Sunday, May 21, 2006

harder to write than I thought it would be

How many tests would it take for you to believe it?












For me, it took all those tests, plus a few more, boobs that were killing me, and a whole lot of nausea.

In the end, it wasn't until I saw this:





That I actually believed it.






170 beautiful beats per minute.

It is still early, I'm only 9 weeks along, but I couldn't keep something this big a secret any longer. I wish I knew the words to tell you how happy I am, how blessed I feel, and how badly I hope this little blob sticks.

Thank you for being so patient with my negligent blogging. I've learned that it is impossible to blog when you can't blog about the one thing that consumes you.

58 comments:

liz said...

WAAAAHHHHHHHHH-HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Congratulations!

Mazel tov!

YIPPPPPEEEEEEE!

I am so happy for you!

liz said...

I'm so excited I'm posting twice.

Doing a little dance for you.

Piece of Work said...

YAYYY!!! CONgratulations, HL!!! What a wonderful trip you're embarking on!

Luscious Lumpkin said...

CONGRATS!

I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and loved that you are a successful latina lawyer from the bay area - basically what i hope to become ;)

But again - congratulations!!

Lucy said...

congratulations! :)

Gawdessness said...

How utterly lovely!
I am sending the very best and warmest thoughts I can!

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

:-)

Pink Cupcake said...

Woooooooooo hoooooooooooooo! That's such fantastic news, HL. I'm so thrilled for you and Josh.

Sending tons of virtual hugs. :)

Maribeth said...

I wondered why we hadn't heard from you in a while! Now we know! You've had your head in the toilet! LOL!!!
Congratulations my dear!!!!

nancy said...

Wonderful!
Wonderful!
Wonderful!

Just absolutely wonderful!

Nancy said...

Wow! That's a lot of sticks in that first pic! :-)

Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!!!!

donna said...

YEA!!!! congratulations! I can't believe you peed on that many sticks. but I can't talk because I did two in a row.

So excited for you!

mama_tulip said...

YAHOO!!!!!!

Congratulations!

ccw said...

Congratulations!!!!

So glad you finally posted, I was going crazy waiting for you to make the announcement.

I'm so excited for you and your family. Yeah!!

Ninotchka said...

OMG look at all of those tests!

I second ccw's sentiments. I couldn't wait for you to post.

This is just wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I can't wait to meet HW Jr.

LOL

Much love to you, my friend!

Chris said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Are you sure you took enough tests? LOL

love ya!

Jess said...

Congratulations!

Honestly, I've had my suspicions about this for a while (I am VERY good at reading between the lines), and was waiting for the announcement!

Yay!

Girl said...

Smiles. Congrats. Prayers.

Jill said...

Congratulations!!!

Chatty Cricket said...

one word: HURRAH!!!!

PJ said...

Oh my Gosh! coming out of lurkdom to say congrats!

KathyR said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!

Christmas baby?

Dawn said...

What fabulous news!!

z said...

YIPPEE!!!!! Congratulations to you and Josh!!

Phantom Scribbler said...

You know that we're over the moon with happiness for you!

I hope you're feeling a little better this week!

Suzanne said...

Oh, HL! I am SO happy for you! Congratulations!

Ellen said...

Fabulous. And fabulous pee-on-a-stick picture....

Shelly said...

Congratulations!!!!!

At my husband's insistence, I peed on a stick every day for a week until he finally believed it was true. So not only do I understand, even though I'm 22 weeks along now, I kept all those pee sticks to prove it!

Here's hoping the nausea bus doesn't run you over!

luckybuzz said...

Congratulations!

Karen said...

What wonderful news! A thousand congrats to you and your husband. You have a thrilling time ahead of you, I hope you enjoy every minute.

Kristin said...

WOW! This makes two of my internet friends who just discovered they're pregnant! I must be good luck. ;)

That's hilarious that you took so many tests. I'm sure I would do the same.

Congratulations a million times over! I can't wait for this winter!

(by the way, if you've never seen it The Baby Name Wizard is the coolest thing in the world)

peripateticpolarbear said...

Oh. Oh. Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!!
YAY for you!
I hope for a sticky bean for you too!
S

Jessica said...

SOOOOO happy for you, dear!

P.S. - By the way, when you called back the other day I was in the shower. Just got back a couple of hours ago - loved Boston. Hope to return soon to meet you!

susan said...

how wonderful!!!!!!! I've been hoping to read a post like this from you. I hope good health prevails all around!

jen said...

OH MY GOD! Congratulations!! Very happy for you two (I can't believe I just got around to seeing this! feel like complete jerk~)

KLee said...

Yay! How cool is that! I'm so glad for you and Josh both!

You know, they tell you that your life will change, and you think you know what they're talking about, but you have no clue.

Being a parent is amazing beyond compare. Congratulations, Mommy! (And Daddy, and Furry Uncles Tango and Murray!)

Geggie said...

Awesome! Congrats!

Laura said...

Late to the party, but congratulations!

jo(e) said...

Oh, wow, I am just catching up on my blog reading and so I just found out now.

CONGRATULATIONS!

I can still remember that feeling -- it's so wonderful and scary and thrilling and overwhelming. I am so happy for you.

Colleen said...

Congratulations!

wordnerd said...

WOW! SUCH A GOOD REASON for not blogging right now!

So happy for you, seriously, I am smiling from ear to ear.

Congrats to the the whole family.

Angie said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Congrats to you both!!!!! This is soooooooooooooooooo exciting!!!!!

(See how very behind I am these days?)

Joke said...

AWESOME-and-a-half!

-J.

Robin said...

I am just catching up with my blog reading!
CONGRATULATIONS!!
I loved being pregnant!! Enjoy this wonderful experience.

purple_kangaroo said...

Wooohoo! I'm so excited. Hooray, hooray, hooray! Can you see me dancing?

Mykal said...

Congratulations! Fantastic news!

Casey said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!

will smama said...

AWE. SOME.

Enjoy the moment and congratulations.

Kris said...

Aaaah!!! Congrats! Woo hoo!

Uccellina said...

Congratulations!

Elizabeth said...

YAY! Congratulations! With all of my kids it was the painful boobs that tipped me off. It goes away, or at least it did for me. That ultrasound photo is soooo sweet. Look at the little smooshy baby!

Sol said...

OMG, I can't believe I missed this awesome news!!!! I feel really bad that it has taken me so long to send you my heartfelt congratulations to you and Josh!

Scrivener said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Bethiclaus said...

YAY! Alliclaus can't wait to play with your little one!

Brooke said...

Wonderful news! Don't hold back, tell us everything... :)

amygeekgrl said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!

I'm so late in responding, but CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) I was wondering if we'd hear an announcement like this from you one of these days. I'm sooo happy for you guys.

Hugs. :)

Honey Bunny said...

OMG! i'm embarassingly late to say congrats, but CONGRATS!! YAY!