1. Because so far Allen and I haven't been able to have any
2. Because some of the congratulations and well-wishes almost make it sound like the expectant mother is holier than the rest of us dumb mom wannabes.
3. Because just maybe I think God is punishing me / it's my fault that we haven't had kids yet.
4. Because I don't want to be worthless because I don't have kids or a career.
5. Because coming face to face with a brand new mom in the making brings me smack up against my own pain as a daughter and a wife.