November 09, 2012

What's Really Going On Here....

So you might have noticed that things have been slowing down here a little.  And I feel that as friends, I should tell you why.  You see, I've been letting a whole lot of things fall through the cracks around here.  Here's the holding-back-nothing truth.

My house looks like a bomb went off.  And then another bomb.

My kids have eaten more Lunchables in the last month than any child ever should.

I have returned very few emails.

My laundry is a mess I just can't keep up with.

I leave the house very rarely and when I do you'd probably catch me with an unfriendly look on my face.

Now, you're probably thinking, "Dude, what's your problem?"  And it actually isn't a problem.  Now you're thinking I'm in denial.  Ha!  It's all actually a blessing....which I'm trying to remind myself.  Because something I have wanted for a very, very long time has finally happened for us.

We are pregnant.

(Baden has recently taken up pretending that he is, too.)

Many of you probably know that we've been trying for what felt like a very long time.  And so many of you shared your touching and challenging experiences with me, which was so kind and helpful.  I'll give you the whole fertility story soon, if you want details.

But in case you come here and wonder why I'm not posting everyday, that's why.  I've been really sick for over a month now.  I'm a little past 9 weeks, which is kind of early to be telling, but I'm not good with secrets when they're mine.  And that's the story.

Thanks for hanging with me.

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k a t y said...

Congratulations, Cheri!!! That is fantastic news!

Eva {Tales of the Scotts} said...

Oh happy day! Congratulations!!

Laura Walker said...

Hip, hip hooray! I've been a reader of yours for a looonnnnggg time and I'm a huge fan. I'm so happy for you. What wonderful news for you and your family. Hope the morning sickness gets better soon! And I say take as much time off as you want, that baby comes first!

Megan said...

YAY!!! I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

Stefanie said...

Congrats!!! I hope your morning sickness eases soon. That is never fun, but always welcome if it means a healthy baby. Happy news!

Callie said...

Congratulations! Show your self grace in this sweet time and we will too. So happy for your growing family!

Julie{isCocoandCocoa} said...

Congratulations! So happy for you and your family

Little Feet said...

What wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!!!! :)

toria said...

congratulations!!!!!! i am thrilled for you! looking forward to all of your stories! thank you for sharing!

kmccalope said...

Wonderful news. Thanks for sharing :-)

drea :: dre of white stables said...

So happy for you! Congratulations! I would love to hear your story if you're willing to share it!

drea :: dre of white stables said...

So happy for you! Congratulations! I would love to hear your story if you're willing to share it!

[Stacia] said...

I had noticed and hoped that was the reason! :) Congratulations, I'm so so so happy for you and your family!

Jennifer said...

I am so, so happy for you Cheri!! Good things happen to those who wait! I think we will all cut you a little slack if you post less....lol! I am sure the boys are super excited. Are you going to find out what you are having?? Congrats again!

E. said...

Dear Cheri,
I don't know what to say, I'm sooo happy for you! I shivered as I read your post. I've been wishing this for you ever since you mentioned your stuggle. We've been there and I can relate. Thanks for sharing, I'm praying everything goes well. Lots of love from Holland! x x x Emma

Lindagirl said...

How wonderful & exciting! Praise to God & congratulations to you & your sweet family!

gina said...

YAY!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy!!!

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

What wonderful news!!!! Congrats! I am so happy for you and your family! I can 100% relate with the whole everything falling apart when you get pregnant and feel sick and tired all the time, i was there all summer. Just go with it, post less and take as many naps as possible :)

La Evas said...

Zorionak!!! Congratulations!!!

Tanya Rousseau said...

Congratulations! Our thoughts and prayer go out to you and your family so that you can feel better soon and have a nice pregnancy and a healthy baby. When it's hard, remind yourself that, often, a sick mommy = a very strong baby...

Megan said...

Congratulations I am so happy for you guys. We all understand that you need to look after yourself and your little baba, take time and enjoy the early part of your pregnancy.

TianaN said...

So happy for you.

Ana Salomé said...

Congratulations!! I'm really happy for you...enjoy the pregnancy (the good part of it is just around the corner). I had my 2nd baby 12 weeks ago & I already miss being pregnant a little bit (because I never felt sick) :)

Holly said...

Congratulations! I'm a follower too and know the struggle you mention with pregnancies! Children are such blessings! :-)

My advice - let the house go! ha ha Take up on some offers from friends to help! It is one of those things as super moms we don't want to do - but do it! :-)

Best wishes!

shelly said...

Congratulations, Cheri. I know you've been waiting for this and I'm glad it has happened! I hope you feel better soon. I can totally relate - I get very sick for the first 20 or so weeks and the only relief I have at all is from Unisom/B6. Good luck over these coming weeks; I can't wait to follow your journey.

Heather Feather said...

Oh congratulations! I'm so happy for you! Take it as easy as you'd like; we'll all be just fine!

MissE said...

I've really been hoping this was in your future! I know it's something you've wanted so badly and you seem like a great mom to the two kiddos you already have. Congrats and good luck with the next several months!

Emma said...

You have made my heart happy this morning. Congratulations. I hope that the sickness passes quickly. Looking forward to following this adventure with you.

Jessie said...

Wonderful, wonderful news, Cheri. Blinking back the tears (-: Number three was a pregnancy of sickness for me in those early months. I was showing from day one, constantly feeling like anything consumed was on its way back up, and zonked out on the couch from an apparently inexhaustible fatigue. So, rest and rejoice. Let the dust bunnies play and the laundry pile up. And if my third pregnancy taught me anything, it was to be humble enough to ask for and accept help -- and I have some pretty fantastic neighbours, who really stepped in to pick up and take care of my wee beasties. Congratulations again, take care and God bless!

MommytoAJ4 said...

Congratulations!!! I was never sick with my boys, but oh, with that precious Princess I have I thought death would be better some days!

mathstamp said...

Congratulations! So, so, so happy for you!

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

Congratulations Cheri! I'm so happy for you!! I know you've been wanting this for a long time and that makes the sickness not quite as bad to deal with! I hope you get a little girl this time!! ;) But either way it will be another beautiful child!

Melanie said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your family, and this might sound selfish but I am excited to see what fun baby projects you come up with ;)

Katie said...

wonderful! congratulations!!! very happy for you!

astr!d said...

oh my goodness!!!! congrats!!!! im so happy for you!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Cheri, I'm so excited for you!!

The Smith Family said...

I'm so very happy for you! Somehow when I saw that post title I just knew that's what it was. I know what it's like to try for so long and be so frustrated. Hopefully it will happen soon for us too! Babies are so very wonderful and you are a wonderful mother. Congratulations! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers and so sorry about the sickness! That is the worst but worth it!

Liz said...

Congratulations! What happy news for you and your family! I hope you start feeling better soon! What did the trick for me was taking half a unison every day until I felt better. Maybe ask your doctor to be sure though. :)

Sandy said...

That is so awesome, congratulations!!

Rhiannon said...

congrats! that's such great news! i have the same problem in my house, but no pregnancy! :) good luck with the morning sickness. i downed ginger nuts like no ones business during my pregnancies.

Christa from Controlling Craziness said...

Yeah!!! It took several years to get pregnant with our 3rd and although we really, really wanted another child (and still do want more), I kept thinking I'm too old for this, I don't know how I did it before. But after it's all over and that baby is in your arms you quickly forget all the laziness and sickness. Wishing you all the best. So happy for you guys! Oh, and I get plenty of sleep now and feel great, so I really have no excuse for the state of my messy house.

Greg and Nancy said...

Hooray!! I'm so happy for you. And I love the pic of Baden. :)

Tiffany said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, I got chills :) Babies are a wonderful blessing. Best wishes to you.

The Falco's said...

Congrats! Hope your feeling better soon!

The Falco's said...

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Anne said...

Yay! I'm only a week ahead of you in my pregnancy and I've felt terrible. It's a wonder you've posted at all! Congrats!

Jonathan and Raechel said...

I had a hunch... So glad things worked out for you! Congratulations and hang in there! It's all worth it in the end!

Jodi said...

Congrats! Take whatever time you need to care for yourself and your family. We will be here when you are ready to post again.

cathgrace said...

Congrats Cheri! You deserve all the time you need to slow down, and bake that baby! I would happily volunteer (as I am sure many others would too) to guest post if you are needing more of a break, but want to keep content going! (I'm at www.cathgrace.com)

Karin said...

Congratulations! I'm reading this with #3 in arms (1 month old yesterday) while my older two (similar in age to your boys) entertain themselves yet again. Way too much TV around here but it'll get sorted out eventually - do what you have to do! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Erin said...

So happy for you! The blog will hold on until you're felling better- I always love second trimester! Good luck!

Summer said...

Ah!!! So so soooo happy for you! Congrats mama, what exciting news!

Sumo:)

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!!!! Would love to hear your story!! After having our first two be so easy and then our last 3 be so very hard and long, I think it's great for us to tell our stories so that people that are having troubles can have hope!! Take care and don't worry about the house!!

Just Another Mummy Blog said...

Congratulations!! We went through a very long waiting period for our miracle, so I know that feeling of relief you both must be feeling! I am so happy for you all!!!


(plus, when you instagrammed that pic of the pretend belly, I had my suspicions... but I didn't want to ask knowing that you guys were trying and I always hated when people asked me, "Are ya preggo yet?)

sangii77 said...

Congrats!!!

Olga said...

Congrats! I certainly know how you feel.

Felicia said...

Yeah! So happy for you and your family!!! Morning sickness is the worse, and mine always lasted all day. Take it easy girl we will still be here when your felling better!

Heidi V said...

Congratulations!! So so very happy for you!!

sunnie said...

Congrats! I don't know you but this brings tears to my eyes, especially knowing you've been wanting this for some time. Sending good thoughts to you and your new little one. :)

Kelli @ WhimsiKel said...

Congratulations!! I hope you feel better soon! It is SUCH a blessing, but in the middle of feeling sicky it's tough to remember it.

mali said...

I can't wait to know if we will be as we call over here "aunts or uncles" this time. :)
Congrats to all of you! We're so happy for you!!! LOVES!

Cherie Emerick said...

Congrats Cheri!! I know the boys will be excited for a new little one.
Hang in there... we will be here.

Dagny said...

Congratulations! You, and your family, must be so excited after all your trying. I felt terribly sick with my second baby and I didn't have a blog to run so I can only imagine the added stress. Take it easy and bake that baby.

Ashley Outnumbered said...

So happy for you. I've never posted a comment, but I did email you once letting you know how much I enjoy your blog. Don't worry, you did reply. ;) Just wanted to let you know that I believe good things happen to good people, and you are definitely a GOOD person. Congrats!

Heidi said...

Congratulations Cheri! I found out I was pregnant with #3 about 7 weeks ago. I have 2 boys similar in age to yours! I can definitely relate to everything you are feeling and going through. So exciting! Lots of love- hopefully the sickness will all pass soon.

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories said...

Huge congratulations!!

Marie-Cécile, Jean Baptiste, Eugénie et Héloïse said...

Congratulations to you and your husband, that is great news! Enjoy the non-sick moments and take good care of yourself!

The Muse said...

Happy day! Congrats! I look forward to hearing the whole story :)

Eric and Carrie said...

Congratulations! That's awesome, even if being nauseous isn't awesome at all. Hang in there!

Louisa said...

What fabulous news! Congratulations!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Oh I am so so so excited for you! I hope you get feeling better soon, and that everything continues to go well! You take care of you. Congrats again, I am so happy for you guys. Just yesterday I was thinking about how I hope you can have a baby soon!

Diana said...

Congratulations! I remember with our first, it took a year to get pregnant, and though it wasn't a long amount of time considering others, it felt so very long to us. Such joyful news!

Katrine said...

Yeah! I'm so happy for you!

Micha said...

Congrats!!! I'm trying to get that way myself :) I wish you the best!.

Amy said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! I'm so happy for you!! I will be praying for a sweet healthy baby to bring home soon...well not too soon!!! Congratulations!

Please don't worry about posting every day. You are a mommy first. Go easy on yourself...the mess will be there later, but these precious days will only be here once! xoxoxo

Kristy Bach said...

Congrats!! We must be twins! I'm so behind in everything lately, and expecting in early June. I'll do the happy dance from the couch for you. To tired to stand up. :)

Kristy Bach said...

Congrats!! We must be twins! I'm so behind in everything lately, and expecting in early June. I'll do the happy dance from the couch for you. To tired to stand up. :)

McKenzie Guymon said...

That is the best news! I am so glad this finally happened for you!

Kristy Bach said...

Congrats!! We must be twins! I'm so behind in everything lately, and expecting in early June. I'll do the happy dance from the couch for you. To tired to stand up. :)

Kristy Bach said...

Congrats!! We must be twins! I'm so behind in everything lately, and expecting in early June. I'll do the happy dance from the couch for you. To tired to stand up. :)

Knitty said...

Congratulations!!! I am so very happy for all of you.

Jenny said...

I'm so happy for you!!! Being sick every day is a gift, don't you think? I used to wake up, feel grody, and think, "Hooray! I'm still pregnant today!" I can't wait to hear the details. Wonderful news.

Chase and Sadie said...

YAY!! I am so happy for your sweet little family! Congrats!

Heather said...

I am so happy for you! You are an amazing mother and I just LOVE your blog, especially since I have two little men of my own! Good luck with this new adventure and keep up the posts, but only when you feel up to it! :)

Lindsey said...

Congrats! As a mom of 3 - I can say being pregnant with small kids at home - is more mentally and physically exhausting than you can imagine until you are in that boat. *chuckling* Was I ever so happy to have kids who are content to wear PJ's the whole day sometimes. As long as the garbage was taken out and there were snacks and clean clothes for the kids - nothing else hit the priority list for me- let it slide. You and your health and mental health are more important. :) Those boys of yours will be a delightful help- well at some point in their lives. (I have 2 boys *grin* and they are delightful non helpers more than helpers - but they give me lots of laughs!)

Carmen said...

Congratulations!!!

Joy said...

I'm positively thrilled for you! Congratulations!

Nighttime Crafter said...

Congrats!!! You are such a great mommy and I can't wait to see what awesome things you come up with for your third bundle of joy.

Rebekah said...

Cheri! I am so excited for you. I've been following your blog for a very long time, so I feel like I know you even though you don't know me. And so, even though we are still strangers, I am just so happy for you!

Bella said...

My sincerest congratulations!!! Look after yourself!
Lots of love, Bella

Kristal said...

Yay!!!!!!! So happy for all of you:). I bet being sick has never felt so good! Hope that this little one treats you well and you feel a whole lot better soon....
And I can't wait til you get your energy back and start crafting up a storm for baby;)

Bethany said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations!

Kylie said...

Congratulations!

LeeAnne said...

Oh yay!!! Congratulations, so so happy for you! I don't know you in person but I've been following your blog for quite a while. I grinned ear to ear at this news (and laughed out loud at Baden's cute prego picture (he's even got his hand just above his bum like we so often do for pregnant pictures heehee). I had my 3rd baby almost 6 months ago, and I don't know if I'll ever be caught up on the laundry and housecleaning again, but oh, he is such a blessing to have :)

I hope the all-day-sickness and just-been-hit-by-a-truck-lack-of-energy ease up for you soon!

Holy Craft said...

Congratulations! From one mama who had morning (and afternoon and night) sickness...I totally feel for you! Hang in there. The end result is well worth it!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations, Cheri! I am happy for you! Remember, this too shall pass. Hopefully just a couple more weeks of feeling sick, and then life will get much easier again.

Ashley said...

Congratulations to you and your family. This is such wonderful news. May you and your family be blessed.

Ashley said...

Congratulations to you and your family. This is such wonderful news. May you and your family be blessed.

Make Me Over said...

Congratulations!

Tessie said...

Congratulations Cheri! That is such wonderful news! I was sick with all four of mine and I know exactly what you are going through. Each time, I thought the sickness would never end. I felt like I would never get back to feeling good again, but it always got better eventually. Just remember that it WILL get better and then you will have another blessed little angel! So happy for you!

DiDi Orr said...

Oh girl, ask your Dr. about Zofran. I took it during all four of my pregnancies and it saved me. There's even a generic version now. I was told about it by a lovely woman during Primary one Sunday when I was green with morning sickness.

BrendaLady said...

DETAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! We know this has been a hurdle you've been dealing with for a while :) Congratulations Mama!! This is truly a blessing!!!!

Tina said...

Congrats!! Naps are required now

Anonymous said...

Hooray!! I've been thinking about you the past few months, and hoping that you'd be blessed with a pregnancy... And I totally understand what you mean with everything else just stopping--I'm almost 30 weeks, and I think I've managed to post on my own blog half a dozen times? Here's hoping for a healthy, happy pregnancy!

Julie Rogers said...

YEAH!!! Congratulations---hope you start feeling better soon:) The first weeks are always SO rough!

-Julie
www.thechirpingmoms.com

M said...

Yay!!! Oh, congratulations! :D

Christie said...

This news still makes me so very happy, Cheri!!!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you. Zofran is your friend! It is a nausea medicine...ask your DR! It saved me my last pregnancy. Also, chocolate milk is awesome when your tummy is upset (this sounds gross, but the best part is that it tastes the same both directions -I know when I was pregnant sick I would consider the after effects of eating something before I ate it-cottage cheese is nasty BTW -chocolate milk is your friend!!)

Tami B said...

So very happy for you and your family!!!

Shauna@shwinandshwin said...

Oh congratulations! We tried for a long time with this current baby (and likely our last) and as soon as I was pregnant I was both overjoyed and so so sick. It is so hard to remind yourself that it was something you wanted so desperatley when you are so sick you just want it to end. I only have 5 weeks left and I still have to remind myself how much I wanted it. Babies are great, children are wonderful but man oh man growing them can be the pits (and a total blessing) Good luck! I hope you feel better soon!

Jess said...

Ack! I am sooooooo excited for you! I know it has been rough and I have been rooting and praying for you so much. Everytime I open your blog I hoped you would be posting this very wonderful news! Can't wait for more info! Hope you get past the sick part soon.
Jess
PS I NEVER comment but I had to this time :)

Palak said...

Lol! I'm going to remember the chocolate milk trick forever!!! Cheri, congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!!!!

Charity said...

Congratulations Cheri! I'm so excited for you! I hope that morning sickness goes away quickly. =)

kilbreatha said...

Congratulations! What a blessing!!

Аленушка said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy to hear this great news! I can imagine how happy you are!! I'm nearly 13 weeks, we were waiting for two years and I was sure that I need medical help. God really knows better when and what we need. I wish you to be very-very healthy!!
Aljonushka from faraway Belarus

Marilyn said...

{happy tears} I am deeply happy for you and your family, congratulations!!!! Thank you for sharing with us !!

Brianne said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations! As one who has had very similar fertility issues to yours I understand what an amazing miracle this is for you and your family! Don't worry about the blog, we'll be here when you're ready.

Cerise said...

What wonderful news!! Congrats!!

Andrea said...

I'm so happy for y'all, congrats!

lilofee said...

Congratulations from the other side of the world! Since I found your boys-hats last year, I've been following your blog and also I rarely ever comment - this is now a good time to do so! I wish you all the best for your pregnancy! Everything will turn out fine! I also have two boys, two and almost 4 now, and I am 27 weeks along with number 3 (which is going to be a surprise ;)) I also was sick in the beginning, 14 weeks and I hated it, but it's a good sign! :)

Best wishes from Swiss
Lilo

stephaniegiese said...

Congratulations! I was hoping this was your news as soon as I saw your title for this post. So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! I read your blog religiously and know this must feel like a miracle baby!!!! Congratulations 3 precious babies you will have! Hooray!!! xxx

luvinthemommyhood said...

Awwww, congratulations hun! So excited for you!!!! Much luv during this time!

Marcie said...

That is very exciting congratulations! Hope you get feeling better soon.
Marcie @ I Gotta Try That

Jenny said...

Awesome news!!!! Excited to read all about it ;). Congrats!!!!

Kim said...

so Happy for you and your family!! I'm praying for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery!

Melinda said...

Yay, congrats! Sending you many wishes for a happy and healthy nine months!

rebecca said...

congratulations! you'll be feeling good soon (I hope!)

Josh_n_Connie said...

Yea!!!!!! You know the misery is so worth it in the end, but I hope the sickness passes very soon!

SchwinnMommy said...

Congrats, I love following your blog I am a teacher and felt your pain about a month ago as I was making my way through my first trimester. Hang in there. Best wishes

Mrs. Egg said...

I kind of wondered and hoped when you said that you were feeling under the weather. I am so happy for you. Congrats.

Rach said...

YAy!! Sending many healthy vibes your way!! Yay!!!

Lydia Felker said...

Yippee!!! So excited for you! Congratulations!

Lies(je) said...

Congrats!!! :-)

Disney said...

Congratulations again!!!!!! I'm the same way with my secrets, I can't keep my mouth shut for two seconds :o)

emily said...

So happy for you and Mr. Roar and your boys! Congrats!

Erika@BeyondRubies said...

Very happy for all of you! Congratulations!!

Michelle Johnnie said...

Wahoo! yeah! So excited for you and your family! Hope you get feeling better soon! Yeah! I'm going to go party for you!

Jenny said...

Tears in my eyes. So happy for you guys. Congratulations!

GinaBeana said...

Yay!!! SO happy for you! Praying that you feel better very soon!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! For dealing with morning sickness I think you are doing an incredible job with keeping up with your blog! I am 23 weeks now and am only recently back to blogging a few times a week after totally going MIA for a few months. I'm so happy you will soon have a new little one. (I'm also selfishly hoping this will mean some baby projects and tutorials when you feel better!)

Kayt said...

YAY!

YAY!

YAY!

I was hoping when the posting started falling off a bit that this was the case. I am so so so excited for you all!

JT said...

Congratulations and all the best. I am so happy for you all <3

D & H said...

Congrats!!! I hope you feel better soon.

Brooke Leiberman said...

congrats from a fellow pregnant blogger!

Jen said...

So happy for you! Congrats! I hope you feel better soon : )

Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com said...

Congrats!! So sorry about the sickness, both of my pregnancies were like that - it's the worst! I'm sure you know all this by now but just in case: eat before getting out of bed in the morning, ginger, and fenugreek :).

salt_of_the_earth81 said...

Praise the Lord Cheri! That's awesome news! Lots of prayers for you and your family and that you'll feel better soon! So exciting!!!

salt_of_the_earth81 said...

Praise the Lord Cheri! That's awesome news! Lots of prayers for you and your family and that you'll feel better soon! So exciting!!!

Cynthia Wallace said...

Hooray! Congratulations! And seriously, don't worry about not blogging quite as much, not to mention having a messy house. We'll understand. :)

Sara Drenner said...
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Sara Drenner said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you guys! Here's hoping you start to feel better soon. :)

Anonymous said...

Hooray for you! Your sons are so adorable, and I can't wait to hear more about your new addition :)

Siobhan said...

Hooray!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news. Good luck with your biggest project of the year xx

Lindsay said...

This almost made me cry, because my husband just told me he wants to start trying for a baby and I'm suddenly very worried and anxious about getting enough vitamins and taking better care of myself. So excited for you to be pregnant again, and after you've waited for so long!

Marissa Palmer said...

Congratulations! Enjoy it and take some time off. Don't feel bad about us here in blogland. We'll still be here when you are good and ready, anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new little "project." Best Wishes.

Jeanette said...

Congratulations! I check your blog everyday and today I said to myself I bet she is pregnant, just sat down and thought I would check your blog again today. I am so happy for you and your family what a blessing. What a lucky baby this will be. Hugs!

midwest momma said...

YEAH!!! I knew God would bless your family with sweet #3! I am so excited for you all and I can't wait to hear more about your journey!

Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

Aw, I'm so excited for you I'm blinking away tears. I hope your super-sickies wear off and you feel just crappy enough to not feel worried, and then super fantastic and energetic, and then gently hit that point where labour starts to sound more fun than continuing to be pregnant. And may colds and flus evade your house entirely! :) Ah, I'm just so happy for you!

HSockwell said...

Congratulations! I know that I for one will not bash or complain about the slowing down of posts. Enjoy this time (even through the sickness)! Praying that the sickness will subside very soon! :) I am currently about 15 weeks along with our second child.

Jessica said...

Congratulations! I'm pregnant with my third and it was the hardest first trimester, and I was in survival mode and didn't blog or cook or anything all summer. It was weird not to create anything for months or to feel like I wanted to.

How exciting and hope the second trimester will be easier!

Elizabeth Farnsworth said...

Congratulations!!!

Andréann said...

Congratulations! We're about as far along, with our #3 too. My kids listen to way much more TV I'd like to, but I've been really sick as well!

Good luck! I wish you a happy pregnancy and the birth you want.

Me said...

I send prayers for a healthy munchkin! So excited to hear about your journey,congrats!

Kimberly T. said...

Congratulations! Prayers said for a very happy and healthy pregnancy.

julia27 said...

Congratulations from New Zealand. Im so happy for your family!

nana said...

congrats!!!so happy for you. when you spoke of some illness without being specific i was hoping hoping hoping that you would have this news

NeedlesAndKims said...

What fabulous news! I'm so very happy for you. I hope that you're over the sick part really soon!

Corey Moortgat said...

Congratulations, Cheri! I know you've been trying for a while! I'll cross my fingers for a little girl (I think I remember you wanting a girl next)- I've got two boys, then a girl, so it can be done- ha ha! Hope you're feeling better soon! :)

grapes and hearts said...

Whoopie, Cheri, that's great news! Wishing you a safe and joyous pregnancy with less sickness soon ;o) So glad your hope and dream came true eventually?

Peggie said...

Congratulations! From experience: Kids and house will survive. It may take till the youngest is 18 or so for the house, but important things first... I had 5, sick through 3, really sick for the whole time with 1. We all made it and they are now moms and dads on their own.

We will look forward to more stories and the progress.

Cara said...

Congratulations! I know that that sickness is miserable...I hope you start to feel better soon!

M-J said...

Congratulations! x

Hayley said...

Congratulations! I am pregnant too. For the first three month I didn't even want to LOOK at a computer. I associated it with nausea. So I don't blame you! Take it easy.

This (all that sickness and weakness) too shall pass...

~ko said...

I thought something like that might be the case :) Yay! And what wonderful news!

PS. thank you for the encouraging comment a few days back. it made me feel a tad better about the state of our house!

Tina said...

Congratulations!! I couldn't be more excited for you!

PS- You met my friend, Leslie, over the summer when she visited her mom (Mrs. Olsen, from your church). We're the ones in Maryland. Too bad there wasn't a way to make that sound less stalker-ish. I swear- we're not weirdos.

My little Prince ♕ Nikolas said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!! I am very happy for you and your family kisses from Greece Maria
and my little boy Nikolas

Miranda said...

Congrats!!! I am so very excited for you!!! I am also around 9 weeks pregnant and can completely appreciate how you feel and how your house looks! I also have 2 boys (3 and 4) so here is hoping for girls for the both of us!!! :)

Brett said...

Congratulations! You deserve a major break, so don't feel bad about letting things slip through the cracks. There are worse things than lunchables and a messy house :)
I hope you are feeling better soon and that everything goes so well for you!

Maren T. said...

Congratulations ! Many good thoughts and prayers your way

Anonymous said...

Hooray!!!! Babies are the BEST! Congrats! I'm looking forward to you posting even more things for boys. Or maybe more things for girls!

The Miller Five said...

OH YAY YAY YAY YAY!! Congratulations Cheri! I am so thrilled and excited for you!!!

Sabra said...

adding my congrats to the rest! yay!

valentinegirl said...

How lovely for you. Go drink some gingerale over chipped ice and don't worry about the house or us readers. I can't think of a better reason to let go of things.

Tara said...

I just teared up! I couldn't be more excited for you! With being this sick, maybe you'l be blessed with a girl this time! Of course, either way is a dream come true! Congratulations!

Heather said...

I am so incredibly excited for you! Your desire for a babe has been in my thoughts and prayers for a long time. I would love to read all about your story and hope that you feel better soon.
xo
Heather

Nadia said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I pray you will feel better soon so you can enjoy your blessing, and as for us in blogland, we'll be here when you are ready.
-Nadia

Tyree said...

Congratulations!!! As someone who waited 5yrs to be pregnant with my last. It sucks to be sick even if you wanted it. Hope you feel better soon. Constant snacking is the only thing I have found to help, and yes I do mean constant :) Now my baby is 6mo and I'm still trying to break the habit, but it was worth it to feel a little better. Feel well soon--hope all goes well.

Tyree said...

Also my house has the same bomb after a tornado feel--I like to think it's not just me. :)

Team Tindle said...

Congratulations! Don't worry you won't even remember the house was a mess a few weeks from now so take good care of yourself and no little kid every died from an extra lunchable here or there! LT

Leigh Anne said...

That's the best news I've heard all day! Congrats sweet lady! Just rest and take it easy :) So very happy for y'all!

Jen said...

What great news! Hopefully you start feeling better soon.

Max of Max California ★ said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Congratulations mama!!!!! How exciting :) Everyone is getting knocked up in blogland!

MamaTea said...

Yay! Congratulations! Fabulous news...and fabulous picture!!

Unknown said...

Fantastic, wonderful news! Blessings to you and your family!

Diane said...

Congratulations! I see I'm comment #196, or something like that, but just wanted to congratulate you!

Diane said...

Congratulations! I see I'm comment #196, or something like that, but just wanted to congratulate you!

Elizabeth said...

Cheri,
I have been a reader for at least a year now. I read every post. Not everyday, but I catch up when I have time. I've commented a few times, but for the most part I stay quiet. I just wanted to tell you congratulations, and let you know that I have thought of you and wondered how you were doing with trying to conceive. I'm so happy it finally happened for you! Best wishes for a healthy 40 weeks!
-Elizabeth

Kim said...

Cheri, congratulations! I am so excited for you! I have been thinking about you and wondering if that was what was going on. I know I don't know the details of your fertility issues, but my hubby and I have been going through very similar issues. We have a little girl who (I think) is just a couple months older than Baden. We have been trying to get pregnant again for about 2 years with no luck. We have had 2 miscarriages and numerous sad months. Coincidentally, tomorrow we have an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist. I am anxious to see what we find out. And look forward to hearing about your journey if you are willing to share.
Kim

Nicole Reis said...

Congrats, Cheri! I have horrible first and second trimesters in pregnancy. We found out on New Years Day that we were expecting our 2nd. A week or so later I wrote on my little blog that I was taking a two week break. I didn't give a reason or anything. Then, I felt so sick, passionless, and tired that I abandoned the blog for the entire pregnancy. I am impressed that you're able to do anything, even if it's in a limited capacity. Congrats to you and your family. Hope you'll start to feel better!

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