Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bun in the Oven

There's a Bun in the Oven.

Yup, I'm pregnant.  I'm about 4-5 weeks along.  I know I should wait until 8 weeks, but I can't contain all the joy I feel right now.  My Twitter has been oddly silent and I was wonderfully distracted when writing my Sunday Salon post.  I was going to keep the announcement hush-hush on the blog for a bit, but then yesterday something happened.

I tried baking scones in the morning.  The normally delightful smell of early morning baking seemed to curdle in my nose.  Periodically I would open the oven door, dash upstairs, and wait to throw-up.  Then I realized that I was never going to actually puke.  After doing this 3 times my scones were a strange rubbery consistency.  I threw them a away, sat on the floor with a pack of Ritz crackers and cried.  It was pathetic and only lasted 5 minutes and then I was fine.  The entire time I kept thinking:  "I should blog about this."

I realized that there was no way I could not blog about things of a preggo nature until April.  I've taken two tests and my boobs feel like I slammed them in a door.  I'm most certainly pregnant. 

Hope is wonderfully excited.  She keeps giving me bits of granola bars for the Baby and is helping me around the house.  Then she says things that she means in an encouraging way, like:  "now you don't have to worry about your fat, you are going to get super huge anyways." 

I'm about to curl up with a book and relax.  We are having a snow day and I've plans to make Chicken Noodle Soup and watch movies with Hope.  Maybe I'll even attempt afternoon baking. 

16 comments:

Giggly said...

Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! I am so excited and happy for you and your growing family!! Hope will be the bestest big sister. :) I see many hand stitched onesies in your future. ;-)Yayayayayayayaya!!!!

XOXOXOXOX

SFP said...

Congratulations, Amanda! Wishing you a gloriously easy and enjoyable pregnancy--

Susan

Andi said...

Yayyyyyy!!!!!! I'm having a baby, you're having a baby, babies babies babies!!! I can't wait to read about your preggoness!

Diane said...

congrats on the bun...LOL very exciting

Heather said...

*squeal!!!!*

Amanda!!!! I am so happy for you!!!! And Sam!!!!! And Hope!!!!! Yayayayayayayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you have the most amazing, worry free (because I know how you are), blessedly wonderful pregnancy EVER.

Lindsey Sparks said...

Congrats! I hope your "morning" sickness passes soon!

Eva said...

Awwwww!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!! :D

And I hope the morning sickness ends soon!!!

Tim King said...

Hi, Amanda. I believe this is the first time I've commented on your blog. (If not, please forgive me for forgetting, because I've been lurking on a lot of new-for-me blogs lately, and I get confused.) But I figured this was as good a first comment as any.

Congratulations!

My Beloved would tell you an hour's worth of stories. I'll just say, what you describe brings back exciting memories. (But then again, you probably have your own stories to tell, as this is not your first time.)

So many of my friends are also pregnant, I almost feel left out. :-)

Best wishes,
-TimK

Dorothy W. said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!!

Jenn said...

Congrats!!!!!!

likeglass said...

Best bloggy news of the day! Congratulations to you and to Sam and to Hope. I think it's so sweet that Hope is excited! I bet Sam is thrilled beyond words!

Hannah Stoneham said...

Congratulations!

April Boland said...

Congratulations!!! This is so exciting.

everybookandcranny said...

When I saw the title of your post, for a second I was expecting you to start talking about baking bread! Geez, I've never been too good at remembering expressions. :)

Anyways, congratulations!

Clover said...

AWWWW! Congratulations!

Amelia said...

Congratulations!!! I wish you a blessed and happy pregnancy! I am so very happy for you :o)~