Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ta da!

The reason I have been somewhat preoccupied, and a somewhat crappage blogger, is that I am utterly obsessed with the BABY THAT IS GROWING IN MY BELLY. It was a very big surprise, and the timing is appalling, but I'm very, very excited.

Mind you, it has taken rather a lot of not being very excited to get to this point, a lot of being resentful about feeling poorly, and not being able to drink, and craving the very foods that I am not allowed (which is basically my brain being a bastard to me, frankly mostly I don't feel like ham and cream cheese bagels), and other mean-spirited feelings of feeling sorry for myself.

But today I saw the wee blighter. I was meeting my specialist, and he has a scanner in his office! I think that must be what all the money is for... and there it was, all cute and foetal and 11 weeks and 2 days old of loveliness. And now I'm smitten.

It has been torture not writing about it, because I am not secretive, but I figured since I'm old (as the doctors keep telling me, little do they know I'M NOT OLD). I haven't kept it secret in real life though, because I've felt like shit, and looked like shit, it is kind of hard not to say why.

From here on in though, I'll be all glowing, glorious, motherliness.

And not thinking about the fact I have a shop, and the baby is due 4 days before Christmas, which is incidentally a very, very, very, very, very, very busy time.

25 comments:

Jessie said...

Ooh congratulations!

Vicus Scurra said...

Yo. Fatty.

Antipodeesse said...

What lovely news! But, damn, I was hoping to get drunk with you and Editter and Pixie next month....

I know! I could do YOUR drinking for you. I'm very kind like that....

Louise said...

Congratulations! That's great news. I keep meaning to come past and say hi since I live in the neighbourhood, but whenever I pop in Glen is there instead of you. Rest assured I am contributing to your "make lots of profit" scheme by buying something every visit!

Sharonnz said...

Congrats on the gorgeous news! Three rulz.

Mel or Phil said...

Big congrats!!!!!!! That's awesome!!!!! Hope you're feeling better now...

sas said...

woo hoo! how fabulous - congrats on doing dirty stuff for a 'reason' and not just for the nice feelings...

miss_seph said...

congrats! will this baby Harland be in the paper all the time too? :)

noizy said...

woohoo! congrats.

cesca said...

Wow! What fantastic news!

Anonymous said...

I will be watching the Listener closely in the days before xmas for a suitable name for #3!
Mitchxx

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Holy crap. Another little Marthlen on the way.

Congrats! Another baby to add to the knitting list. Weeeee.

xo

nzm said...

Congratulations!

tash* said...

Congratulations! Harland...now that's a cool baby name. hope the icky feeling doesn't last too long! :)

Violet said...

congratulations! you won't be short of cool baby clothes, eh?

Megan said...

Did I already say congratulations? Well, congratulations again! I'd like to second the "i'll do your drinking for you" call.

Anything for the cause.

Oy Vey said...

Fantastic! I'm still in favor of calling the baby Jesus/Jesusita to match with the mood of the season. Or you could call her Halle Barre.

I swear there is something in the water. Every man, woman and child I know is pregnant.

Martha Craig said...

You're all ace of base (even Vicus, because my brain is going soft).

I expect you to all make up for my lack of drunkeness by drinking to me every night until babe is born. Then you'll all be in hospital with me having liver transplants. Lovely.

Lisa said...

congratulations lady!

Susan Harper said...

Omigodomigod! To think I hardly read the web for another month today! But Hazel wanted me to sit with her as she doesn't vomit some more (keep not vomiting Hazel; it's a good look) and so I have this news and excitement (I wonder if I should say "concomitant excitement") I do hope you continue fortunate in family life! (Examines self for urge forth to go forth and do likewise... nope, it's schadenfreude I'm afraid, I prefer other people to do the vomiting.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I haven't been by your site in absolutely AGES, but I caught your latest entry and had to go back and hear the baby goss.

In an interesting turn, I am pregnant too - and it seems we are nearly identically pregnant (I'm 11 weeks 1 day today). I haven't told many people yet so I haven't been blogging about it - the workmates might read!

Early March must have been great for us all. Good times. :)

Puddings out! (steamed puddings, that is)

Lara said...

Woo congratulations! How 'bout I drink for both of us?

owens valley tomatohead said...

A round of the booze of your choice when number 3 is sprung! Congratulations from California.

Codger said...

Hi,
love to you, Glen, Finn, Malo and Junior.
Great news - sorry about the slow response time... I think I have an excuse .. If you think you're middle aged then I must be old unkie (surviving on a handful of braincells) codger Paul by now.

Kimberley said...

holy shitbags. pregnancy is the new cholera, in that it's catching, and in the first 12 weeks that's what you wish you had.

Take it easy soon-to-be-fatso, k xx