Sunday, February 22, 2009

a little explanation


Okay, its time for me to come clean. I have been neglecting my blog and struggling to get through emails and I want to apologise to everyone who I have been slack to over the last few months, and say a big thank you to those who continued to pop by here or email me to see how I am. You have made a hard time a little bit easier.


The truth is we are over the moon to be welcoming a new baby girl to our family in a few more months! As thrilled as I am, I have struggled the past few months with extreme nausea and tiredness. And then just when that passed we found out we were high risk for Downs Syndrome and had to wait it out to get an amnio done and receive the results, which thankfully were good.


I really wanted to share the news earlier, but I struggle with pregnancy. I want to glow and be happy and feel nothing but joy, but that just isn't how it is for me. I have always found it a challenge but in 2004 we lost a precious baby girl at 18 weeks and since then all the joys of pregnancy have been taken from me. I just hold my breath and wait for it all to be safely over. I know all too well, that things dont always go smoothly, you are never safe from the threat of loss, and all I can do to get through it, is take it quietly one day at a time. So forgive me my absence both here and around blogland. The sickness and tiredness have now passed and I am looking forward to visting everyone and seeing what you all have been up to.


54 comments:

Amanda said...

A big congratulations to you on your pregnancy. Very exciting. I don't do pregnancy well either so I understand what you are saying. I hope it gets easier for you.

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Belinda said...

What wonderful news. Congratulations!

Jetta's Nest said...

Wonderful news Ingrid! I hope the rest of your pregnancy sails past smoothly for you :)

Mands said...

Congratulations Ingrid on your wonderful news :)

CurlyPops said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news. I hope you're feeling better very very soon. I miss your postings!

Cosy said...

Congratulations Ingrid! Sending my best wishes.
Carolyn

clare Carter said...

Oh I'm so happy for you and I'm sure all will be wonderful!! I understand about the 'not doing pregnancy well' too but for different reasons.I hope the remaining time flies by happily : )

Belinda said...

Oh my goodness, Ingrid! That is such fantastic news. I am so happy for you. I am enjoying having a baby girl at the moment. I hope we can catch up so I can 'see' you pregnant too.

Louise said...

Congratulations that's such fantastic news!! And the heart bags came from (of all places) Kmart toy section. I have limes, strawberries and cherry bags too!!! All most useful in a house full of girls!

I wish you the absolute very best for a healthy, happy time leading up to the birth of your baby girl!

Kirsty said...

Huge congratulations Ingrid.

I can relate to the holding of the breath.

Missie Krissie said...

Wow, congrats! A new baby is so precious. I'm pregnant too and I know all the worrying takes it toll. But head up, you have to believe everything will be fine- which it more than likely will of course! Good luck in the months ahead and can't wait to see your bundle of joy!

Corrie said...

I'll just say it again...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and a girl...I didn't know that!!!

take it easy!

Corrie:)

megsie said...

Fabulous fabulous news Ingrid! Huge congrats to you and all your family:D We just welcomed a baby girl in to our family 2 days ago - Sage Eliza. I so know the sadness of loss and the scarey aspects of pregnancies, but gee newbies are so delicious. I hope the rest of your pregnancy runs smoothly:D

Mel said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news. I hope the next few months go smoothly for you and you have your baby girl in your arms in no time :)

Lesley said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I understand the not doing pregnancy well also.

Take it easy and try and relax and enjoy.

Looking forward to see your precious newborn.

Michelle said...

Congratulations. Hope the next few months pass very smoothly for you.

Jodie said...

Congratulations...sorry it is such a hard slog for you ... I hope it gets better - how terrifically exciting !!!

Karen said...

Congratulations again Ingrid.
I hope all goes well and you're able to keep the sickness and worry at bay.
Take care.

JustJess said...

Congratulations Ingrid. Hoping the last few months are peaceful, illness-free, and enjoyable. xx

brazen's crafts said...

what beautiful news ingrid!

(well that you are expecting and everything is well, not that you are struggling)

Tamara said...

I was really wondering what was going on in your little world...and now we discover it was the sweet joy of a baby. Or maybe the yucky morning sickness, worrying part of the baby. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. Take care. Thinking of you.

Oh, and another girl..how fun!

Little Munchkins said...

Congratulations again Ingrid! I hope that the next few months go smoothly for you.

Cass said...

Congratulations again, looking forward to catching up soon

Emma said...

Congratulations Ingrid! I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well.

AnastasiaC said...

what wonderful news!! congratulations! i hope you find some energy soon and that the nausea has subsided! its tiring too when you have a little family to take care of but Im so happy for you...exciting!!

The Toy Society said...

Oh Hooray Ingrid, that's lovely news! Stay rested and well. Bianca xx

Miss Muggins said...

Congratulations Ingrid on your news, sounds like its time to start enjoying it now. :)I'm a bit partial to baby girls having had two of them!

Rosa said...

Congratulations. I understand your concerns with the pregnancy. I too had two pregnancies that required amnios. You are on pins and needles until the results show. With my last pregnancy, it went so smoothly--no amnio. I was waiting for bad news to come at every stage of gestation, but nothing did. I couldn't even relax for the first 20 weeks. Once all was fine, I was able to relax and enjoy the sensations: the hiccups, the kicks, even the Braxton Hicks contractions. Take it easy and enjoy all the little moments and be aware that this is a special time. Good luck.

Summerset said...

Congrats! I completely understand the cause for anxiety and concern. I lost one between my two children.

mirage said...

Congratulations, wishing you a very "boring" pregnancy.

Sheridan said...

Congratulations! I'm so very very happy for you!

Naomi said...

Huge Congratulations! I wish you all the best for the next few months and I hope everything turns out well.

zofia said...

Congratulations Ingrid!
I visit here a lot and love your beautiful girls clothes.
I know how you are feeling, I had high risk with my third, and just always felt a little worried.
Keep taking it easy while you can!

Selina said...

Congratulations! I hope the rest of the pregnancy is very boring and very fast.

Kat said...

Congratulations. Glad to have you back and I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well.

Clair said...

congratulations Ingrid! that's fantastic news. I'm sorry to hear you haven't been coping with it though. I hope the sickness settles down and you are able to have a relaxed and happy few months :)

Duyvken said...

Congratulations! And just take it easy... we'll all be here when you return.

Linda said...

Happy news. Congratulations Ingrid (and family)

Cathy said...

Such lovely news Ingrid, congratulations. I hope you are feeling much better for the remainder of the pregnancy. I am in total sympathy with you, I suffer severely and definitely do not glow during my pregnancies.

Linda said...

that's great news Ingrid and sorry to hear you have been so unwell with it!! I'm wishing you healthy times ahead! take good care :)

Brenda said...

oh my god, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Ingrid!!!! Happy, happy news!
Oooh, a little baby girl, yum.

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Well done you! That's great news.

Bird Bath said...

congratulations! that is exciting, wonderful news. best wishes XX

Heleen said...

Congratulations!!!! How wonderfull.
wish you all the best!

Marina said...

Congraulations Ingrid! I had ongoing sickness with my 2nd pregnancy so my thoughts are with you. Hope all is well now.

Car said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy Ingrid :)

May the next few months pass uneventfully and quickly for you

xxx
Car

beeware said...

Glad to see you back and feeling better. All the best for the next few months..may you savour the wonder in amongst the stress. Congratulations!!

~LilFrankie~ said...

Quote: "I know all too well, that things dont always go smoothly, you are never safe from the threat of loss, and all I can do to get through it, is take it quietly one day at a time."

That is me allover Ingrid! We'll get through it!!!

Cascade Lily said...

Well you can see how pleased we all are for you! Hope it goes smoothly for you and look forward to seeing your bubba when she makes an appearance!

Sarah C said...

Congratulations Ingrid on your exciting news.
I understand your reluctance to celebrate too soon - It took me 6 months before getting excited about my 2nd.
I look forward to reading more when you are up to it.

Bec said...

Congratulation Ingrid, that's wonderful news!!!! I've also been very behind on my bloggy stuff, but for nowhere near as good a reason as yours! I can totally understand you wanting to hold your breath and wait until you have that beautiful bundle in your arms. I'm sure the time will pass quickly and you'll be breathing that sigh of relief before you know it! Sending armloads of well wishes your way :)
Bec XXX

Jenn said...

Congratulations! I just saw your post on EB and am thrilled for you and your family.

Helen said...

Congrats dear Ingrid! Excellent news!!!!

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