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Monday, July 12, 2010

3 months and counting...



I found out on May 7th that we are expecting! We had been trying for about a year and a half. I would say about half of that time wasn't technically "trying" but just more of not preventing it... which I guess is trying. But then after last summer we starting getting more impatient that it wasn't happening so easily. I started tracking my ovulation and all that good stuff. After a while, my doctor put me on Clomid (which is kind of like an ovulation helper). He was going to try that for 3 months, but it only took ONE month and BAM.... baby on board. I feel like I should name the babies middle name Clomid in thanks. No, bad idea. I wanted to wait until I was in my second trimester to announce it on my blog. I didn't want to jinx myself. We told everyone we knew right away though we wanted to share it with friends and family no matter what happened.

I am not one of those people who want to wait and find out if its a boy or a girl. If I could have known on day one I would have. I have a couple friends who think its terrible to find out and I should wait to be surprised. But the way I see it, it is STILL going to be a surprise when I have the ultra-sound, and THEN I get another day of joy when the baby gets here. Why lump it all in one day when you don't have to? Spread the love.
We have our gender determination appointment set for July 30th. The soonest they would let me. I will be a few days shy of 16 weeks. Hopefully we will be able to see the "down there" region of our little bundle of joy on that day. Thinking of names has been lots of fun. It was terrible in the beginning, I just kept thinking, "How can I make a decision when this is a lifetime label?" It was too much pressure. Then I started writing down any and all names I liked, even if I knew I'd never use them. We have narrowed that list down but a lot already. Now I just want to finalize a name so I can call my little seedling something.

I'm so happy to share our news with all of you... finally. Obviously, I haven't posted at all in the last 2 months and I feel terrible. I really haven't had any inspiration or ideas. Plus, I felt like I was lying to everyone by not telling you guys about the baby. I feel much better now that cyber space knows. I've been fatigued to where I could probably have slept all day every day. I've had no inspiration to be creative or even keep my house clean. But now that I've entered my second trimester I'm feeling much more energized, and the naps have decreased.


Our due date is January 16th. I’m excited to be all huge and pregnant during Christmas. (I say that now, although I’ve never been huge and pregnant). I’ll keep you posted on all the baby news as it comes. Oh and I still need to write up the story about how I found out I was pregnant…
Thank you for being patient and not abandoning Rocky Bella while I’ve been M.I.A.
 I appreciate my readers so much and I’m glad you’re still out there.

41 comments:

  1. CONGRATS KARLI! I'm so excited for you. I spent my first trimester in a total fog of sleepiness as well. I'll be happily following along with all your baby stories! God Bless. And you will love being pregnant in the cooler months, trust me.

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  2. Congratulations!!! You'll enjoy being pregnant while it's cold. I had a brief few days of being 9 months pregnant when the heat and humidity started to show it's ugliness last summer. It was miserable! I don't know how some people do it all summer long (like my momma!). Enjoy the next few months... they're the fun ones! And be careful about future projects because of fumes, stress on the body, and all that that I'm sure others are telling you! :)

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  3. THANK YOU!!! You all put a big smile on my face.

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  4. congratz! i just gave birth to my first child, hazel, 10 wks ago! how exciting!!!!!!!!!!! our little girl had her legs crossed at our big reveal appointment so i couldn't find out until later!!! so exciting!!!!!!!!

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  5. congratulations!
    with your creativity and love of life you'll be a wonderful mom!

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  6. Congratulations - what a wonderful thing to share with your blog family. What a lucky baby to be born to such a wonderful woman.

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  7. Congrats!! A baby is wonderful news!! I was thinking about you yesterday.

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  8. congratulations! that's such wonderful news! I wish you a very happy and healthy remaining 6 months! :)

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  9. Congratulations! Enjoy being pregnant, don't even worry about how big you get. Just stay healthy and happy...that's all that matters.

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  10. Awww, congratulations! How exciting! And I TOTALLY agree with you re: finding out the sex of the baby. It is still a surprise no matter what...it's not like you said, "yes, I'd like a girl please, thanks!" Have fun preparing to bring your little one into the world. :)

    Hannah

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  11. YAY... So happy for you. Can't wait to see what you create for the nursery :)

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  12. Oh how incredibly exciting!! We decided to go ahead with the ultra-sound on all three of our boys (okay so we were only going to do it on the last two but the 1st boy there was no disguising the fact he was a boy... every which way they moved the monitor he followed along!)

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  13. Congratulations! How exciting! I'd want to know what gender it was ahead of time too :) Have fun decorating the nursery!

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  14. YAY for Babies!! You know how I feel...I'm so unbelievably excited for you!!!! And speaking from (RIGHT NOW) personal experience...summer and 9 months pregnant is TORTURE! And wearing shorts when your legs look like tree trunks and you haven't shaved your legs in two weeks because...well...you CAN'T SEE THEM isn't fun! lol. I know I paint such a pretty picture of what the end is like...its seriously such an amazing journey all the way thru and almost AS SOON as the baby is on the outside you'll rub your now-empty belly and frown sadly because you miss all the action in there. lol. But in this week-overdue haze that I'm in all I can think of is THANK GOD I will no longer be a human incubator as of wednesday!! lol so happy for you hun!

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  15. Congratulations! Oh, yeah...I remember first-trimester tired. It's unlike anything else you'll ever experience - the ability to fall asleep mid-sentence while eating and sitting upright. Been there! ;) Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy!

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  16. Congrats! I have missed you and your blog!

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  17. Congratulations! We just found out what we're having... and even though lots of people told us not to, I am glad we did! It's such a wonderful time... enjoy! Can't wait to see all the cute nursery projects I'm sure you're going to do!

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS!!! This blog post really comforted me to read! My husband and I haven't been trying but haven't been preventing either for over a YEAR, and I'm so frustrated that it hasn't happened yet. I might go to the dr to get on the stuff you did to make it happen eventually!

    And PS: I would want to know the sex of the baby AS SOON as I could too!! Spread the love!

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  19. That's wonderful news!!! Glad you're getting past the first phase of the fatigue. The next one comes after the baby is born. haha! :) Congrats!

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  20. Happy news for you! Wonderful. Maybe you feel so icky 'cause you are having twins??? I did! Twin identical girls (16 months) and a spunky 4 year old boy. Congrats on the next most joyous phase of your life.

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  21. I was sicker with each of my girls. Hope you will continue to feel much more spry. Just wait til your third trimester when you lie awake at night thinking of great projects that need to be done. It is such an exciting time. Enjoy every moment - even the "not so great" stuff, like when you really crave chicken salad atop pear halves and it comes back up. ;)

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  22. CONGRATS!! That is amazing news and the best possible explanation for your absence.

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  23. Congratulations! You are in for an amazing adventure :)

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  24. Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for you! And, being pregnant during Christmas is so much fun!! I should know...been twice! haha! Anywho. Congratulations!!

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  25. Congratulations and how wonderful! A great way to start off the new year

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  26. Hey, I just awarded you with the blog with substance award! I love everything you do! Congrats!
    Stevie at: Home is Where My Heart is :)

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  27. Stevie: I can't get to your blog. You don't have a link to it from you INFO page...? Help me. I would love to check it out. =)

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  28. Congratulations! Welcome to the preggers club! I hope everything goes well for you! :)

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  29. Congratulations to you and your husband! How exciting! That's wonderful news.

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  30. Congratulations!!! How wonderful! I'm with you, I like to find out! :)
    Kristi

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  31. Hey Karli I'm glad you found it.. I had no idea I didn't have a link on my info page. I fixed it so thank you! :)

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  32. Awww! Congratulations! THat is so exciting. You name that baby Clomid if you want.... ;)

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  33. Congrats!!! My daughter was born in December of 2006 and I loved being big and pregnant in the cooler months. I am due with our 2nd January 27th, so not too long after you! Plus you're due on my bday so it's bound to be a fabulous month!! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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  34. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm the mom of five, and loved every moment of every pregnancy! I am glad you are getting your energy back, and feeling more crafty again. I bet, once you know the gender of the baby, that you'll find inspiration for all kinds of crafts :)

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  35. Congrats, Karli! Take care of yourself and enjoy this planning period. :)

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  36. I just found your blog while I was searching for tips on re-doing my kitchen table. I have to say congrats on baby boy! My little Liam was born this past Jan on the 15th! It's a great name. Can't wait to see how his room turns out!

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