Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Alabama Baby

Dear Friends,

I've been having a difficult time lately so I apologize ahead of time if this is a silly post. 
I have been sicker than sick and sometimes I feel like everything about my old life is over. 
Then I think about how I am on this journey with my best friend, my husband, and that makes it all seem worth it.  Daniel and I will be finding out the sex of the baby tomorrow.  All I can think about is how I want to know if the baby is okay and I really don't care all that much about the sex.  We have decided to keep it a secret for a bit.  With all the change that has been going on, we need some time to get excited about the new baby.  I feel like I am ready for this quiet time in my life.  I just want to settle in and enjoy it for a while.
So, that said, keep us in your thoughts tomorrow and know that we are always cheering you on from Alabama.  

much love,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. My dear friend Jill came over to give me a tutorial on Pinterest today. 
I can't wait to start making lists.   
Also, I can't believe we are going to have an Alabama baby. 


Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you sweet girl. I hope the sickness subsides for you soon. Much love from here. -Laurie

Sam said...

I am so excited for you, finding out the sex of the baby. That may help you feel like you can really wrap your brain around it more, you can connect as you pick out a name, that sort of thing. I remember it really helping me feel like the baby was REAL, you know?

Let me know if I can help in any way! I am only one email away...

Donna said...

Dear Kat,
You look so beautiful in this picture! I am so proud of you and so excited for you! I'll be thinking about you tomorrow and sending you lots of love.
(ps, not sure if I'm logged in as me or my mom..haha)

missy. said...

i'm so excited for you! one of my besties finds out on saturday. so fun. i hope you get feeling better hun. xoxo

Martha said...

You'll get there! This is all new. I, too, feel like my old life is over at times. I find out on Tuesday what we are having, and I just want to know the baby is okay.

Congrats, and take the time to let it sink in.

Mrs Woo said...

I get to find out Baby Woo's sex in a week! But I am 20 weeks tomorrow, so we've both got milestones tomorrow! I'm excited for you and will be thinking of you and Dan and the exciting experience! xoxo!

sweetheartville said...

Best of luck! You will never have a harder or more rewarding job than being somebody's Mama. I hope the sickness ends soon.

Kristen said...

I would have never have guessed in a million years you'd be having an Alabama baby! I am so excited for you - hoping tomorrow goes well. I agree that knowing boy or girl makes it so different, it's like you can start dreaming past fingers and toes onto names, decorating a nursery, etc. I am so sorry you are sick! I'm sure heat and humidity aren't helping much!

Deja said...

Girl, you know I hear you. Hang in there. Everything is going to be amazing. You are still lovely. That has not changed. (And will not!)

Giuli said...

I remember being really surprised when we found out we were having a boy with Max. I didn't have an inkling one way or another, and when the ultrasound tech said "boy", Jack said, "I kinda had a feeling". I was unreasonably angry. I'm the one growing the baby you dork, shouldn't I be the one to get the "feeling"? The first thing I thought was, "Wow, I never imagined myself as a boy mama". But guess what, boys are fantastic! I was so into being a boy mama by the time Kizzie was born that I kept calling her "him". Both boys and girls have different characteristics from birth. As soon as you know the sex of the baby, then you watch that little body grow on the ultrasound . . . its amazing. If you have the extra money, later on you can get a 3D ultrasound. Believe it or not, because the doctors were checking to see if Kizzie had the same birth defects as Max, she had a total of about 40 ultrasounds, right up to a week before birth. I'll never forget sitting in the hospital room, with the tech using the ultrasound to check the fluid in my placenta (there were problems) and she got a glimpse of her squished up chubby face. She hollered and we both just looked in amazement. That was MY baby, that sweet little face that I was going to meet in a few short weeks, and from the grainy picture I could tell that she looked like her brother! You hold on to those pictures of your sweet thing and memorize the little bones and profile. You will get to meet him or her soon. AND YOU'RE HALFWAY THERE!!!!

Diana said...

Feel better soon!