Highly Improbable != Impossible

First, it’s important to have context.

Did you read this article about how I have craptastic eggs?

Let me sum up:

When my partner and I decided to have children, we decided to have two children. One at a time. We removed the birth control and were instantly pregnant. We have since found out that the chances of this happening are as low as five percent.

The original plan was have a child, when the child is eighteen months old, make another one.

It hasn’t worked out that way.

Now I know what you’re thinking and the answer is …


I’m totally pregnant!

But it’s only six weeks. Normally people don’t announce this early because the chances of miscarriage in the first trimester are so freaking high, so why am I coming out of the internet pregnancy closet?


Today was my flight to Boston. To attend and help run a booth at Red Hat Summit AND OpenStack Summit.

Two weeks in a row.

It was going to be my first big event as the TripleO Community Liaison.

My nearest and dearest partner in crime, Rich, the main RDO Wizard, was going to take OpenStack Summit week OFF cause he had so much faith in me AND it meant he wouldn’t be traveling for three weeks in a row (he has ANOTHER con in Berlin the following week!)…

And now he has to go.


Only six weeks pregnant still means #ALLTHETHINGS are happening.

PROS.beta (Pontus Rain Operating System second child) may only be the size of a lentil, but since week FOUR, I’ve been throwing up. Since week five, I’ve been throwing up EVERY DAY.




Therefore, when my boss and I had a difficult conversation on Friday, HEART BROKEN, I had to admit she was right. Why fly out to Boston just to throw up in the hotel for two weeks?


I’m staying home.



SUPER devastated to be missing the BIGGEST EVENTS of the YEAR.


Ridiculously happy that we beat the odds.


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3 Replies to “Highly Improbable != Impossible”

  1. congratulations Rain! I hope you will feel better soon, and that the little one grows smoothly!

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