Two months ago my mother went to the east coast for my cousin’s graduation from high school, while there the most fantastical event happened.
At my cousin’s graduation party there was a very heavy set girl there that was dating the son of my aunt’s boyfriend. She was right around the age of 20 and was having a hell of a time at the party, Julie was hitting the mixed drinks hard (otherwise known as Lohan style). The girl also chain smoked like someone was trying to take her cigarettes away from her, all in all a very charming girl who was someone you just couldn’t forget.
The next morning my mom got a phone call from my aunt.
Aunt: Well we had a little problem here last night with Julie.
Mom: Wait… who is Julie?
Aunt: The girl that drank like a fish and smoked like 17 packs last night.
Mom: Oh my god what happened? Did she throw up all over the place? She really was drinking a ton.
Aunt: Not exactly, she had some abdominal pain and we ended up rushing her to the hospital.
Mom: Is she okay?
Aunt: Yeah, she gave birth to a 4.5 pound baby.
Mom: …. uh…..
Yup, Julie was pregnant and didn’t even know it. Apparently Julie’s periods are rather spotty and she didn’t even second guess that she hadn’t had one for like 8 months. Thankfully the baby was healthy, a little premature but healthy, how it didn’t end up with fetal alcohol syndrome or looking like the midget that used to hang out with Pedro Martinez I don’t know.
How is it possible to not know you are pregnant?
While I don’t have a fallopian tubes, I still have a general understanding of when something is changing in my body. Basically the rule of thumb is that when it hurts when I pee I need to go to the doctor. How could this girl miss the cramps, nipple irritation, nausea, back pain, cravings, headaches, or frequent urination? Did she just pass it off as a shitty plate of nachos bell grande accompanied by a little too much to drink?
The person I really feel bad for is the boyfriend, talk about stepping on a land mine. He is now saddled with a child that he didn’t know about with a girl that was too stupid to know she was pregnant, I see this turning out well.
Thoughts, smart ass remarks, comparable stories?