Sunday, September 23, 2007

Exclamation!

I’m back!

It has been an exciting month or so. About 3 weeks ago, I received an email from my mother that contained 64 (happy) exclamation points. Really- I counted. She IS given to plenty of such punctuation on a normal day, but this was over the top!!

So, what do you suppose has caused such excitement? I simply shared the news contained in these little items…


Yes, indeed!! For those of you not immersed in the baby world, those are positive pregnancy tests (2, just to be sure). There is a bun in the oven, due in April ’08. I am only about 8 weeks along, so it’s early and all that… but I am choosing to embrace this early time and share the news with people now- online and in “real life”. Positive energy and wishes from others seems helpful, rather than pretending nothing is going on for the first 3 months. I have actually been feeling pretty good, just more tired and hungry!

I’m not sure how this blog will evolve, but I must say I’ve been too distracted by internal events to find motivation to post about garden produce, etc. I’d like to keep a mix of material here… I’m doing some more paper journaling with pregnancy stuff, so probably won’t be tempted to assault readers with too much information. Now that the big announcement is out, perhaps I’ll feel more able to post about today’s potato harvest, etc.

We are definitely excited at the news, but feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done before welcoming a new little person into our lives (and our currently cluttered home!). I’ve been very busy at work again, coordinating a new project that kicks off in a couple weeks. It feels like there is MUCH on my shoulders and I’m just hoping for enough energy and resolve to get through everything in the next 7 months. We DO have good motivation!

So, more later, and more “regular programming” as well. I’ve enjoyed this blog as a phenology/garden journal stand-in, so I’ll try to keep that up as well. Perhaps also a way to document some house projects and changes. As I grow, I hope that our clutter shrinks, helping me to feel more comfortable in this house. Blessed be, there is much ahead!

10 comments:

Laura said...

Wow, am I really first? Congratulations! I look forward to hearing your stories about whatever you choose to write about.

e4 said...

Congrats! Looks like you're just a month behind us...

willow said...

Congratulations. Look after yourself.

El said...

Yowza! Congratulations! How very exciting for the two of you (well, three of you).

April is a great month to welcome a new Minnesotan!

Sue said...

Congratulations!!!

Deb said...

Congratulations!

It's strange...I had a feeling after your last cryptic post that something like this was up!

pablo said...

I'm so glad that you're so glad! My baby years are behind me now, and I'm looking forward to the grandfathering years now.

cheesefairy said...

Congratulations to you and thanks for de-lurking at my place. The title of your 'blog is perfect considering the changes ahead of you. Good things, all. Keep well!

cyndy said...

wonderful news!!
...a bun in the oven is a sure fire way to keep warm over the coming winter!!

congrats to you gtr--and please keep blogging when you can!

Phelan said...

What happy news! Congrats! (sorry I am just now catching up on blogs)