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Monday, April 30, 2007

The Announcement

I hope all of you are sitting down; the shock won't do so much damage. It appears we've done it again. The next Pricelet should be visible to the unaided eye around Christmas. Technically, the due date is January 1, but I've never made it to a due date. Merry Christmas!
Of course, The Boy is pulling for a brother. I understand the theory, but we've prepared him for disappointment in that aspect. God knows better than we do what we need, and if it's another sister for him, that's what we'll get.
I went to the doc today and all is well. She wants me back next Thursday for a confirming ultrasound; I'm cool with that. We'll also get a Level 2 scan around 5 months since I'm 35 (anyone--what does Level 2 mean? is that one of the 4-D ones?).
This feels different than January for a host of reasons, one of which is there's been no spotting. And I'm always hungry. I've never gotten sick (just a little queasy in the mornings with Madeleine), but now I'm the other extreme. I'm like the plant in Little Shop of Horrors, except it's directed at actual food instead of cannibalism. And the girls are tender; that only happened with Madeleine before, I think because I was still nursing one when the next came along.

So that's the big announcement. Yeah, we're excited. As my in-laws said, now we really need to sell this house!


At 2:55 PM, Blogger Barb, sfo said...

Congratulations!!! I will start praying for the intercession of St. Gerard and St. Anne, with the intention of a healthy & safe pregnancy and delivery. What wonderful news and God bless you all!

At 3:44 PM, Blogger The Mom With Brownies (The story of us) said...

How Exciting!!

You may have the first baby of the new year and get all sorts of wonderful things!
Oorrrr maybe you'll have a little Christmas gift. Holly, Noel, Christopher, Nicholas, Christin, Christy, Gabriel, Gabrielle, Ohhhh the possibilities...I'm on overload! :-)


If you have the litte sweety this year you get the tax break next year. Something to start talking to your new baby about. :-)

At 5:33 PM, Anonymous melanieb said...

That's what I suspected it was going to be.(And was hoping.)


We'll be praying for you.

At 7:04 PM, Anonymous S.M. Stirling said...

Congratulations, and best wishes to you and Dale and all the family. Nice to know some of the next generation will have good parents.

At 7:28 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

Congratulations. That's a nice time of year to have a baby, but I've heard that the week between Christmas and New Year is now the most popular week of the year to give birth (lots of people scheduling inductions). Get in there early and stake out your turf!

At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I had to have a Level 2 u/s this past summer because my regular ob's partner couldn't grasp that, since I had only just turned 34 DURING the pregnancy, I could not possibly turn 35 before the delivery. Also, I refused AFP testing, but I always do that...

Big differences: it took longer (about a full hour,) done in the hospital, performed by a tech under close scrutiny by some kind of fetal specialist. It wasn't 3-D, unfortunately, and I don't know if the machine was actually any more hi-resolution than what the ob's office has, it was just done much more slowly and thoroughly by someone who spends all day doing slow, thorough ultrasounds.

Again, congratulations, and I hope you are feeling well! Remember: protein is your friend, and your husband owes you a foot rub pretty much whenever you ask for one. :-)


At 4:26 AM, Blogger Zach said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! Yay for more Pricelets! :)


At 7:23 AM, Blogger Kasia said...


At 9:17 AM, Blogger Diane said...

Congratulations!! :) Many wishes for a smooth pregnancy AND for a smooth house-selling/buying. It's going to be a busy year!

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Daisy said...


On the house front, we tried to sell our old house before I got pregnant with Echo, and it didn't sell. We put it back on the market while I was pregnant, and two weeks after she was born, we had a contract. You just never know when God will come through with the plan! We had already prepared ourselves to stay in the house if needed.

I'm trying not to be jealous with the sickness thing. With Echo, I was just nauseous for a couple of weeks, and could eat most of my normal foods. With Little One, I had to take Prometrium, and spent a month on the couch praying for the room to quit spinning and periodically worshipping the porcelain god. Ugh. After the nausea subsided with Echo, though, nothing was safe from me eating it.

And, congrats on the timing. Perfect for a little tax deduction action! :)

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Peanut Butter Kisses said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you :-) Hopefully, (snicker..snicker) you will be able to rest lots, that your kids will fan you while you are sitting on the couch this summer sipping your iced tea and that your ankles won't swell!

Seriously, we pray that you will have a very healthy pregnancy and that you will enjoy every minute of it!

At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Cbristopher Johnson said...

Heartiest conceivable congratulations to you and the old man!! But more to you since you'll be doing all the heavy lifting. :-)

At 8:30 PM, Blogger carlos said...



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