Big News About a Little One

The blog has gone silent.

Homeschool has been pared down to just the essentials. (A good thing to do, periodically, right?)

I went a whole week eating mainly smoked apple & sage vegan sausage with mustard. It made sense at the time.

I went a whole month during which chocolate sounded unappealing.

Someone rang the doorbell unexpectedly last week (not a common occurrence because we live in a very private spot) and two of my kids weren’t wearing pants and the other was in a swimsuit for no reason in particular.

The laundry only gets done after the last pair of clean underwear has been called into duty. Come to think of it, that may have explained the swimsuit…

I’ve been calling my walk down the driveway to get the mail, “Exercise” because anything more lands me on the couch.

I’ve read more books in the last two months than I have in the whole year prior, because it’s one of the few things that doesn’t make me sicker.

I often fall asleep before my kids do at nighttime.

My kids have been patting my belly affectionately and telling me how big it is and I take it as a compliment.

Yep, the signs (and a good heartbeat) are all there. I’m pregnant!

Bean Baby #4 is due October 3rd and we’re all delighted about it. Actually, Daniel doesn’t know why we all get to pat my belly now but he enjoys it nonetheless.

I’m optimistic that the first trimester exhaustion and nausea are lifting a bit. My very favorite part of pregnancy should be right around the corner: feeling that magical, private nudging that reassures me all the changes to my body are for a glorious purpose.

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About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to three beautiful girls and one boy.
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13 Responses to Big News About a Little One

  1. Shannon Pence says:

    Congrats on the baby! Pence #4 is coming 2 months (or so) from today–Ian knows to pat my belly when I talk about the baby, but I’m pretty sure that otherwise he is clueless about the upcoming change. (He’ll be 2 in April). My childhood best friend who never had much pain tolerance just had her first baby au naturale in Japan (she didn’t really have a choice–it’s what they do) so I’m re-inspired to go without meds in delivery. We’ll see! I’ve intended to with each baby so far, but have always given in to a short-acting IV opioid for various reasons (like this last time the doctor insisting I wait to deliver for 2 more hours so I could get another excruciating dose of penicillin to ward off Group B strep complications). I’m secretly hoping to have a super fast labor so I have no time to change my mind 🙂

    Good luck with the pregnancy! I’m very happy to hear that the first trimester is almost over. It’s awful to feel so sick. You’ll have to pay attention to whether this pregnancy “flies by” faster or not. I feel like I don’t have much time to pay attention to the weeks pass and the changes that happen. We wish you the best!

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  2. Anita says:

    Happy news! That was such a good snapshot into your pregnancy. I’m so excited for you! (And you too, Shannon!)

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  3. Jessica says:

    Hooray! Gosh that first trimester can be rough. Sounds like it has been for you. What a lucky little one to be coming to such a wonderful family.

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  4. readourblog says:

    We are so excited ! Another grandbaby, hurray! Hoping you start to feel a whole lot better soon .
    Love
    Grandma Mac

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  5. wendeerosella says:

    Hooray, Anne and Scott! This is fantastic news! Congratulations!! 🙂

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  6. Carrol says:

    That is so exciting!! I wish I could meet Daniel and this new little one come October!! I can’t wait to see tons of pics, and I am so glad you will be feeling better soon. Being a sick momma for that many months is so rough, but you do a great job at hanging in there. 🙂 Congrats again!!

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  7. Tiffany Baugh says:

    Hooray, hooray, hooray!!! I wish I could be your next door neighbor so I could’ve been buying you aged white cheddar and other such indulgences that only a pregnant person in their first trimester can truly appreciate. 🙂 Hopefully someone has been taking care of you!! Congrats on your new little one, he or she is a lucky little baby. 🙂

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  8. Nana says:

    So very excited to welcome a new “Bean” grandbaby! Hope you feel better soon, Anne:)

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  9. Heidi Fjeldsted says:

    Awesome! Congratulations! I wish I were there to watch your kids and make you some cashew kale. 🙂 Come on, second trimester!!!!!

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  10. Jeannette Bowen says:

    Congratulations Anne! That is so exciting!

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  11. Vilo Westwood says:

    Best wishes for less sickness and continued family love . . .

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  12. Carolee says:

    Congrats you guys!

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  13. Congratulations! 🙂

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