A Teeny, Tiny Update

Black-eyed Pea

I just wanted to let you, my dear friends and readers, know that after nineteen months of waiting, hoping and praying, I have a teeny tiny human growing inside of me — about the size of a black-eyed pea, I’m told. (Well, the internet said blueberry, but I didn’t have any of those.)

I understand that it’s customary to wait until the end of the first trimester to announce a pregnancy, but to be honest I don’t really understand that. I think it has to do with the higher risk of miscarriage within the first trimester; but if I did miscarry I would tell you about that either way.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you now because I can already foresee that it’s likely to get quiet around here over the next few weeks (or months). My bean-sized cargo has already all but flattened me. I have lost all enthusiasm for anything but sleep and Vietnamese pho. (We are fortunate enough to live within walking distance from a little Vietnamese restaurant that makes the best pho of my life. And for the last two days it’s been nearly the only thing I can eat.)

For a season, writing has been bumped down the priority list after survival. And when I have the energy, reading to my two-year-old, who doesn’t understand why I’m always laying on the couch these days.

As most of you know, having another child has been our heart’s desire for quite a long time. I’m only seven weeks along, so it’s still really early and I’m trying not to get ahead of myself too much. I’m still saying “If we have a baby in November . . . ” We’re excited but trying to tread gently.

I want to thank you all so much for your support and prayers. I know many of you have been praying for our family — particularly in regards to another addition — and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We’re both excited and terrified of where this may take us.

Blessings to you and yours.

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  1. Contratulations. I’m so happy for you! Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!

  2. I am happy for you and hope all will go well. Congratulations.

  3. A lot of people don’t like to tell during their first trimester because of the fear of having to un-tell, and having had to do that myself, I understand the hesitation. BUT I also believe in celebrating life! REGARDLESS of whether your pregnancy is successful (and I pray that it is), there is a new life to celebrate today. I am pregnant too and I tell myself this almost every day. :-) Congratulations!

  4. YAYAYAAY!!!! This made me really happy to read! Thanks for sharing!

  5. PepperReed says

    YAY!!!! I saw that image and your headline and was SO hopeful that I’d read this good news in your post! Many congratulations, Blessings on your family and prayers for a healthy mama and baby bean; and that you get some energy back soon.

  6. Best news ever!!! Praying for this baby to grow well!!

  7. Congratulations!

  8. I am so happy for you!!!! Now praying for a fantastic outcome. Congratulations. Thank you for sharing such good news.

  9. Oh, Kathleen! I’m sending you big, giant hugs right through these screens of ours! I am so sincerely happy for you and will be holding you and your little blueberry close to my heart. (Also, pho is an amazing food to ‘have’ to eat. It’s one of the foods I miss most since going vegan!) XOXO
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  10. Yay yay yay yay!!! SO happy for you and your family!! Congratulations, and take all the rest time you need to care for that little one. Your readers can wait– Little baby life and taking care of mama are so much more important.

  11. Huzzah!

    I’ve been lurking for a long time, but I had to delurk for this! Not only am I thrilled for you, I have a little blueberry sized person of my own growing! Yay for Thanksgivingish babies! :)

  12. Such great tiny update! Congratulations!

  13. Oh how wonderful. Blessings to you.
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  14. YAY!!!! YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!!

    I’m so happy for all FOUR of you! Rest and eat what you can; we’ll be here when you get back. Huzzah! Praise the Lord!

  15. Congratulations!!!!

  16. Congratulations!!!! I know you’ve been waiting a long time for this…so happy for you!!

  17. Best update ever!

  18. Congratulations!!
    Prayers and good thoughts for you all!

  19. So happy for you!!!!! Faithful reader here– praying for good news of our own one of these days. Inspired by yours. God bless you!!

  20. Samantha P says

    Congrats! Will be praying for you all!

  21. Congrats! I’m so very happy for
    you and your growing family.

  22. Yay! Congrats from Austria :)

  23. Aahhhh, praise God!! Oh Kathleen, congratulations! I am so happy for you! I will make sure to pray for you and both your little ones over the coming months :)
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  24. Oh, Kathleen! What wonderful news!
    Thank goodness for pho, but hope you get to enjoy variety again soon. :)

  25. Congratulations! You will be in my prayers in the coming months!
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  26. Oh Kathleen! I missed this post until today because my little Peanut arrived safely on Saturday, the VBAC of my dreams. I’m so happy for you I’m crying! What an answer to prayer! I will continually pray for a healthy pregnancy.

    So much love to you and your family!
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  27. HOORAY! Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

  28. Yayyyy! Awesome news :D

  29. Congratulations!!! I wish you a happy, smooth pregnancy and I can’t wait to read more about it once you have the energy for it. Enjoy all the pho :)

  30. just reading this again made me so happy :) Congrats again!
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  31. Anna Castellano says

    Kathleen! I am so excited for you! I have been praying for you. You were praying for me around Christmas that I too would be able to get pregnant and I am due in late October! We just had our ultrasound and first ob apt yesterday! This will be our first. I am so happy to share this time with you. Congrats again.

  32. Sally from Sydney says

    Wonderful news. Congratulations from Down Under. Love your blog.

  33. I have tears in my eyes. I’m so happy for you you. God bless. I can’t wait to hear more as you’re feeling better (which I know might be awhile).

    Praise the Lord!

  34. PS – I’m missing you on IG! I look forward to your hopeful return. :-)

  35. I am OVERJOYED for you Kathleen!! What a gift this new life is! Praise God! I will be praying daily for the life and health of this little one! This just makes my week! YAY!!!


  37. Congrats! Hope your energy picks up…love hearing from you :D

  38. Yay! I’m so happy for you! Prayers for a healthy, enjoyable pregnancy.

  39. Congrats Kathleen! Wait until you have 2 little ones, you will be in survival mode most days. :)

    I hope you start to feel better soon!
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  40. Christiana says

    Yay! I’m so happy for you! I’m pregnant again too! (Due in August.) I’m really excited for Constance to have a little friend to get into mischief with! (Or read stories to and be all motherly toward, which is more likely.)

    Can I just say, having lost two babies previously, that you should celebrate and anticipate and love your baby as MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN, no matter how small? After my first baby, Solomon, was still born, I was so tentative and afraid to love or anticipate my second baby because I didn’t want my heart to be broken again. And I wish with all my heart that I hadn’t held back so much. I was 11 weeks along and I hadn’t even told my family or church yet. It was just as sad (or more) than if I had been all of a flutter about it.

    So please don’t be afraid to get excited! Love given is never wasted! I’ll keep you in my prayers!

  41. Eeek! Ok, I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for too long. I’ve been thinking about you so much but haven’t had the chance to come online and see how things are going. I’m so excited for you! Congratulations!!!
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