Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What Have We Got Ourselves Into????

I know that some of you were wondering what was happening at The Pumpkin Patch a few months ago when I seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth. Well, I'm ready to spill the beans and share a secret that I've been keeping since August 17 ;o)

DH and I have never lived our life in a 'normal' way. For some reason we tend to always do things differently and perhaps even backwards. Our philosophy is you might as well keep life exciting because you only live it once! I can't say that we always 'make' our life interesting, most of the time it just happens and we're just passengers on that rollercoaster. LOL!

This situation proved to be one of those 'times' ;o) Before I go any further, I think I had better warn you now that you should be sitting down and also remove any food or liquids from within reach because this is going to be a shocker...

In five months' time, DH and I are adding another member to our family :o) When I say member, I'm not talking about the critter kind. That's right...I'm pregnant! SURPRISE! How's that for shock value? LOL! I know it definitely shocked us! Not because we weren't trying but because didn't think we 'could' have children! After six years of being liberal, who would have thunk????

I blame DH because ever since the first of this year he's harped about doing something big for our 40th year. Well he got something big alright! LOL! We are very pleased though and are looking forward to our little Peanut :o) I just had my second ultrasound last Thursday and found out that I was farther ahead than they thought. So here is little Peanut at 13 weeks and 1 day -

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The reason we've kept this secret for so long is because of my health. Because I'm 40 now, I'm considered high risk and they have me going to the IWK in Halifax about every second week. At first we were worried that I would miscarry but I'm almost done my First Trimester and things are great. I was seen by a Cardiologist at the QEII in Halifax and even with my heart condition, I was given the green light that I could carry the baby. And then finally, we wanted to wait for the results of the Down's Syndrome test and that just came back in favour :o)

It feels SO good to finally let this out because DH and I have known for so long. Both sets of parents and my Gram now know and are over the moon. We are still being cautious and will probably feel much better come December, knowing that we have more time behind us. I can't wait to find out the sex of the baby but ever since I found out that I was pregnant, I've thought it was a girl. I'm anxious to see if I'm right ;o)

So as you can see, this has kept me very busy and away from my stitching. I'm not physically sick but get nauseous after lunch. Thank goodness for Diclectin! One thing I am though is VERY tired. I can't seem to stay up past 9pm and find myself resting throughout the day. They say it's supposed to get better in the Second Trimester so we'll see. LOL!


93 comments:

Rita said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Prayers for yours and your peanut's health for the duration of the pregnancy.

(I had a baby at almost 40 and despite being considered high risk, it all turne out well. It was a bit hard keeping up with a 2 yo at age 42, though. lol!)

How exciting!! :-)

Parsley said...

I'm so happy for you I could cry! Best of luck on feeling wonderful throughout.

Is this your first?

Annie said...

Wow! That is so exciting! I'm so happy for you and my thoughts are with you for continued good health!

MoonBeam said...

Congratulations! Yes, that must have been quite a surprise. I really hope all goes well for you. You are off to a good start and seeking good care. Listen to your body when it needs rest, as this can be very draining at times.

I'm really happy for you.

Bobbi

Anonymous said...

Amazing! So glad you and the baby are healthy. A wonderful adventure awaits you all! Congratulations.
Colleen

Christine said...

Congratulations and best wishes for a healthy and uneventful pregnancy!

Harmien said...

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! I hope you will enjoy this very special time preparing for the little 'peanut' to show itself... ;o) Congratulations to you both!!

Rhona said...

Congratulations! What fantastic news!Take care of yourself and enjoy every minute of the pregnancy.

Rachael xxx said...

OMGawd I am sooo pleased for you, and you know what I reckon you'll make a great Mom!!

Any cravings for creme eggs LOL

Lesleyanne said...

Many many congratulations at your fantastic new. Take care and enjoy your pregnancy.

Melanie said...

Congratulations, what wonderful news!
Take care of yourself and although it's hard not to be a little nervous, try to enjoy everyday and marvel at the wonder of your tiny peanut growing inside you.

Christina said...

I'm so happy for you and DH. Congratulations!!!

Nancy said...

So excited for you! A special gift for sure!

Stitching Dahling said...

Congratulations!

Denise said...

Glad the tests came out in your favor!

So we should see peanut in April sometime!

You better find out the sex soon - so we can all go shopping for you!

Congrats to you both!

Tracey said...

What wonderful news Cathey!! Your post brought tears to my eyes...
many congrats to your and your hubby!!

Enjoy your time being pregnant... let everyone pamper you and fuss over you :^)

country stitcher said...

Congratulations!!!!! what great news. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well with no major problems.
Best wishes
Denise

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Wow, you go girl ! Congratulations to you and your husband and all of the rest of the Pumpkin Patch.
Be always in stitches.

Sally said...

Oh wow, Cathey, I have not known you very long but I am so happy for you! Many congratulations to both you and your DH {{{{hugs}}}

pandy said...

That's amazing! Congrats :D

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congratulations, Cathy! I think this is wonderful news and I hope you'll enjoy being pregnant (after the first trimester) as much as I did. I loved everything about it! Being a mom is a great gift and I know you'll be great at it. Yippee!!!!

Danielle said...

Pumpkin, I am so happy for you!!!! Congrats!!! I look forward to some funny kid stories from you. Hopefully it is a girl so you can teach her your love of stitching. But, hey, guys stitch too!!! Congrats.

butterfly said...

Congratulations So excited for you, your life is about to change .

Carolyn said...

Awww! I am soooo happy for the both of you!

CONGRATULATIONS!

I will keep the 3 of you in my thoughts and prayers.

I can't get over it!

valerie said...

Wow, what great news Cathey! Congrats to you and your DH. I'm glad that the pregnancy has gone well so far for you. Yay!

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations my dear. I am sure that this is a wonderful surprise and treasure for you both! I hope that everything goes well and you have a delightful, happy baby.

kmaurer said...

Congratulations!

Mouse said...

awwwww a baby pumpkin peanut .... congratulations to you both and .. when the body says snooze do it ..lol you won't get much time after hehehe ... take care and keep us updated :) love mouse xxxxx

Marjorie said...

OMG congratulations! I hope all goes well with the pregancy--sounds like so far so good. I have been known to complain about mine every once and a while, but kids are the greatest(it won't seem that way while you're watching Barney videos but they do eventually grow out of that lol)!

Ranae said...

Oh wow!!! Congrats to you and hubby
How exciting!! Good thoughts on this milestone.
Does this mean some baby stitching WIPs are in order, lol
Good luck! and take care!
woohoo!!!
(((hugs)))

Renee said...

WOW!!!!! MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!!

Kris said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!!!

Terri said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

Oh Pumpkin thats fantastic. Congratulations.

Linda

Jane said...

Thrilled to bits to hear your news and that all is going well.
I was sick throughout both my pregnancies but it didn't stop me craving pickled onions and ice cubes!!!
Congratulations to you both xxx

Marlene said...

Congratulations, what a great tale for a wednesday night, i'm sat here with a big grin.

Daffycat said...

*wha?* I had the strangest dream...OMG I think I just fainted!

CATHEY!!! Congratulations! I am truly thrilled for you.

Cole said...

Yay!!!! I'm soo excited for you! Glad to hear everything is going so well, Congratulations!

Christina said...

Such fantastic news! I'm so pleased that your tests came back ok, it's always nerve wracking at the 12 week scan. With my 3 pregnancies I always expected the sonographer to tell me I'd imagined the positive test result! Enjoy being pregnant, I did once the first trimester was over. It's so exciting, making me want another! X

Cath said...

YAY!!!
Congratulations , take care of yourself and make the most of every minute . XXX

RivK4wQnl4qj5_VAnc8v2rPQVApy said...

Congratulations! God bless all three of you!

cucki said...

hello dear, i am your new friend from south africa.
my name is cucki..i love your blog so much and i find out about this happy news too..
congratulations dear!this is really very wonderful news..i am so happy for you and for your family.
lots of love and hugs for you all
cucki xxx

Teresa said...

congratulations! I know your elation....we were married 10 years before we got pregnant. Praying the rest goes smoothly for you and baby and that the heartburn stays away, if it doesn't-dried papaya helps....;)

Hillery said...

WOWWWWWW!!! Congratulations!!! You made me tear up a bit. Goes to show that it never is really too late. Happy, Happy for you. BIG GRINS over here.

And This Little Pig said...

Go Peanut!!! Cathey I go to bed one night and look what I wake up to... Aww (sorry just pinched myself) which I bet you have done more than once. I am so thrilled for you both. So looking forward to meeting Peanut.

Now Elizabeth is such a lovely name for a girl :@

LiBBiE in Oz
PS Or Matilda a good aussie name.

Elaine said...

Oh Cathey congratulations to you and your DH! So glad to hear your pregnancy is going well so excited for you both.
Take care,hugs!

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations!!!!!!How exciting!!!!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is wonderful news!

Myra said...

I am sooooo happy for you! Time to break out the baby stitches.

Barbi said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news! Now think of all the fantastic baby things you can stitch! woo hoo!

Nancy said...

Wow, You are the second person in a week to tell me that they thought they couldn't have children only to find out years later that the blessed event has taken place. Congratulations!!! Rest all you need to. We shall still be here to listen to your complains of tiredness, puffiness, etc. I am so excited for you!!!

diamondc said...

Congratulations, creating a life is always a beautiful blessing.
Anyone willing to create and share a life, is an Angel here on Earth.
Blessings to you all.
Catherine
diamondc

~*Shar*~ said...

You made my day; I am sitting here with the biggest smile; I'm so very happy for you hun and wish you and your little peanut all the best; keep us posted...

Hugs, Shar

CalamityJr said...

Wow ! Congratulations! One of my friends had her baby shower at her 40th birthday party - we used pink and black decorations. Will keep you in my prayers.

Catherine said...

Congratulations!! Wishing you all the best!! Looking forward to updates and eventually "meeting" your little one!

Patty C. said...

Congratulations;)

Carolyn NC said...

Fantastic news - congratulations!!

Deborah said...

Cathey, I couldn't be happier for you and your DH. Such a wonderful gift. Glad that all is going well with the pregnancy. Be well, friend. Hugs, Deborah

Rowyn said...

Such wonderful news Cathey! Very, very happy for you and your DH.

Tatkis said...

Oh my, such great news!!! Big congratulations and wish you all three health and easy going :))

Happy hugs,
Tatyana

Vinniey said...

I was so glad to hear this good news and I am so happy for you! Congratulations to you and your husband! Enjoy your pregnancy. {{Hugs}}

Gen said...

Congratulations Cathey, I'm so happy for you! Take care and rest all you can while you still can, when the little pumpkin (yeah, kind of strange thing, peanut growing into pumpkin! lol) comes out you may not have time to... :P
Hope the nausea will pass soon...
Hugs,
Gen =^_^=

Carol said...

Even though I've known your "secret" for a while (and thank you again for entrusting me with it), I still got very teary-eyed as I read this post, Cathey. I wish I was there to give you a hug!! I know how overwhelming pregnancy can be, but in your case it is even more so...

I'm so thankful that your tests have all brought good news and I can hardly wait to hear if it's a little baby girl or baby boy. Whatever your little Peanut is, he or she will have lots of loving "aunties" throughout the world!

Congratulations to you and Paul again--I am truly thrilled for you both and for all the happy grandparents :)

Julie said...

WWWOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Fabulous news, i am so thrilled for you both, a little treasure to enrich your lives, made my day this has, huge congrats to you both.

{{lots of big hugs and cuddles}}

WendyCarole said...

Oh my goodness what brilliant news. CONGRATULATIONS. I am smiling from head to toe for you.
:):):):):):):):)

Stitchinowl said...

Congratulations! I am SOOO happy for you. Enjoy all the wonderful things about pregnancy. Keep us posted.
Carolyn

Jenn said...

That is just awesome:) Congratulations!

Jenn

Tina said...

Congratulations@! Wow that is a shocker...a good one though!

Michelle said...

Hi - wow congratulations to you. I was 41 when I had my little boy. He is 4 now and a live wire but has bought us so much joy and keeps us young! Only downside is that some of his school friends (now he has started school) think I'm his Nanny. Oh dear it upset me at first but now it don't bother me. I guess when I was 4 anyone over 25 looked like they could be a Nanny! Enjoy your pregnancy and being an older mum if you need someone to chart to - please feel free to e-mail me x

Katie said...

That's one cute little pumpkin!! I can't wait to meet him/her.

Cindy said...

Seriously???? OMG...that is such exciting (and surprising) news!!! I am so excited for you guys....congrats and hugs!!!!!

Alberta said...

Wonderful news Cathey! I'm so happy for you and your DH!
♥ ♥ ♥ CONGRATULATIONS! ♥ ♥ ♥

Veronica said...

Oh wow, CONGRATULATIONS! I definitely didn't see that coming. Hugs and prayers to you and yours.

♥ Nia said...

ohhhhh first baby picture!!! =)))
I can only imagine how amazing that must be, to see your little peanut picture =))) Does she (or he!) have your eyes?? ;) LOL
Oh! And I also love your new yahoo avatar :D eheheh
I'm so happy for you sweetie :D

Lynn said...

Congratulations! Many blessings and best wishes on the upcoming newest addition to your family.

Faith Ann said...

I was told I should check out your blog... now I see why :)

Exciting news... congratulations!!!!

Forty Pound Sack said...

Awww! So happy for you both!

zoomcity said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm ever so pleased for you.

Brigitte said...

This is such wonderful news. You must be so happy!

Melanie said...

Congrats!!!!!! Super duper great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anne said...

Congrats my dear!! What wonderful news!! Such a blessing for you both :D

Hugs!!

Anne

Lisa said...

Oh wow... Many congratulations. I've been on holiday & just catching up on blog reading this evening. I'm sooooo pleased that I did, look forward to following peanuts progress :) xx

Andie said...

OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D

TammyK said...

Oh my goodness! How did I miss this post??? I'm soooo happy for you! Congrats from the bottom of my heart and will be saying a prayer for all 3 of you :)

Sarah said...

I have only just read your wonderful news. Congratulations, I am so very very happy for the three of you. Take very good care of yourselves xxxx

Sharon said...

OMG! You were right, I almost fell off the side of my bed when I read that ;) What awesomely exciting news Cathey! Congratulations to you and your DH!

Annette said...

Congratzzz... To you and DH.
How great is that!!
Enjoy your pregnancy!!
I will hope all is going well..

Aussie Stitcher said...

Cathy that is amazing news. Congratulations to you and your DH.
Friends of ours were on IVF for 11 years. After the insertion of their last frozen embryo they heard the words that they had been waiting 11 years to hear, that they were pregnant. Now they have a beautiful 6 month old little girl called Chloe.

Sharon said...

I had been away from blogging for awhile and am so glad that I came back, I just had to visit you and see the latest, and wow what great news. I tuned in right at the right time. That is just fantastic news, Congratulations to both you and your husband. God Bless you both and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for the easiest of pregnancies and delivery of your newest little pumpkin. :) I am so excited for you. xoxoxoxo

Rachel S said...

I just saw this! Big congratulations going out! I am so happy for you!

KaLu - Claudia said...

OMG CONGRATULATIONS !!!!! =D =D awww a little pumpkin baby :'( ! sooo cute !
well I will keep you both and baby in my prayers so everything continues to go well which im sure it will =D
just take lots of care and plenty of rest lots of water etc etc =D

so exciting !!!

Raven/Missy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

~Tammy said...

I scrolled through 92 comments to get to this point to be able to wish you the warmest and biggest "Congratulations!"

I am so very happy for you!