Friday, March 7, 2008

Desta, You Got Some Splainin' To Do!

A few people have noticed the new poll and widget adorning the side of our blog. Funny story. I'm pregnant. Ok, so maybe it's not that funny, but, still, it's pretty cool. I'd just like you all to know how lucky you are that we are moving because if we weren't I'd still be keeping this a secret and lying through my teeth to all of you. I'm sorry if anyone felt out of the loop, but don't feel bad. Outside immediate family I only told two people (and that was to keep my head from exploding). I just couldn't bear the thought of moving away from all of our friends here without them knowing. Otherwise I would have held out on you until 20 weeks and one day. And you know I'm just stubborn enough to do it, and skinny enough to get away with it. I've already kept things under wraps for nearly a month (although I've suspected since the end of January). I also couldn't pass up an opportunity to put another poll up. I'm all about maximizing the capabilities of the blog, dontcha know.

So mark your calendars for October 3rd, if things go according to plan (which they better if this kid knows what's good for him, or her).

For all you women wondering how I got nearly 10 weeks into my pregnancy without knowing I was pregnant, there is a quick explanation: I have the easiest pregnancies in the world. The thing that finally tipped me off and made me go out and buy a test was I started waking up at 5 am to go to the bathroom, and if I coughed while I was laying down I got a really sharp cramp in my abdomen. Those are my definitive signs of pregnancy. You are all allowed to be extremely jealous. Just know that I plan on using my powers for good and having as many children as we can stand. And then probably one or two more, just for good measure.

I may or may not get around to Flashback Friday today. If I don't then it will be absent from this blog for a while, as I'm planning on packing all that stuff up tomorrow. So we'll see if Zoe (and my rigorous schedule) let me get it done. Zoe has at least two teeth coming in and has been making life miserable for everyone. Well, me. Between not eating, not sleeping very well, and the general grumpiness that accompanies teething, we have not been on the best of terms lately. Although when I've got her doped up on Tylenol she can be pretty fun. Still a little too whiney, but definitely more fun.

15 comments:

Fern said...

So, I'm torn by two major emotions right now... Excitement for you, and complete unabandoned jealousy!
Congratulations! These next 8 (plus or minus) months are going to go so slowly... I'm already ecstatic to meet the new nuggler!

Christian & Erin said...

Love it love it love it! Here's to a whole football team worth of Gillices!

Deneal said...

YAY! Hooray for increasing the nuggle population!

Alexis said...

Wow Desta...that is great!!! Congrats!! Are you driving up to Boise for Andrea's wedding? Just thought I would ask. Congrats again.

Kiki said...

Okay, you've bought a house, you're having a kid- what else are you not telling us? jk. Congratulations! and don't get too stressed out!!!

The Mattson's said...

Congrats Desta! I'm so happy for you guys and so jealous that you are moving up in the world and we are still stuck here for who knows how long!

Amy said...

Congratulations!! Sweet. Does this mean you'll have 2 in diapers? (that is my personal definition of hell)

Kayla said...

That's really exciting news! Man, your lives are so exciting right now! New house, new kid... If you need anything, let me know! I can't believe you're moving still. And I am very green with envy that your pregnancies go so easily!

Cathy Jo Gillice RN, CLNC said...

I personally would love if you had another little girl, but I also want the Gillice name to continue on, therefore a boy would also be great. Boys can be so great. James was a very easy baby, he seldom cried and then only for a good reason, like hunger or wet. He was really obedient, but that was probably because he was scared to death of his very strict parents (especially daddy). I would love to have an Owen Gillice (what middle name?) in the family.
But before you can have this second child I need to come get to know the first one...Zoe.
I feel like I do know her because of this blog. But I haven't seen her for almost a year now. Can you believe it has been one year since Uncle John died? I still miss him being around for family dinners and activities. It seems strange for him to be gone. Anyway, that is the last time I saw Zoe. And I don't think that I even got to hold her on that trip. I plan to make up for my neglect in the near future.
I love the sound of you guys having as many as you can stand, plus a couple more. You are great parents, and I always think that great parents should have lots of kids! (James, remember the Covello's? They were great parents, and they had 9 kids). Do you think you can beat that?
Desta, I am so glad that your pregnancies are so good. That will come in handy with lots of pregnancies. Hope to see you all soon. Love Grandma Cathy

Melissa and Will said...

Yeah I'm so excited for you!!! So glad the pregnancies are so easy. . have fun and good luck moving!

kelly southwell said...

I thought I'd missed a post announcing your good news! but when I checked there was no word about it...just the poll. then I thought it was a joke. You are tricky! congratulations!!! I can't wait to see your newest addition, you guys are sure to make a family full of adorable little ones!

You are one of the luckiest women I know to have such easy pregnancies! enjoy it!

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Kimberly said...

Congratsss! You're due just under a month after me :). So far I haven't had any bad sickness days, just some nausea that has pretty much done away :). Of course, the difference between me and you is that I will be huge by the time my baby comes, and I'm sure you will have a tiny bump. :P

Jason, Alyson, Kaci and Brynley said...

Congrats Desta! How exciting...hope your pregnancy goes well like the first one! Good luck with moving...enjoy your new place it looks like a great place to live!

Zim Family said...

Congrats guys!! Two babies are so much fun! You're gonna love it.