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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The PERFECT Excuse and more GOOD NEWS!!

Yes, I have the PERFECT excuse for:

* Being a *slight* flake the last couple months - skipping a few church meetings and regularly forgetting stuff I am supposed to do.

* Letting Weston watch way too many cartoons (mostly while I lie listless on the couch)

* Tearing up while watching the swearing in of our new Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton - someone that I strongly dislike! (I was watching the loving, proud gaze of both her mother and daughter. It was momentarily touching. I am ridiculous, I know.)

* Swearing that my bottle of stevia (an herbal sweetener) smelled like cumin, and being disgusted by it even though I normally enjoy cooking with cumin.

* Feeling like all the energy just got shop-vac'd right out of me - moments after waking up from a nice long sleep.

* Not being very amused by Weston's shenanigans (like today when he stuffed toiled paper down the bathroom sink and then filled it up with scorching hot water)

* Living almost exclusively on string cheese, popcorn, fruit, cereal, and other random snacks.

* Not cooking a real dinner for my family in almost 7 weeks... this one has to be the worst to admit.

* Buying like 50 newborn onesies at the Children's Orchard closeout sale last weekend! Okay, so some of them were for 3-6 months, but you get the idea.

Yes, you guessed it, I'M PREGNANT! 13 weeks along, and longing for the morning/all day sickness phase to pass! So feel free to pile on the sympathy. :)
Sweet, wild little Weston will be a big brother in 6 months... the question is, will he have a little brother, or a little sister?
You may be wondering, if I don't yet know the gender of the baby, why did I buy so many clothes? Are they all unisex onesies? That was actually my plan at first. But do you know how few unisex baby clothes are actually in existence? Not many. Since Jason would bet his small intestine that it's a boy, I first went for the boy clothes. But then I thought, what the heck, I'm paying next to nothing for this stuff! So I picked up some girlie items too.

On to the second item of good news. I started a new blog entitled
This is something I have been wanting to do for awhile. I wanted a place to write all of my many political ideas, and to share thoughts on ways to defend our freedom. I also love to read the wise words of scholars both past and present (including our founding fathers) and share tidbits from them. It should be interesting, and I would love you to check it out!

Oh, and if you are Amy, Angie, Julie, Megan, Courtnie, Lynette, or Lisa - you may want to read my last blog entry if you haven't already. :)


Courtnie said...

Michelle, Michelle, Michelle!!!!! I am sooo excited for you! I thought that something was up when I read your " far." in your tag on Facebook.

This is great! Now we will both have two and they will be somewhat close in age! (Now if only we could find a way to get them together to play . . . Someday . .)

I am betting that it is going to be a girl. But who knows, your man just might be right.

Thanks for entering the giveaway. Hope you get it!

Lynette said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! YaY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope it's a cute little Michelle:) I want to buy cute girlie clothes.

Amy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys. Just reading the entry made me sick...oh how I hated morning sickness! My only remedy was to sleep through it and when I was awake I would suck on lemon heads. Hopefully you will feel better soon.

Thanks for the award! I saw it a couple days ago, but haven't had the chance to update the blog lately. I have preschool this week...yikes!

By the way...I think it's a girl.

Megan said...

Congratulations!!!!! Yay for you!!!!! Being pregnant sucks--but the payoff is pretty nice. How exciting--I hope it's a healthy,happy, easy-to-please little baby, and if it's a girl, then so much the better! Little boys are wonderful--but little girls have cuter clothes.

Morning sickness S-U-C-K-S, by the way. I never had it too bad (i.e. I never actually threw up), but I hated going through every day with this vague pukey feeling, and having to tear out of the room if someone so much as mentioned the words "onion" or "garlic". One memorable evening I remember spending on my bed in the dead of winter with the door firmly shut, a bobby pin clamped on my nose and a lemon slice held under it (sniffing lemon seems to help quell the nausea--who knows why), and my face pressed as close to the open window screen as humanly possible! I'd made the mistake of trying to cook dinner using garlic AND onion, and this was the farthest I could get from the kitchen. Another time I was stuck in my office for EIGHT HOURS because there was some chopped onion in the fridge and it smelled too bad for me to go out and throw it away! I had to stay where I was until Karl came home. Yuck yuck yuck. :)

jenica said...

i hope you get feeling normal again very soon!
i do think it's a girl though. i always buy baby clothes when i go out. if it ends up being a boy, you'll have plenty of gifts for baby showers. ;-D


Miss Ashley said...

So I got on your blog to ask you if you were pregnant because of the comment you made on my blog but you answered the question for me. Congrats Michelley!!!

Canyon Girl said...

Sooooooooo exciting!!!! Congratulations sweetie! Are you going to find out what you're having? I can't wait to hear! I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy.


Mary said...

I saw your comment on julies and I had to come see. This is so wonderful for you and your family. Babies are so wonderful!
I love your other blog too!

Allison said...

Congratulations!!!!!! The fun has only just begun!

Angie Larkin said...

I came accross your good news reading the comments in Monica's blog! I went straight to your blog to chew you out for not telling everyone and realized you had! I just missed this post somehow. Congrats! Sorry you are feeling nastified. So about another month til you find out the sex? We need to get together with Julie and chat! And soon...I'm already waddling around like a 90 year old woman.

i said...

thanks for the award. i've been on a blogaidus. i too love the fact that preganancy is the excuse for ANYTHING!!
and dito to what angie said! :)

Lisa said...

Congrats Michelle! I was SO excited when I read this. Yay! Use that perfect excuse as long as you'd like. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

monica said...

Michelle, how wonderful!The 1st trimester is a monster for sure, but it will soon be over. I read Jill's blog and you mentioned having a water birth, at home. Good for you! I too have had all of my babies at home, it is an experience I wouldn't change for anything! How awesome! What a great connection to share with you!

Jessica said...

Contrats Michelle!!!!! I'm so excited for you guys!