween costume, and getting offended because you wear glasses in real life. It’s a joke! (And I’ve miscarried twice, so please don’t think I don’t understand the heartbreak of not being able to have a baby). Reply Steph on April 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm I’m not the OP, but I think the follow up comments here are going a bit far. I don’t see how you can infer so much from a one-sentence original comment regarding her being selfish (which WOAH really?). Can we all please be supportive ladies? I understand your wanting to defend your friend, but she already gave her response, which was perfectly gracious. Also comparing it to wearing glasses is an interesting choice. I am extremely sorry for your losses, but would expect you wouldn’t have compared the two when you were going through that situation. At this point, given it’s April 2nd, this is all beating a dead horse. But yes, it’s an overplayed joke, which means that many infertiles get to see the same thing over and over again on 1 day a year. Reply Anonymous on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm I completely agree with you here, Steph. Not trying to conceive, but I’ve had close friends really struggle with infertility – and they wait in vain every month for that positive pregnancy test (or the BFP as it seems to be called in blog land). Month after month. I highly doubt infertile people are offended by actual pregnant people, but I do sympathize with them being offended by someone posting the long-sought-after positive pregnancy test as a joke. I think there are too many complex emotions tied up in that positive pregnancy test that people who haven’t struggled with infertility can’t pretend to understand. I have to admit that even I was shocked when this post showed up on my Google Reader – and again, no children here, not even trying. So I really do sympathize with people struggling with infertility who might not have liked this post – it’s not our place to judge (or compare it to wearing glasses – I mean, seriously!) Reply Gabi S. on April 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm i LOVE this one. Do it do my mom about every other year and she STILL falls for it. 🙂 Reply Morgan on April 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm AHHHHH! ha ha ha! I fall for everything….good one! Reply Averie @ Averie Cooks on April 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm I had a feeling you were going to make a joke today. Hope you guys have a great day! Reply Wendy on April 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm Not offensive at all. I totally fell for it too & was super excited for you! What’s the other page with the pregnancy posts? I’d love to check it out! Reply chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on April 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm Yay! First APJ I didn’t fall for today! Mainly because I couldn’t see you posting the pee stick. 😉 Reply Fitnessista on April 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm haha i definitely wouldn’t use that as my announcement 😉 Reply geetha on April 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm oh gosh!…..too funny!!!….lol……u got me!!!! a week back i knew u were gonna pull an april fool’s joke on us………but totally forgot about it, today. Cute!!!…bless ya!! Reply Liz @ Tip Top Shape on April 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm Haha, that would be insane for you guys if you were preggers again!! Happy first day of April 😀 Reply Jenn (eating bender) on April 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm HA! You’re amazing. 🙂 Happy April! Reply Megan on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 am LOL! I’m currently 30 weeks pregnant with #2- I had to try hard to resist posting on FB that we were excited to announce we’re expecting #3! Just to see who’s paying attention 😉 Reply Corrie Anne on April 2, 2012 at 10:50 am hahahahahaha that’s hilarious!!! Reply anne on April 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm mean!! 😉 Reply Felicia on April 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm my boyfriends sister and husband told everyone last night at our big family dinner that they’re expecting… and we’re like wait this isn’t an april fools joke is it?!! but it wasn’t 🙂 Reply Abby on April 3, 2012 at 12:35 am When my daughter was around 3~4 months old I kept thinking I was pregnant again as well, I think our hormones just readjust around that time and make us feel wonky,I took about 4 pregnancy tests before hubby decided I was crazy haha Reply Julie on April 3, 2012 at 10:24 am Awesome post! My sister did/is doing exactly what you want to do, and it has worked out great. She pureed her own baby food, and snacks were fruit. Breakfast every morning from the time she began eating solids until about her 2nd birthday, was homemade yogurt mixed with a smashed banana, or sometimes rice with yogurt (she LOVES yogurt rice, just like daddy). Her husband is Indian (the country, not American) and so their diets revolve around grains, vegetables, and small amounts of meat. My niece always had steamed broccoli, sweet potato, okra, rice, and copious fruits. They never have made anything off-limits, so when they make hamburgers, they make a small one and cut it up for her, but she usually eats all the fruits and vegetables/grains and doesn’t touch red meat. She will eat a bit of chicken if daddy marinates it in one of his yogurt curry sauces. She makes the funniest squinty face and says “It’s spicy”, then devours it. I will admit, she is a candy FREAK right now (almost 3), but I think it is because they can’t really get her to realize that treats are not for every meal and she gets one treat a day, she doesn’t understand that concept (or she is being a sneaky bug!). Me and my sister had a very extremely disordered view of food thanks to our mother, who still has a few EDNOS and compulsive eating traits, so we both make sure to never say something is “bad” or “good”, as we don’t want her to have the same messed up relationship with food that we had and still struggle with. I think if you take the approach they did, offer her a little bit of everything once she is ok to eat all things, while starting off with fruits and vegetables in addition to breastfeeding (little M was breastfed until about 15 months), she will make up her mind really easily and will also love all vegetables and fruits. This past weekend I was eating a huge carrot, and she sat down beside me outside and ate it with me. If she sees you all eating healthy, she will want it/love it too. Also, she goes bonkers to be outside, would rather be outside than anything in the world, and it is because every single day they take an evening walk with her (unless it is raining). They started carrying her, then pushing her in a stroller, then she walked with them, and now she has her own little baby stroller I got her, that she puts her dolly in, and pushes her around the block. And their vacations are hiking through the Blue Ridge Mountains, skiing, and we even enter M into the little “fun runs” at our races, where the small kids run like 1/20 of a mile for fun. It seems like whatever parents do and show that they enjoy doing, from eating to activities/lifestyle/attitude, they very easily adopt those same things. I think your daughter will most definitely be a happy and healthy little girl thanks to you two, she has been blessed with amazing parents! Reply Julie on April 3, 2012 at 10:26 am Whoopsie, that was supposed to go in the “sneaking in vegetables” post. My bad! Reply Adrianne on April 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm I am in your neck of the woods this week! Heading to the zoo today. What are you and Liv up to? Any restaurant recommendations while we are here? 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