My ex and I were young when we married (and, four years later, divorced), so our time together was at a critical point in our individual emotional and intellectual development. After amicably parting ways, he moved on with his life, and I did the same with mine. It's been years since I've seen him, and many more since we started down our own paths with different people. I'm happy, and I hope he is, too. However, there are some things I wanted to say out loud when I heard my ex was having a baby. It was his third child, with another woman after he had divorced his second wife, and, well, you might be surprised at what those internal thoughts really were.
Once my ex re-married and had his first two children, I lived a parallel life with similar choices and experiences. I've been with my current husband for 13 years, and we have two amazing children together. Back then, when all the feelings of marriage and divorce were still raw, I never thought much of what my ex-husband was doing with his life, because he was seemingly happy, and I'd long since moved on. We might have been young when we married and later divorced, but we were still adults.
However, something happened when news broke of this new pregnancy. Those feelings I had long since buried, resurfaced. Despite how far we've come since our divorce, my immediate reaction, I think, is indicative of how much I've matured. On that note, here's some things I really wanted to say when I found out about this soon-to-be baby my ex and his lady are about to have.