Why I’ve Been Quiet and The Big News

Well I don’t know if any of you read through my cryptic post the other day titled “Life Happens,” but that’s exactly what has happened. A new little life is cooking in my oven.  If you still don’t understand, yes, I’m pregnant! :)

It was shocking news. Very shocking.  And I’ll spare you the details as to why.  But now that the initial shock is over, we are very excited.  I’m scared to death though.  Really.

And unfortunately for me when I get pregnant, that means I am sick as a dog for the first 3 months.  Well that’s what happened with my daughter, and the day I found out about this one, I got very sick that same night. It was awful. And I’ve been in bed ever since all day long.  Everything is grossing me out, even the computer, so I haven’t even been on my laptop in almost 2 weeks.  And that means I haven’t read any of your blogs, responded to anyone’s emails, and definitely haven’t decorated anything. When I mean I’ve done nothing, I’ve done absolutely zero.  We’re lucky our lights are still on in the house since I remembered to pay that bill.

I’m going to the doctor tomorrow so I’ll get all the details then.  And at least the doctor did call in some nausea medicine for me last week and that has helped a lot, but then some days it does nothing.  Weird.

I had big plans to make all sorts of pretty Christmas crafts this year and was so excited about it.  But ummm, that’s likely not happening now.  Hopefully I’ll start to feel normal again soon and get back on a regular posting schedule, but just letting you all know there is a good chance I’ll be in and out a lot.  :)

So that’s the big news!  Are you shocked?



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  1. Congratulations!! Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Congrats! I completely understand how you are feeling. Sometimes nothing is very much in order, but growing a baby is just unseen work. I hope the time passes quickly for you and soon you are enjoying all the baby decorating. Hugs!!

  3. Congratulations…I so hope you get to feeling better soon!

  4. Ah, the ULTIMATE creation!!! Congratulations!! So exciting! Hope you’re feeling better soon- in the meantime, take care of yourself!!
    xo Heidi

  5. Such fantastic news!! I’m so happy for you and your family! Best wishes that the morning sickness passes quickly!

  6. Congrats! I was started to get really worried about you and was going to call you today to find out if you were ok! Pregnancy dibilitates me also, so I feel your pain… uh… nausea! So very happy for you!

  7. Wow!!!! Congrats!!! That is a blessing— even if it is a bit shocking:) I see baby projects coming soon. I hope you fetter better. I had twins 11 years ago— I was sick the entire time. So I feel your pain. Take it east girl:)

  8. Great news! Congratulations! You get some rest and keep in mind that we will bear with you!!
    Love, Olga

  9. Congratulations! What a fantastic reason for not writing on your blog! :P I hope all goes well for you and your family!

  10. Congratulations!!!!

  11. Congratulations! The best DIY project ever! :)

  12. Congrats to you! I went thur this four times and everyone was different, hope you are feeling better as I type this!

  13. Congrats!!! New babies are the best!

  14. Congrats!! I hope you will be feeling better real soon. I myself just back to blogging after a long absence…..you will when you feel better again. Be Blessed!

  15. Congratulations!! I can totally relate.. I have twin 6 wk old little girls and that was my third pregnancy. My hubby says he’s never seen someone be able to barf so much. lol…
    Please take it easy! I wound up on hospital bedrest for 62 days the girls were in the NICU for 8 days. I’m so thankful to be back at home and I’m just now starting to get some sort of “normal-ish” routine. (too bad there’s not much housework in that routine, but oh, well..)

    I pray the yucky days don’t last long and you are able to relax and enjoy this time of one of the most special things, “crafting” a baby!

  16. Congrats! What a great surprise for you guys…:)

    My Dad is an OB/GYN…I could tell you some stories from my youth…and he says that if you keep some crackers and lemons by your bed (or with you) that it helps a lot. When you feel sick, suck on a lemon and be sure to eat some crackers. Also…take your prenatal vitamins at night instead of in the morning. I was sick as a dog with my daughter, and once I switched the time I was taking my vitamins…it helped a WHOLE lot.

    Just take it easy and enjoy the time. Before you know it, you’ll be busy, busy, busy.

  17. SO SO SO excited, my friend! :) xoxo Praying for you to feel better.

  18. Congratulations!!! Relax, feel better!! We’ll be here!!

  19. Congrats! Sending good-feeling vibes your way! At least all the holiday sweets won’t be tempting you :)

  20. Not shocked at all! I had a suspicions when you posted that life was crazy. My first thought was, “She’s pregnant!” Huge congrats! Very exciting!!

  21. Congratulations, Emily! Our #5 was a complete surprise, but he is a complete blessing to our family. You take care of yourself and that precious one inside…we’ll still be here when you are feeling up to coming back :)

  22. Congratulations! I hope you start feeling better soon. We are praying for you and your family!!

    liz marie

  23. 1st off congrats!!! 2nd- sooo funny- I was sitting here this morning and your name totally popped into my head and I was like “I wonder what she’s been up to” and then I headed over here to read this! LOL So happy for you and so sorry you are feeling so bad. Praying for a quick 1st tri-mester!! Sour lemon drops saved my life- thats all I could stomach for weeks with my pregnancies.

  24. So exciting! Maybe you will feel better and get on with the projects soon!!! What a blessing!!! My devotional today was “I knew you before you were formed” And then I read your post just after this! So appropriate! There are no surprises for God!!!
    The Curtain Lady

  25. Congrats! Such fabulous news, even if a little unexpected! ;-) In addition to your meds, give these a try…they help incredibly!

  26. Congratulations!! And if you can handle a little friendly tip: Get a box of good quality ginger snaps and nibble on them – the work wonders! I sadly did not figure this out until my 3rd pregnancy :( Hope you are feeling better SOON!

  27. How exciting! Congratulations!

  28. Heidi is right. A baby is the ultimate creation! I can’t wait to meet my new niece or nephew, and the boys are happy they’re going to have another cousin. Praying the barfing lets up sooner than expected. Love you!

  29. That’s so exciting, Emily!! Congrats to your growing family….and feel better soon. Don’t worry about blogland, it’s not going anywhere! ;)

  30. Congratulations!!! How exciting for you! Well, besides the being-sick-as-a-dog part. :) Hope your medication works, and you can get back to your projects soon.

  31. Congratulations!!! How exciting! baby= new decorating ideas! im excited to keep reading all about it! Feel better and we`ll be here. be good to yourself, your new project takes some extra care!

  32. Congrats on the new baby! Such exciting news!! Praying this time around the sickness goes away fast!! God bless!

  33. Congrats to you!!!! So sorry you are feeling badly!! Our number 3 was a BIG surprise too given we had to do fertility treatments to conceive #2! Surprise!!

  34. Such fantastic news!!! Congratulations!!! Hope you start to feel better soon.

  35. What a nice holiday gift! Congrats to you and your family. I hope you are feeling better very quickly.

    Just think, soon you will be feeling great and can redo a room :-)

  36. suezi gurzi says:

    Congratulations! this may sound weird but jelly beans! i was told that from a friend about eating them to help with nausea while pregnant. didn’t believe her. but i certainly got desperate enough to try them out and it did help…A LOT! good luck!

  37. Congrats on the new baby! I feel you on the sickness. I had terrible morning/all freaking day sickness with my kids. The only thing I can accomplish during pregnancy is being pregnant and a shower every once in a while! Hope you get feeling better soon.

  38. Congratulations!! Hope you get feeling better soon.

  39. Congrats!!!!! Wonderful News!!!! take care of yourself and feel better soon, we will all be here!!!

  40. Wow! Congratulations!!! Praying you feel better VERY soon! :-)

  41. Congratulations! I’m not terribly shocked; I always suspect people are pregnant when they’ve been gone awhile! It’s just that I love babies. And, yay! Babies are awesome.

  42. oh sweetie…I feel for you. Stay rested.
    high five and hugs!!

  43. Congartulations! I am right there with you girl : ) We are due for #4 to arrive on June 25…ish. I’ve been better is all I can say about the “all day sickness.” There’s just nothing “morning” about it. Good Luck!

  44. Congrats!! That is such great news. I sure hope you are feeling better soon. Each pregnancy is different so I hope it’s not too bad this time around. :)

  45. Congrats!!! I know how you feel but I won’t be productive because my little one just arrived! You’ll wanna for sure check out Zorfran! It was the only meds that consistently made me not feel ill!

    Congrats again! Hopefully its a smooth quick pregnancy!!

  46. Rosalyn Johnson says:

    Congrats on your new bundle of JOY!

  47. Congrats!!! Hope you feel better soon :)

  48. Congratulations! Such wonderful news!! I hope you start to feel better soon :)

  49. Congrats to you and your family!!! What a blessing!!! I do hope that you are feeling well again soon and able to get back to the things you love!

  50. Wow! How exciting. Merry Christmas to you!! Hope you have a wonderful, blessed pregnancy.

  51. So happy for you, Emily! Praying that the sick feelings go away promptly!
    Love and hugs~

  52. Praying for health & restoration as you jet forward. Congrats!

  53. Holy moly, congratulations! What amazing news!! : ) I hope you get to feeling better and best wishes for you from over here in Georgia! xo

  54. Congratulations! I hope you feel better real soon.

  55. Congratulations!!!!! Hope the sick feelings dissipate soon!

  56. nicole birmingham says:

    Congratulations! Take care of yourself and get some rest. We will be here when you return!

  57. Congratulations! Hope you feel better soon!

  58. Congratulations Emily! Hoping the meds kick in and start to help…nothing worse than being nauseous and having to care for a little one at the same time.

  59. Congrats on the new baby; boo on the barfing! Praying you get over the bad stuff quickly so you can enjoy the good stuff! :)

  60. We will be missing you but right here when you are up and running again. So exciting. Take care of yourself. Long live Zofran.

  61. Centsational Girl says:

    What do you mean you’ve done nothing? Girlfriend, you’re doing everything that’s most important in life right now! Growing a little one! I remember that sick feeling, I had it to, yuck! But remember the middle trimester is much easier, soon you’ll be there! Chin up friend, you’ll be back in no time and we will all wait for your fabulousness. Till then, think happy thoughts and congratulations!!!!!


  62. oooo- huge congrats!!!!
    here’s hoping to a woozy-less pregnancy!!
    cheryl xox.

  63. Congratulations!! I hope you feel better soon. Have you thought about having guest posters?

  64. You are blessed. Congratulations…

  65. Thrilled that you’re having a new little baby. Sometimes unexpected events turn out to be the biggest blessings. I think that’ll be true for you. Hugs, and hope you feel better soon!

  66. Wow!! Congratulations. :)

  67. How wonderful — congratulations!! Praying you’ll feel better soon. :)

  68. Congratulations!! I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well (understatement!) but how exciting just the same!

  69. Congratulations and don’t worry about us – just take care of you and your growing family! Take care, Laura

  70. How exciting!!! congrats!!!!

  71. yay congrats!! hope all this sicky-ness goes away!

  72. WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I’ll send up a prayer that your neasea will subside a little bit, and you’re able to enjoy the upcoming months of your pregnancy :) :)

  73. Congratulations…and I’m sorry all at the same time lol! I sympathize girl, I was always sick for the whole nine months…literally! So it could be worse! Good luck!

  74. Woot!!! Speaking from a grandmother’s point of view…how wonderful! You will start to feel better soon, I know. We’re all here for you.
    Lots of hugs and best wishes,

  75. Congrats, it is completely understandable…welcome back! Hope you are feeling better and back to normal. You were missed!!

    Take care,

  76. Congratulations! What a blessing-a new bundle of joy!

  77. Congratulations, Emily! The morning/all-day sickness is the worst! Been there–several times.

  78. Awww… congratulations! I’m sorry you feel so bad. Hopefully the second trimester will treat you better. Being a mother of a toddler and a newborn, I can definitely say that two is challenging, but SO much fun! :)

    SO exciting! :-D

  80. Aw, bless your heart! I was always sick as a dog when I was pregnant, too. One day at a time.

  81. Congrats!! That is super exciting news!!!

  82. CONGRATULATIONS! I sure hope you start feeling better soon:)

  83. Congratulations on what you are creating…the best gift ever to you and your family. Hope you feel better soon!

  84. Congratulations! So glad that you are able to do “nothing” and just go with it. We all understand!

  85. Melissa H. says:

    Aww.. congratulations! I do hope you feel better soon!

  86. God bless that little life growing inside you! I trust that soon you’ll be feeling a little more “human”. What a fantastic gift for your family.

  87. Oh wow – same EXACT story here!!! I loved reading this knowing that I’m not alone =) Congrats and hope you get feeling better soon!!

  88. I’m so sorry to hear you are so sick (and are in for another couple months of it) but excited for the outcome! Hope you feel better soon.

  89. The best Christmas gift anyone could ask for!! Congratulations! Will be waiting for updates! :)

  90. Reading your announcement made the memories of the all day nausea I expereinced with my 2nd baby flood right back into my stomach & throat! It’s something I’ll never forget!!! The pain of delivery? Shaa… Whatever! I would do delivery over and over! I’m praying you wake up tomorrow morning feelng revived full of energy and not pukey! Congrats & good luck. I’m sending you happy, healthy vibes…

  91. Congrats! Hope the first trimester goes quickly for you so that you can start feeling better!

  92. Yahoo! Well not that you are sick, but that you are pregnant. Get your rest, make sure yu pay your bills and come back when yo are feeling better. We will be here.

  93. Congratulations! Forget decorating…building a baby is the craftiest project I know!

  94. congratulations! been there too~ hope you are feeling better very soon and can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and the up coming holidays. Many blessings to you and your family.

  95. Congratulations! Children are truly a blessing from God! Hopefully your morning sickness will not be too severe! Happy for you. Hope your Sunday is grand. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  96. I had the same problem with sickness for 4 months. The only remedy I found was to treat it as though I had blood sugar problems. I started my day sucking peanut butter from a spoon AS SOON as I awoke. This protien would replenish my blood sugar. Then my hubby would bring me breakfast in bed, usually eggs and toast. Long story short… be sure to eat protien EVERY few hours and stay away from sugar. Good Luck and congrats!

  97. Awwww! Congratulations! I was thinking of your recently when I hadn’t noticed a lot of posts — I’m glad everything is more than okay! :) Hope you are feeling better soon!

  98. Gina Rodriguez says:

    Ditto for me on getting sick. A gift from God, how awesome!! Congratulations! I call it…it’s a boy!
    Blessings ;)

  99. OOh Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful blessing, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and feel better soon!!!

  100. Congratulations on your wonderful news! And best of luck on the sickness front. (I was extremely ill with all four of my pregnancies, too.) Just hang in there and don’t worry about anything else around the house–you’re busy working on project baby.

  101. Congrats….wishing you and the family nothing but the best!

  102. Congratulations! I always found that sucking peppermints helped with my morning sickness. And when they didn’t work, at least they made my breath smell nice! LOL

  103. Oh, Emily. I’m so behind on my blog reading, and I missed the big news! Congratulations!!!! I’m sorry to hear how sick you are (I remember that feeling), but I hope you start feeling better soon! Take care of you and the baby! Get all the rest you can. Easier said than done, right? So happy for you!

  104. Emily —

    I have been wondering where you are!! Congratulations!!! You take care of that new little life inside of you. All of the blog stuff will still be here when you feel better. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Seriously!!

    Love you!!


  105. I first read your news on my phone so I didn’t get to comment. I’ve been meaning to. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get over here and comment!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! How exciting!! I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait to hear more about your pregnancy.


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  106. Congrats to your new family addition! I feel for you being sick and all. I get so flippen sick when I am pregnant I get sick right at 5 weeks and puke my guts our for the next 5 months. So I totally know what your feeling. I hope you get felling better sooner than later. I hope everything goes well for you and the sweet little one.

  107. Congratulations!!!! How exciting! Believe me, when we found out I was pregnant last year we were in complete shock. Seriously, we didn’t say a word for about 20 minutes after we got a positive test. Indy had just turned 8 and we had absolutely not plans for another baby. Indy was supposed to be an only! When I was pregnant with Indy, I was NEVER sick, but with Han Solo, I was sick all the freaking time for the first 3 months and absolutely exhausted for the entire pregnancy, which is NOT good when you homeschool. He was born in April and I can’t imagine life without him.
    I’ll send you “easy pregnancy” dust and can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

  108. Gina Rodriguez says:

    Miss you loads!! Hope you are getting rest and feel better soon. Have a feeling that with this pregnancy will come lost of inspiration!! Can’t wait ;)

  109. Congrads! So exciting. Hope you feel better in the next few weeks.

  110. I am so happy for you!! Hope you feel better, I know how hard it can be ;(

    Hang in there!


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