Mafe Maria: Personal stories by autism parent mentor, Maria Stultz

Baby Talk

—You know? I don’t think I’m pregnant, but I should not be having any alcohol or sushi any more… I mean: WHAT IF I was pregnant, and I just had a beer last night?

—Ok… But you said that you don’ think…

—I know… But I should be getting my period tomorrow and I still haven’t gotten any of the typical symptoms.



—The Magic Bullet?

—Wouldn’t you LOVE that?

—Oh, I would! I would!

—… Against gravity, and despite all my freaked-out attempts to sabotage “the boys”…

HA! My Magic Bullet!…

… (processing pause)…

—… But I would hate it too…

—Cuz you wouldn’t have gotten to enjoy all the promised copious sex of trying for a baby, huh?

—Right… Only one cagado polvo. :(


  1. On , Jennifer wrote:


  2. On , Kim Rodriguez wrote:

    Hark! Do you hear the angels singing?

  3. On , Maria wrote:

    I really don’t… but still get a kick out of the possibility of Joey’s “Magic Bullet”. He makes such a proud face just joking about it…

  4. On , Kim Rodriguez wrote:

    as do they all…;)

  5. On , Maria wrote:

    Ha! Ha! Ha!

  6. On , Petie wrote:

    Laughed out loud on this one. I think Chris is quite proud of his efficiency. Friends have said, “poor Chris, he didn’t get a lot of practice trying,” but I think he’s happier with the quick results.

  7. On , Maria wrote:

    Yeah! Those were some very powerful and athletic “boys”… :)

  8. On , Marla wrote:

    Eh. Trying is over-rated. All the worry of when and if and could it be and oh, well maybe next month. Better to be efficient on the front end and enjoy 9 months of “worry-free” fun. Tellin’ ya, pregnancy woopie is quite the story to tell. And Joey still gets to be proud! Win-win.

  9. On , Maria wrote:

    Another friend recently confirmed your point, Marla. It does sound like pregnancy woopie (had to look it up) is “out of this world” at least until the point when you’re big as a whale that nobody wants to even think about it anymore. LOL!

  10. On , Marla wrote:

    When’s that?

  11. On , Maria wrote:

    Interesting… I see… :)

  12. On , Marla wrote:

    so what’s the news, man? not that I think you’re really going to tell us in a blog but if you were to tell us in a blog, what would the news be?

  13. On , Maria wrote:

    No magic bullet :)

  14. On , Marla wrote:

    Awww. Have fun trying.:)

  15. On , Mafe Maria • Trying is So Overrated wrote:

    […] When Marla said that trying for a baby was overrated, I got it, but couldn’t imagine how true it really is. Trying to get pregnant? Really: Not fun at all. […]

  16. On , Petie wrote:

    I didn’t know these comments had continued on this blog… For my two cents, enjoy it now – pregnancy woopie was NOT fun for me. I keep reading that it’s supposed to be great, but I just don’t get it…

  17. On , Maria wrote:

    Oh that sucks… Marla’s comment had me looking forward to it. I was wondering what you thought. Everybody is different, right?

  18. On , Petie wrote:

    Yep, most people do love it, but I was so sick the first three months with morning sickness, then I got a killer cold in the second trimester and by the third… I felt as large as a whale and nothing was comfortable. I think most folks have the most fun in the 2nd trimester. I just got unlucky with being sick.