Friday, December 5, 2014

A Selfie, With News

I told you I had news, and now I finally got around to taking the photo to go with it.



Yes, that is me, and I am almost 20 weeks pregnant.  Wheeeeee!  We are thrilled, and the children are especially thrilled because they are old enough to grasp a large part of what is happening.  They were so sweet, keeping our family secret for so long, and then joyfully, shyly, telling people once we all agreed it was time.


I still have flashes of nausea - the first trimester was pretty bad which is why there was a lull in blogging (and I can't bear the thought of these beans, although tomato soup remains my friend).  The exhaustion has retreated for now.  We are hoping to find out the baby's gender at the next ultrasound and then, of course, I will begin some baby sewing.

This is a special time in our family life and I'm so grateful for my health and the experience and maturity we bring to this special time.  Of course babies are wild cards and there will be times of frustration and (my nemesis) sleeplessness ahead, but my husband and I have been through it before and we won't have toddlers around this time.  We're a bit giddy, actually.

32 comments:

  1. What a sweet belly photo. Congratulations to you and your family! It will be fun to follow along with your baby sewing, I hope you'll share it here.

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  2. MAR! GO!!!!!!

    This is the sweetest news!!! I am so happy for you, unendingly so!! I am going to send that bebe a little gift after the holidays pass. What is your due date?

    This post just made my Friday. I am so happy for your family and for you. You look great! I am giddy *for* you. It will be great to have a baby after having had babies before (experience!) and also not having a toddler to care for as well (ease!). This is wonderful and I am so glad for you.

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  3. Congratulations to you! I just had number three after a five year break, and it is definitely different than having a baby with another little one around.

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  4. Oh wow!!!! So happy for you! What a lovely surprise! You look so great!

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  5. Great News!!!
    My younger sister is expecting for the first time and she has had debilitating morning sickness - been 3 times for I.V. treatments so far...but they're just as excited and happy : )
    Looking forward to following your progress!

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  6. Woo hoo!!! Really excited for all of you!!

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  7. I am very happy for you. And what a blessed little one to have you all for their family.

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  8. I'm over-the-moon happy for you! I can't wait for stories, more prego pictures (pretty please), and then to meet the new little person. YAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

    (Also, I can't believe you kept it a secret for so long---I only ever lasted about 2.4 days.)

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  9. Many, many congratulations!

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  10. Oh. My. Word!!! Congrats! So happy for you all. We are only 10 weeks apart :) Also, I'm with MamaJJ...it only ever lasted about a day and half til we spilled the beans!

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  11. Congratulations!!! What wonderful news, Margo!

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  12. Congratulations! Genevieve and Ben will love being big brother and sister.
    I have girl/boy/girl, so I look forward to hearing if your baby is a girl or a boy :)
    Keep looking after yourself.

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  13. Oh, what wonderful news! Congratulations! You look wonderful!

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  14. Congratulations! Such fabulous news to share. I wish you all the best.

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  15. Congrats! I found eating a lot of sprouts helped with nausea. 3 will keep you VERY busy as I well know :)

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  16. Oh my goodness!! Congratulations to you and your whole family! I am so very excited for you!!!!

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  17. Congratulations.... a summer baby! Jx

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  18. Congratulations to you and your family. What a lovely and exciting time for you all.

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  19. Congratulations! What wonderful news! Third babies are so easy.

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  20. Margo, I am so happy for you and your family. How exciting... Know the kids are excited.
    Proud the nausea is better.

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  21. Congratulations! What wonderful news.

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  22. How wonderful! I'm so happy for you and your family!

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  23. Eeee! There is no greater joy, congratulations! You look just beautiful.

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  24. Ooooh how exciting! I imagine you will be amazed at the help you will have this time around with your older two. I'm 16wks pregnant myself.

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  25. Hooray, hooray, hooray! Congratulations :-) Glad the exhaustion has subsided, and hope the nausea follows it post haste!

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  26. Margo! What happy, glorious news! Congratulations to all!

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  27. Margo, I believe I initially knew of you through comments on Christian's blog. I began following you on pinterest and just saw the "pregnant" pin so had to wander over here out of curiosity. :) I am so very happy for you and your family! Blessings!! Kelly

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  28. Congrats! How exciting! We sure have enjoyed our little one this past year!
    Gina

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  29. I was reading your post about the Christmas quilt this morning...GREAT GIFT !!...and came upon this post. Congratulations!! Not sure how I missed it, except I was in the middle of great anxiety about upcoming back surgery. How exciting!

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