04 May 2011

Mother's Days Past

Two years ago on Mother's Day, we both called our moms and said, "Hi Grandma!" which, all in all, was rather a shock for them (though rather a hoot for us).

Last year, we muddled through, because we were still muddling even though the girl was 4 months old. I was going back to work in a week or so and didn't feel like celebrating. Our lives felt tenuous, like we were holding on by a hair and too much happiness might cause us to lose our balance.

This year, BabyCenter.com informs me that 8 weeks of baby is about the size of a kidney bean and we will be parents all over again before the end of the year. I imagine a boy this time, blonde (of course) and brawny, even as a tyke. Or maybe another girl, and my daughter will know the sweetness of having a sister (a sweetness her mother has never known).



17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

woohoo...congratulations!

Christine said...

congratulations, again.

terri said...

oh sarah,

i know i've been silent lately, but i just had to let you know how happy i am for you. i'm praying for a sweet and restful space for you to carry this new life.

Cindy said...

what precious mother's day surprises!!!!

So fun to read your words today and share a little in baby joy!

LauraX said...

congratulations...how exciting!

Joybird said...

YAY!!! Blessings on your lil' kidney bean.

Old Ollie said...

ah a great moment - welcome kidney bean

life or something like it said...

congrats! excited for the new life in you :)

kirsten said...

So excited for you, friend!! Welcome, Baby #2!!

kirsten said...

CONGRATS!!
Wahoo!! Welcome, Baby #2.

Sarah Louise Upjohn said...

Hooray!

Kati patrianoceu said...

What a great mother's day story!! I know that that made their best-mothers-day-gift-ever prize, for them and their friends! Congratulations to you too :)

christianne said...

HOORAY!!!

Just now read this post and broke out in a huge smile for you.

Something was telling me deep down inside that you might be pregnant. Hmm. Interesting, that intuition. :)

Look forward to journeying with you into this new life in your lives.

xoxo,
Christianne

Heather said...

Wahoo! Congrats!

emily wierenga said...

oh wow! sarah, sweet sarah--so very thrilled for you :) what a fortunate child that is coming into your life...

Sharon Wang said...

Congratulations!!!! I love how you broke the news to the grandparents! I saw a commercial a long time ago about a woman getting her husband a father's day gift and that was her way of breaking the news to him that she was pregnant. I loved that idea, but never would be able to keep such a secret from MJ for very long!

Misty said...

LOVE.IT!! again, so happy for you. there i was thinking i'd be in labor on mother's day and there you were about to announce mother-news all over again. sigh.... so fun!!!
and oh my blonde winter boy.... i sometimes secretly call him JV even tho his initials are nothing such, b/cs he's my joie de vivre baby... all blonde and blue and while not brawny, all boy. he's a delight--i might wish one of them on you. or.... to invite you into my secret world of sister love: to carry a sister's love in your heart is something indescribable so i might wish one of those on you, too.
simply perfect. He is so good!!