Thursday, January 14, 2010

I've waited and waited...

...but it's finally time to share a secret with you, my lovely blog readers. I've been keeping something from you all for over 3 months now. What is it? Let's think back over some of the subtle hints I've been leaving. I told you at the beginning of December that I was taking a brief break from the blog for a while - there was a reason for it. As I mentioned in my last post, I've also taken a recipe hiatus - yep, there was a reason for that too. You see, that little trip Wes and I took back in November had a little more significance than just our Christmas gift to one another, it was a chance for me to reveal my little secret with Wes.

As we dined at the very special Alinea, I gave Wes a card. Not just any card, an invitation. He took it very suspiciously and kept asking what it was. He opened it and it said "You're Invited" on the front. He looked curiously at me. The inside was like a typical invitation with the "who, when, where, time" details. It read something like this:

Where: Central Baptist Hospital

When: July 10, 2010

Time: TBA

For a moment, he sat paralyzed. He said, "Is this what I think it is?"

"Yes!" I said.

He apologized for not saying anything but said he was shocked and surprised. I completely understood and our server broke the silence by asking something about our dinner. There was a permanent smile on both of our faces the rest of the night. Our dinner would have been special without the news but it was made even sweeter with the news of our newest peapod!

I had kept this a secret for about 5 days and those were the longest 5 days of my life! I wanted to do something special to deliver the news though. It was worth it to see the look on his face and then share in the excitement over a super special dinner.

Oh and to decipher the hints, the break was because I was super exhausted all the time and typically went to bed by 8:30! The recipe hiatus was because I was (and still am) nauseous pretty much all day. I have no trouble eating but preparing the food isn't always fun. I'm glad to report that both of those issues have subsided substantially in the last couple of days.

More stories to come about how Colin is handling all of this and the pregnancy itself. By the way, my due date is still in question but it's either July 6th or 12th. We find out the gender next month!

Phew, it feels much better to get that off my chest and share my secret with all of you. I apologize to those of you who are reading the news here for the first time and that I haven't had a chance to tell you in person. I've tried to contact some of you but everyone is busy and I hope you'll accept my apologies for not telling you in person.


  1. Congratulations Danielle! I'm glad you're feeling better. Being a mom to two kids is tiring, but sooo worth it! You will love it. Can't wait to find out what you are having!

  2. I knew it after your last post! Congratulations - I am so happy for all of you. Hope you start feeling better soon.

  3. Congrats! Happy and healthy 9 months to you and the little one!

  4. Oh my gosh!
    Congrats :) :) :)


    And such a cute way to tell your husband!

  5. Wow! I can't believe you've kept it a secret this long!! That would never have happened in our house. Congratulations!

  6. i'm thrilled for !you! that is so exciting! we have been contemplating trying for another!

    hey, i meant to leave you a comment in regards to your post about photoshop elements. i have a great book by scott kelby that is a tutorial....check it out on amazon. i ordered it from there, and mistakingly put 2 in my shopping cart instead of 1. would you be interested? if so, email me for more info.

  7. Congrats!!! I had an idea this might be the case, but you never know : ) I'm so excited for you!! Once I get this cast off, I'll have to come visit with you and treat you to an afternoon of baby-sitting!!

  8. Congrats! Very cute blog. I just started my new blog a few months ago.

  9. Congrats!!! How exciting - I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months!

  10. Congrats, I must have missed this post and was reading a newer one and realized that you were expecting! Hope you're feeling well!

    And ps -- I promise to email you about your photoshop questions soon!

  11. I don't know how I missed this post... and then I just read your post about how Colin was handling becoming a big brother and I was like -WHAT! CONGRATULAIONS! How exciting to be growing your cute little family! Also, thanks for the congrats on finally selling my house, it is such a relief. I went straight to Ramsey's and got a piece of butterscotch pie (so delish) after the closing!

    I'm so excited for you and to read about your pregnancy journey!

  12. I knew it!!!! I was right! I just KNEW when you took a hiatus!

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!!!

    You have so much more restraint than me. There was no way I could ever wait 5 hours, let alone 5 days!