Monday, December 01, 2008

Christmas in June

Last Christmas Eve my husband and I had one of the most profound conversations of our then decade-long relationship. Conducted entirely in whispers (we were staying at his mother's and Opie was sleeping just inches away in a travel crib), our talk touched on the experiences we valued from our childhoods, what we wanted for our own kids, and so much more. At one point, Jeff said he was sad that Jo and Opie are not growing up with lots of cousins around. They only have a few, and see them only once or twice a year.

Without even thinking about it--certainly without thinking he would ever take me seriously--I said, "We could have another baby."

I was astonished when he said, "Yes, we could." And for the first time ever, he really meant it.

And that's how it came to be that the best present of Christmas 2007 will, if all goes well, be delivered sometime in June, 2009.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

JGH said...

OMG!!!! Very very excited and happy for you!!

Patois said...

Wow! Merry Christmas and Happy, Happy 2009 to you. Congrats to everyone.

Suzanne said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Magpie said...

Oh honey! Congratulations! I've got shivers up my spine!

ewe are here said...

Congratulations!

A lovely time of year for a wee one.

Binkytown said...

What a lovely present! Many congrats!

Kara said...

So happy for you, and I love this post! Reading the one you linked to now makes me teary.

Catizhere said...

Awww, CONGRATS!

June 20th is a good day (that's mine) and the 25th is special too (Maggie's)

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Ohhhh congrats!!!!

Miss C is a June baby.

Your kids are going to be so excited. :)

mothergoosemouse said...

I'm so happy for you guys. (groping for box of tissues once more)

beth - total mom haircut said...

Congratulations:) I love the way you made this announcement...almost makes me want to go for another round...almost...:)

Katie Kermeen Swisher said...

Congrats!!!

Jerri Ann said...

Wow that was a surprise out of no where for me. Nicely written....lol.

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Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

HOORAY! Thrilled for you guys! Big congrats!!!!! xoxoxoxo

jen said...

ah, now sister...just look at you.

congrats.

Heather said...

Yippee!! Congrats!!! Babies babies babies hooray!

Jordan said...

Hey, congratulations!! That is really exciting!

apathy lounge said...

Oh my gosh! This is fabulous news. I'm a mother of three and I highly recommend the number. Of kids, that is.

the mama bird diaries said...

How amazing!! Congratulations!!!

Lady M said...

SOOOOOO happy for you! Tears in my eyes. Congratulations to you and the whole family.

Let me know if you need any ginger - I hope you're past the queasies.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

!!!!!!!

Congratulations!

Nancy said...

That's WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations!

SUEB0B said...

Aw. That is great. Congrats.

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Oh, Mayberry, congratulations! What a wonderful announcement. Three!!

Kate said...

Holy crap! Congratulations!!! That's a great time of year to have a baby.

Christina said...

Huh, wha?

WOW!

Congrats! I'm so very happy for you!

Kimberly said...

WOO HOO!

And congrats!

Leeanthro said...

That's fantastic!

Twinseltown (Moxie Mama) said...

I've been so busy lately and am just now catching up on your blog.. (Read mine, you'll understand...) WONDERFUL news! Yay!

elswhere said...

OMG! Wow! That's great!

Mandy said...

Oh my! I've been so out of the internet world for the past few months! Congratulations!! I'm very happy for you and your family.

Mrs. Chicken said...

HOW DID I MISS THIS???

Oh, so happy! Happy happy for you!