Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hi Baby!



I am feeling so much better...I still have some ickiness in the late afternoon and evening-nothing compared to what it was-more just like a loss of appetite.  I'd rather just not be around food then, which is making dinners really really lame around here.  I couldn't believe how many comments and emails I got from fellow-hyperemesis sufferers and honestly, I came away feeling so lucky and grateful because compared to some stories I feel like I had it easy.

I am so grateful and so happy for this new little life.  Every baby is just an incredible miracle from start to finish.  The little kicks-whenever I feel anxiety about the pregnancy, he/she seems to know and give me a little sign everything is fine.  I make sure to say thank you each time.

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  2. A friend of mine has a business in the business of not finding out what you are having, and still having some great gender specific clothes when Baby arrives. It is babyriddle.com . I'm not sure I buy in to the idea of someone else getting clothes for my baby, it's just so personal...and precious...but, it is an interesting idea none-the-less.

    We decided when we were 25 that 4 babies in 5 years was enough. A decision I wish I could undo. But, there was a plan in there somewhere, I am certain. So I am loving your baby through your writing as I know I would love one 'round here. Babies. *sigh*

    Blessings to you and yours.

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  3. I am 17 weeks right now and can relate so well to everything you said. Especially the lame dinners around here. My poor husband. He comes home from work and there is a blah to eat for dinner. Poor guy.

    My ultrasound is next week and I can't wait to see the little bean! I love seeing life and the perfect form of body inside mine. It is unbelieveable!
    It really is an exciting time.
    When people ask me if I am hoping for a girl or boy I tell them I am hoping for calm and compliant. (My midwife responded: spoken by a well seasoned mom).

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  4. I think it's beautiful your having another baby...I sometimes wish for number 6... :-)... That hand looks like it really is saying "hi there everybody"....

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  5. That is definitely a basketball player in there! I just don't know if he/she will be playing for the NBA or the WNBA :)

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  6. Good for you for not finding out baby's gender! That's the last "good" medical surprise! I hear ya on being "high risk" due to age. My pregnancy with the twins was considered "geriatric" - I was only 35!

    Belly bands - best invention in the world!

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  7. The belly band- I had one for my 10th pregnancy, 4 years ago, it truly IS a great invention! A tube top for our tummy, the only place a tube top should be : ) I was able to wear my normal jeans the day I delivered with that stretchy little thing.

    White soft clothes on baby-my favorite. Try gap baby, they had some sweet little cotton organic sleepers a little bit ago. One pregnancy I got ambitious and made white nightgowns with extra length and a ribbon for the drawstring. I love the nightgowns but not the new ones with elastic, the old drawstring ones didn't bunch up their legs, so I made my own and they were so sweet.

    I am happy you are feeling a bit better, helps with the excitement. Love the little picture, so sweet with personality all ready : )

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  8. I didn't find out with my first two and found out with my last one. I did miss the "surprise ending" woith my last. Your right, the clothes are much cuter now then they were 10-15 years ago.

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  9. That sweet little hand! I love it. My daughter is pregnant with my first grandbaby and she almost as far along as you are. I am so excited.
    May God bless you!

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  10. Thanks for sharing this picture with us! I am living vicariously through you on all this, you know. I wonder how old I'll be when I stop having baby urges...:-).

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  11. Glad you are feeling better. And that hand is precious... It's like he's/she's telling you all's well in there :)

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  12. we did not find out with our first 2. I loved not knowing. but when I got pregnant with twins, I felt I needed to know and be more prepared. (that is how I felt at the time. not sure now that I really needed to know).

    My son had huge feet in the ultrasound.

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  13. Looks like a boy hand to me!! ;)
    I don't know how you do it. I try every time to make it a surprise, but I end up making them tell me before I leave. I have to agree, it is so much fun to keep it a surprise.

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  14. Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! I think it's exciting to wait and find out when s/he's born. If I were to ever have another one, I'd probably wait and be surprised as well! :o) I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!!!

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  15. Loved this post! It came at a great time for me. : ) Three weeks ago I miscarried twins and right before I checked your blog, genetics called to let me know that they could find no reason for the miscarriage.. just one of those things, I suppose. Seeing your healthy children gives me hope that God will bless me again. {I have one son who is three and am 30 years old} Congratultaions on your new blessing!

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  16. I never realized can how beautiful a little hand can be!
    I admire your patience! I am due around the same time as you with our first and I needed to find out
    We are expecting a beautiful baby girl around Aug 21st :-D

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  17. I love not finding out. Someone told me that it was one of the only surprises in life. How true! But, why is it that people just all come unglued if you the parents don't want to find out? I have a wedding and event planning business. I plan for a living. So you can imagine how comical it was to hear people say "I'm too much of a planner not to find out."

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  18. When my youngest was born we could not believe how huge his hands and feet were and he was the smallest of my four. He still has these huge, chunky hands. I totally missed the belly bands too, way better than the old hair band trick! I think when I was pregnant with the my four year old they were available?

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  19. Hi, Baby! What an exciting time! Like you, I never wanted to know the gender. There are so few surprises in life and I loved the anticipation of either 'it's a girl or it's a boy!'

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  20. I constantly say how thankful I am to be having kids and raising a family in this generation. Of course, there are certainly cons to it all, and I long for and desire SIMPLICITY. But really, REALLY...let's be real. It's so nice to have all the new baby and maternity stuff that makes mama's lives so much easier. And the internet at your fingertips to ask real quick what to substitute for flax seeds in a recipe, or images of what chickenpox look like, or ideas for home decor.

    That hand...can pregnancy BE any more miraculous? It's just the most amazing, precious gift on earth. I'm sure, even when it's your sixth child, that when that image of your growing infant INSIDE YOUR WOMB flashes up on the screen, the same feelings come up as it did with the first, second, third, etc. Amazement and absolute love.
    Such a gift and such an honor.

    Here's to the BEST pregnancy ever!

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  21. So beautiful! I am so excited for you.

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  22. Congratulations! I can't tell you what hope you give me. My beloved and I haven't gotten to the marriage and baby step yet. I want to be a Mom and you have given me hope that I still have a chance.

    Good luck and God bless you!

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  23. I am so jealous of that little life growing inside of you!
    no matter how many babies I have or see, every time I see a picture like this, I am AMAZED.

    what a miracle. what an absolute gift and miracle.

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  24. Too cute. I am more than happy being a stay at home mom...and before that I was happy being a first grade teacher...but it is pictures like yours that make me think it would have been AMAZING to be an OB or a labor and delivery nurse. Can you imagine experiencing that every day!? I think that would be the most incredible job...at least 95% of the time. To me nothing is greater than a baby...I don't think I'll ever get over wanting to have another one...even when I'm WAY too old :)

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  25. I had no idea you were expecting until today - this is such joyful news!! And I love that you are keeping the gender a surprise - we did that, too, and I loved the guessing/wondering that took place up until our sweet Declan's birthday. :-)

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  26. You may not know us, but you have a whole community of people who care about you and who hope and pray that things go well for you, your family, and this pregnancy.

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  27. I am thinking I saw some sweet white things at a Carter's outlet...they are on line & have the best cotton stuff very reasonably priced... I'm so glad for you and this little one!

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  28. Love that little hand! What a great picture!!

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  29. What a cute picture thanks for sharing. I wish I would have been one not to find out but my curiosity would not let me I found out with both pregnancies.

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  30. Sweetest hand EVER. Ever ever ever! I want to cry that picture makes me so happy, Sarah!

    (Oh and Gap's First Favorites are my favorite newborn sleepers - and they always have white!)

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  31. How fun to not know!!!
    Isn't it crazy how difficult it is to find gender neutral stuff?! We found out our baby's gender before hand but decided to do lots of gender neutral stuff (including a nursery) so we could re-use it for the next. It was so tough to find!! Congrats to you. Glad you're feeling better.

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