When I told hubby I was ready for pregnancy,
Chardonnay, I had to legally separate from thee!
About fetal alcohol syndrome I was forwarned,
So our affair went on hiatus, indefinitely postponed .
Though not a big drinker I missed my libatious lover,
Our relationship one could not put asunder.
We were parted for almost a year,
Whether you'd remember me was my fear.
For nine long dry months how I watched others enjoy you,
To not partake in the nectar of the gods made me feel blue.
Well-behaved was I, avoiding you completely full stop.
Each time my eyes met you I tasted not one drop.
While I never craved you before my pregnancy,
Your absence made my heart grow fonder of thee.
Upon the departure of my baby from the womb,
Very quickly thereafter our old love returned in full bloom!
With an inconsolable crying baby,
Nightly imbibing is what saved me.
Only one glass and sometimes only half-full,
Enough to drown out the sobs of which my head was full.
Soon wine with dinner was added to the mix,
Adding a second glass to my nightly fix.
Loving my child greatly but from her screaming wanting to flee!
My sweet baby's colic was making an alcoholic out of me!
Decidedly returning to a teetotaler state,
Commited to no longer being an inebriate.
I poured out the wine removing every drop from my house,
Forced to join me on the wagon was my faithful spouse.
And to combat baby's nightly colic shriek and shout,
I purchased ear plugs to drown her cries out.
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