Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A big announcement

Today a very important email went out to my family (at least the ones I had email addresses for).  It's a message that I've waited years to send, and it was a accompanied by a little story my husband wrote.
The pressure to have children often starts as soon as a couple gets married; friends and relatives have no trouble asking the question, but the answer isn't always so easy to give.
We tried for years, with the doctors telling us it was a coin flip whether we'd be able to conceive naturally or not. Eventually, we came to terms with the fact that it had come up tails, and had to adjust our expectations for life a bit.
This last Mother's Day, we discovered to our joy and surprise that we'd actually come up heads! Well, head....there's only one of them, after all. However you want to say it, we're growing a baby!
The first trimester is over (we hit 13 weeks yesterday), and we thought it was about time you all shared in the news. It hasn't been easy keeping the secret!
Did we miss anyone? We might not have their email address; feel free to forward
Eileen & Aaron (and baby!)

A HUGE thank you to my friend Kristen over at Kiki(verde) for taking some hilarious (and adorable!) pictures of us.  We had so much fun! I'd also like to thank Stephanie at Everburg Photography who made this wonderful announcement.  

Since I was trying to keep this a secret, but need to write, I started a second blog. It's called Letters to Baby, with the URL http://omgbabytime.blogspot.com/ (I would have linked it, but I'm proud of that URL!) and in it I have been keeping that obligatory weekly journal and some other musings in the form of letters to our unborn child.  Soon I will get the husband to write there too. 

I have so much more to write about...but this post is long enough.  I hope this will help end the radio silence that I undertook in an effort to keep the lid on my pregnancy.  


  1. YAY! I'm so stinking excited for you!! :)

    1. eeek!! I'm so excited...but crazy anxious too.

  2. Omg! Wow!! I am so thrilled for you guys! Congrats! :D

  3. Fantastic!! We wish you wellness, health and happiness.

    (And a quiet, yet profound thanks for taking the pressure off me. :D )

    -Shawn and Jess

    1. aww thanks bro. Know that I'm taking favored child status away though;). *love you!*

  4. Congratulations! And I'm looking forward to a possible birthday buddy! I just have 2, well 3 more words - More baby knitting (squeeeeee!!!!!!)


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