Thursday, May 7, 2009

Reason for Silence

While it's true that much of my silence for the past 2 months was due to things at work being very busy, there was another reason. Now I can finally tell all of you that I haven't had a chance to tell in person.

I am with child.

This is very happy news. As you can imagine, thoughts about it have been taking up a great deal of headspace that might have otherwise been devoted to topics I might be sharing here. Needless to say, I have been doing very little cooking, very little biking and having very little thoughts about fashion. Mainly because I have been feeling terribly ill.

I do seem to be on the upswing though as I enter the 2nd Trimester, or "honeymoon phase" at is it is known. So thank god for that. I went to the doctor yesterday and found that I have gained 8 lbs already(!!!!) which I am trying not to freak out about too much. Husband was with me and we got to hear the baby's heartbeat which was thrilling.

I did write a few posts about my 1st trimester misery. I am going to post them now but leave them in their chronological order. I'll put some links down here for the few of you that might be interested in that sort of thing.

Secret 1 : 3/12/09
Early Onset: 3/17/09
Week 3- Here Comes the Sick: 3/24/09
Week 4 - It Rages On: 3/31/09
Actually I mean Week 8: 4/4/09


Styling with Renee Michelle said...

Well, much congratulations! Both for the upcoming baby and for getting through the first trimester!

Mom said...

Thank goodness you are feeling better. Enjoy the next few months!

Stacy said...

Congratulations!! Glad you are feeling better. When is your due date?

Anonymous said...

Well, if you only vomited once, I'd say that's not too shabby. I was always amazed by the weight gain, despite the almost daily bouts of vomiting. Congrats again and we are looking forward to a new Shaterian baby this fall! Lisa

Stacey said...

This is great news! We are very excited for all of you. Congratulations! Bryce is especially excited- he is looking forward to having a friend/cousin around his age at the next Goertzen family reunion. S, S, K, & B

Dad said...

Hang in there Stef. You know how much you love the end result.

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

I'm looking forward to reading those posts. I thought something was up, but I thought it was job related. Good for you!!!

Pulisha said...

Whew, so glad it's out in the open. Seems like everyone I know likes to keep their preggos to themselves until they're a bit further along (and it's not a bad idea), but I am terrible with secrets! So congrats to you & the whole fam. We are looking forward to having another baby around!

PS: I found that my morning sickness got easier with each baby. I have no idea if that is indicative of anything, but I thought I'd share ;)

kegz said...

Congrats to you guys! So, so happy to hear the news. I'm rooting for a boy.

alexis said...

I too am glad it's in the open. I remember your first pregnancy and I do see some similarities. Do you have any blogs from the first one? Maybe that'd help?