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August 2, 2011

1. Wow. I have taken an uncharacteristically long and unplanned break from posting.

2. Big things have been happening. And they’re good ones, mostly!

3. The first is that I’ve been away on vacation, staying on a lake and staying on an organic farm, with nearly no connectivity. In case you’re wondering, this is the right thing to do, and I should do it more. We all should. No wonder organic animals are so pleased and doe-eyed and happy, even right on the eve of slaughter: they have no web connectivity.

4. The second is that I’ve been working hard on a project, one which has been taking nearly everything I’ve got, it seems, and that project is, DRUMROLL, that I am making a baby in my stomach!

Anatomists, hold your tongues. Uterus. Wherever. Sigh.

So! The multi-faceted excellent news is that  I’m about 14 weeks along in a new pregnancy, and that it seems to be going well, at least in there, and that, my goodness, another baby will come to live here! It’s crazy and exciting to imagine. Who will it be? Henryish? Completely different? A boy? A girl?

Another facet, one of less shining brilliance, is that pregnancy wallops me in many ways.

Now that I am going public with the news, I’ll be posting later today or tomorrow about how pregnancy robs me of energy, dignity, and the ability to keep my esophageal flaps closed, but wanted to share the good news first.

This week’s vocabulary word: lanugo.

Hooray!

 

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. Catherine N. permalink
    August 2, 2011 7:29 am

    Yay! Congrats!

  2. susan permalink
    August 2, 2011 8:03 am

    Congratulations!!!

  3. Andrea Cohen permalink
    August 2, 2011 9:37 am

    How wonderful! Congratulations!

  4. Michelle permalink
    August 2, 2011 11:50 am

    Big news indeed! Go stomach! That’s where all the good stuff is.

  5. Beth m permalink
    August 2, 2011 12:02 pm

    Hey great news Meredith! Wish I could send you a massage therapist, cleaning person and a nanny.

  6. Alana permalink
    August 2, 2011 12:14 pm

    Amazing! Big congrats!!

  7. Karen permalink
    August 2, 2011 12:45 pm

    Meredith, this is terrific news. So happy for all three of you!! Henry is going to be an amazing big brother. And good for you for missing the whole being-pregnant-in-summer thing. Well played.

    Don’t envy you the being-pregnant part, but I (and others, no doubt) will be waiting with bated breath and much empathy to hear you describe the indignities as well as the joys of the next few months.

    As we say in Japan: gambatte!

  8. Heather permalink
    August 2, 2011 2:49 pm

    Oh, lead! Like what you start off with. I thought this was going to be a post about old paint. 🙂

  9. Judy permalink
    August 2, 2011 3:58 pm

    Dear Meredith,

    Such wonderful news! I’m so excited for you, Matthew and, of course, little Henry. I can’t wait to read your blogs in the months to come regarding the new little one and all your happy family experiences.

    Love, Aunt Judy

  10. samantha sinclair permalink
    August 2, 2011 4:21 pm

    Hi Mere….
    Congrats!!! I am so excited for you guys. Can’t wait to see you. 🙂

  11. BONNIE MCCARTHY permalink
    August 3, 2011 7:38 am

    BOB AND NANCY, GREAT NEWS, ANOTHER LITTLE GRANDCHILD. YOU ALL NEEDED SOME HAPPY NEWS. SEND MERIDITH OUR BEST. BILL AND I ARE TRULY HAPPY FOR YOUR FOR ALL OF YOU. LOVE BONNIE AND BILL

  12. Jen permalink
    August 3, 2011 10:00 am

    Congrats, Mere! Four people families are fun : )

  13. jennifer permalink
    August 3, 2011 12:19 pm

    Lanugo indeed! Hopefully your wee one won’t be born quite as hairy as Zoie was! She had seriously hairy ears and a hairy wolfman butt when she was born! Congrats!!

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