Sunday, March 15, 2009


Wow! So much has been going on recently that I've really been neglecting my blog. Sadly, I don't think that will change anytime soon since things don't really seem like they will slow for a while.

I've gotten a lot of questions about the big announcement. The hubs and I are expecting our first child sometime around 9/28. We don't know the gender of the baby yet but we do hope to find out when it is time. I am now in the 12th week and feeling pretty good. I had about three weeks of morning (er, all day) sickness but thankfully, that seems to be gone. I still get pretty tired and when I can, I take a nap at lunchtime. If I get in a good 30-40 minutes of sleep, it really makes a huge difference for the rest of my day. I'm getting a tummy pooch but don't really think I am 'showing' yet. Though, my body is definitely changing (especially the girls). We are obviously super thrilled about the baby and just hoping for a happy healthy bundle in just a few months.

My sister is still moving out to live with us and should be here in late July. She's a great girl and I am so happy she'll be around when the baby is born though I've told her many times that we don't expect her to be a baby slave. It will be so nice to have some of my family nearby since all the rest live 1500 miles away. The hubs family is close by and I know they will be a huge help. I really do have the best inlaws.

We are in the house hunting process though I probably won't talk about it much online until the deal is done. I am preparing myself for a long and stressful journey so I don't get too disappointed when we don't get the first thing we love. Our agent warned us that the market now is tricky and patience is key. However, it is hard to have patience when I need a place for my kid to sleep in just a few months!

Anyway, we have some big changes afoot for 2009 and they are all good things. I'll try to keep you all posted with updates and if you have any questions, post 'em and I'll do my best to answer.

Hope you guys have a great week!


Kat Graz said...

Rachel- Congrats on all the great news!!! it's crazy how fast things change. I am due just before you on 9-12-09.

Laura P. said...

Congrats! H&H rest of your 9 months! : )

Julie said...

Congrats on your pregnancy and on house hunting! I hope that all goes well and can't wait to hear if you're having a boy or girl. :)

Tessa said...

Hey sweetie! I'm so glad to hear that you're still feeling well. Can't wait to see your "pooch" in person! I am praying for the 3 weeks of morning (ya right) sickness you had.

Good luck on the house hunting! Good things happen to good people so I'm sure you will find something you love, that will be perfect for your family!

Alanna said...

I am so excited for you guys!!! I know what you mean about not posting about the home buying process. I have been wanting to keep it on the down low - once we close escrow, I will share my news with the world, but for now, I don't want to jinx anything! I know you guys will find the perfect place though. Everything has really been falling into place for us, and I'm sure it will for you, too!

And I absolutely can't wait for BB to arrive. So exciting!!!!

zebe912 said...

Yea on everything. You're right about house buying, but when it goes right its awesome. I do hope I'll be able to come visit in the fall once the CA Jknottie Jrs are all born.