Saturday, January 1

Conrad Has Some Very Important News To Share...

If you haven't already guessed.... I've got a bun in the oven!!! I'm not very good at keeping secrets, hence me telling the world way too early...I'm only about 8 weeks along and have yet to hear a heart beat, or go to the Dr. but we're super excited about our news! We've decided to wait to find out the sex until the baby is born. There are very few surprises left in life, and this one will be an amazing surprise to learn. I already feel like I'm "showing..." but that's fine by me. I've been craving buffalo wing sauce like crazy (I could literally drink it from a cup with out the wing, just the sauce!) I've been falling asleep at 7pm and dry heaving my ass off all day long. The other day I was on the computer during Conrad's nap and I could hardly make it to the kitchen, my lunch was on it's way up, so I threw up in the laundry basket! I also had an episode at Trader Joe's as I was walking out the door. I smelled cigarette smoke, which made me start gagging, my mother in law who works there saw me cupping one hand under my mouth and holding the cart with the other hand trying not to let go of Conrad, and she sent over a worker to assist me. He grabbed the cart and I found a corner to barf in. How humiliating. I apologized because this poor teenage kid had to clean it up. IF THAT'S NOT BIRTH CONTROL I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS! (My mother in law bought him lunch to make up for it.) So I've been really sick, but it's a good sign. I'm still running on a fairly regular basis. I ran 12 miles total last week. I'm REALLY trying not to gain as much weight with this baby as I did with Conrad. It's so hard though because food helps me when I'm nauseous. Cereal in the middle of the night has been my favorite. I wake up sick as a dog and if I eat cereal, it makes me feel better. I really want to "enjoy" this pregnancy more though. I'm working on trying to stay motivated and give Conrad all of my love even when I'm tired and feel sick. Anyway. 
We're overjoyed and so excited about this pregnancy. New year, new baby! 
What a sweet blessing to receive. This new year is going to be such a great one. 

I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us 
as our family grows. 

53 comments:

  1. What wonderful news this New Years Day!
    Congratulations!!!

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  2. Congratulations!

    I couldn't help but laugh at your vomit stories, you made them sound so funny (even though I'm sure they were not). I haven't had a baby yet, but I can only imagine how nauseating it will be (I get nauseated for no reason now, so I'm doomed for a nauseous pregnancy).

    Also, I'm a runner and I've often worried that when I get pregnant I won't be able to run, is it really safe to run while pregnant? (I'm pretty clueless about pregnancy)

    and congratulations again!
    ~Andrea

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  3. Such wonderful news for a New Years day.
    Congratulations!!

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  4. It's still safe to run. I know woman who ran consistently up until 7 months of pregnancy. I listen to my body though. One day i'm able to run 5 miles easily and then the next day I stop at 1 mile and I'm ok with that. If your body is already used to the activity, you can continue doing what you're used to doing, but if you've never trained for a marathon and start training while you're pregnant, that might not be the best thing in the world for your body. Most Dr's say not to get your heart rate up over 160 or something....

    Thanks! <3

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  5. YES!!!
    Seriously, I was having trouble keeping this a secret from our...two mutual friends, LOL!!!
    AND YAY YOU! So excited you're deciding to wait to find out the sex.
    If you ever need an encouraging word, you know where to find me!

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Mae

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  6. YAY!!! Im so happy! Can not wait to read about the 4 Birds~

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  7. How exciting!! Congratulations!
    So awesome you're waiting to find out the sex.. I hope I can do that someday too. Seems so exciting. :]
    Hope you start feeling much better quickly!

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  8. Wow Congratulations! So exciting. I was about 8 weeks along when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, and our son had just turned 1 year old. There's going to big changes headed your way, big and amazing.

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  9. I didn't even finish the post. I saw the "I've got a bun in the oven" and instantly squealed and had to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so, so, so excited to read along your journey to numero dos and so happy for you all. Congrats, congrats, congrats!

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  10. Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited to read about your new little baby, and to see what outfits you'll come up with while preggo!! What a blessing, and great way to start the new year!! Best wishes to you and your family!!

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  11. Congratulations!!!! What wonderful news! Are you going to have to change the title of your blog to Four Birds?!

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  12. WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been waiting on this!!!!!!! SO excited for you and SO EXCITED to follow along this journey :) Ahhhh! babies...love it love it love it <3

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  13. I was wondering about that maternity clothes post. Congrats! So much fun adding a sibling to the family. I wanted so bad to not find out on our last one but hubby wouldn't have it! Congratulations!!

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  14. Yay!!!!!! So happy for you guys! I love your throw up stories. And running during pregnancy is awesome. It'll keep you feeling so good! And looking super hot too. Yay for baby number two!!!

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  15. Happy news on a New Years day:)

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  16. I LOVE that I found this news out on the phone from YOUUUU! Dear sister. AH I love you. xoxo CONGRATS and PRAISE THE LORD.

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  17. Congrats!!! That is so exciting! What a great present for the holidays.

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  18. YAY! Congratulations on this awesomely exciting news! So sorry about the nausea and barfing. no fun. been there.

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  19. Lindsay Lavietes01 January, 2011

    Congratulations, Chels! Conrad is going to be an amazing big brother! Also... Jash makes fun of me because he will wake up at 2 in the morning to the sound of me making a bowl of cereal in the kitchen! I get hungry in the middle of the night and having a bowl of cereal puts me right back to sleep ;) Emma is in town starting today for 2 weeks, so i'd love to meet up again. Let me know what day works best!

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  20. I've been waiting for this news!!!!!

    HOOOORAY!!!!!

    Congrats. Congrats. Congrats.
    Times a million.

    Xoxo
    sarah

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  21. oh my god! i'm so happy for you! another cute baby to look at!

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  22. Congratulations! I will definitely admit that I am just a wee bit jealous! :-)

    And, I loved your post about your love story with your husband. It's amazing how God gives us what we need.

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  23. Yaaaaaay! Congrats! Sorry you're so sick! I'm going to try to embrace my next pregnancy as well...it's rough though!

    Can't wait to see your pregnancy fashion! :)

    God bless you and your wee one on the way.

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  24. oh yes congratulations!! i was one of those surprise children with the sex and i decided i am doing the same thing myself!! so exciting!

    happy new years dear!

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  25. Yay! Congrats! The barfing thing sucks!

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  26. OH HOW EXCITING! That's SO great Chelsea!!!! I can't WAIT to hear all about this pregnancy and eventually the little boy or girl!

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  27. Aww congratulations :)
    Hope you'll feel better soon.

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  28. what a sweet blessing sister !!! congratulations I cant wait to read all your posts as you eat through the next 7 months !!

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  29. Congrats! I may (or may not) be sharing the same news soon! ;) I'm sorry about the sickness, I give mad props to all the preggo mamas that go through that, I guess Im one of "the lucky ones" who doesnt experience that and i think I'd die, I'm such a wimp! I hope you feel better!

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  30. Congrats girl! and good for you with the running still! I hope I can follow your example with my next pregnancy!

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  31. it's just so darn exciting! many, many congratulations many times over. xo.

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  32. congratulations mama! he's going to be a rad big brother.

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  33. yay, yay, yay!!!! i knew it! i am so excited for you guys!

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  34. Such great news!!! I was wondering after that post with the drool worthy maternity clothes...

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  35. wooooo hooooo!!! i am so excited for you, chelsea!! you are a wonderful mamma and I cant wait to read about the journey as you go from a family of 3 to a fmaily of 4! It really is the best thing in the world. Congrats!!

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  36. I'm SOOOO excited for you Chels!!! You have to be the cutest lil thing ever and I can't wait to see what adorable human you have brewing in your belly!

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  37. ahhh, yeah! such great news. i'm so over the moon for you! a baby for the new year. nothin' better :) YAY!

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  38. Yayyyy!!!! Congratulations!!! I am so excited for all of you! Conrad will be an awesome big brother. When I graduate, planning for baby number two will be taking place. :-)

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  39. Hey-- Congratulations, Chelsea! I'm still catching up on my blog reading so I'm a little late to the party but wanted to send you some love and join in the celebrating anyway!

    Woohoo!

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  40. Yay, congrats!! So excited for you! Hope the sick bug doesn't hit you too hard.

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  41. what a great way to kick off the new year. congratulations!

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  42. That is so exciting! Congatulations!!

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  43. lol! :) So happy for you chels!

    I was sick all the way up until week 14. My first trimester was so miserable, i lost 11 lbs my first trimester. I literally couldn't leave the bed without feeling a faint coming on the first week after I found out. Some have it worse than others, and I had it bad girl. ha..I had bruises on my hip bones from heaving into the sink. So glad im through with tthat phase and can actually enjoy my pregnancy now. Best of luck with your sickness, and again CONGRATS!!! :)

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  44. holy cow how did i miss this amazing post! i am so happy for you! congratulations!!!!!!!!

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