The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #61: I’ve Got News 3

On Tom’s 47th birthday, his daughter Ellen drove home from college with her boyfriend to deliver the news: the pill had failed her. She was keeping the baby, dropping out of school, and moving home.

Ellen was a surprise baby

Ellen was a surprise baby

Two decades later, Ellen had a surprise baby of her own

Two decades later, Ellen had a surprise baby of her own

In this episode, you’ll hear grandpa’s side of the story. And what he said to the boyfriend when they walked through the dark house together at 2:00 in the morning.

Hear the rest of the “I’ve Got News” series!
I love talking to Tom—he’s so no bullshit. His daughter is that way, too. That’s why I did an entire series on them. So if you like this story, go back and listen to the other four stories in the “I’ve Got News” series:

I’ve Got News (a prequel to the series!)
Tom finds out his wife is pregnant while he’s at sea and just a few years later, to his surprise, becomes a stay-at-home dad.

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I’ve Got News, Too
That surprise baby grows up and has a surprise pregnancy of her own. In this episode, she talks about delivering the news to her parents.

I’ve Got News 3
Tom receives Ellen’s news. (This is the featured audio on this post.)

I’ve Got News 4
Two weeks before their due date, Ellen and her boyfriend reflect on the game of Being Awesome at Being Adult.

I’ve Got News 5
We conclude the “I’ve Got News” series with the birth of Ellen’s baby … and the project Tom took on to cope.

Did YOU have a surprise pregnancy? Or were you an oops baby?
Tell us all about it, and how it’s impacted your life. Down in the comments.