Wow – I have never dreamt in a million years that your words of encouragement and congratulations would mean so much to me…but they do. they did. they brought tears to my eyes. Oh – let’s be truthful – I cried. I blubbered like a baby. And there may have been some thumb sucking. Thank you from the bottom of my womb 🙂
I thought that I would go ahead and answer any and all of your questions up front about our big announcement. Ya know…inform the masses about my mass. It’s not a tumor….name that movie.
So here are some of the questions that you asked…feel free to judge me accordingly 🙂
1. WHEN ARE YOU DUE EXACTLY? – Claire
Baby Bower (we call it “Moto” right now – as in ‘Hello Moto.’) is due on April 1st, 2010. We think it is actually pretty perfect that our new addition is estimated to arrive on the day dedicated to pranks. And since April Fool’s Day is a semi-major holiday in our household, it is uber-easy for me to remember.
2. YOUR PICTURES FROM THE DR IN A BIKINI – I SEE NO INDICATION OF ANY BABY BELLY. DID YOU PHOTOSHOP YOURSELF OR SOMETHING? – Chacha
Actually, I did photoshop out some cellulite dimples…but no photoshopping the 15-week bump…which is totally sucked up into my body cavity with all of my abdominal might. Here is a photo of me in the two-piece and just as God intended…letting it all hang out. And yes, I am in the mommy-pose. and slightly pushing it out 🙂
3. ARE YOU GOING TO FIND OUT THE SEX OF THE BABY SO YOU CAN PLAN MORE? – Jen N.
Abso-tootle-lutely. We have our 20 week ultrasound appointment in two weeks and we decided to have the ultrasound tech keep it a secret from us. We’ll supply her an envelope and a couple cards with BOY and GIRL written on them for her to seal inside. Then on Thanksgiving, our 5-year-old nephew Cole is going to announce the gender to us and our whole family. It’s a fun way we can share in the exciting reveal! We’ll be sure to spread the gender-news to all of you ASAP!
4. HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU? – Lisa (who is almost 6 mths!)
Moto is 18 weeks old according to the doctor 🙂
5. THAT’S GREAT!! BUT YOU LIED TO YOUR LOYAL PEEPS! LOL. – Kari
Actually, you are right. You guys are very loyal and I hope you will forgive me for abusing our relationship. I didn’t share the good news right away…mostly outta fear that I would miscarry and have to put the emotions into words. I don’t know how women do that. But I was trying very hard in my reply here and my post here to only skirt around the issue instead of flat-out lying. It’s a skill that I hope to pass along to my kid one day 🙂 Forgive me? Pretty please?
6. THE OFFICE TURNED NURSERY, EH? THE WALLS ARE BLUE – DOES THAT MEAN A BABY BOY? – Freckles
Jeremy & I decided to do the least amount of work for our new arrival. And since our original plan was for the office to be the future nursery, we painted the sucker blue just in case it eventually happened. Fast forward two years later and our office is still that shade of baby blue…and we are probably going to keep them that way no matter what the gender. If the baby doesn’t like it, well, they can repaint 🙂
Oh – and yes, I already have plans for the bambino-room according to the sex!
7. ARE YOU GOING TO UPGRADE THE BOYFRIEND TO ‘HUBBY’ STATUS NOW SO PEOPLE DON”T TALK? – Erynn
Never! And nobody can make me 🙂
8. I’VE KNOWN IT (OR SUSPECTED AT ANY RATE) SINCE YOUR NASHVILLE TRIP! – Longbreakliving
Technically not a question but I thought that I had to share this tidbit of info…I was totally pregnant when we were laying our basement flooring (Jeremy had no clue yet!) and I had to chomp my gum like a giant chews small children during this shopping video with Sherry because my esophagus decided to do the morning sickness wave.
And for you peeps that have further questions…I would love to answer each and every one of them….that is why I am doing something I have never done before…I am opening my comment section to your inquiries. Before I felt entitled to my privacy and didn’t answer some questions when I didn’t want to (yes, I was rockin that diva attitude like Christian Siriano rocks the Kate Gosselin haircut)…but alas, no more. I figure that in five months, a whole world of strangers is going to be peering into, scraping and pulling stuff from my vah-jay-jay, so being open for a few questions is not going to be the most awkward thing ever. So if you have something you have just been dying to know, maybe my deodorant type, or my showering method or you just wanna say Hola, fire away 🙂