Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Post I've Been Waiting to Write

Guess what?

I've picked up some new reading material (side bar soon to be updated).

But sadly, I've been way too sick to read a whole lot lately. If I'm not crouching in the bathroom losing my lunch, I'm laying on the bed hoping it will pass.

And I've been falling asleep earlier, and having a harder time getting out of bed, which cuts into the reading, big time.

But that's okay! I feel like it's worth it. 6 months from now, I'm REALLY sure I'll think so.

We're pretty happy.


Mandy said...

Ha! A post I'VE been waiting for too. : )
Congratulations you guys!

Anonymous said...

Sorry you have to go through the sickness part, Gret. But, I'm pretty happy too!
*Grandma :)

The Murray Crew said...

Oh My Goodness Gracious! GRET, that is GREAT! =) I'm OH SO EXCITED for you and Josh. This is going to be SPLENDID! =)

Jen And The Crew

Donette said...

Yay, yay, yay for you! You are going to be wonderful parents! Congratulations!

MadMup said...

So very cryptic!

Congrats!! You guys are going to be FANTASTIC parents!

My folks were also thrilled to hear the news! :)

Barb said...

Wow Gretchen, I am really happy for you two. You will be wonderful parents and yes, most certainly, it will be worth it. You and baby will be very lucky to have each other.

GloryandGrace said...

GRET?!?!?!?!? Oh my GOODNESS!!!!!

Paul Fuller said...

YAHOOO!!! YIPPEEE! That is so fantastic! Now that we're in a short break, we'll have to have you guys over to celebrate!

Elizabeth said...

WooHoo! How exciting is that??? I am thrilled for you and for your parents (whom I'm sure are beyond excited!)

I'll keep you in my prayers- and you're right- the sickness and any other inconvenience is well worth it once you hold that baby in your arms.

Steph said...

Yay yay and yaaaay! Elijah was very excited and wants to know what you have in there! :) I told him that right now it is a baby bean but as it grows we can find out. (Assuming you will).
Girl, I SOO feel for you about the sickness. I don't know how you feel about taking meds but I took the prescription meds for beind sick with both kids (and they turned out pretty okay! :) So if it is really bad - you might want to ask about it.
OHHH - you were just home and we couldn't gush all over you! So now when do you come home so we can ply you with questions and squeal in person???
A June baby, right?

Devin said...


That is so exciting....I will keep you in my prayers daily!

jillybean said...

Gretchen, Very, very exciting news! Like already mentioned, you guys will be great parents! I'm so excited to see what the Lord has for you with this new season.

homebutnotalone said...

Absolutely delighted for you - be assured it is SO worth it!!

Love from NI


Keep reading!!!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Gretchen! How exciting!! I can't believe you've kept it a secret for this long already!

I saw you at church last night but had no idea how you were feeling. I hope with you being almost done with your first trimester that awful nausea goes away. I was very sick my first 3 months (really from week 6 to week 13). I couldn't do a thing! Everywhere we went I had to be close to a restroom, "just in case." I never knew what smell was going to knock me over!! But the Lord is good...and you're right. Now that I feel like myself again, I absolutely can't wait to see our little girl face-to-face. It will all be SO worth it!

Yeah!! Praise Jesus!


Paul Sr. said...

What an 'advent' this will be for you & Josh! It is an amazing event to be sure. Cherish every moment because they grow up so fast.

David and Sharon Taylor said...

Gretchen! That is such great news! It will be SO worth everything you're going through right now. Congratulations to both of you! You will be wonderful parents.

Sharon and David

Joyfulprayz said...

OH HOW WONDERFUL!!!! Congratulations!!!

Julie said...

Congratulations! And you were just home and not telling. I'm really happy for you both!

....t said...

How wonderful!!! What great parents you and Josh will be....t

Sandy said...

ugh...I so remember feeling that way! It will pass soon and you will feel terrific for a while. Congratulations to you both. You will be a wonderful mother. The girls were thrilled when I told them.

Rachel W said...

Hi Gretchen,
WOW, Congratulations! That is wonderful news! I thought maybe I would be one of the last to know, since I only read your blog and don't see you in person, but it appears from others' comments that you were keeping your special news to yourself for awhile. That's fun! I do hope you will feel better soon. I've been down that road . . . with Christin it lasted longer than I expected, though I did find that keeping my protein levels up as well as taking an extra B6 supplement really helped. Keep posting pictures; we want to see your progress!

By the way, we asked some friends to send us the ESV Illustrated Family Bible that you blogged about some time back; it is wonderful! My girls really enjoy the pictures, and I really enjoy reading "straight from" the Bible since we have practically memorized our other Bible story books. Thanks for the recommendation!

Blessings to you, Josh, and the wee one!

Rachel W

mitchells2000 said...

Congratulations! What exciting news! Hope you feel better soon!