Coming Next Spring

We do have some big news, although it is actually less than an inch long right now. We are expecting a baby either the end of May or early June 2008. Thanks to Dana Lee’s comment about being “knocked up” thought we should make it formal. We are only 10 weeks along, so it is still pretty early, but we hope things continue well. I have been much more sick than I was with Colin. I do not throw up, but I think about how maybe throwing up would make me feel better a lot of the time. I feel most sick in the afternoon and evening. Blah, blah, blah. I hope it gets better soon.

Brian has asked me to please gestate the baby for 12 months instead of 9, as he would like a little more time to get ready for the baby. Especially close to 40 weeks, I think I will be ready to have the baby out and not in. This addition to our family did happen a little quicker than we anticipated, but he/she will be a welcome addition.

We have been telling Colin there is a baby in Mommy’s tummy and pointing, but this just makes him point to the baby in his tummy. He loves babies and kids, so we think he will enjoy the future role of big brother.

As for the baby, we are happy that by week 10, the baby’s tail is nearly gone and the little tiny thing look more human than alien. When we were expecting Colin, we read some great info about how if the baby kept growing at the rate it is growing in-utero, the child would be as large as the sun in early childhood. (We need to verify the info, but pretty amazing.) From weeks 10-20, the baby grows from less than an inch to about 8 inches.

So I am feeling somewhat ok about a new baby since we have the Phil and Ted wonder stroller. We currently use the stroller everyday in the single position with Colin, but once the baby comes, the stroller magically transforms into a double stroller. This stroller became my obsession when we were in Israel where everyone in Tel Aviv had very fancy strollers (like $1,000 strollers). Our friend Amberly who also taught us to breathe fire introduced us to the Phil and Ted. I consulted her via email and started watching the stroller on ebay. I made a totally low ball bid one night, and woke up the winner of a new stroller! It really is the best stroller if you are looking for a jogging stroller and plan to have a couple of kids. It is a great stroller even if you do not jog, very maneuverable, folds easily, great design. I really want to work for Phil and Teds.

Look at all the stroller does!



10 Comments:

  1. DanaLee said...
    Shoot! I am really sorry I wasn't even thinking about it being a secret still. Does it help that I mentioned you are smoking hot? :)
    stuckihouse said...
    No problem Danal, just funny. And first trimester has turned into a good diet plan I guess. Just find something that makes you feel sick all the time and the appetite goes away. Maybe you should look into getting a tape worm if there are no sexy bald men handy.
    stuckihouse said...
    And I forgot that the Phil and Teds also works with an infant car seat AND it is great for tall parents. (There are two handle bar positions). The greatness goes on and on.
    april said...
    wish i had a bill and ted's for mine, but i'm past the double stroller buying days.

    CONGRATS, AGIAN!! i told lara today since it's official and she was excited for ya. i've also been weeding through my clothes again (since it's just barely gotten cold enough here to start taking out the fall/winter clothes). i'm saving some cute outfits for you in case it's a girl.
    singin'mama said...
    Wow! Congratulations you guys! We hope everything goes well. You look great!
    andi said...
    NOOOO!!! STROLLER ENVY IS CONSUMING MY VERY SOUL. WHAT A WORLD, WHAT A WORLD. I'M MELTING. Do you think Marco would have another kid just so I could get another stroller. ...I would let him name it.
    andi said...
    oh yeah. about that baby thing ... congrats.
    rusted sun said...
    Annie, Brian and Collin,
    Congratulations! We are so excited for you guys. I hope the morning/afternoon/evening sickness gets better.

    -Alisa
    Emily said...
    Ann, I've just been peeking around on your blog and it is so fun to catch up with you and your little family. Congratulations on your work in progress! And thanks so much for your e.mail. I will definitely have to check out that book (I think I may have already read it, but can't remember for sure if it was that same title.) Anyway, we'll have to keep up with each other via the blogosphere...and hopefully we'll get to see you guys if/when you're in dallas again. Love.
    Emily said...
    oh, and the whole reason i commented on this particular post is because I WANT that STROLLER! i saw someone pushing one at the fair just a few weeks ago and I was totally coveting it...so glad to know what it's called. I'll have to start monitoring EBay :)

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