Monday, July 09, 2007

Preparing for big changes...

Before someone else announces it to the blogosphere, I think I'd better go ahead and tell those of you who don't know...the biggest, blogworthiest scoop I've ever had to deliver. ( no pun intended) ...I'm tired, my appetite is all over the place, and my clothes are getting smaller. Or I'm getting bigger. No, I'm not pregnant. Oh- wait- yes, I am! I've been qualifying things on this blog by saying: "No, I'm not pregnant" for so long that it's very strange to finally say the opposite...

It's been so hard for me to not write about this, seeing as how it has monopolized our lives for the last three months...and will most likely monopolize it for years to come...You may have noticed I haven't really written much at all recently because, I mean...what else is there to write about now?! The awesome responsibility of having a child thrills, terrifies and generally overwhelms me. Seeing the baby on the ultrasound last month was the most mind-blowing miracle I have ever experienced. Thankfully, I have not had to endure much sickness to speak of...Pretty much just tiredness and general aversion to food, but now that I'm moving into my second trimester, my energy and appetite are starting to come back. That is a wonderful gift because food did not appeal AT ALL for a long time and cooking was very un-fun.

The baby is due in December - the 22nd, to be exact. I was not thrilled at the prospect of the birthday being so close to Christmas, but I'm sure when we get there, I won't care that much. And Andrea assures me that being born in close proximity to Christmas is GREAT. We can't wait to find out whether it's a boy or girl. I'm already shopping for STUFF, but can only do so much, not knowing the gender...so I've got a lot of neutral stuff.

So, anyway, that's our big, earthshattering news. We are so thankful for this answer to our prayers.

And tomorrow, Grandpa is leaving on a multi-week trip to California! I am looking forward to a break from cooking (mostly) every night...Leftovers, here I come!

26 comments:

Soj said...

A million congratulations, Brad and Claire! I'm so happy for you two!

ahappywife said...

Rejoicing with my whole heart!

ljmax said...

Hip, hip HOoray!

bria said...

Your "no, I'm not pregnant" line startled me for a second....I thought maybe I'd been told wrong! Yes, I am a tad gullible.

Very excited for you!

Very excited to meet Brad's and Claire's kid! Keep wondering what he / she will be like.

Mrs. RF said...

Yeah!!!!!!! I too am very excited to meet this little one!

pennyjean said...

Hee Hee Hee!!!! I'm so excited!

Aaron said...

Congratulations!!! How very exciting!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and blessings on you! Love, Mrs B

DJ said...

Hurray!!!!!!!!!

and that is all that needs to be said, I think :-D

Amy said...

OH MY GOODNESS THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Okay, done with the screaming. We're in the middle of packing for the trip and I decided to check my favorite blogs. I've noticed your absence and was happy to see that you had, in fact, posted! Then I was reading, and Russell was trying to tell me something very important I'm sure...and when I got to the pregnant part, I enthusiastically interrupted him with, "CLAIRE'S PREGNANT!!!" To which he gave me this, "We know a Claire?" look, to which I replied, "BLOG Claire. [brief pause] Of Brad&Claire. [amazement at his complete preoccupation with packing his underwear]" Once he returned to Earth he said to tell you congratulations from him too. :)

Oh look, quite possibly the longest comment ever from me...kind of appropriate, seeing as how this is rather important. :)

Yay!!

TripleNine said...

Hurray for you two! And congrats as well.

Amy said...

I've discovered that I can't read anymore blogs right now...they are so boring. No amazing news, no excitement. You have ruined me for other blogs!! ;)

Cara said...

AAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!! I am SO excited!! Congratulations, Brad and Claire! I've been trying to get in your brains and figure out what the name will be, but no luck yet! (You should have twins and name them Clad and Braire...or maybe not.) :)

asaphat said...

How awesome! Woohoo! I haven't heard anything so happy for ever so long, and this won't be topped by anything else for ever so long. Hurray for a Passling on the way.

KJ said...

Hooooorrraaahhhhh! I can't wait to see the babe! Blessings on you and bushels of love to you all!
Now for name ideas - you should do a blog-wide brainstorm :) hehehe

Kristi said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations! That is marvelous news! :-D

Kim Kelley said...

WOW congratulations.. I am so happy for the both of you..

lis said...

Hooray! I am frequently, loudly happy about your news!

Such a fun reminder that we serve a God who Answers Prayer!!! :O)

Lori said...

So happy for you!

kate said...

:-)

Jill said...

Hooray! I'm so happy for your guys. Can't wait to meet the little person. And as far as December babies go, I thought it was great having a baby around Christmastime last year. Jack was the best present I got, and he made the holiday more special. I don't know how it'll work out with birthdays, but we'll think of something, won't we? Congratulations!

Laughter said...

yay! :-D

Anonymous said...

Oh *dear* Claire!!! Wonder of wonders! Miracle of miracles! YEA-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad I just "happened" to check out your blog today!

Love & prayers, Kim B.

JJ said...

Congratulations, Passes one and all! Very happy news! Christmastime birthdays aren't so bad. I had one and have survived quite nicely.

Shari said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I'm so excited for you two! And maybe your lil' one will be born on my birthday . . . December 16th. Claire, I can't wait to read about your pregnancy and see how you're doing since I just went through it. How exciting! I'll be praying for all three of you.

I highly recommend The Birth Book by the Sears. Excellent, and full of so much information that I didn't know.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read this blog for some time, and wow, the news I missed! Congratulations! This is so exciting!

And for some reason blogger won't let me sign in. Aargh.

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