Our Year in Pictures is going to have to take a little break. I am just too nauseated and exhausted to keep up. I will check back in when I can, but I plan to pick up the project again when I hit 12 weeks, God willing I will feel better by then.

See you soon everyone!



Happy Birthday, Posy!  I can’t believe you are really 16 years old.   You have gone from a fussy baby, to a rambunctious toddler, to a creative, thoughtful, amazing young woman.  You are quiet and watchful one moment, taking in everything around you, and wild and crazy the next, keeping everyone around you laughing.  You are going places, my little girl.  The world is your oyster.


One of the great mysteries of the universe is how a baby the size of a poppy seed can make me outgrow all my pants overnight.

The bottom box there is filled to bursting with maternity cl0thes that could make me more comfortable.  (Plus there is another box just a little to the left that you can’t see.)  But I refuse to get them out and wear them.  Why?  Because this baby is the size of a poppy seed and it makes no sense that I should have to get out my maternity clothes that I am still sick of from the last pregnancy and are horribly out of date since I have had most of them for a few pregnancies now.

I am only 4 weeks along. No maternity clothes yet.  Because I don’t want to have to explain to complete strangers that I am not due for 8 more months.  So it’s all about me and what I want to look like. Vanity.

I’d like to at least wait until 5 or 6 weeks along. Surely I can find something around here that is not maternity clothes to wear for two more weeks.

The Cat is Out of the Bag

Here is Oscar, he is not in a bag.

So what is the cat out of the bag about?


Poor, picture quality, but easily readable nonetheless.

#9 on the way…

Why do we tell early?  While the rest of the world tends to wait until the nice and safe 10-12 weeks to tell, we have to tell right away because I get too sick to keep it much of a secret.  And since this body has held so many babies, my belly likes to pop out right away anyway and I can’t hide it.  So we share our joy with everyone and hope for the best.

We are due in October, and we are very happy!