Thursday, January 03, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year to all my friends here in blogland!

Wow, my life has just been so Topsy-turvy in the last few months that I just needed to step away for awhile and get my bearings about me.

I had mentioned awhile ago that I had some news to share that would perhaps shed some light as to why I wasn't able to be here as often. I am now safe to be able to share that news.....

I'm pregnant!

Yup! I've got a "bun in the oven"! It came as a complete and total shock to both my husband and I because we pretty much gave up trying. That "spider bite" I got back in Sept/Oct sent me to the Hospital, that's when we found out that it was a staph infection AND I was pregnant, (which is probably why I got the staph infection, my immune system was so low).

So as I am sure many of you mothers out there can empathize, the last couple of months have been filled with nausea and the kind of tired that you can barely drag yourself home to crawl into bed with your jacket and shoes still on, let alone blog! lol!

I have missed you all and so many times had the best intentions to spend some of my days off here blogging and visiting everyone to see how you all are doing but most of the time my days off are spent fighting nausea and sleeping every extra minute I can. I have suddenly become unproductive! It is not unusual for my husband to find me sound asleep on the couch at 7:00 in the evening!

I hear that I should be entering the phase where I get a sudden "burst" of energy...I'm still waiting for that to happen.

Thanks to you all still sending me good wishes and emails to see how I am. I look forward to sharing this journey with you all.

I'm so excited! I have another room to decorate! :)




*muah*

31 comments:

Janet said...

Michelle,

Congratulations; you must be so excited! Keep your feet up and rest as much as you can; we will wait to hear your updates :>).

Janet

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That is so wonderful!! Congratulations :-)

Hope the nausea goes away soon and the decorating can begin. What a special year 2008 will be for you....hugs....rosie

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Michelle, how wonderful for you both. I couldn't stop smiling while reading your post and feeling so happy for you. How fabulous that you have finally become pregnant when you'd just about given up trying.
Take care. Don't worry about being unproductive now - it will change and you will feel on top of the world.
Alison

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Michelle! How wonderful! Congratulations, you must be thrilled. The nausea will pass, the tiredness...maybe a little. Dont worry about it, sleep all you want. You need it when you are pregnant:>)

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Michelle, oooh, CONGRATULATIONS!! We are soooooo happy for you! Look after yourself and we look forward to updates when you can :) Oh your little one will have so many Aunties out here in Blogland :) Check you inbox today Michelle! Jenn and Jacqui

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That is such wonderful news!!! I am so excited for you!!
Penny

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Yowza!!!
I'm getting outta here before this rubs offf.....congratulations! Really !!! Bye!!! (I got my last child on the pill...although the first two...took 5 years to get...)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh what a blessing!!! Congratulations to you and your family!!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Counting Your Blessings said...

I just knew it!! Don't ask me how but I did, really. I'm so excited for you. I was waiting to ask just to make sure that you were healthy. Did I tell you that I keep dreaming that I'm pregnant? It doesn't really rub off does it?? =) I so, so happy for you! Blessings... Polly

Rosemary said...

Congrats Michelle!!
I hear you. I felt the same way.
It's pretty yucky for awhile, but it gets better.
Happy New Year!
Rosemary

Meggie said...

Oh MIchelle, what wonderful news...congrats! While I'm sorry that you've been so nauseous, I'm happy that you aren't seriously ill. Welcome back and know that we certainly understand your absence from time to time. Just be sure to let us know when this little one arrives. How utterly exciting!!!!

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Wow ~ congratulations. So glad you are doing well and hope the tiredness and nausea subside.
Alexandra

Back Through Time said...

How exciting for you!!! And what a wonderful year 2008 will be for you!!! Please keep us posted and get some rest.
Blessings to you for your future
Michelle

FarmHouse Style said...

How absolutely wonderful, Michelle!!! Congratulations to you and your hubby:)

Take care and I can't wait to hear updates.

Rhonda

Pandora said...

Oh Congratulations!!! Olivia will have a new sister or brother! LOL I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful new year gift!!

Jen said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you! Keep us updated and I can't wait to see how you decorate your new baby's room :)

Jen

Jen r. said...

Michelle, I am so happy for you! What an exciting thing and great news!Congrats!
Jen R

Cathy said...

Michelle,

Congratulations on your pregnancy. This is my first time on your blog and I absolutely love the pictures of the garden on your banner. And adore the cute pic of the dog!

I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and all goes well for you and your family. Best wishes,
Cathy

Flea Market Queen said...

Congratulations...I am so very excited for you!
Hope your feeling well & take care...
Priscilla

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Again...
Having a give away...stop by if you have a chance..
Penny

NeereAnDear said...

I KNEW IT!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!! I KNEW IT!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I so wanted to email you but I knew this had to be such a special blessing for you ... I cant wait to follow this adventure with you...

HUGS AND LOVE

JO

Esther Sunday said...

Dearest Michelle - Congrats! I am so happy for you and hubby! What a lovely surprise after trying and not thinking it would happen! I was very sick also, so I understand! You are loved and missed, but of course, no pressure - everyone understands! Wishing you love and health! Love, Esther

downbranchroad said...

Michelle, this is the first time I have visited your blog. In fact, I have no idea how I even got here. lol. Congrats to you and the hubby!
I also wanted to thank you for the wonderful music! I have left it playing while I surffed the net. I would like to add that to my blog. What it hard to do? I am new...very new to blogging.

Cre8Tiva said...

congrats michelle and hubby...i know exactly how you feel...you don't forget but it blurs...soon it will be better...have plenty of crackers my sweet...hugs, rebecca

restyled home said...

What wonderful news! There is nothing like the promise of a new, little life to start the year off right...!!

Take care, and I hope you are feeling more like yourself soon.

Linda
xoxo

Counting Your Blessings said...

Just checking in. Wanted to see how you're doing. Blessings...Polly

Counting Your Blessings said...

How are you feeling? Praying for you today... Polly

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Just checking on you dear friend. You've been on my mind.


Hugs,
Dena

Back Through Time said...

Checking in to see how the Mommy to Be is!! Hope you are feeling ok
Michelle

Nunnie's Attic said...

I know I'm late...but I didn't have a computer for over a month. CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so excited for you. Keep us posted.

Love,
Julie

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Whoa, I'm late for this great news! Congratulations! So exciting!

Melissa