Sunday, September 12, 2010

My distraction...


As many of you have suspected for weeks now, I am indeed pregnant! As of today, I'm 14 weeks and 5 days along, which means I'm just into the second trimester and due March 8, 2011. This ultrasound was taken two weeks ago at a routine first trimester screening. I'll be back at the doctor's this Wednesday for (yet another) check-up. So far, everything's looking great and I'm feeling good. I feel very blessed that I was able to get through the first trimester without morning sickness or weight gain. Unfortunately though, I have been suffering from truly miserable fatigue that's made it all but impossible for me to do anything other than work and sleep -- which is why I've been such a terrible blogger the past 6 weeks or so.

Recently, I've noticed that I'm slowly starting to perk up...and that means my blogging will be perking up, too. Of course, expect more postings on pregnancy, babies and -- of course -- nurseries than I've done in the past, but I promise not to alienate those of you who aren't pregnant or who don't have young children. Rest assured there will be plenty of posts of decorating and style that have absolutely nothing to do with children. Above all though, I wanted to thank you all for your patience and understanding as I've taken the end of summer to focus on these major mental and physical adjustments. Your sweet notes and comments have been much appreciated. Believe me, I've missed y'all big time.

57 comments:

Christy said...

Congratulations!!! I knew it, from the moment I saw the Knackered post! And from our discussion in Princeton when you alluded to not being parents - yet - I knew you wanted to be a mom, soon. I am SOOO incredibly happy for you and Dave! I didn't suffer from morning sickness either - and I too was just unbelievably exhausted for the first trimesters. It gets better from here Averill. I can't wait to read all of your baby related posts! And others too, of course. Enjoy being pregnant! I can't wait to see photos of you!! Congratulations again!!!

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Congratulations, Averill!!! How exciting! I remember coming home from work during the first trimester and falling asleep on my bed or sofa before I could even get my shoes off. It's exhausting work growing a human being!

Life is a Runway said...

congrats! :)

Kathysue said...

Ah Hah!!! I knew it, I had my suspisions but did not want to seem too familiar. Congratulations!! I am soooo excited for YOU and Hubby. This is wonderful news and I will look forward to your creative post on nursery finds. I remember the fatigue, rest now sweet girl, Congrats, Congrats!!(followed by happy dance!)
xo kathysue

PS Have you looked at Harrison Howard childrens art pieces, amaaaazing!!

emily said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Beautifully Inspired said...

Congrats to you! I can't wait to see some nursery pictures ideas!

Nicole

Fran said...

Congratulations, Averill!! Great news! I had a little nausea the first trimester, but fatigue was my biggest issue too. I craved strawberries and meat like no other - go figure, both are rich in iron. Take care of yourself and your little one!!

My Interior Life said...

Congratulations to you!! The exhaustion/fatigue is rough, but the second trimester is so much better. Enjoy looking for nursery stuff - how fun!!

nid said...

Congratulations Averill! I am very happy for you!

-Neesha

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Congratulations!!! You will be such a wonderful mother. I can't wait to follow your journey — and hear all the baby name considerations!

dooverdecade said...

Congratulations, Averill! What a wonderful reason to be knackered!

Kelly

pk @ Room Remix said...

That is awesome news. You both must be so excited! Glad to hear that you've been feeling well except for the fatigue. Not much you can do to cure that except sleep, so I'm glad you've been doing that and taking care of yourself. SOOOOO happy for you!

Susan @ sweetimaginations said...

Congratulations! I just recently started visiting your blog regularly, so am looking forward to reading about this fun journey as well!

Valerie said...

Congrats! Can't wait for all of the fabulous nursery blog posts. :)

ashlina {the decorista} said...

AV,
congrats girlie. what a blessing from God!!!!!!!
So incredibly excited for you.

xoxo

Pigeon said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see your nursery posts :-)

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh I knew it. Congratulations! So glad you have made it through w/o the morning sickness and weight gain. I am 33 weeks and have gained 10 lbs so far...but it feels like far more...I swear my maternity clothes barely fit anymore!!!! I am in Dallas house-hunting and we are putting in an offer this week on a house I love....so, assuming all goes well....my nursery planning will finally kick into high gear as well.....better late than never. We can compare notes through our blogs! Congrats again!

Abby & Her Boys said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Things That Inspire said...

WOW! Such exciting news...congratulations to you and your husband. It is such a sweet time, expecting your first child - a real turning point in your life.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

WONDERFUL news!! Congratulations, Averill! I can't wait to hear all about your plans!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

How exciting, you're going to be a Mommy! It's been many years for me, but I still love seeing nurseries. I can only imagine the fabulous nursery you are going to create for your little one. Hope you continue to feel well, it's really an amazing ride.

Porchlight Interiors said...

Very exciting news Averill, congratulations! Looking forward to all you nursery posts even though I'm well and truly through that phase! Tracey xx

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

That's wonderful news! Congratulations!!!!

kim said...

Congratulations, Avril! What a wonderful distraction! So happy for you. I'll be praying that the rest of your pregnancy is as easy-going as the the first part.

Bromeliad said...

Congratulations. Your new DIY project.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

This is great news, congratulations! As a non baby having blogger, I want you to know I love seeing great nurseries and baby stuff. I hope to have kids one day, so can't wait to see what you post in days to come!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

Averill! This is good news! Congratulations to u & Dave! This is soooo amazing!

Erica @ Decorica said...

That's wonderful news Averill! Can't wait to see the new changes in your life via blogland!

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

What wonderful news Averill!! Bring on the baby posts! Can't wait to see how you and the blog will evolve. Congratulations!!! XOXO

Mary Catherine said...

Congratulations Averill! That is wonderful news!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

WHAT?????? i didn't guess and am totally shocked (like i REALLY know you, lol!)! congrats, averill!!!! what an exciting time in your life--can't wait to hear all about your pregnancy and see the new one. what a blessing!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Wow, congratulations, Averill! So exciting!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Hooray!! I expected as much. :) Sounds like your first trimester was similar to mine - no major sickness but mono-like fatigue. So I'm glad that it hasn't been too bad and I hope that you continue to have a healthy pregnancy. Junior is excited to welcome another blog baby very soon! :)

Poindexter said...

so happy for you - warmest congratulations!

Kara said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you.

Nichole@40daysof said...

I know everyone is saying it, but, I knew it! Congratulations!

mydesignchic said...

How thrilling!! Can't wait for all the nursery blogs!

Fru Puff said...

Congratulations! All the best to you and the little - but growing - one!

Daniela said...

So glad that you are officially out now! Can't wait to see the big plans for the nursery! Not that I am an expert, but I am here for any needed advice!

I finally did a giveaway on my blog. It runs through this Wednesday if anyone is interested! Just leave me a comment....

chefuality.blogspot.com

The Zhush said...

YUP! The "Knackered Post" was a giveaway to those of us who have children...and I was just waiting for this fabulous announcement here! So so so happy for you and your hubs! Best news I have heard in a while! Congrats!!!
xoxo

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! What fabulous news, I am SO excited for you! Congrats, my dear!

LindsB said...

AHHH, that is so so so exciting!! A HUGE CONGRATS to you and your husband!!!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Congratulations, Averill! This is such wonderful news! xo

The Schmitt Family said...

Congrats Averill!! Being a mother is absolutely the best thing ever!! Brian and I are expecting our second in late December. I can tell you that the 2nd trimester is SOOOO much better. Although I still go to bed at 8:30 every night my energy levels are great! Best of luck to you in the coming months.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Fabulous!!! A huge congratulations, I missed this post, so glad I just saw it! Wow, I had wondered, what great news! Take care of yourself...Janell

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

CONGRATS!!! So excited for you!

Kiki said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news! I hope your 2nd trimester treats you kindly as it did me!
:)
Kiki

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Oh my gosh - I have the innate ability to miss out just when something really important is being announced. I am so thrilled that it's good news and I'm over the moon for you & Dave. You & baby come first & we bloggers will always be coming back to check on you. I apologize for being so bad at reading & commenting. I unlike you, have no excuses. Again Averill, heartfelt congratulations. You & Dave will make magnificent parents.

Hugs xx

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Woot! I knew it! I'm am so happy for you! I can't for all of the baby posts! I just love babies;-)

Take care!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

I am catching up on your blog and just read this... Congratulations!!! What an amazing time for you. Enjoy every little moment bc it all goes by too fast.

How funny too that I wrote about nursery room design resources for your series. Hmmmm... it was meant to be :-)

May you be well and happy,
cristin

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh, Averill! So exciting!! Sending lots of love and good vibes your way :)

Sarah Klassen said...

I KNEW IT! Ha! You will not believe... when you mentioned you were taking time, and would be posting less, I was telling my friend how much I enjoy your blog, and hope that all is okay. I had a split moment thought: is she pregnant? Well, I am so happy that you are! I am sending a virtual hug your way, Averill :) :) :) How exciting!!

xoxo,
Sarah

Emily A. Clark said...

I knew it! Or, least I had hoped that this was the distraction you were talking about. I am way behind on my blog reading this week, though, and found out through Lindsey this morning on Twitter :) Congratulations to you and your husband! So glad you had a smooth first trimester. I can't imagine what that would be like. . . . So happy for you and I just know your nursery will be fabulous!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Averill! How exciting! I've been rather consumed with the start of school and all things Oliver and only just started to dig through the back log of posts in my reader. What a lovely surprise. I'm just thrilled for you and can't wait to read more about your nursery plans. Wish I knew about blogs when I did pregnancy the first time...my only inspiration for nursery stuff was the Pottery Barn Kids catalog (not bad - but certainly not all there is to nursery decorating!)

Pink Wallpaper said...

OMG- so exciting Averill!!!!!!

Jenny H said...

Congrats! I am due on March 4th! Do you know what your having yet? Ours is a boy. Which is how I found your blog. I am searching for cute & modern pics of boy nurseries. Thanks for all the site suggestions!

Averill said...

Jenny -- Wow! Just a few days ahead of me, eh? Unfortunately, I DON'T yet know what I'm having but I should know Oct 20th when I head in for my ultrasound!!!! VERY EXCITED! And congrats to you as well!!

Et al -- MANY thanks for the well wishes. You've overwhelmed me with your outpouring of support and caring.

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