Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A "Little" News

(3/4 inch Nine Patch Mini)
I have some news I've been wanting to share with you for a little while now. See, when we lost our electric for 2 weeks, back in the end of June, it was during a crazy heat wave and everyone was feeling generally gross, no appetite, nauseous, tired and yucky. It was just the heat. Then we got our electric back (thank you utility workers from all over the country!) and everyone started feeling like their old selves again, everyone but me! In fact I felt worse. Then I noticed these beautiful, strong finger nails growing on my fingers. Mine. Hmmmm, that's weird. My morning coffee gagged me. And I thought ~ coffee, I love you, what is wrong with me? We live out in the boonies and it takes quite a long while on some very curvy roads to get anywhere. So I thought I just "acquired" motion sickness. And then one day I looked at my husband and said "I'm pregnant." He smiled and said "yeah, right". and I said,"No, really, I know it." So I got a test and in less than a millisecond I had a positive test in my hands. And so life changes. Your mind set and plans change. Your emotions change (oh, boy, do they!). We are really happy to have a new baby on the way. I truly believe babies are blessings from above. We are pretty much starting from scratch. I have no baby things anymore except for the one or two things that I saved from my others as keepsakes. At least when you've had children you know that you don't need nearly as much "stuff" as you think you need when it's your first.  I've had my first appointment and the midwife was super sweet, except when she said I was "advanced maternal age", umm, what? I chuckled, she didn't. I'm only 34 and mentally I feel like I'm 20 most of the time. 

I'm happy that everyday I have less nausea. I'm craving tangy, sour things like lemons, pickles and these...these on everything. Sandwiches, pizza and I might add that they do just fine on their own. This is the industrial size. It won't last as long as you might think. Okay my mouth is watering now.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading. Just wanted to let you know our happy news.

81 comments:

Toni said...

Huge congratulations to you and your family, Erin! Such exciting news! I don't think I would have laughed with your midwife, either. 34 is NOT advanced maternal age! Wishing you a safe and healthy pregnancy!

Laura Jane said...

Congratulations Erin! So happy for you!!

Anita said...

Awe, that's awesome! Congrats to you...and advanced age, LOL...I didn't realize I was old at 34 either! I pray that your pregnancy goes well and you enjoy the addition to your family!

Gill said...

Congratulations!!!

Heidi Staples said...

Oh Erin, can you believe it? I'm so happy for you -- such a crazy, wonderful twist to life! I'm 34 too -- advanced age? Good grief... Praying for a healthy, easy pregnancy for you!

vintage grey said...

Congratulations Erin and your sweet family!! Such exciting news and I am so thrilled for you!! What a true blessing! Will be keeping you and the pregnancy in my prayers!! Love that you are having a midwife, which I something I want to do once we have kids. Have a beautiful day my sweet friend! xo Heather

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Congrats Erin! That's so exciting! Lots of prayers for you and your growing baby :)

Kate said...

Congrats! 34 is plenty young! Hope you feel completely better soon!

Svetlana said...

congrats!!! what a wonderful and exciting news!

Amy Friend said...

Congratulations Erin!! I had Penny when I was 34 and everything was A-OK. I have to say it is more exhausting than when I had Timothy at 28. Many blessings to your and your family. I hope you have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery.

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Congratulations Erin!! How exciting and wonderful! Enjoy those pickles :)

trish said...

Great big congratulations hugs!!! How exciting! :o) I am so happy for you!

Emily said...

WOW Congratulations! Advanced Maternal Age- that sounded like you were 45 or 50 I must have started late as I had both my children after I was 30. Both healthy and full of energy. Good Luck to you!

Jeanie said...

:) How exciting-congratulations!

Cindy said...

Hurray! Babies are awesome. congratulations.

As to "advanced maternal age". They told me that too. It makes them feel better.

Tami said...

Congratulations! I am 40 with a 3 year old daughter. The pregnancy in my late 30's was not the best, I think it would have been easier in my 20's. I am so greatful she is here. I wish your family all the best.

doodlebugmom said...

Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Ahhhhh!!!! A West Virginia baby!!!! :D Congratulations, that's wonderful news!

Jan said...

I'm very excited for you. 34 is perfect, for everything.

Anna said...

Congratulations and God bless. Their "advanced maternal age" cracks me up. Maybe if you were 44. Our baby of eight is 1 tomorrow (lots of blessings here : ) and I'm 39. I think age brings more appreciation of little ones and the joy and love they bring to wherever they are. Warmest wishes and prayers for a safe and health pregnancy, birth, and baby. Anna

Laura Ann said...

Congrats on the happy news!!!

Siobhán said...

Congratulations!! What happy news! :)

Rachel Booth said...

Congratulations!!!! :) So exciting for y'all!!!

Bonnie said...

Wow!! How wonderful for you! Thanks for sharing that great news with all of us! Geez, I'm 42 and have even considered having another child...guess I better really re-think that one...being as you are "advanced" in age and all....makes me ancient! hahaha! LOL! You will be fine! How old are your children? Good luck with your pregnancy and have fun eating all that yummy stuff. By the way, I totally love banana pepper rings!! LOVE 'EM!

ellen gets crafty said...

Best wishes on your wonderful news.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Since when is 34 'advanced'? LOL. That's just the BEST news! Congratulations! Sending daily prayers for a blessed pregnancy and a never ending supply of pepper rings! My son loves those and eats them directly out of the jar.

Plain and Joyful Living said...

congratulations! I just had my 7th blessing last year at 42 years old - you are still young!!
Wishing you lots of peace and joy,
Tonya

Jacque. said...

Ohmygosh...I am so excited!!! I knew it...the moment I read 'little'...yay for you all!!!

Shannon said...

Congratulations! Children are such a blessing. :)

Issabella The Cat said...

Congratulations!!! I'm super happy for you guys :)

Gina said...

Congratulations, what happy news!!! wow, I thought lots of people were waiting til their 40's to have a baby; 34 is young!

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Huge congratulations to you and your family. xx

Kylie said...

Congratulations Erin!! That's very exciting news :)
I can sympathise wih the advanced maternal age comment. When I was pregnant with my son at my first appointment
my doctor said "Hmmm, well you're not tooooooo old" emphasizing the tooo as though I was only just young enough to have a normal pregnancy. I was only 30!!!

Meredith said...

Yeah! Congrats

Linda said...

Congratulations! Those babies we didn't know we were going to be having turn out to be such special gifts from God!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations! :-) I'm very happy for you!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Blessings, blessings, blessings to you!!! You are NOT advanced maternal age, no matter what the midwife said. I had a sweet blessing when I was 39!!!! And everything went well. Enjoy this time and your new little gift from God.

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Congrats! Hoping for a happy, healthy pregnancy...even at your "advanced maternal age"! And hope you feel better soon!

Tami said...

Congrats!!!!! We too found out we're expecting in March of next year! And boy oh boy. The sickness I had with my first two back in my early 20's hasn't happened. But tired beyond belief. EVERYONE keeps telling me it's my age. Grrr! I'm only 30! Since when did 30 become "advanced"?! Congrats, congrats, congrats! Now, if the heat will just let up.

Anonymous said...

When ? How great! If the mid wife is being a pain, get a new one.
Enjoy this new blessing.

Shontelle said...

Congratulations! What a blessing. Advanced maternal age? I don't think so - I had my first at 32 and my second at 36 - that must make me practically a grandma! But I agree - in my head I'm still somewhere between 16 and 23 depending on the day!

Jennie said...

Squeeeee! So excited for you. I was 34 last year and pregnant with our last baby and I got the "advanced maternal age" thing too. Sheesh. Hardly. Congratulations. Can't wait to see what cute baby things come out of your sewing room.

Heather D. said...

Wow, congratulations!! Just curious, how old are your other children?

Dolores said...

Big congratulations! I'm exactly like you, can't stomach coffee for a few months when I'm pregnant and I love it normally. I can't believe 34 is considered "advanced" - I was 35 when I had my first and 38 when I had my last, my sister in law was 45 when she had her 4th!! Most people I know are not starting their families until their mid-30s these days.

dxx

CathyK said...

Congratulations!!!!

Danny Heyen said...

How exciting! 34 is advanced maternal age??? Really?

Linda said...

When I was expecting our son back in 1971 when I was 25 years old I was horrified to read in my notes that I was described as 'an elderly primate'! Congratulations on your baby news, how wonderful! Enjoy sewing some gorgeous quilts.

GeeGee said...

Congratulations! I had my last child when I was 34 and yeah when those pregnant teeny-boppers came into the doctors's office they looked at me like I was a grandma. Children are such a blessing and the greatest God-given gift.

Muriël said...

Congratulations, Erin!!
Your pickles look impressive!

ummi AR said...

Congratulations!

Lisa C said...

Congratulations! Hoping for a safe delivery and smooth pregnancy!

Jenn said...

Congratulations! I'm 34 and wish I was in your boat (I have 4 wonderful kids already, but would love more). What a wonderful surprise!!

Kristine Hanson said...

Ahhhhhhhh how exciting!!

diane said...

Congratulations! and many blessings. How old are your other children? and 34 is NOT old!

Missy Shay said...

Congratulations! I know people having babies in their 40s, I think I might find another doctor!

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

Woweee congrats Erin! Amazing news for you and your family :) xo

Barbara Woods said...

congrats happy news

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Oh girl, have you tried dill pickles and BBQ sauce??? It's to die for! And I even love it when I'm not pregnant. You already know how I feel about this little one so I won't ramble on here about it....but again, congratulations!! I am SO VERY excited for you and your family!

Hollie said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

Aimee said...

I am usually just a newsletter reader, but HAD to say congrats this time!! how wonderful!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Congratulations!!! This is great news!

Deb said...

I love it! And oh my goodness...you're not old...at all! Congratulations on the coming little one!

Anonymous said...

I had my last child, my daughter, when I was 38. I went to the doctor, and overheard the midwife referring to me as an "elderly multigravida" to the student coming in to the room with her. I am in the medical field so I understood why she would say that, but it still made me mad. I am 54 now with a 16 year old daughter. Between my hormones and hers, it can get really interesting around here, but she is the joy of my life :)

Lenore

Caroline in NH said...

What a wonderful blessing! I had my last baby (now 14) the day that my oldest (who was 15 years old at the time) started high school! Mine was due to a 2-week-long ice storm that we managed to survive, with the aid of a generator (and sending the two kids to my mother's!) Funny thing was, we had been "trying" for *years*, and yet God chose that time to bless us. I'm so happy for you, and will keep you in my prayers!! Oh, and I was 34 at the time, too! :D

Carla said...

So your secret is out? Great news. Hope you share at least the toes with us ; ) have a wonderful day and put your feet up for a bit.

cradke said...

Congratulations!! Hehe, "acquired motion sickness."

Tracy said...

Oh congrats! Sooo exciting! I've missed reading your blog for a bit. I love the red pinwheel quilt you started working on again too! Will be keeping up on baby news :-)

Floss said...

Congratulations, I had LM at 38 and was feeling a bit old, but I was told to look in the waiting room and when I did I didn't feel that old anymore.

Kerri said...

congratulations, erin! how exciting!!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

What a wonderful surprise!! Congratulations!!

Viki said...

Congratulations! I hope you're feeling better now :) Look forward to seeing the up and coming baby projects :)

tasha said...

so exciting! congrats erin!! :)

Kelley said...

Congratulations! What lovely news :)

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Congratulations Erin...And don't worry about having nothing/or very little...it means that you can make lots of new things for the new little one!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I am stunned that 34 is considered advanced maternal age. The average age for first time mothers here in Australia is now 31! How old are your other children? sarahleighATinternodeDOTonDOTnet

H2Ogirl said...

I totally missed this! Congrats beauty! I LOVE it!

ayumills said...

Oh my goodness I can't believe I missed this amazing post!! Congrats Erin!! I am sooooo excited for you!!
I hope you'll feel better soon!

Debbie said...

I am so behind in my reader I am just now reading this too....so exciting for you! Live-changing, yes, but wonderful - congrats!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Sorry I'm also very behind in my reader but absolutely wanted to say Congratulations and wish you and your family all the best! x Teje

Cindy said...

I'm a little late to the party but want to say how happy I am for you and wish you the best. We have six married children. To this day nothing sounds better to me than to hear one of them call me Mom!

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