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Friday, March 27, 2009

An Announcement...

As those of you that read my blog may know, I had a birthday last month. Several of you, asked in your comments, my age. Well, I turned 43 years old. I tell you that because 2 weeks ago today, I was called by my OB's office and told that my blood work indicated that I was PREGNANT! S.C.R.E.A.M.!!! I thought the nurse was going to tell me that I was starting menopause. Imagine my surprise. I haven't had a child in almost 10 years.

So, that explains why I haven't been feeling so swell. I hope that also tells you why I haven't been visiting or posting as much. I probably won't post as much as I once did, but I still hope to find time to visit. I never intended my blog to be about my family, although I include that from time to time. I started it more to be about my hobby (thrifting, home decorating, and antiquing). As you might imagine, after the shock wore off, we have had a lot to consider and for which to prepare...and not that long to do it! I'm due sometime in early to mid-September.

I hope you will understand, and still keep in touch, even though I may not be around quite as much as I once did. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers, we could use it! :O)

72 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Oh you little devil you...Girl I think this is wonderful news...and You can be sure I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers...May God embrace you on your new journey girl..Let's all have a Blog baby shower for you...hey I'll even have it at my blog for you...and just think of all the money I can spent ha ha!! Good luck dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Carolina Mama said...

Many Congratulations!! This is so exciting. We'll pray for you all and for you and baby to feel well. Will be happy to add it to Pray It Friday. :)

Wish Duke could pick it up tonight and beat Villanova.

Kris said...

Congratulations. What exciting news. I wish the best for you and will keep you in my prayers.

Have a happy day

Kris

imjacobsmom said...

How exciting! I really am happy for you! I know that this will be a change for you and your family but what a happy change it will be! Take care! I'll be looking forward to hearing from you in the future! ~ Robyn

justabeachkat said...

Well, what a wonderful surprise! Congratulations! This might be a surprise for you and your hubby, but not for our God. This is His plan. Enjoy! Please keep blogging.

Hugs!
Kat

tam said...

Congrats girlfriend!How exciting!That is a surprise alright-I can understand why you might be blogging less. Wishing you and your family all of the best,you will be remembered in my prayers-take good care of yourself and please keep us all posted!~Smiles~Tam

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my gosh Tar that is awesome news!

Did you know I'm also 43?
I can imagine you are surprised.
You know in Hollywood they are having babies at age 50even. It seems all women wait until they are over 40to have babies in that town. LOL!

My sister Michele (36) also just found out she is pregnant with number 2!
She is due October 23rd.
A complete shock and a blessing since it took them 4 years of fertility treatments to conceive baby Noah.
He's just 16 months old.
We are all still pinching ourselves in my family!

Something wonderful is in the air with new and unexpected babies it seems.

Keep us posted!
I am so thrilled for you.
~Melissa :)

The Muse said...

Oh WOW...I would be giddy with JOY :) :)
Thoughts and prayers...oh yes indeed!!!

mbkatc230 said...

Congratulations! Will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you and your family the best! Kathy

Bo said...

Hi Tar...you and your family are always in my prayers...and now I'll add "sweet baby #2"...I do hope you are feeling well...and anytime you have a chance to visit or blog, we'll be waiting...for sure keep us updated on your progress & the nursery plans & whatever else comes to mind...This is a very special year for you! Much love, Bo

carolinajewel said...

SO excited for you! My mother was born to my grandmother when she was in her mid 40's back in the 1920's. She went to the doctor and said she thought she was going through "the change" and didn't feel good. After the doctor examined her he said, "Well, you are in for a change, just not the one you thought!"
Congratulations! What a blessing and joy!!! :D Jewel PS. Go Heels!

Lori said...

Congrats!!!!! I would SCREAM if I were to get pregnant now! I understand the excitment and the worry! Good luck to you and your family!!! I guess these means you will not be going to the beach as much this summer??? Take care!

A. K. said...

Wow that is great news... Congrats and my best wishes to you...

duchess said...

OMGoodness!! What a blessing. Congrats to you & your family. It may seem like a stressful situation now but God has a plan for that little baby.
We'll definitely be praying for you and think of all the shopping you get to do to prepare for little one's arrival.

Terri and Bob said...

Like you, I was totally unprepared for this announcement... but is there something wrong with me that I want to jump up and down for joy for you??? I want you to feel well and have the best pregnancy ever!!

vintage at heart said...

Oh what wonderful news!!!! I am 43 also and my oldest and youngest are 15 years apart with two in between!!! I wish you a wonderful pregnancy and hope that you will feel better soon and enjoy this exciting time in your life!!!
Blessings!

Carol said...

I know you must have been so surprised to hear that you're expecting. Congratulations!! You have been blessed! Take care of yourself & please keep us posted from time to time!

Blessings,
Carol

Keetha said...

Honey chile, it must be something they put in that sweet tea down there!

funky bag freak said...

Oh my gosh Tar-a-lina! I can't imagine how surprised you were....I'd had a heart attack! I am so happy for you. You are in my prayers sweetie, I'll miss your posts terribly, but I completely understand. Take care of yourself and drop in when you can.

Hugs
Angi

Ashley's New Adventures said...

Oh My Friend!!! Congrats!!! I wish you the best pregnancy and will keep you and your family in my prayers. I will miss you dearly!! *tear*

Melissa Miller said...

HA! I wish.... but that is one loooong story.
You are completely blessed my friend.

Please keep us updated alot with news!
I'm really excited for you.
~Melissa ;)

Darlene said...

Oh how EXCITING!!!! What news!!! I will keep you in my prayers for a safe and wonderful pregnancy. I was 38 when I had Lexi (my one and only child) and I had a much easier pregnancy and quicker delivery than any of those younger gals. I do hope you will be able to update us and show us your bundle of joy when the day comes.♥

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

OH mY goodness girl ~!! (:)
Bless you for being strong and all that stuff.. I would have probably stood up on a chair with a long rope(:) hehe.. kidding.. ........
bless you and your precious family..

BLOGLAND~
Ya 202 posts is alot I agree .. fun isn't it..
our own little DIARY of sorts(:)
Can't wait to see the BB pics(:)hugs, Patty

Susan S. said...

Congratulations...what an unexpected but sweet surprise.

Picket said...

Congrats to you girl!!!!! Big surprises come in little packages! lol I am so happy for you and your family....I pray you have the easy time ever & that your sweet 'treasure' will bring you joy beyond your wildest imagination! Take care sweetie!

Raggedy Girl said...

Praying for you and what a wonderful surprise. I hope that you will still find time to post a few family photos.

Have A Fabulous Friday
from Roberta Ann--the Raggedy Girl

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Wow, big hugs and congratulations to you! What wonderful news!

Linda said...

Wow! What a surprise! This very thing seems to happen so often to women, and yet turns out to one of the grandest blessings. I'm sure that after the shock wears (or wore) off, you will be thrilled. God's blessings on you. Linda

santamaker said...

WT?...Tar! Well congrats to you ! Hope you're feeling better, girl. After the shock wears off, I'm sure you'll feel very excited. WOW.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

wow...yay...WOW...YAY...WOWOWOWOWOW

I know you're ARE in shock but this is SO EXCITING!!!!!

So...how's the rest of the family doing???

nancygrayce said...

Almost 17 years ago (I'm 56) I had a granddaughter....my friend who is a year old had a daughter! We laugh and I say I got the easiest end of that deal! I came over to visit from Kat's blog.

Actually, congratulations! This will be such a blessing!

The Kramer Angle said...

Congratulations my friend!

Wendy said...

Congratulations!

rebel said...

Oh My Goodness! What a surprise!
What a blessin' for you and your family. Hope you are able to give us updates.
Prayers and best wishes to you and your family.

Helen said...

Well, what I think is your blog title says it all ... how amazing! Please take care of yourself and tell us from time to time how you are doing. Ten years is a long time between pregnancies.

coco said...

Congratulations...what an exciting surprise! I am a year older than you...no chance that I am pregnant but it sure would be a better excuse for the extra 10 pounds I am carrying around! Enjoy this time to do whatever you want and please keep us posted on how things are going. Prayers to you and your family!

Stacey said...

I can't believe I missed this post...here I am on Friday night coming in late!

Congratulations! That is so amazing and wonderful. I'm very happy for you. ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm praying for ya'll! Has the shock worn off? Have you had any of the medical tests done, and do you have any results? Oh, I hope he/she arrives on my birth date! My extended family is having medical problems, so I am late getting here. laurie

jeanne said...

Well you knocked my socks off. Congratulations. Both of my grandmothers had babies in their 40's and I can tell you those babies were soooo loved. They both thought they were in menopause too. I am sure after the shock you are pleased and excited. I will hold you and your family in my prayers as you prepare to have your life turned upside down. BIG SMILE. I will pray that all goes well with your pregnancy. Please remember that your blogging friends love you and will be faithful as always. Are you kidding, we will be looking forward to your posts like crazy. When you feel up to posting, great. Otherwise do what all new pregnant mothers do. Sleep.

Happiness abounds...Love...Jeanne

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Leigh of said...

Congratulations!
God's little surprise present to you. I love that!
And you know what, you will have plenty of help from your other children.
Good luck. So happy for you. Keep in touch. Will be dropping by too.

niartist said...

WOWZA! Well CONGRATULATIONS! ;)

illahee said...

oh wow, congratulations! how exciting!!

Our really empty nest said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news! Sue

Penny said...

WOWEE, that is some good news girl. I know you were shocked something serious. Congrats!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
Hugs,
Penny

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Congratulations! You may not feel like being congratulated right now, but I have a bet this baby will steal your heart!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Congratulations! Hoping that all goes well with the pregnancy and the preparations for your new little precious arrival! :) ~big hugs, Rhonda

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

WOW! That's great news! I am so happy for you. You are such a sweetheart offering to give me Tootsies link. We are actually really good friends. I talked her into starting a blog. Yes, we do have a lot in common. LOL It's so funny that you noticed.
Hugs, Terrie

Smilingsal said...

A new baby; how wonderful!

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

HI Dear how are ya feeling? (:)
Well 43 isn't all tha old ..you will be a happy mommie(:)
..AND thank on my crafts I sure hope I sell some of them.. LOL hugs, Patty

xinex said...

OMG Tar! What a blessing! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so excited for you. You take good care of yourself and that little baby!...Christine

Dee said...

wow and be blessed and enjoy this time.

Heavenly Chic Interiors said...

"Sista" congratulations! I am sure it was a shock but just think of those little toes and cute little sounds you get to hear all over again. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. You as young as you want to be. Remember, you are as young as you want to be.

Elyse said...

Congrats on the baby! I will most definitely keep you in my thoughts. I just came across your blog, and I was so excited to find a fellow Tarheel!! I think it's hysterical that you're married to a Dookie (he must be reallllly upset about the NCAA tournament). What a wonderful blog you have! Can't wait to keep reading more!

Elizabeth G. said...

Woh, God bless you. I am happy for you! I kind of know what that is like and it is shocking but wonderful!

I am here visiting from The Feathered Nest. I saw your comment there and the UNC symbol and I had to stop by. We are transplants from NC, living in Utah. My husband graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996. I miss the place considerably.

Don't know where Lake Norman is, but it sounds like it would be pretty.

Take care and get rest!
Elizabeth

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Congratulations!! Wishing you all the best!

prof en retraite said...

Congratualtions, Penney! How exciting...even though unexpecteed...quite a blessing! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers...Have a good week...Debbie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Penny,
Girl, you know I'm all excited about your news! :-) Thanks for coming by to see my little ole lamp post! Glad Sweet Baby liked it, too! :-)

Michelle said...

What a birthday present!! Congratulations! :) My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Are you sure you like the green chair? Maybe it's just a phase like food cravings. LOL

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

HOLY CRAP!!!! That is so exciting!! I bet you just about fell.over. HA! Congratulations!!

Beth at Aunties said...

Great things happen to the best of people. Happy & joyous great balls of fire! :-)
What a lovely surprise! Wow!

I am so happy for you and your family and for your precious surprise!:-) !!!
I wish you a healthy and easy pregnancy and you and your sweet blessing will be in my prayers. Truly a gift from God who will add so much joy to your life.
I am very thrilled for you. We have another grandchild due September 10th. Congratulations!

I came by to thank you for your sweet comments and hope your sinus infection is finally gone! I am sorry you have also suffered for so long.
We are planning a quick trip to NC in May around the outer banks. Would you stay in Virginia Beach ocean front or in Elizabeth City, NC? We are staying at a Marriot and those are our choices. We have never been to NC but we have been to Virginia Beach. Our destination was Nags Head or Kitty Hawk.
Are there places around there which are a must see for history or pleasure?
Your news made my day!
Take care of you and baby,

Beth

Heavenly Chic Interiors said...

P.S. Tar I am sad to loose my only follower ;) Please check in every once in awhile to let us know you are okay. XXOO

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh my gosh!!!! That is absolutely terrific news, Penny!! I'm just thrilled for you. My new little 11 wk. old "man" came for a visit yesterday & I love him so! Babies are such a gift from God!!!

Big Hugs & Love,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Nancy said...

This is such good news! Take care of yourself and REST! I wish you the best! Blessings, Nancy

The W.O.W. factor! said...

Well! Congratulations on several things then!
#1~Happy Birthday, albeit late
#2~A baby! That's so cool!
#3~Your Team beat My team!!
(Tar Heels vs Zag's Bulldogs!)

Enjoy your baby prep time..

ceekay said...

Oh my word! I was going to apologize for being so late about getting around....boy, that is an understatement!! Congrats and I am so happy for you and that it is YOU!! I am still chuckling!!

Kathy said...

Holy cow! Congratulations - a baby is a blessing at any time in life. Take care of yourself...Kathy

Michele said...

Congratulations...that's wonderful and exciting news!!! Please keep blogging!

Hugz,
Michele

Erin said...

Wow! Congratulations you Mama Queen :) Hugs for a wonderful pregnancy, Erin

Miss Janice said...

Goodness gracious girl! Congratulations to you and your husband!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

I am so excited for you! I hope you will have a smooth glow-ey pregnancy! :) Congratulations.

Ally0005 said...

I came over to congratulate you on the national championship but I guess there is something else to congratulate you on. I'm 44 and thought I was pregnant last month as I missed for three months but nope I'm not it was stress. My last child came when I was 40. I always thought I was the only old mom around. I've finding out that is not true.
I wish you the best.