Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Party of five

Team Botanical is on its way to becoming a family of five! Please note that Buddy is included in the family count, so no, we are not having twins.

You can pick yourself up off the floor now.

As you can see, Mary Clare is quite enthused to be a big sister. We have told her about the baby, and she will now say "baby" when I point at my freakishly-large-for-13-weeks stomach. This is an improvement, as just two weeks ago she would emphatically say, "No, mama's!" when I would point at my stomach and say "baby."

Most of all, Mary Clare loves the fuss everyone makes when she wears one of her big sister shirts. So much so that when our neighbor Regina asked her if she was going to be a big sister, she frantically pulled and pointed at her striped shirt to show the non-existent writing to Regina. So yes, she associates being a big sister with clothes. Just as I had planned.

My due date is June 19, and so far the pregnancy is going smoothly, provided no one gets between me and my carbs. And best of all, it looks like I can bust out the That Crazy Pregnancy Thing tag again. You know you're excited. I mean, who doesn't want to read about me smuggling tubs of butter into work? It's fun for the whole family.


  1. Shut up!!!!!!!!!!!! So exciting!!! Congrats to you all and glad you have survived the first trimester. My heart stopped for a brief moment when I forgot that buddy would be included in the count and 'twins' was all I could imagine. Bring on the donuts! You're going to pop out this little nugget before it gets extremely hot, nice planning:)

  2. Congratulations!!! How exciting. How fun to have the cousins all close to the same ages. Guess you're going to need a second octopus. ;)

  3. Congrats!! I hope everything continues to go smooth and glad Sissy is excited!
    Are you going to find out what you're having?

  4. Yay!!!! Tag team preggo blogging! Watch out world!

    In reading your other posts you linked, we opted out of the initial screen as well (something about it giving me horrible odds due to my age wasn't to reassuring) and I am a bit nervous now too. Glad to see you all did the same.


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