Monday, August 21, 2006

The Cat's Out of the Bag

Well, I got it from a reliable source that my news has spread to at least one person who I knew would not be happy about it. I had a feeling she knew, because she's been suspiciously quiet the last few weeks. Well, I knew she would be angry, which is why I didn't tell her; and I'm fine with her silence because I know she has nothing nice to say.

How disappointing is it when people choose to make such judgements about other people's lives? This is my life, and I am doing what I want. Can it be so hard to fathom that I actually don't want to make the exact same choices as someone else? Do I not at least deserve the right to live my own life? Do I call people up and say "Oh God, how can you do this to yourself? I don't know how you can live that way! I can't believe what you are doing!" No, I don't. Because I don't expect other people to live like me. I live the way that makes me happy, but I know enough to realize that it wouldn't neccessarily make someone else happy. Hello, make your choice and be happy with your choice. Why don't I have that same right? How do my choices affect others so strongly that they can get that angry? It's MY life!

Ok, so rant over, now I can move my ticker up to the top, and post updates! Because I know there are waaaay more of you out there who are happy for me and share my excitement and support me. So here is my first update: 2 weeks ago I got to have an u/s and got a nice view of the baby:

11w 5d:
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My next appointment is Sept 6, which should be a boring one. I may get another u/s at 20 weeks, and if so, hopefully I will get to see if it's my long awaited girl! or just another boy LOL


chris said...

I for one am glad that you labelled it BABY, otherwise I may have thought people were upset by your unusualy large lunch ;-)


Gretchen said...

I am so happy for you. It is so nice to see that you are a good parent and want to have more children. I admire you.
Good luck with the pregnancy and keep us posted!

Melanie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm SO happy for you! Another precious little bundle to anticipate! God is good!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gretchen! Wonderful news! Congratulations! We're at 1 girl and 6 boys now and have moved half way cross the country. Mabear (mabread!) has my email addy if you'd like to reconnect! Lots of ((HUGS)) for you! Susan (aka Sydmomofmany aka Syddevry, etc). I have a digital camera now and can send pictures..I've joined the modern computer era at last! LOL

Lisa said...

I am thrilled for you, and may I add green with jealousy.

Gail Martin said...


tb said...

Congrats! As someone who doesn't have kids, I guess I don't understand why someone would be unhappy for you. If you can afford it, and will love and take care of the child, why not?! Having come from a family with just two other sisters, I always envied larger families, as there is never a dull moment.
Again, congrats.

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS Gretchen!!!! I am extremely happy for you.

May the rest of this pregnancy go by as stressfree as possible. Enjoy it!

Happy and Healthy pregnancy to you!

O_Scientist said...

WOOHOO Gretchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a wonderful news, congratulations!!! Wishing you an easy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Looking forward to seeing some belly pics ^^


Heth said...

Hooray! Congratulations Gretchen!

87Franc87 said...

I'm writing from Italy; I've discovered this blog a couple of months ago and I have fun reading it! your sons must be lovely!!

and...WOW!!! 7 kids!!! :-)
I wish for you the latter will be a girl! :-)

hugs from Italy, FRANCESCA

Dot said...


Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! This is always good news. God is great! Enjoy your pregnancy.


Paula said...

YAY! So glad it's out of the bag so we can celebrate!

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!

I will send you some pink vibes!!!!

Glad to see that you are finally back to posting updates!

Jessica said...

Congratulations. What wonderful news. H&H 9 months for you.

Sherry said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so jealous. LOL
I hope you get your girl.

Jody said...

Oh my gosh!!!! HOw did I miss this! My stupid job has me missing everything!!!!!

Congratulations! THa is one mighty beautiful ultrasound. I am so very happy for you and look forward to welcoming this little on to the world!!!!