January 5, 2011
now you all know. yay!! my friends, it has been so hard trying to blog around this gigantic change in my life. but the fun of keeping a secret with grant outweighed any impulses to let it out. :) well. can you believe it? a new little harmsie, living inside of me. i am so happy!! most days i can hardly grasp the amazingness. yesterday it hit me in a big way.. all the congrats from you guys. wow. going public made it come to life in a new way. thank you!! i got more excited with every comment that came.
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oh, where to begin? there's just loads to say. i'm so fascinated with all things pregnant, which was true even before i joined the party, so i hope you don't mind some baby talk for the next several months! i've already had some happy questions sent my way, and because i can think of a few more that could come up soon, i thought i'd do a little q&a session today. thanks for being excited/fascinated/indulging me/caring about me! this is too fun. and you all are my favorites.

1. when is the due date? with how far along are you? i'm 18 (and a half) weeks now, and the due date is june 8th. and i've already confessed that i think this date sounds really dreamy. but i won't hold anybody to it :)

2. how long have you been keeping the secret? grant and i have known since october, and we just told our families at christmastime/new years. i was really thankful that scarf season came just in time for me to go into hiding! scarves are really too perfect for blocking the target area. i've also been snuggling into vests and hoodies every time i go out in public. it's such a relief that those days are over!

3. are you going to find out if it's a boy or a girl? we could have found out at the doctor today, but we're going to let it be a surprise! i've always thought that i wouldn't be able to wait, but somehow it's the only thing that feels right now. so we'll all be surprised together!

4. any cravings? i'm loving oranges right now, and kiwi, and chipotle, and a cold glass of milk with something peanut buttery to eat, and any meal that someone else is making:) at the beginning i really really wanted some sesame chicken, but there are no chinese restaurants in our tiny town and i still haven't had any yet! i need to get on that. thank goodness my appetite for broccoli has come back, along with everything else.

5. how have you been feeling? i feel awesome! but during the first trimester i definitely didn't feel like myself. everything that i had been eating before suddenly seemed awful! i had what i think is the usual: i dreaded opening up the fridge, everything smelled nasty, and making dinner was on par with a full day's work. none of my normal activities seemed appealing, either. i just didn't feel like anything. but, that was it! i didn't throw up ever! it was really just a matter of finding food that sounded good/i could stand to make, and if i ate it often enough, i felt good. but now that i'm into the 2nd trimester, that has all faded away. the morning sickness is gone, and i can eat everything again now, although i still get queasy if you mention squash.

6. how do you like being pregnant? it's fantastic! i am so happy! i can't imagine not being pregnant right now. am loving every minute of it. most of the time i'm completely myself and really calm (except during blood draws, i tremble at that). i think the Lord is giving me extra peace. i would've pictured me being sort of a frantic pregnant person, but it's turned out to be the opposite so far! i don't know what i would do if i didn't have this little baby to daydream about. i mean, what would i think about while i'm on the treadmill if i didn't have a thousand names to choose from?
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a few of you mentioned yesterday that you would be praying for us. thank you, thank you!! wow, that is the best gift you could give me. i wish i could send each of you some of the chocolate chip cookies i'm making today. lots more soon!

25 comments:

Lauriel said...

Congrats! I am 14 weeks today with our first...I don't know how you kept it a secret for so long!

marta said...

happiest set of photographs ever. you are too cute. love the hair and that enthusiastic smile. i can feel your joy. many good vibes sent your way.

Suzanne said...

Cute pics of the stick! I'm so glad it's all going smoothly for you!

Amanda said...

you are such a happy lady right now aren't you. It's easy to see! Glad you got the q/a session out of the way--I was wondering a lot of these!

Eileen said...

congrats!! Glad to hear that your pregnancy is going so well right now. I've read too many blogs with pregnancy horror stories!

my birthday is June 8th and I will vouch that it is a great day... however anytime in June is pretty nice, really :)

P.S. Love the pics too - how do you get your hair in such lovely waves? :)

Christina said...

:D Loved this post. I can't imagine how you managed to keep it a secret for so long! We're expecting our third (I'm about 10 1/2 weeks along), and we kept the secret for six weeks this time--five or six time longer than we kept the secret the previous two times! Lol.

Being pregnant is one of the funnest things ever (with some discomfort thrown in to make it seem real...) :)

Esther said...

Hey Summer! I just made this recipe for dinner last night and thought you might like it, seeing as you are craving sesame chicken. That is if you can stand to cook in the kitchen right now, congratulations on the baby!

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/lighter-sesame-chicken

Jessica said...

How excellent for you! Congratulations again! I hope there will be bump pictures in the future! :)

Misplaced Country Girl said...

Oh Summer, this is just such great news. I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to see how you decorate the nursery. This baby is going to be so blessed to have you and Grant as parents. Congrats again!

Hannah said...

You are glowing, Summer. Can't wait to read all about your pregnancy. Wishing you all the best in the next 22 weeks.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Summer! I'm at 21 weeks with our 4th and just had my ultrasound yesterday. We didn't find out either. Love being surprised! So glad you are feeling great.

Karen Johnson

Tawnya said...

Thanks for sharing! I knew you'd post more today so I couldn't wait to stop by to find out the details. So glad the quesiness is gone for you...I have had a very similar 1st trimester with all (including current!), pregnancies. Happy prego dreaming to you!! Also, how great that you'll have the shole summer ahead after the baby is born for summer strolling with the babes!

jan said...

Oooooohhhhhh..... How wonderful! As you are discovering, you life has forever changed. Your little babe is so lucky to have such a loving mom & dad ( I feel like I know you both!!!!!). CoNgRatUlatiONs!!!!!!!!

Jena said...

Congratulations!! Being a mommy is wonderful. I can't imagine my life any other way now. If you ever have any questions about anything, let me know. I am so happy for you :)

Raining Pearls said...

Congrats Summer and Grant! I am so happy for you and will keep you all im my prayers. Can't wait to see all of the prep for baby hamrs :)

Sara said...

Congrats! The crazy thing about reading someone's blog is that you really feel like you know them! So as a blogging fan, I am thrilled to hear your good news. My baby girl is 18 years old...and home from college for the month...motherhood is still such a blessing! Enjoy!

erin elizabeth king said...

ahhhh! congratulations to you and grant! it's so wonderful, isn't it? we think june 8th is a great date too-our anniversary : ) i don't know how you kept it a secret that long either, it was so hard for us not to tell! we're at 32 weeks now and getting so excited to meet our baby boy. can't wait to hear more about your journey! praying for you.

Colleen said...

Woohoo! That is wonderful news.

Sarah said...

Congrats Summer, am SUPER excited for you!

My birthday is June 8th (i'll be 30 this year.. eek!!) a very great date to be born.

All the best for the rest of your pregnancy.

laura.railing said...

Awww many prayers to you three, for a healthy baby, for the birth to go as smoothly as possible! There is something about the firstborn that is so special! I loved pregnancy (aside from the minor discomforts that sometimes come up). I think we only waited a few weeks before we told everyone! That's amazing (but fun for you guys!) to wait so long!!

Jes said...

That's wonderful! You two have great self-control to keep it a secret like that. Congratulations!
Jes

{lovely little things} said...

Congratulations!!

swell.life said...

oh summer, i picked a very very bad week to fall behind on your blog...

CONGRATS!!! so so so excited for you, grant, and that mini harmsie. your joy is just radiating through my computer screen.

Wow! thanks for answering all my questions.

bursting with joy over here. happy happy day.

MommyNamedApril said...

how very exciting!!! congratulations :-) i just joined the blogging team at smithfield and look forward to working together!

leni said...

so exciting! congrats.

keep the growing belly shots coming!

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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