Thursday, January 04, 2007

New Year's News

I'm feeling like things are getting back to "normal" around here. Honestly, it’s actually abnormal to have only one more load of laundry to do and then there will not be a dirty item in the house - excepting what we are wearing of course! But considering we have been searching and sifting through clean piles and baskets it is nice to be caught up and have clothes in the closet again!! I still haven't taken down Christmas, it is my least favorite thing to do but hopefully before Valentine's day everything will be back in boxes, LOL!

So the big news - yes even bigger than laundry - is that we are pregnant again. Yippee - on December 27th we saw the little heartbeat of a peanut on the monitor. The very best Christmas present ever, ever, ever! (We are VERY thrilled this visit was so much different than the last time.) I am feeling quite ill, which my hubby likes to joke is a really good thing - since it is pretty much exactly how I felt with my son. No complaints but lots of sitting and sipping peppermint tea on the couch!

I'm due August 14th which is 8 days from my son's birthday. At least I've got all the right maternity clothes - if they still fit! My 2 year old was born on his due date so it's hard to expect anything different this time but we'll see in 32 more weeks. Oh yeah, I'm 8 weeks right now.

I was looking back through my calendar and it is very hard to believe that this time last year I had a 16 month old who didn't take his first steps until 3 days before he turned 17 months. It amazes me that he now says such grown up things like "nice and warm", "be right back", "see you in two weeks", (I think he got that from The Very Hungry Caterpillar book) and my personal favorite "Oh, what fun!" I think my favorite is actually that when I ask him a question (would you like to read a book?) he’ll reply with “oh, great Mommy!” Then he’ll run and grab one of the many books that he can actually read to me. Oh, to have the memory of a two year old!

17 comments:

Linds said...

Wow! What fantastic news for the new year! Congratulations to you both. This is so exciting. And it is so nice to see you back again. Happy new year!

Wendy said...

So, so happy for you! What a great way to start a new year!

Barb said...

Congratulations, Heidi! What wonderful news. If you wouldn't mind accomodating me, I think the baby should be born four days late so we can share birthdays. :-)

Peppermint anything is, hands down, the best thing for morning sickness. I ate peppermint candy by the bagful when I was pregnant.

Glass Half Full said...

YEAH!!! So happy. I will pray for an easy pregnancy, easy baby, and good health for both of you.

Sandra said...

Congrats!!

Robin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

I am SOO happy for you. My boys are 3 years apart - it's a nice age span.

Jamie said...

Yay! So happy for you!

Stephanie said...

baby! Yeah!! So happy for you.

Now how do you have all the laundry caught up while dealing with sickness? Laundry (and dishes) are never ending here!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you!! I'm due August 29th!!! We're 2 weeks apart, how cool is that??

Staci said...

Congratulations Heidi! That is wonderful news, what a blessing!

New Mama's Nest said...

Oh, Congrats Heidi! I'm so excited for you all! Peppermint tea brings back memories, that and ginger were my favorite things!

Heaven Sent said...

Congratulations! And this baby is due on Emma's birthday -- wouldn't that be fun! All of God's greatest blessing to you and your newly expanding family!!

Nina said...

Oh such happy news. I love the phrases of little children.

Anna said...

Congrats, again, Heidi! I'm SO SO SO happy for you guys.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

This is WONDERFUL wonderful news! Yay!

momteacherfriend said...

This is GREAT news! Congrats.

When I was beyond sick in my pregnancies I had a dear sweet teen that would remind me that it was a good thing. It does mean the baby is thriving. So given healthy baby or no sickness...give me the baby. The sickness will soon pass.

Sophie said...

I'm so happy for you, Heidi!! Love ya :)