Saturday, December 27, 2008

Belated Christmas Wishes and Early News for the New Year

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I'm quite late in my greetings, but I'm afraid it's the way things have gone this year. None of the cards got written let alone sent. Presents are still to be wrapped and I never finished decorating the tree. Dh and I had a very quiet Christmas at home. We drove two towns over where we knew we could buy a roast chicken and Wayne managed to coax our sad little oven into roasting some very yummy vegetables. I made chocolate balls and Wayne ordered a Japanese Christmas cake, which is really a strawberry shortcake. We snuggled in to avoid the freezing weather outside and watched a few Christmas DVDs. It was lovely, but I am really looking forward to spending it with family and friends next year.

So, onto the news..... well, I wasn't the best at keeping it totally secret, but you can pretend to be surprised if you like...

I'm going to have one of these!



That's right, I'm pregnant! I'm with child. I'm knocked up, up the duff. I've got a bun in the oven. I'm in a family way. I'm "carrying developing offspring within the body". I'm expecting. I'm gestating. I'm preggers. I'm prenatal.

I'm also over the moon and very excited.

I'm now 3 months along. I had an ultrasound yesterday and the baby is growing well. Dh has nicknamed the baby "Skippy" as it has been an active little tyke during the scans. Morning or rather all-the-darn-day-and-night-long sickness is still hanging around but I'm hoping that will ease off soon. I'm still very tired, but as I'm on holidays, it's been a perfect excuse to stay snuggled in bed on these cold days. I can't tell you just how many breakfasts, lunches and dinners in bed dh has brought me. He's such a lovely boy and is very excited by it all as well.
I hope everyone is having as blessed a holiday season as we are!

50 comments:

Fuji Mama said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been eagerly looking forward to this post! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa [strickerin] said...

Oh I was hoping that was why you have been a little quiet.

CONGRATULATIONS. What fantastic news. Little one to be born in Australia when your time in Japan is up?

Orchid64 said...

Congratulations! ...though I have to admit this cat already gotten out of the bag because of RSS feeds. You posted something awhile back with a hint, then withdrew the post (probably figuring quite rightly that it'd give up the secret). The post got into the feeds and subscribers saw it even after you deleted it. So, I knew after that post, but didn't comment earlier because I didn't want to spoil your secret.

I hope you stay healthy throughout, and wish you and the baby well. :-)

Songy said...

Hope all goes well for you.
Congrats. That's great news. :)

Sasparilla Sue said...

Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations!!! How's that for a Christmas Gift?! I know it was at the top of your list! Merry Christmas!

Ayala Levinger said...

Congratulation! how exciting!

Lauren said...

Congratulations!!!! How wonderful! I'm so excited for you! Enjoy the next 7 months :-) I look forward to hearing all about it

Sue Flewell-Smith said...

What wonderful news, congratulations to you both!! Had hoped that was why you were quiet, and not anything else. Looking forward to further news..

Lulu said...

Oh wow! Congratulations!!! Very exciting.

Best of luck with everything.

CurlyPops said...

Such fantastic news...and perfect timing to come home too. Congratulations and have a wonderful new year (as I'm sure you will)!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations Melanie - so excited for you both!! Hoping you start to feel a bit brighter soon - wishing you lots of joy in 2009!!

malinda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

K and S said...

that is wonderful! Congratulations!!

thornberry said...

I am so thrilled for you! Congratulations - I know that this is something you have been longing for. Becoming a parent is an amazing thing. Enjoy the process (when you're not being sick...)

edward and lilly said...

AWWWWWW... Congratulations! This is such wonderful news, I'm looking forward to baby updates in the new year :)

Clare Imazawa said...

Melanie
What wonderful news! Congratulations!
All the very best
Clare

Serena said...

Congratulations Melanie, that's wonderful news... I'm so excited for you...

Nikki said...

Hooray!!! I'm so happy for you. It really is an amazing (if a little exhausting and nausea-inducing) thing. Enjoy the journey!

Jenny said...

That is just the best Christmas present you both could ever wish for! How excited I am for you Melanie and your hubby too! Enjoy every moment and keep well and warm. Congratulations!

Lilli boo said...

Ah Ha! Congratulations..That is terrific news!!! Always exciting to hear such wonderful news especially when it has been so keenly anticipated!... Enjoy the journey Melanie and we look forward to hearing more of this beautiful journey you and Wayne are embarking on....

Michelle said...

I figured that was what was going on, but I'll act all surprised anyway!

So very excited for you both! I know how much you wanted a bebe. Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes really well!

Tinniegirl said...

Congratulations Melanie. That is such wonderful news to read today.

forsythia said...

WOWZA! Congratulations!

Leni and Rose said...

Fantastic news!!!!!!!! A massive congratulations to you and dh, how absolutely fabulous!!!

Little Munchkins said...

Congratulations Melanie! I know you mentioned you would like to start a family soon so this is fantastic news.

P/S : Don't forget to stock up on those cute Japanese clothes book for baby before you come back.

Amber said...

Congratulations honey! I'm so excited for you. *big warm hugs*

rupr said...

Congratulations, Melanie. I wish you and your baby everything best.

Yuka said...

Congratulations!! This is wonderful news. Please,be sure to take good care of yourself.

muralimanohar said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO HAPPY for you!!!!!!! How EXCITING!!!!! :D :D

Kate said...

Omedetoo gozaimasu!
That's such brilliant news, Melanie! Just in time for the move back to Oz?
Huge congratulations!

little red hen said...

oh I left a comment before or rather I thought I did! Congratulations was pretty much the essence of it, and to try sea sickness bands that you wear around your wrists they press on an acupressure point, it didn't completely stop my morning sickness but it certainly took the worst of it away so I could function throughout the day. I hope yours goes soon!

Dorothy said...

Congratulations Melanie.
I'm very happy for you and your husband.

Cindy said...

That's wonderful news. The best to you and your husband.

Hila said...

oh, I nearly jumped off my seat in excitement! Can I be completely immature and say YAY!! Congratulations! I will be keeping your precious bub in my thoughts.
Happy new year :)

Jess said...

I knew it!! Congrats! It's gonna be a wild ride!!

one little acorn said...

Fabulous news! Congratulations! How exciting for you both... hope you are starting to feel better.

Bec said...

Weeeeee Heeeeeeeee!!!!! Congratulations! I'm so very very happy for you :) I am currently on holidays in Melbourne and on limited internet access, so have only just read your news, and what a great way to start off the day, reading such happy news. Hope you are feeling well and having a nice relaxing time over the Christmas/New Year period. XXX Bec

billywest said...

Congratulations! Take care and keep us updated.

Happy New Year!

handmaiden said...

melanie,
that's great news..I know how much this means to you and perfect timing coming home

Chris (i-cjw.com) said...

Congratulations, that's great news!

cindy said...

Congratulations and looking forward to all the joy and happiness the new year will bring you.

Semsavblanc said...

Congratulations and well done!! The timing's perfect, isn't it? I was worried about how sad it would be for you, leaving Japan. A baby!! Now you have reason to celebrate.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That's the loveliest news. Congratulations (and get lots of rest!).

Suzi said...

Congratulations!!

I'm so pleased to hear your news! :-)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Thank you so much everyone! We're feeling so blessed right now and all the kind words and congratulations add to that! I'm slowing getting around to reply, or drop into blogs I should get there soon.

Love Melanie

Amy said...

I just wanted to pop in & let you know how happy I am to hear your news! (A slightly belated) congratulations!! Such exciting news to start the new year x.

Christie said...

Oh Melanie, big, BIG congrats!

Hope you are getting lots of rest & start to feel better soon.

Such wonderful news, what a great year 2009 will be for you!

flossy-p said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

OMG! That's brilliant! Congratulations!

I'm SO happy for you :D

Sorry to be so late to this news, but I'm still just as excited! OMG that's such lovely news!!!!!!

YAY!

Contamination said...

Awesome!

We might be having No2 coming along. So well done to you!

peitseoga said...

Congratulations!! i haven't checked on you for so long!! (baby in october, you'll know what i mean soon!!)

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