May 17, 2012

Barefoot ... and Pregnant!

I have the best excuse ever for my absence from blogging, from my friendships, from my housekeeping, my hobbies, and my life over the past two months:


Nekos and I are expecting a baby at the end of November!!!!

And we are going to figure out a way to take care of two kids without imploding. I mean, we totally are ... right? I have been pleading with God that this baby be an easier baby than Tessa was/is. That would rock so hard. If not, we know how to handle a demanding/sassy/bossy/picky (not to mention totally captivating) baby, too. We got this.

We had an ultrasound this morning and saw the baby kicking around and heard that very reassuring heartbeat. During a doctor's appointment on Monday he hadn't been able to pick up a heartbeat, and I was worried sick.

Today I feel the happiest I have in months.

That might not be saying a lot though. I have been in misery for the past two months. I'm not just saying that for hyperbole's sake. The all-day morning sickness has usurped my life, and I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a meal. I actually lost weight during the first trimester. And I've had to boil my life down to two priorities: Take care of Tessa or make sure that someone else is taking good care of her, and get my work done. Even when I'm sick, the bills need paying.

One upside? My boobs are amazing. 

But I miss my friends, I miss my hobbies, and I miss my life! But hopefully the nausea will subside soon; I'm three months pregnant today. And we are so very happy to be able to finally spill these beans!

20 comments:

  1. AWW! you guys are the cutest family, congrats to you! i adore the last photo!

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  2. YIPES! So excited for you! I am pregnant (with my FIRST lil babers) and am due around the same time, November 1st. Today I am 4 months along and the baby bumps has def made its appearance already. And from what others tell me, my pregnancy has been easy peasy~ only 2 weeks of nausea. Jealous? Be blessed along your pregnancy journey. I'll share a quote, that I won't get exactly right, that a friend shared with me: Pregancy is the only time in a woman's life when she can help God out with a miracle. Don't you LOVE THAT!? Congratulations!

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  3. YAY ELLEN AND NEKOS!!!!! Keep populating the world you two! It gets more and more beautiful every time :-)

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  4. yay! finally the beans have spilled. so excited, lovely. and praying you begin to feel yourself again soon. these pics are so precious!!!

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  5. Congratulations, growing Barnes family! I miss you guys so much!!!

    Also, November 16th is pretty much the best day to be born. Hint, hint. ;)

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  6. LOVE these photos! So stoked for you guys and glad you're out with the news now! :) I also lost weight at the beginning which was a shocker for me! Now, I do nothing but pack it on, it seems. Here's to hoping you feel better soon and that all goes swimmingly well! :)

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  7. Congratulations! I can't wait to see your new cutie pie. Cheers!

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  8. Yay, such exciting news! And you will totally figure it out, kinda how it works - right? Congratulations on working your way towards a family of four!

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  9. Congratulations!!! Such exciting and wonderful news! So incredibly happy for you!!

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  10. congratulations! that is so exciting! i'm glad there is such a happy reason for your absence. i hope you feel better soon!

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  11. Congratulations, Ellen!! WOO EEE!! I'm sorry to hear the morning sickness was crappy pants. Glad to hear you're doing better.

    Transitioning to two is way easier than transitioning to one. And I hope you have an easy baby like my baby Felix. (fingers crossed)

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  12. AHHH Congrats! You have the cutest family, and it'll only get cuter with a new baby!

    XOXO
    -Des
    www.walking-contradiction.com

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  13. Exciting! :) I was that same way in my first trimester. It was so awful. It did get better though, thank goodness. We'll have bebes very close together!

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  14. yay!!!! such exciting news. so happy that you got to hear the heartbeat and i wish you all the best of luck and happiness. hope all the morning sickness goes away soon. you still managed to pull off some great shots. congrats!!

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  15. I knew it! LOL. Can totally relate to the all day sickness. Hope you feel better soon! x

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  16. Beautiful pictures of your (growing) family! Congrats, I hope you have a wonderful experience, intentions met or not
    xx
    Here&Now

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