Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Two Pink Lines

I have a bun in the oven.
I am 13 weeks pregnant.
I am due June 27, 2008.
I feel wonderful.

We have known since October (since Michelle's birthday!), but decided to keep it a secret from most of the world until we passed the precarious first trimester.
We told our parents and siblings first and then Molly (my bestest friend for 16 years!). And then my grandparents.

I told Molly, my parents, and my sister, Kim, by giving them the above picture framed.
Kim's response: "I knew it!"
Molly's response: "Really?!" (followed by a tight hug)
My Mom's response: "Kelly baked bread!"

Richard told his parents by giving them baby booties.

I broke the news to my grandparents by mailing them a picture frame with four windows. The first two windows had pictures of my nephews: Antonio and Jack. The third spot had a note: "Baby [cousin's last name]. Due: January 2008." (My cousin's wife is very pregnant.) The fourth position had another note: "Baby [my last name]. Due June 2008."

I told Richard by placing a baby bib ("I Love Daddy") on his night stand. And laid the positive pregnancy test next to it. Then I waited for him to wake up. When he did, he ran downstairs exclaiming, "I'm going to be a daddy?!?!"

Richard and I are more than excited. I think our loved ones may be more ecstatic then we are! Richard's mom loaded me up with maternity clothes, baby scrapbooking supplies, and a pregnancy book. My mom bought me maternity clothes and some baby outfits (even a little dress!). My sister had her old maternity clothes at my parent's house the next weekend. Molly bought me a pregnancy book and sent Richard and me flowers. The support and love has been wonderful and so so helpful.

I am scared and excited and overwhelmed with what the next six months will bring. I know, no matter what happens or how I may change (not only physically, but emotionally as well), I have a wonderful, supportive husband, fantastic parents who would do anything to help me, a generous sister who answers, with her nursing background, even my most silliest of pregnancy questions ("What if I have cravings for lard?!") And a best friend/sister who will listen to me babble on and on about this pregnancy (and read endless letters about it too) and at all hours of the night.
And so my blog which was once nicknamed the "The Log Blog" by Michelle after my relentless posting of my dog, Logger, will now become "The Baby Blog" {insert clever nickname by Michelle}


michelle said...


I am SO happy you've decided to share this wonderful news with everyone! Now I can too :) :)

And I absolutely LOVE the bun in the oven picture idea (i might just have to steal it when the time comes :))

YAY! I am SO happy for you guys!

I can't wait to load you up with tons of crocheted items :)

(gotta have that squeal of excitement!)

Molly said...

Ha, you're going to be a mommy blogger.

And I'm going to be an auntie blogger.

So, do you know what time you're going to have this baby? I just want to know if I need to pack an overnight bag. Shall I be your documentarist? (That's not a real word, is it?)

Angie said...


Anonymous said...

ahhhh! congrats!!