Friday, May 6, 2011

News and Announcement

If you’ve noticed that my blogging has been somewhat irregular lately, then you are correct. But I have a very good reason for that and it is because the Mister and I are expecting a baby in October.

These past few months I have been knee-deep in nausea, inundated with fatigue, and of course, joyfully secretive until we were ready to make the announcement. It feels like so much has changed so fast, and it is with a greater sense of urgency that we prioritize and take care of things before our new family member arrives. But mainly, I’ve been sicker than I ever imagined I could be, far sicker even than when I was hospitalized with that awful staph infection last summer. I’ve been sick in ways I never knew a person could be, and my life has been turned upside down. Although I am not what they call a “high-risk pregnancy” and all tests show that I am healthy, it seems I’ve gotten more than my share of sickness and even a few rare and extremely miserable symptoms that only a small portion of the population gets. It has been very, very hard.

So for now I’m leaving my blog, leaving it here and up, but inactive. Perhaps I can return in the future, after the baby is born, after I’m back to my old self.

Meanwhile, you can always e-mail me if you’d like an update or just to say hello. Thank you all for hanging in there and being such loyal friends and readers. You’ve all become very special to me.

20 comments:

  1. Best of luck with the new little one. I hope your symptoms let up a bit. It can be very miserable. We will miss you and hope you can return sometime. I really do enjoy reading your posts. CD

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  2. Congratulations! These are such happy news!!! Hope you start feeling better soon; i´m sure you will forget everything once you have your little one in your arms! Oh, i´m so happy for you both!!! Congrats to the Mister, too!

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  3. Congratulations, and I hope you get to feeling bette soon. I was never that sick with any of mine and I can't quite imagine.
    Make sure you post and let us know when the baby arrives!

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  4. Wow, wow, wow! Congratulations! I will definitely be staying in touch. :) Praying for you, your husband, & your newest addition to the family! God bless you!

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  5. Good for you. And everyone im sure understands. Richard from Lebanons Amish settlement.

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  6. So happy for you Monica. I was praying that this might be what your "mystery illness" was! Hope you feel better soon. I'll be praying for you and will look forward to news of the baby in the future.

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  7. Oh Congratulations Monica! What a blessing! I will miss your blog posts and pray that you will be able to return soon! I was very very very sick with my pregnancy, and I thought that it would never end but it does and I'm afraid I wished it away too soon! So enjoy every minute of it...even the sick parts! Blessings and I will keep your growing family in my prayers!

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  8. Congratulations, Monica! I hope you start feeling better soon. You will be missed but in our thoughts and prayers.

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS on your special baby news.

    Hope you feel better soon, I remember that feeling well, but lucky for me it had passed by 12 weeks. The end result of a beautiful little babe will make it all worth while.

    Look after you and rest while you can...

    xTania

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  10. Congratulations to yu and The Mister. Take care.

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  11. Congratulations!!! Please take care and blog when you are up to it. But with a baby, who knows!

    Enjoy this very special time.

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  12. I am so excited for you!! I'm sure you know by now, that you are in good company :-) I am going to have fun keeping track of you girls! Praying your nausea will ease as the weeks go by ... I know you will enjoy the life God has created within you and with each movement, revel in the thought that it won't be forever until you get to hold and kiss that little foot you may just now be feeling :-)

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  13. Congratulations, I know how you feel. I had all day morning sickness for 6 months with my first. Will keep you in my prayers.

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  14. What a wonderful reason to take a break. I will pray that the sickness will pass and you can enjoy the rest of your time expecting your little one. Please lets us know if there is anything that we can do for you. God Bless you and your little family

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  15. I will miss your posts. Hope you are well.

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  16. If anyones interested, i have a post from a old order Mennonite woman named Jean of New York on my blog. It was posted on Tuesday May 10. And i will be posting part 2 on May 17. She had her first post on May 2, so please welcome her and post questions that you might have. Thanks folks. Richard from Lebanon county's Amish community.

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  17. Monica, I just had to drop a line to say congratulations! What an exciting time for you both. Take care, dear. I hope you regain your strength soon.

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  18. Congratulations, and I hope you start feeling better soon. :)

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