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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JustMe said...

All the way from Australia - Congratulations! And as someone else said it is a wonder you have managed to post anything, morning sickness is the worst, and any fan of yours is going to know that family and health comes before blog land. We used to tell our 2 year old that mummy had to BLAH every time I bolted to throw up. I drank ginger and lemon tea alot, it at least made my mouth taste better after throwing up. In the end I discovered fast food stuck better than healthy food, which is terrible but if it is the only thing that stays down - it is better than a drip in the arm. so we made our own pizza's alot (with grated vegetables ontop), and roast chicken I could keep down, so maybe try to range of foods and see if something holds better, and rest rest rest - your body is making a baby - it completely blows me away the way a baby develops inside us, I had prenantal depression through both pregnancies so I tried to stay focused on the positive of what my body was making for the baby while I was feeling terrible. I always wanted to make a T-shirt saying - "my body made eyelashes today for my baby". I really hoping the morning sickness fades, but if it doesn't just stay focused on the baby in your arms at the end and it makes all the mummy going BLAH moments so worth it.

Shelley D. Hartman said...

Congrats Cheri! I hope and pray that it will get easier for you. I

Unknown said...

Awww CONGRATULATIONS!!

Breezy Brie said...

O my - I am so excited for you! I know you guy have been trying for a while, what a blessing that you are now pregnant! The morning sickness must still suck, but I bet it's worth it :)

So happy for you!!!
Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

Anja said...

Congrats to you! I cross my fingers that your further pregnancy will go on without any problems!
I know how it feels if you want to have another baby and it´s just not working. Finally, after 6 years of trying, we made friends with just having one kid, but then we got another baby - well, a twelve year old baby. We took our nephew to our house after my sister-in-law all of a sudden died. Now he´s fifteen and will do a student exchange to the U.S. next year. Sometimes fate goes strange ways.......

Anja

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!! Long time reader, first time commenter. I had hyperemesis gravidarum during my pregnancy. That basically means 24/7 nausea and vomiting for my entire pregnancy. Yup. 12 hours after the birth of my twins I stopped feeling sick and ate a whole meal! I hated being pregnant. I was behind on pretty much everything and had to resign from work by about 8 weeks! You're allowed to hate it, you're allowed to feel like crap. But just remember that this next 30ish weeks for you is a break from the upcoming insane times! So go ahead and feel like crap, then smile because you did it!! You made a baby!!

Melissa said...

Yea!!! And I have my fingers double crossed for a GIRL! Because boys are great but having both genders in the house is the best! I'm looking forward to hearing the whole story when you share it! We waited for out second for a little while and just that short time really put empathy inside of me... waiting for a baby is just so hard. I'm so glad you're done waiting!!!!

Unknown said...

I wondered where you where! Congratulations my friend!!

g8rmaria said...

Congratulations!

Karie @ The HoB said...

Congrats!!! So very exciting!!!!

Nancy said...

Somehow I missed this post and saw your comment on the refashioned skirt you made, had to go back through and find this one. Congratulations to you and your family! Did you have morning sickness with your boys? I was so sick with my second pregnancy, hand't experienced anything like that with my first (which I had a boy),everyone was telling me sickness = girl and in fact I had a girl! Wishing you all the best throughout your pregnancy.

Magicka said...

Congratulations! This is great news! I am so happy for you... :))

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

I have NO idea how I missed this-it has been a whirlwind around here lately...but CONGRATS! I have three little boys 6 and under and started reading your blog back when there were only two...I'm so excited for you!

Bethany said...

I know I am WAY behind here, but I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and decided to go back from the beginning and read thru chronologically. I knew from your current header that baby #3 is on the way, so I have been waiting excitedly for the big announcement :) I'm so excited for you! I struggled with infertility for a while trying to have my #2 (she's 2 yrs old now) and honestly, I'm glad I already knew how your struggle would end... it made it much easier to read thru some of the more "difficult" posts. Anyway... CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so thrilled for you! And I will admit that I did peek ahead and saw that you'll be taking a break for awhile. GOOD FOR YOU. I hope you come back to blogland eventually, but do take as much time as you need and I think every mom on the planet would understand. Love to you, Momma!

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