First of all, thanks so much to everyone for sharing in our baby-bomb excitement and wishing us well on our little “project.” You guys are the best! This new-ish development (actually it began in August, which feels like eons ago) certainly means that we’ll be working away harder than ever on our house and we promise to share every dirty home improvement detail with you. And speaking of details, we’re interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to field a bunch of the questions you guys asked on Wednesday in this as-promised Petersik Baby Q&A.
Q: How far along are you? When are you due? Baby Petersik (or “the bean” as he or she is affectionately known around here) is almost 15 weeks old (second trimester- wahooo!- now if only my morning sickness would recognize that fact…) so I’m embarking on my fourth month of being “with child.” Our little one is officially due on May 19th (but we just know he or she will be late- it’s a family thing).
Q: When did you find out? I took a test in early September at which point I was already five weeks along (dizziness and nausea had me pretty certain, and that double line popped up before I could even say “how do you read this thing?”). Ironically, the afternoon that we shot this blogiversary Q&A video was actually the day that we found out, so when we answer the “When will you have kids for crying out loud?” question (skip to 3:48 in the video below) you can see us squirm and search for ambiguous statements that weren’t outright lies. Forgive us, but we weren’t quite ready to announce it to the universe just hours after finding out ourselves.
It’s so funny to watch this again knowing it was filmed on such a big day. And when we hinted about expanding our family for year three of blogging in this blogiversary post I was actually already pregnant- so that’s why we seemed fairly confident that it might be in the cards for us this coming year (since the cards has already been dealt so to speak).
Q: How did you tell John? It was 5am on a Saturday when I got my positive result so I giddily snuck into the kitchen and made a card for John from Burger (homemade cards from Burger are kind of our thing, they’re always misspelled and we exchange them for big events like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, b-days and anniversaries). The front of the card said: Harfy Fafers Day (translation: Happy Father’s Day)…
… and the inside said “I wanted to get you bons but mommy has something else…” (Burger can never spell bones correctly).
Armed with my little DIY card and positive test I padded back to bed and attempted to let John sleep for a few more hours. About ten seconds later I realized this was an impossibility so I intentionally woke Burger up so he would rouse John. His happy little wiggling and tail-wagging did the trick, so I quickly shoved the card in Burger’s collar (that’s how he delivers them) and John groggily read the front and then flipped to the inside as I pulled out my positive test and beamed. “Seriously?!” was his response and we were pretty much saying non-words and hugging and squealing or a while after that. The funniest thing is that about two minutes later John was jumping to his feet and hurriedly getting dressed saying we had to go to the farmer’s market to get lots of organic fruits and veggies so he could cook healthy things for me and the baby. Yeah, I pretty much melted. He’s destined to be the world’s best dad.
Q: How long did you keep the secret from your family? It was grueling but we waited until I was over 3 months along (14 weeks) to tell our parents and the rest of the family. One because it was fun to have “our little secret” and two because we wanted to tell all of our parents in person (and we weren’t due for a trip to NY to see my mom and dad until last weekend).
Q: And how did you tell them? Sunday was John’s birthday so all of our parents were going to be in NY at my mom’s house to “surprise” him with a b-day breakfast. He wasn’t supposed to know that his mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law, and baby nephew were going to show up (but he had a vague idea since I had to convince him that it would be the perfect morning for the reveal). That morning they all showed up as planned along with my brother, Almost-Dr-Dan, and his fiance (a surprise to even me). John acted mock-shocked, we ate a big Italian breakfast (including chocolate birthday cake) and then turned to opening presents. The last gift was one from me that we had both planted in the bunch. When he got to it he looked around the room chock full of unsuspecting family members and said: “It was so great for you guys to surprise me… but Sherry and I actually have a little surprise for you in return” and pulled out a little onesie labeled “freshly baked”:
And there it was. Immediate recognition. Screaming. Disbelief. Jumping. Clapping. Belly rubbing (once I removed the giant jacket I had been wearing to hide my obvious baby bump). After months of waiting (and dressing like a blob to hide my “secret”) it was finally out. Euphoric doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Q: We know Katie Bower told you she was expecting before she even told her husband, so how and when did you tell her? Were you pregnant in Nashville together? Nope, I had yet to be prego-fied when we giddily met up in Nashville but it was so exciting to hang out with Katie when she was so early on. I called her and spilled the beans a few days after telling John which was really nice because keeping the secret from our friends and family for an entire trimester was hard work (so it was awesome to have a confidante)! And yes, Katie squealed just as loudly for my big reveal as I did for hers. Love that girl.
Q: Will you find out the sex (and tell us)? Are you longing for a boy or a girl in particular? We’ve decided after much consideration that we’re just too excited not to find out, but we’ll probably have the doctor write it down for us and go on a little dinner date and ceremoniously open the envelope then. And of course we’ll share the news on the blog pretty quickly thereafter. As for a boy/girl preference, we’re just hoping for a healthy little guy or gal (although we have said that it would be funny of it turned out to be a chihuahua).
Q: Did finding out make you cry? Did John? Ooh that’s a good one. We both got misty-eyed a few times (when I told John, sharing the news with our parents, etc) but the only time tears actually left our eyeballs and dribbled down our cheeks was at the first ultrasound. As soon as we saw our little bean and heard the heartbeat we were both in awe. And furiously swatting at our cheeks. Big moment. So much to be thankful for.
Q: Will you poll blog readers when it comes to name ideas? How do you feel about names in general- unconventional? conventional? We tend to like names with personal meaning – whether they honor a family member or reference something special to us. So sorry folks, but our bean’s moniker won’t be up for public debate here. In fact, while we plan to have some top picks by May, we’d like to meet the little lad or lady before making a final choice just to be sure we pick a name that “fits.” Of course, we’ll obviously share our wee one’s full name after we bring him or her into the world (along with the obligatory Burger-sniffs-baby photo).
Q: Are you showing? Will you show us baby bump photos and ultrasounds? I actually “popped” about two weeks ago so I’m showing like you wouldn’t believe (yes strangers congratulate me at the grocery store- and I eat it up!). It’s early, I know, but I’ve always been a small girl (5’2″ around 115lbs) so it’s pretty hard for me to hide a grapefruit sized uterus- and my 4’11” mom said it runs in the family since she showed pretty much immediately too (she also had a two hour labor with me and a one hour labor with my brother so I’m hoping that runs in the family too). And my early bump onset might explain the avoidance of full body photos for the last few weeks (belly-obscuring shots like this one became the norm for a while there):
And while I’m sure my belly-full-of-baby will make it into some video tutorials and home-related posts along the way, we’re going to spare you from any gratuitous shots of my midsection. We’re bound to have so many projects going on around here in the coming months that we’re happy to keep the focus where its always been: decorating and home improvement. Plus we gotta keep a few things off the internet, right? Why not start with images of my uterus?
Q: Does this mean you guys will be moving? If not, which room will be the nursery? Definitely not moving. We’ve love our house too much to give up on it now. And since we’re certain there’s only one on the way, the third bedroom will definitely become the nursery. In fact, we already have no-VOC paint swatches up on the walls and have begun brainstorming ideas for the big makeover (but we still have to finish the basement and a full bathroom reno… yeah, we’re gonna be busy!).
Oh and for the extremely observant folks who noticed that we moved the white table that used to be our stationery and gift wrapping table from the third bedroom…
… down to the basement, now you know why! Since we knew we wouldn’t have room for it in the soon-to-be nursery we wanted to work it into our in-progress basement makeover. Gotta work with what ya have!
Q: What will you do about childcare? Hire a nanny? Will John be a stay at home dad? We still have six months to iron things out but John plans to take a generous paternity leave when our newborn arrives. We’re also extremely lucky to have friends & family already offering a hand (and more than a few casseroles). Oh and we plan to write a ton of posts beforehand, so we’ll have stockpiled content at the ready, which should buy us a bit of adjustment time without robbing you guys of the frequent projects and eye-candy that you’re used to. It’ll take a village but we’ll figure it out. We like to learn as we go (and who needs sleep anyway?)…
Q: But seriously, when you’re a new parent, projects that used to take an hour take a week. We know it’ll be a challenge. We do. We’ve welcomed three newborns into the family already this year. We’ve snuck away for week-long vacations while no reader is the wiser thanks to stockpiling posts and approving comments on the go, but we know that bringing home a baby will be a whole new ballgame. Let’s just say we’re cautiously optimistic, not to mention pros at working round the clock, squeezing things in and getting ‘er done.
In short: we’ll work as a team and switch off with each other (I’ll nurse while John hammers, he’ll read bedtime stories while I frame something) and of course we’ll make sure there’s plenty of family time in there too. And we’ll rely heavily on friends, relatives, passion, caffeine, each other and anything else that keeps us going. Plus it helps to see other full time bloggers with babies who make it work (like Heather at Dooce and Abby at Style Me Pretty). And the amazing undertakings of this mom of four (!) inspire me to no end. We’ve put two years, countless hours, weekends, and vacations into raising this blog baby of ours, so we’re dedicated to nurturing right along with baby P.
Q: Is Burger excited to be a big brother? He is! The prospect of jam-covered fingers and extra crumbs on the floor has his little tail wagging. We think he’ll be a great little helper (as long as he doesn’t try to give his little brother or sister a tongue bath) since he loves all of his pint sized nieces and nephews.
Q: Where did you get that cute shirt for Burger? We snagged it from the T-Shirt Deli. It’s just about the coolest concept ever. You can personalize and pick the font, color, and style of tee and then it arrives wrapped up in paper like a sub sandwich with “made fresh” stickers on it and a real bag of potato chips in the box. And we think it hugs Burger in all the right places.
Q: Sherry, do you have any weird cravings? Baked potatoes. All the time. It’s crazy but I guess my body needs vitamin C or B6 or potassium. Or I just like the taste of warm melty carbs. At least it’s nothing too weird. Yet…
Q: How have you been feeling? Did your first trimester have you down for the count? Other than morning sickness that only lasts from 8-10am I’ve felt like a million bucks! I was waiting for extra tiredness or splitting headaches to kick in, but I’m into my second trimester so it seems I’ve dodged those bullets. At least for now. And that’s a good thing because we’ve been crazy busy with the basement project (don’t worry John did all the Dryloking and floor painting so I didn’t have to get near those gross fumes- and even he wore his mask). As for the whole morning sickness thing, after 90 days or so of tossing my cookies each AM and going on to have a completely normal day afterwards, it’s almost become a hobby of mine. I affectionately call it being lovesick instead of morning sick since it reminds me that my little bean is doing his or her thing in there which always makes me smile- even over the bowl. And the good news is that my doctor thinks it’ll end any day now (something about week 16 being magical?). Nice.
Q: Will you green your baby and use cloth diapers? We’re definitely going to do the eco thing where we can (use no-VOC paints, organic materials, and repurposed items, etc). We also do plan to use cloth diapers since they’ve come a long way from big squares of fabric with safety pins in the corners. We’ve heard a lot of great things about BumGenius (they even come in one-size-fits-all snap varieties) so our fingers are crossed that we can hack it. We’ve seen firsthand from family members how quickly disposable diapers can pile up (while emptying wallets) and we actually read that people save an average of $2000+ by choosing reusable diapers- which means more money for home improvements and nursery upgrades!
Q: Is this blog going to turn into baby central with symptom rundowns and constant baby chatter? Nope. Decorating and home improvement have always been our passion, and although there’s a bun in the oven that doesn’t change our insatiable hunger for amazing before and afters, steals and deals, cheap DIY projects, step by step tutorials and all the other things we’ve happily whipped up for the past 2+ years. Heck you can even call them a craving. Our house and our lives are inherently changed by this little “development,” but although there will be some posts devoted to a nursery makeover and other house-related changes (like restructuring a closet to make room for new items, babyproofing Casa Petersik, and cutting down on clutter) the focus will still be on decorating, DIYing up a storm, and making spaces work hard on the cheap. We actually like to think that we’ll learn more home-related tips and tricks as our family expands, since we’ll encounter different design challenges and need to sort and store even more in our tiny house.
Q: I hope this means you’ll be putting up all of those white ceramic animals of yours! Ok, so that’s not technically a question, but it’s a good reminder that our house definitely isn’t babyproofed yet. We know there’s definitely going to be a learning curve when it comes to making our house safe for little hands (ceramic animals on a high shelf, perhaps? or in a non-kid room like the guest bedroom?) but we’re eager to take on the challenge of maintaining a stylish yet kid-friendly home… while blogging about it along the way of course.
Q: Besides the nursery, what other home improvement projects are you rushing to complete by May? Good question. We still have a slew of basement projects to take on (obscuring the windows, building a screen, hanging art, etc) and then we have a full bathroom gut job on the agenda that we plan to start in a few short weeks. Yikes! It’s gonna get a little crazy around here, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted every step of the way. Oh and did we mention that we already found some amazing mocha colored marble tile for the bathroom floor on clearance for $2.50 a square foot? Stay tuned for more details…
So there you have it. Consider yourself up-to-speed on the Petersik pregnancy. And if you are eager for little updates and periodic baby news, be sure to follow us on Twitter or fan us on Facebook. We’re known to veer off into the random and personal tidbits much more over there. And one more BIG THANK YOU for all the well wishes and encouragement. Feels so good to have you sharing in our excitement.
Congrats! I love hearing all the baby details! I am due June 18th and have to confess I crave baked potatoes all the time! So funny
Too cute — congrats again!
Wonderful post and thank you for sharing your over-the-moon joy with all of us.
I’m so glad that you are not considering a move, and that when the day comes, you will bring your precious bundle home to your shining well-loved and well-feathered first nest.
I love the picture of you and your parents and John’s parents!!!!!! :) Your belly is def. showing, i love it! Congrats to you two!
Candice Matthews says
AH! Making the world a more creative place one baby at a time! Such good news! Congrats! ;)
Yippee!! Congrats to all you, John, Burger and Bean! :)
Bringing a baby into your family is such a blessing – our pups are so patient with our son, Jack.
And don’t worry – home improvements can be done – it does take a bit longer and we’ve had to take turns (as opposed to both working at the same time), but it can work. We just added built-in bookcases and other projects this year and our son turned one yesterday. :)
Best of luck and hope your morning sickness is curbed soon!
Congratulations!! I’m due with baby #2 on May 10th and trust me there is a magical 16th week when you wake up one day and feel a million times better! I’m so excited to see you decorate a nursery so I can lovingly borrow ideas for our second one :-).
Melissa C says
Big congratulations to you both (and little Burger)!! I live in London and read your blog everyday! It’s incredible how excited I get over your news, just like if your were close friends of mine!
Thank you for sharing your life and dyi skils with all of us! It brings joy to know that other people, just like me love interior design and enjoy the simple things in life too!
Emily @Waldo Bungie says
That is so funny that you guys write cards from Burger – we do that with our dogs (misspellings and all) and they are always my favorite part of any holiday! Congrats on the baby! I feel kind of weird being so excited for someone I’ve barely met – if that makes me a nerd, then whatever! Can’t wait to see what you guys do for the nursery!
Candice Matthews says
BTW! This is a little off subject but thinking about how cute your baby is going to be reminded me of a dancing with the stars ricola commercial I saw recently that stars John I swear! I’m usually not reminded of people I’ve never met but the resemblance is so close especially the look in the end. Have you seen it? (Random I know):)
So funny. We’ll have to keep an eye out for it!
I’ve had two kids and with my first, I had terrible morning sickness until I took these vitamins http://www.greatestherbsonearth.com/nsp/natures_prenatal.htm
For some reason the vitamins the doctor prescribed made my morning sickness worse! Literally the DAY after taking these(I was about 8 weeks along),I was SO much better…no more losing my breakfast!
I hope this helps you or someone suffering from morning sickness!
You guys might not have cried the big tears yet but I’m pretty certain you have quite a few readers (or maybe just this one) crying (for real) reading through this and sensing you guys’ excitement. The way you described your parents’ reaction was priceless. So thrilled for you guys!!!
I have a 9 month old baby boy so I’m excited to see your tips and tricks for maintaining a great looking home when baby things abound!
Also, we use cloth diapers– LOVE THEM! Things have gotten a little more complicated since the baby starting solids, but all-in-all, a total money saver, and good for the planet! We use Thirsties, Fuzzi Bunz, and most recently SmartiPants (totally economical and the insert comes out in the wash, meaning you don’t have to touch it!!)If you have any questions, I love helping people out with their cloth! :)
Congrats again! I know the blogging about “normal” things vs. blogging about babies balance dance well!
I’m so glad you guys shared all of this with us! I loved reading this post, seeing the cute card and onesie, hearing how you told John and then your families…so awesome! And even though I don’t have kids yet, I can’t wait to see the nursery makeovers and learn all about eco-friendly baby items so that one day, when I do have kids, I’ll be much more educated on the subject.
I have only read the beginning of this post but had to tell you what helped with my morning sickness, and believe me I. tried. everything! Talk to your doctor of course, but I took a 50 mg b6 vitamin and a unisom every night before bed. And totally stopped losing all my meals (and it had been 8-12 times a day before that, and not Zofran or Phenegran had helped).
I just had to share, cuz, it helped me through the end of my pregnancy, (I would have been sick the whole time, if not for it, every time i stopped the nausea reared its ugly head!)
Good luck, Babies are SO MUCH FUN! (and work, but SO worth it)
I am 9 weeks pregnant and the secret is killing us too! We told my parents on my mom’s 61st birthday, but no one else knows. Can’t wait to come out about the news!
Cravings…I have been massively craving mashed potatoes with gravy! Something about those potatoes!
Can’t wait to see your project-nursery come in effect!
I recently just heard on some NPR program that morning sickness indicates a higher IQ for the child. They can’t explain why, but that makes it even better, right?
You guys are just too cute! Sherry, I love the way you told John. I actually got a little misty-eyed. And how you shared the news with your family is so creative and fun. Congrats again and the best of luck to you both!
Sherry, could you recommend any no VOC paint colors that are similar to Glidden’s sand white or Behr’s wheat bread? We’ve got a lot of painting to do before our bundle arrives on May 20th! Thanks!
Try Shaded Path by Freshaire (it’s no VOC paint available at Home Depot). It’s a pretty close match to Glidden’s Sand White. Hope it helps!
Sarah M. says
Hi John and Sherry,
Congratulations! That’s great news and you will be great parents!
I just wanted to share that my fifteen-month-old baby has used Bum Genius reusables since day one, and (this is something I never thought I’d write) I LOVE THEM. We have 20 dipes we wash ourselves, and it’s super great. BG is a great brand, no accidents, NO DIAPER RASH EVER, and saved us a TON of moolah over time. If you have any questions about cloth diapering, I’d love to help so please drop me a line!
BTW Abri, we use thin disposable paper liners (can’t remember the brand–found at the supermarket) in our cloth diapers (yeah, solid-food diapers are a bit gross), so the mess and the liner goes right down the loo (no touching!) and the cloth diapers go into the wash. No muss, no fuss.
Oh!! What a great news!! Congratulations to you bouth and to burger also!!! Hope we will be next!
Love this post! I was eagerly waiting to hear the stories behind the reveal and the first trimester! I’m only two weeks behind you, so I can’t wait for more Baby P posts :)
haha, I hope the comments section doesn’t turn into a cloth diapering forum! we got the liners- they are awesome! somehow though, we are having trouble with washing still… can’t seem to remove some of the smells!! if you have any advice my email is [email protected] .
Congrats again, guys!
And week 16 really is magical. So hang in there. :)
Congratulations!! Woohoo:) I hope the rest of the pregnancy will be as adorable as the first three months :)
Heather J says
Congratulations to you guys!
We use the BumGenius One Size Diapers and they are wonderful! We used disposable for the first month (we were way too tired to wash diapers) but have been using the same 27 diapers for over a year now and we love them! I would definitely recommend getting the sprayer that attaches to the back of the toilet.
Good luck with the morning sickness, food cravings and enjoy these wonderful months of pregnancy.
haha, I knew it! when I watched that Q&A video all those months ago, and the question came up I just new it. Despite your witty dodging :D As for child proofing the house, I never had to do much. my kids learned along the way that certain things or areas are off limits. So aside from safety concerns we didn’t change much.
well, congrats! :)
Congratulations you guys! I’m so happy for you!
Erin @ Domestic Adventure says
Sherry and John,
I loved reading this post and all of the wonderful details. Congratulations!
Just wanted to share that I really admire and respect how you will keep your content home-focused, even while many of the projects will be related to this exciting new arrival. After all, you’ll fall in love with your house even more once your little one is in it!
I’ve always admired how you give us that adorable Burger in a quantity that leaves us wanting more and I’m sure you’ll do the same with Baby P. Hey, maybe Baby P will need his/her own blog some day!
Ashley M. [at] (never home)makers says
Congrats again! And that’s too funny about the video — because the day I watched it, I told my husband you guys MUST be preggers! We watch too much of Lie to Me — so we know the signs (diverted eyes, vague comments, etc.). haha! Also, I just posted this on Katie’s blog, but this week alone I found out that 6 friends of mine are also due in the spring. And everywhere I look, baby bumps are popping up. Such exciting times! Can’t wait to see how the nursery shapes up :)
Congratulations!!! I’m due May 1. It will be awesome to see what you do with your nursery. I’ve never sent in any of my home improvement pictures, and I rarely comment, but I have grand plans for our nursery, and I also have grand plans of sending final photos of it to you guys (if it turns out – if it doesn’t… that’s another story :). Congrats again – and good luck!
PS – I’m almost 17 weeks, and the morning (or All Day) sickness is nearly gone!!!
Janell Beals says
A huge congratulations!! And yes, you had better work fast to finish up any projects, because let me let you, you will have significantly LESS time once your family grows!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! just wonderful news. I’m about 5 weeks ahead of you…our babe is due april 12! I must say, there are SO many creative women that are pregs these days…all due within a few weeks or max, months between us.
Excited (and grateful) to see how you guys transform your home into a baby-friendly environment. I’m in need of some inspiration and always enjoy YHL for inspiration. Happy friday!
thanks for keeping us up-to date…i love how you shared the news with John, Sherry and how the both of you shared it with your families. That onesie is too cute!
I hope that my husband and I will have our own bun in my oven soon :-)
Ok…this is the God’s honest truth. When I saw your blogiversery video and I kept imagining I saw a baby bumb. I kept saying “wow I think their having a baby” butthen the question came up and you both said it was in the cards so I just thought it was Sherry’s shirt. Now I see I was right all along ha! Maybe I should work for a tabloid. I can spot those baby bumps from a mile away. You guys are the best and I know “the bean” is going to be just as awesome.
You’ll love the BumGenius diapers. They wash up like a dream and are so comfy. They’re also great when your little one is learning to walk…lots of padding! :-)
You also might consider laying in a stockpile of some less expensive diapers for use at home (prefolds, for example) so that you have plenty on hand for those first few months of 12 diapers a day. It’ll save you laundry time.
We’ve been cloth diapering our little girl for 2 years (this Sunday! sniff!) with a variety of methods and we’ve loved what it’s done for the planet and our wallet. Find what works for you and be bold! ;-)
[email protected] Paradise says
This is such a joy to hear! I swear, there is going to be a baby boom here. Everyone around me is getting preggers!
I told my mom that I would like to use cloth diapers when we decide to have little ones and she thought I was nuts :-).
Sherry and John,
First, I will have to get the projects I have working on all perfected and shoot so you two have lots of choices for reader redesigns.
Second, thank you SO SO much for addressing the ‘will this blog become baby central’ question. I had no idea how to request or mention this without sounding like a total hater. Which I’m not, I’m happy for you guys and adore your blog I just…don’t have kiddos yet and love your blog as it is, not saying that I wouldn’t love it if it changed or when you talk about babies because I probably would still love it even then. See? I still somehow feel like I’m a hater saying this! Anyways…thanks again for addressing it and I’m cracking on some reader redesigns to make your lives easier and mine more beauteous!
Have a great weekend.
Stephanie G says
Congratulations!!! At 25 weeks pregnant, reading your blog post brought me to tears of joy! (many things do these days!) It was nice to recap your pregnancy story and fondly remember my moment with my husband, and our very own “big brother” (dog).
Sherry… keep plugging away on the big renovations now because in a few short weeks that belly will make it tough to bend over! Simple things like lacing my sneakers get me out of breath (I’ve added the same storage ottoman to my mud room so I can sit down :).
Also, I hope that along the way you are able to post inspiration nurseries from pictures you find and like! My baby is due in March, and I’m waiting on the nursery until my husband returns from Iraq in a few short weeks! I’m always mimicing your style and would love to see kid rooms that are functional, fashionable and affordable!
steph anne says
You definitely should have a gender cake party where you give the envelope to the bakery & they will make a cake that you’ll cut together in front of your family & friends and see if it’s pink or blue inside! I’m definitely doing this when my time comes.
Here’s a video of a gender cake party: http://bit.ly/8WIi2X
Oh, that was SUPER fun post! I **loved** how you told John and everyone in your family :) Adorable!!!
And, of course, I have to say THANKS SO MUCH for the shout out! I knew something was up when I logged on to our blog just now and there were 51 visitors :) Took me a minute to figure out where everyone was coming from, but I was smiling a BIG smile when I finally got it. You guys are awesome.
So, congrats, again! So excited to meet Baby Bean in the spring!!!
Our little “Bean”, Thomas, just turned five months old. Thanks for all the little reminders of my pregnancy: our affectionate name for him and baked potato cravings.
We use BumGenius 3.0s (and a few hand-me-down, good-as-new Fuzzibuns). You’re gonna love them. Get your hands on some BioKleen Bac Out. It’s great for soaking them in a prewash cycle. While it’s environmentally safe, it’s really great at removing stains.
I’m glad this isn’t going to be a baby-focused blog. But, I would LOVE to see how one can successfully incorporate a baby into the parents room. We’re doing it – until we have another room for him or move – and it’s been interesting.
[email protected] says
i’m sure your happy bean will provide all the inspiration you need to make up for any lack of sleep!
congrats again, guys!
I’m so happy for you two! opps I mean Three :) I love how you shared the news about your little bean with you faimly, so sweet.
Why is it so darn fascinating to read the details of the lives of a couple I’ve never met? I don’t know, but it is! Thanks for all the info…love the quip about keeping some things off the internet, so why not starting with your uterus :D “Uterus”…that’s such a funny word. Congrats to you both!!
Meredith K A says
I LOVED your story of how you told your family. Such a great way to do it! I wouldn’t use this idea on my family, but I want to park in that spot for expecting moms at the grocery store while I’m with someone and see if they notice. Oh, it will be so fun to do all that when the time comes! I hope your morning sickness stops soon, but it’s great that you’re feeling so good otherwise. Keep eating those baked potatoes and growing that little Petersik Peanut!
Just wanted to send a big congratulations to both (all three) of you!
Looking forward to all the updates ~ it must seem rather unusual (nice?) to receive all these comments from “strangers” but I’m really happy for you!
Thanks for sharing all those details! Good for you for not keeping it from John – my husband was in the bathroom with me both times I took the test; just can’t imagine knowing something that big without him knowing immediately as well. I’m sorry you’ve been so sick. I had very little sickness with our daughter, but this time, I didn’t start to feel better until week 16-17 (I’m just 4 weeks ahead – due 4/19!) We’ll find out in 2 weeks if it’s a boy or girl, which we’re excited about. We didn’t find out with #1 – she was a total surprise, but the best kind ever! So glad for you and your families! Congrats again! (Oh, and we’re hoping to redo our bedroom and upstairs bath before baby comes next spring too. We’ll see!)