Sunday, April 19, 2009

:: :: how to tell people you're pregnant :: ::

it's true. i am.

i wasn't going to tell you yet because, i don't know, you're not supposed to tell people so soon i guess. you know, in case of miscarriages (which, apparently, you're not supposed to mention while pregnant because it makes people uncomfortable).

but i just can't keep it to myself. i'm excited and scared and freaking out and feeling the urge to knit. my boobs are aching and i need a roll (something starchy and bland) and the pregnancy migraines have started.

how can i possibly leave you out of this?

plus with the postpartum depression so recent that it's not even a memory yet, it's a pre-memory, i feel the need to be, i don't know, on top of things this time. to be talking about it. writing about it. expressing my fears and excitements and joys and anxieties.

(besides -- i accidentally spilled the beans to my family on easter when i started a sentence "ever since the first time i was pregnant")

so yeah. yay! i haven't been to the doc yet but i'll be due sometime in mid-december i do believe. i'm so psyched about a winter baby, and so annoyed that i have the complete opposite maternity wardrobe. anyway...

that's the news.


Pretty by Pistachio April 19, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

Congratuations Julie. Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy.

Carolyn April 19, 2009 at 5:14 PM  

NO WAY!!!! OH MY GOSH I'M SO SO SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU JULIE!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAYYYYY!!!!!! Seriously, too excited -- can you tell i've been stuck in a room doing research for the past week with no outside contact! This is the most exciting news and totally made my day! Oh yes -- almost forgot that it wasn't about me! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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caoilinn April 19, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

omgyay! wishing you many good things.

linda April 20, 2009 at 5:14 AM  

Congratulations and best wishes on your new adventure! :P

Jenn April 20, 2009 at 7:20 AM  

Congratulations! I've become such a fan of your blog. I used to live in Rochester, and in fact, both my boys were born there. One was a winter one (to the point where we had a police escort through a snow-caused accident on the way to the hospital) and the other, a sweltering hot summer baby, so I understand the conundrum. I wish you nothing but the best. Congrats again!

Bea April 20, 2009 at 8:47 AM  

I'm no good at keeping secrets either. Congratulations!

jeckabee April 20, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

Congrats, I just stumbled across your blog through Soulemama and find it so wonderful that you were so open about your Post Partum Depression. I had that as well, it was tough and I'm glad to hear you're excited to be on your next mama adventure!

Big Blue Eyes Press April 26, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

Congrats to you!

dharmamama April 27, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

Well, dang! I go a while without reading your blog and look what happens!!

Nothing but the best wishes for you & your family!

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