Saturday, November 12, 2011

I've been keeping a secret

I like to be real with you - I don't like fake.  But for the last five weeks, I've been completely fake here on the blog.  For good reason though.

We're having a baby!  Yes, it was planned (that seems to be everyone's first question).  :)

We're so so excited, but I've been so so sick for the last five weeks.  I thought I could fake it all the way through the first trimester, but then I ran out of prewritten posts and every time I put together another lame one, I feel bad.  At least now you know why my posts have been lame.  I'm finally starting to feel a little more functional during the day, but once 5 o'clock hits, if I move, I puke.  It's been rough going.  I'm not exactly sure how I did this four times before….

Anyway, did I mention we're excited?  My kids have been talking about a new baby for over a year, so they're jazzed that it's finally come.  They're always asking me to look up what the baby is growing or doing this week and they've proudly displayed ultrasound photos to anyone who comes to the door.  Everyone is really hoping for a boy this time around - most especially Zac and Colby, but, of course, we'll be happy if it's a girl too.  Colby asks my belly on a daily basis, "If you're a boy, can we share a room?"  Oh, how he wants a little brother to share his bunk bed with!

Even with all the sickness, we feel so blessed and are beyond thrilled to be adding a new little one to our brood.  I'm hoping to be back up and working in a couple more weeks and thank you in advance for putting up with my lackluster posting until then.

Natalie

50 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! What an exciting time for your family!! Hopefully you are feeling better soon!


    Xx. Patience

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  2. Congratulations! I'm new to your blog but love your work! We were just blessed with our first baby girl about 4 months ago. Its been so great, but I don't know how you've done it with 4...and now 5!!! I know this is a furniture blog, but you must share your secrets :)

    Congrats again...I hope you start feeling better soon :)

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  3. Yay!!! Hopefully you wont be sick much longer. People really ask if it's planned, that's lame.

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  4. Congratulations! Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  5. Congratulations!!!! And as someone who was sick the entire time with all 3 of mine, it's hard to fake it and if you can just tell the world "i puked" somehow it feels better! :) Hang in there!

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  6. Congratulations! What exciting news. Hope you feel better very soon!

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  7. That is just wonderful! Congratulations!

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  8. How exciting!! Congrats! (And I agree with Kim... super lame that they'd ask!)

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  9. Congratulations!! I'm due in less than a week with baby #3 (or, rather, SON #3.....LOL), and I think you ROCK for going for 5! :)

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  10. Congrats on the wonderful news!

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  12. Congratulations, Natalie! Feel better soon!

    Kacey

    p.s. you'll notice a deleted comment above me - I didn't realize my husband was signed in and I accidentally posted as him! Sorry!

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  13. Congrats!!! That is so exciting :) You posts are not lame. Get feeling better!

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  14. Congrats!! So, I love your blog and I have never met you in real life, but I swore I saw you at Pei Wei one night in Gilbert. ha. I wanted to say hi but I wasn't sure. If it wasn't you than you may have a twin in Gilbert!

    happy for you & your family!

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  15. Wow, congratulations! How exciting for you! I hope you start feeling less pukey soon :-(

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  16. Congratulations, Natty! I hope you start to feel better real soon. Very exciting news! So happy for you.

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  17. Terrific news. Im newto your blog, but I'm thrilled for you. Take care and feel better soon.

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  18. That is really awesome! I pray that your pregnancy goes smoothly!

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  19. How exciting! Congratulations!!!!

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  20. Sigh... I think I can deal with these lameo posts a smidge longer...

    I can't wait to go over names! That's my favorite part.

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  21. CONGRATS!!! THat's such happy news :) Yay for babies!!

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  22. Congratulations!!!

    I didn't notice any decline in the quality of your posts at all. And that week of makeovers was amazing!!! Hope you feel better soon.

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  23. SUPER exciting! I'm due with #3 at the beginning of February and I was thinking THAT was gonna be a lot of work. I can't even fathom five. At least you'll have a lot of good little helpers. :o) It will be so fun with them being so excited about it. Our two are also looking forward to their new little sibling. ESPECIALLY my four year old daughter, who I'm pretty sure is convinced that it will be like having a real live doll. :)
    Hope the yucky feelings pass soon so you can enjoy it more!
    Congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and your family!

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  25. congrats....you have so many great old projects that you have done...honestly u should just re-post some of those with some new tips...i bet they are new post to a lot of ur new readers....tack care..

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  26. Congratulations girl!!! I did hear the news from a little birdie, but didn't want to say anything since I knew you hadn't announced it yet. How exciting! It is boy season around here, so you might just be having one too ;) Congrats again! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with, I know how your feeling!

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  27. Congratulations to you and your family! Can't wait to see how you design the nursery!

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  28. Natalie I'm so excited for you!! Wow, you truly are amazing to do all you do plus have such a large and amazing family.

    So happy for you all

    Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.com

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  29. Congrats!! We love kids at our house too. :) 2 boys in our 3 years of marriage. ha. They are such wonderful assets and blessings! So excited for you!

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  30. laura @ hollywood housewifeNovember 13, 2011

    Congratulations! I just had my second last month and was so sick both pregnancies, so I know how debilitating it is (and hard to describe to the many people who don't seem to understand).

    I just found your blog through Vintage Revivals, but I'm excited to follow you!

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  31. Congratulations! That's very exciting news. I know you won't listen, but don't feel like you have to "do it all"! We can sit back and wait a little bit here on the blog if we need to. :)

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  32. Huge congratulations, Natalie! You are super mom! feel better soon!

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  33. That is awesome Natalie! Doesn't it feel good to let everyone know:)) Hope you start feeling better soon.

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  34. Congratulations! Such an exciting time for your family! I was super sick with both my girls and could only keep down the pure cane sugar ginger ale (whole foods brand is good and blue sky) and saltines. The real stuff really helps. I heard they also have ginger chews at Trader Joe's that can help. I hope you feel better soon!

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  35. How exciting! Congratulations! You have such a beautiful family - you should keep having more and more for sure! :) Tell Zac congrats for me!!

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  36. yeah congrats!!!! what exciting news for you and your family! Happy and Healthy 9 months!!!

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  37. Congratulations! Another beautiful baby on the way :)

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  38. Congrats! We haven't started adding little ones to our family yet but this makes me so excited for when we will! What a blessing a baby is!

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS! This to shall pass(sickness)hopefully soon. What an exciting early christmas present for your family! Take extra care, Natty! We all understand. You deserve it!

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  40. Again, congrats! Being sick is so hard I know, but ... I am so excited for you guys. I was holding our little one tonight and Bob said, "oh, mom's getting baby hungry already!" Sad, but true!

    You have such a darling family and I can't wait to see this next baby of yours. I feel so lucky that our kiddos are such good friends!

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  41. Exciting! Congratulations! Hopefully you will feel better soon. Until then, take it easy and focus on yourself, not your posts. Your blog will be here when you are feeling better and so will your readers.

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  42. Congratulations, that's really exciting! Hang in there!

    heyhomeslice.blogspot.com

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  43. oh congrats!!
    I'm glad there will be another pregnant lady at Alt :)
    I hope you start to feel better!
    - Dana

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  44. Congrats! That is so exciting :) I hope you start to feel better soon. Those first couple months aren't the greatest!

    p.s. I'm your newest follower ;)

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