Thursday, July 31, 2008

And Baby Makes Three

The night before I met B for the first time (nearly 14 years ago), his old friend from high school was showing me yearbook photos of the people that were going to be at the party the next night. B was the last photo he showed me and when I saw him I got chills. I won’t say that in that moment I knew I was going to marry him. But I knew that something special was going to happen. As we approach our 11th anniversary (this Sunday), I am once again reminded of how right I was that night.

I can’t imagine my life without him. He is truly my best friend. He makes me laugh, he is my shoulder to cry on, he is my anchor in times of uncertainty, and knows me to my core. I can’t even tell you how many times I have fallen in love with him over the last 14 years. It makes my heart hurt when I think about how much I love him.

And now we are about to embark on a new journey in our lives together…growing our family. For the last 10 years, this has been our family:


(Those of you with ‘licky’ dogs may recognize what has just happened here.
In fact, you can still see the culprit’s tongue sticking out of her mouth!)

But in February next year, we will add a new member! Yes, I am pregnant! Officially 12 weeks along today :-) Although it’s still kinda hard to believe there’s something growing inside of me sometimes! We are super excited, a little nervous (after all, neither of us has ever changed a poopy diaper and we have joked that we may be doing a lot of coin flipping for the job in the future), but excited none the less!


(This is my 9 week sonogram where we were able to see
the little guy's heart beating for the first time.)

I won’t be bogging you down with pregnancy details here, I’ve started a family blog for that, but I will be sharing plenty of baby projects in the coming months. I also wanted to take a moment to say that I know how fortunate we are to have been able to conceive this growing little baby. I know that for some it can be very difficult, so I wanted to acknowledge that we are not taking one moment of this pregnancy for granted. We truly understand how special and miraculous this gift is for us. So far things have been going well and I really can’t complain about any discomforts I've experienced so far, but as I mentioned to Nonnahs yesterday, this has been the slowest fastest time ever!

30 comments:

Nonnahs said...

YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY, a thousand times YAY! Our first blog baby! :) I've said it a million times already, but you know I couldn't be happier or more excited for you and B. Much love!

Marnie said...

Aww, congrats, I hope you'll post a few updates here :)

Erin said...

Congratulations!

Maria said...

Oh, Congratulations!! So exciting and wonderful.

Mouse said...

OMG... CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm super excited for you guys! I never changed a diaper either or even held a baby until I had my son.. it really IS one of those things that you do out of instinct though, so don't worry about it.

Jillian said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting : ) Have fun with all those little baby knits - so much fun!

Kate said...

Aw, congratulations!!

Theresa said...

Baby knits are so fun! Congratulations again!

Madge said...

What great news! Congrats to you and B!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations!

Miriam said...

So many congratulations!! I may have to break the "no knitting for other people" moratorium to knit something for your bean. I'll be in SD in September though, so maybe I can meet up with you guys and won't have to mail it :)

M

jillian said...

Wowee! Congrats!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! We can race to see who delivers first...ready, set, gestate!

Tusa said...

Congratulations!

I know where you are... We have a little girl (16 months) born after 16 yrs into our relationship (10 yrs married).

And yes it is a blessing. Enjoy it and take good care of all of you.

Congratulations!

Hilari said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Much health and happiness!

mle said...

Congratulations! that is sooooo exciting!! I'm so glad you haven't had it too difficult so far....what a blessing!

Kristyn said...

Congratulations!!! I am almost 34 weeks along with my first and it is truly a wonderful and miraculous experience. Please do post a few updates here so we all know how you are doing.

dawn said...

Congratulations! Babies are the best!

tiennie said...

What fantastic news!!! Congratulations!!!

Lolly said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations :)

Nasus said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

marisa said...

Congrats again! It is the fastest slowest times ever - just wait until bebe gets here... the times don't change! I'm so excited for you.

b said...

There will be no coin flips, and I love you, too.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both!! :)
My youngest is 12yo & I miss the baby days--Enjoy every minute!!

Rene'

Kara said...

Hurrah!!! That is amazing news. I am so happy for you!

Kris said...

Congratulations! :)

amandacathleen said...

Congrats! You guys are fantastic people, and fantastic people make fantastic parents! Congrats again : )

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! Such wonderful, beautiful news! All the best wishes to you and B during this special time. I'm so happy for both of you!

Octopus Knits said...

Congratulations!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Yippeeee!!!! I can't believe how far behind on blogs I am, but I am so glad that I caught your post. Congrats! It is a huge relief to hit month three, isn't it? For me, time crawled during that first trimester. Now it is both fast and slow - could be any day, could be as late as September 15! If there is one piece of unsolicited advice I can give it is to not worry too much that you have no idea what you are doing - I don't either! And unless someone has a litter of kids I don't think they know much either. Each pregnancy and each person is very different, so no one can definitively tell you what to do or how to feel. These women who have two kids and think they can tell you everything crack me up. I'm pretty much done with the first pregnancy and I am certainly no expert, even on myself. Once we both get our kids out into the world and sleeping through the night we should have a little meet-up. It will be really fun to see you as a mommy. Oh, and baby makes four - don't forget the pup! (We're going to be a family of seven! Egads.)