All the Ways I’ve Thought of to Tell You

My last blog post was about feeling overwhelmed and incompetent as a mother.  So I figured that this was a great time to double my workload and take on the responsibility for one more person’s life.

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Not too long ago I looked at my profile in the mirror and declared to Stephen, “I’ve either got to get pregnant or go on a diet.”  Well, if you carefully read my New Year’s Resolutions, you can see that dieting is one of the few things I didn’t even try to attempt for 2011.

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Speaking of New Year’s Resolutions, I’m persisting but  making slow progress on most of them (read: I’m doing terribly but haven’t given up yet).  Water drinking?  Makes my stomach hurt.  Meal planning? The thought of food makes me queasy.  Letter writing and Bible reading?  Slow progress because I fall asleep every time I sit still.  Home organization?  Slow progress because I’m overwhelmed just by keeping up with the dishes.  And I can’t even remember the rest of those resolutions.

Do you know who is to blame for my lack of progress?  Not me.  The real culprit is a little lime-sized guy that we affectionately call Cheerio.

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Do you want to know the whole story behind all the griping about January?  It’s because I felt nauseated every…single…day.  I have never thought about food so much, and yet found it so unsatisfying.  Between sneaking naps when Abby was dozing and eating plain Cheerios by the box, I didn’t have much energy for happy thoughts.  Except this one: this too shall pass!

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Abby is totally into babies right now.  So guess what we decided to give her for her second birthday?

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This is the picture we actually used to tell our siblings.  Now we know who looks carefully at the pictures we text to them!

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And for those of you who aren’t so good at the reading between the lines…

Baby #2 is coming this September!  It makes me want to do a happy dance and feel like I need to breathe into a paper bag all at the same time.

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12 responses to “All the Ways I’ve Thought of to Tell You

  1. This is awesome news! Although I’m completely overwhelmed as a mother of two… it’s a whirlwind for sure, but stinkin’ fun all the same.

    I’ve been meaning to comment here and say that I’ve LOVED your posts recently… so real, so insightful, so honest, and I can totally relate! Even if they were induced by the onset of pregnancy blah-ness. 🙂

  2. Already lime-sized??? WOW! 🙂

  3. Love this post!! Congrats!!

  4. Carolyn Dickinson

    Yippee! Congratulations!! Great news!! Double your fun!!!

  5. woohooo!!!! I’m so glad that the news is public and I am so happy for you and Stephen. You are absolutely 2 of my favorite people and terrific parents to precious Abby. I can’t wait to meet Cheerio! I hope you get rest, feel better soon, and allow yourself some downtime to enjoy growing that gift from God!

  6. i suppose i’ll make it official and like it on facebook and the blog 🙂

    YAYAYAYAYAYYYYYY!!!!!!

    i am very excited about little cheerio 🙂

  7. I was just thinking, “Two? Yikes, that makes me queasy just thinking of it.”

    Then I realized I already have two.

    See what kids do to your brain??! Congrats and welcome. It really is pretty great.

  8. I love your way of telling us! Fun times!

  9. Jealous y’all are having a September baby, but very excited for ya…misery loves company 😉

  10. Congratulations!!

  11. Congratulations! My late comment shows how long it’s been between reading you blog posts, but I’m happy for you all the same! Miss you!

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