I’ve Got News

filed under: Miscellaneous on September 7, 2010
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  • (this is a long-winded post for me… I hope you dont mind!)

    If anyone still reads this little mommy blog with bad spelling and questionable photography and silly stories, then you might have been wondering where the heck have I been.

    Or not.  

    You might have been wondering where your kids other white sock went or if the housing market is ever gonna turn around or if the Minnesota Vikings have a shot this year.

    Or not.

    I have no idea if the housing market will ever turn around or where that other sock went (but check in their long johns, I always find socks in there) or if Favre can lead the Vikes to a victory season.

    But just in case you were thinking… that jabber mouth Amanda has been strangely silent lately… whats her deal?

    Then I can help you.

    I have been gloriously happy.

    I have been dejected and down.

    I have been excited and enthusiastic.

    I have been shuddering at the idea of the next wave of pain.

    I have been tearfully thankful.

    I have been a sobbing mess.

    I have been eating lots of bread and and generic lemon lime soda.

    I have been throwing up every single food that ends in…well, any letter in the alphabet.

    I have been planning out my future… so grateful for that joyful, hopeful mental journey.

    I have been dreading the next moment… especially when it involves migraines and vomiting.

    I have been sitting by myself in a quiet room just contemplating how blessed this little family is.

    Have you figured it out yet?

    It is my greatest pleasure to share with you that we are pregnant.

    Ever since we started a family, and I got right with God, I knew that the greatest role I would ever have the privilege to fulfill is that of mommy.

    I am constantly surprised at how lucky I am to be at home with my kids and be able to watch every milestone and delight in every smile.

    The timing is, of course, perfect. (thank you God!)

    However, it has been a very difficult pregnancy so far.

    I am very, very sick all day long.  I already suffered from motion sickness, but this first trimester has rocketed that to a whole new level.

    I cant read.  I cant look at a computer.  (meaning I cant read blogs or emails or anything very much… please forgive me!) I cant even look through my camera lens without potentially parting with my most recent meal.

    I feel lethargic all throughout the day and have been crawling into bed around 6:30 every evening. 

    I have been teaching the kids how to play on Starfall and PBS Kids so they are learning and playing while mommy just 'lays down quick'.

    I never knew I could be so filled with joy and hope and gratitude yet so discouraged and down and miserable at the same time.

    I know this will end… its just a stage and it will pass and honestly, I am SO thankful that I can say I have morning sickness.  As someone who has lost pregnancies before, this is a constant reminder at how efficiently my body is working to sustain this amazingly precious and coveted life growing within me.

    I am truly so happy… I cant even begin to share with you the joy!

    But please forgive this stage, where I have cancelled playdates and cookie orders and big blogging/crafting conventions that huge bloggers are traveling to MN for.  

    Please forgive me that I have not read any blogs or left comments or checked in one you.  I seriously lay in bed thinking… how is Libby and Londa?  I wonder how Renee and Taylor and Karen and Joy and so many more are doing.

    I cant wait until my eyes can read clearly and my stomach can sustain a good blogging 'catch up' session.

    I cant wait until I can eat a meal with my kids and not have to bolt into the next room.

    I cant wait to meet this newest addition… and am trying to savor every moment I have with him right now. (We kinda think its a boy… but we have no idea!)

    And yes, I totally want to find out the sex.  My hubby could wait.  I am trying to convince him to see it my way. 🙂

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  • Karen says:

    This is wonderful news!
    I pray God will sustain you through the sickness and continue to prepare your heart to receive even more JOY.
    Love to you,

  • HOORAY!!!
    This is wonderful news!
    I pray God will sustain you through the sickness and continue to prepare your heart to receive even more JOY.
    Love to you,

  • Heather says:

    Oh Congratulations, Amanda! How wonderful!

  • Amy says:

    Congratulations! Sorry you don’t feel well. I am just starting to get over my pregnancy nauseous at 17 weeks, started at about 8 weeks. I know everyone is different but if you are up for trying something different I liked water with lemon juice or with dry mix/powder Country Time lemonade, anti-nausea wrist bands sort of helped, lemon drops (lemonheads for me did not work it had to be that bagged brach’s or another brand lemon drop), and pizza, lots of pizza like on a near daily basis.
    Hope you get over your nauseousness soon and good luck with the rest of the pregnancy. Oh, and we did not find out the gender with our first two and I somehow easily talked my husband in finding out with the third. Good luck with that.

  • Liz says:

    I think I have a small idea how you feel. I truly hope it gets better soon. Congratulations! It will all be worth it in the end!

  • Kathia Castro says:

    I am always late, as usual. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wonderful news, God bless you and your family.

  • Amy's blah, blah, blog says:

    I did wonder where you had been, and I’m so glad to hear it’s for such a joyous reason. Congratulations to you and best wishes for a much easier pregnancy the rest of the time!

  • Amalia Standard says:

    Sooo incredibly excited for you!!!!! As a birth mommy of one and adoptive mommy of one….I am constantly amazed at the miracles God places in our hands…and at just the right times! This little miracle is so blessed to be growing underneath your heart….b/c though I don’t know you personally…. I can tell that your family is gentle, amazing and loving….
    As for the sickness….I can relate….and totally understand the mix of emotions….being so incredibly elated about the angel growing within you and yet so discouraged that you are missing out on all you normally do. It is a long journey…but as you know…so worth it in the end. I am praying for you and that sweet little bundle of joy!!!!

  • aimee says:

    Congratulations!! So happy to hear your news. I’m praying that the sickness passes quickly!!
    Aimee @ Justkiddingaroundatlanta

  • janmary, n ireland says:

    Just found out your news – HUGGGGGGS and prayers 🙂
    So delighted for you, take care of yourself.

  • Lauren says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you! Hope you feel better soon! I’ve missed your blog posts!

  • Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you! Hope you feel better soon! I’ve missed your blog posts!

  • Jen says:

    Congrats! What a blessing… So happy for you! Hope your sickness passes and you start feeling better soon!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    Congrats! What a blessing… So happy for you! Hope your sickness passes and you start feeling better soon!

  • Alicia says:

    Oh my gosh…CONGRATS, AMANDA!!!!! That is so exciting!!!!! I remember feeling so sick that I couldn’t stand to look at a computer screen either!! Just know that this too shall pass my friend!!!!!!
    I have been an absent blogger too!!!! Life has just been so busy, but I’m trying to catch up tonight!!!

  • Heather says:

    That really is great news! So exciting! And I can’t think of a sweeter mom to be having a little one than you! Congrats!

  • Ne says:

    Congratulations! So that’s why you have mixed emotions. You’ll be fine darling. You’ve been an inspiration for many and we truly know you can get through anything. You’re a powerful woman.

  • Melis says:

    Aw, I’m so happy for you! (But I SO sympathize – I’m clawing my way out of my first trimester myself… and I’ve got 3 kids already… oy – the poor things!) Feel better soon and know that this is a means to a beautiful, sweet end! Hugs and prayers!

  • LoveFeast Table says:

    Congratulations!! That is wonderful news…there are a lot of preggy bloggers….have you noticed that? Crazy!! Congrats though so great!! Hope you have a great time in CA too!! ~Chris Ann

  • ClassiclyAmber says:

    My WORD, this is fantastic!! My place has been kinda quiet, too, as I’ve had much, much less computer time…but I have often wondered how you were doing and just HAD to drop by to see! I am so happy for you and your family! You are so blessed!!
    BTW, when are you due?

  • Jenn @therebelchick says:

    Congrats on your pregnancy!!

  • Maria Rego says:

    What the difference between cake flour and bread flour?

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