Sunday, December 14, 2008

Some very good news! I'm pregnant!


I've been waiting several weeks before sharing the good news with you, but I decided that today it was finally time to tell. I'm pregnant! Besides the "morning" sickness that lasts pretty much all day long now, I am thrilled about it and so is my husband, Stephen. (If the dog understood, I bet that she'd be stoked about it too!)

I have my first official doctor's checkup on Tuesday. It is suppose to be terribly snowy here in Kansas City that day so I'm hoping that I get to the office safely and that all goes well. I'm also hoping that my husband might be able to get off work to take me - fingers crossed about that one. This is our first (non-furry) child, and he is just as excited about it all as I am. Although it is still early, I can't wait to decorate the nursery. I have even promised myself to learn how to sew well with a newly borrowed sewing machine from my mother so that I can make some curtains, pillows, and other accessories for the babies room. Since it was uncertain that we would be able to have children due to my endometriosis, this pregnancy is a true blessing to both my husband and I. We are very thankful!

The image is what I found when searching Etsy for "cute baby onesies." I'm sure that a lot of my searches on Etsy will be baby related now. I am considering using cloth diapers too so I've been searching Etsy for those as well. Any suggestions of good handmade baby stuff to this expectant first-time mother is greatly appreciated!

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! This is such exciting news. You already know my feelings on awesome first-baby essential baby stuff ... www.tinystitches.etsy.com. If you need sewing help, let me know!

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  2. Congratulations you two!!! (and the dog).... This is such exciting news... so happy for you!

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  3. What wonderful news! :D Your lives will be filled with so many "firsts" from here on in.

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  4. Congratulations! We are very excited for you guys!

    PS We used Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers with our second baby, and I really liked it. I didn't find it much more difficult than using disposibles, and there was so much less trash.

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  5. Wow, Shalana-Congratulations!!

    Methins there will be many cute felted baby hats in this lucky child's future!! :0)

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  6. Congratulations! What a wonderful journey you are on. :) Best wishes for safe travels and hubby's day off. Here are a couple of cute handmade baby items for your new little person.

    Booties:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7960633

    Angel wings onesie:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16010529

    http://sewmelody.etsy.com is on a Christmas break right now, but she has a lovely shop for mama and baby and she is so wonderful and kind to work with.

    Take the very best care of yourself and new baby. Best wishes and congratulations!!

    Gina

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  7. Congratulations on your pregnancy Shalana & Stephen!
    It's great to start the day with such good news, have a lovely Christmas as a couple, next Christmas will be so special as a family!

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  8. Well Congratulations that is such gorgeous news, hope all goes very well for you and hubby lol
    cheers and well done.

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  9. Congratulations to you and your husband.

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  10. Oh ! What a great news!!!Congratulations!!! I had a "miracle " baby too, and I image your happiness... being a mother was the best thing that ever happened to me... I wish I could have had more kids...take great care of you and this little one inside of you!
    Happy Holidays for the three of you!

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS! What a wonderful Christmas gift! I"m sure you're already dreaming of all those "baby" things to create and make. My niece baby boy, Aidan, is now about 10 weeks old and beautiful. It changes your world.
    Blessings!

    Debbie Scott
    DebsThreads
    debsthreads.blogspot.com

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  12. Congratulations! That's so exciting. I'm not a mother so I don't have any suggestions for handmade baby items, but I hope the CPSIA thing won't ruin your chance of getting cute baby items on Etsy.

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  13. I used cloth diapers with all of my kids. I loved them. Look for some good quality wool diaper covers. They breathe and are good for baby's bottom.

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  14. That is wonderful news! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  15. Congratulations! I ended up adopting and then I had one :) The best of luck you, hubby and doggie :)

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  16. Shalana - Congratulations!!!!

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  17. Congratulations, Shalana! What a wonderful holiday gift you and Stephen got :)

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  18. Congratulations to both of you! Take good care!

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  19. Congratulations! I hadn't been over here in awhile and missed this post! Hope the morning sickness goes away soon and that you have an easy pregnancy (as easy as it can be...) Life is full!

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  20. Congratulations! I'm pregnant with our first (due in 20 days!!!)after 17 years of infertility! Enjoy the journey! It's an amazing one!

    I highly recommend the Dr. Sears Baby Book and the forums at mothering.com.

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  21. Oh how wonderful!!!! Congratulations to you and your hubby (and the dog too!)
    Smiles, Karen

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  22. Congratulations! Morning sickness sucks. I am at 21 weeks with my second child and I think I started feeling better around 17 weeks.

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  23. Congrats!!!

    Im jelouse, hehe that new baby is going to get some really awsome felt toys!!

    Happy Holiday to you & your family!!

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