Friday, 2 May 2008

Murphy's Law and Babies

What does one have to do with the other? Absolutely nothing. Other than the fact that I have a list of funny additions to Murphy's list of laws that I thought I'd share with you and I'm having one. Not a law, a baby.

After I dropped the news on Rachel's blog word seems to be getting around. So to comfirm, yes I am pregnant. I'm due in late July and apparently, according to the doctor, bub is quite small. When she said this, I glanced down at my stomach in consternation and asked her if she was serious. Oh yeah, the baby's small, but I'm not. That means at least half of what's going on around my midriff has more to do with ice-cream than pregnancy. I've developed a magnum a day ice-cream habit that I know is going to be a joy to kick when the time comes. Do you think Jillian or Bob would take pity on me and give me a spot in the white house next year? Perhaps if I keep eating ice-cream, I might end up being big enough to be a loser. Time will tell.

I'm going away to visit family this weekend but thought I would post these hilarious suggestions to Murphys' list of laws. They gave me a laugh anyway, so thanks to Mum and Dad for sending them.

1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
3. He who laughs last .... thinks slowest.
4. A day without sunshine is like ... well .... night.
5. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
6. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.
7. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
8. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
9. It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them.
10. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.
11. The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.
12. Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat all day drinking beer.
13. Flashlight: a case for holding dead batteries.
14. The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in the dark.
15. When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of twelve people, who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.



  1. Congratulations, Sami, on your pregnancy!

    I commiserate with your Magnum addiction. I love Magnums. And I'm not even pregnant, so I don't have an excuse. LOL.

  2. Congrats!!!! Yay, it's baby season.
    I had to have salt'n'vinegar chips. Everyday. With all four buddles of joy. Never did kick that addiction.....
    Enjoy your time with your family.

  3. Hi Sami

    Congratulations on the great news. Another prince or princess to join the family. Enjoy the ice cream and what ever else you crave now. It's all to give you the strength you need for delivery.

    Good luck with the baby and with the ms.
    Best Wishes Tracey

  4. Just dropping by to say Congrats!! And I'm soooooooooooo happy you are EATING... I can't stop EATING chocolate!!! I'm going on the theory that I need the caffiene in chocolate to keep me awake as I'm so dog tired!

  5. Congrat's Sami, wonderful news for you. I ate chocolate with my daughter, and carrot with my son. And no he isn't a red head.

    Love your Murphy's Law.
    Have a great weekend. ;-)


  6. Thanks for the good wishes everyone!

  7. LOL, Sami
    A magnum a day is a tough habit to kick. Worse, the weight you pick up from a magnum a day is even harder to kick.
    But who cares? Celebrate this baby and enjoy every moment of being preg.

  8. Hey Sami... I had custard and milo with darling daughter no. 1, salt and vinegar chips with my treasured son and then chocolate fudge brownies with darling daughter no. 2 - AND the extra kilos are still here to remind me - although are diminishing slowly!!!

    BUT - I say, go for it... when else can you and there is a life time to work it off (so not what "the experts" tell you...) whatever makes you happy I say!!

    PS I was told all of my babies were small (all measured betwen 1 - 3cm less than suppossed to the whole time) and they were all over 7 pound 3 - (my son - the biggest was 7 pound 11 a week early!!!) way big enough for me thanks!! So don't concern yourself with that!!! EVERYONE will have an opinion...!!!