Very Nice News Indeed

4th November 2014

This is the birthday card Brad drew for me this year. I’ve been a little quiet around here lately because I’ve been putting all of my energy into sitting very still so I can keep food down.

This is because we are expecting a baby. A tiny one, who does that thing with the giant yawn that’s still only as big as a thumb print. A little one, who keeps its fists by its face in case of trouble.

Gah! Baby!

The baby is coming in late April, and Hank has told everyone in his class several times over. Other kids have begun requesting siblings from their parents in the interest of fairness, which along with my unmarried status, has made us very popular at the elementary school.

When we found out our baby schemes had worked sooner than expected, I started pulling together Instant Wedding. Finding-a-venue-and-a-dress-and-a-cake-and-calling-everyone-and-bopping-to-the-courthouse-and-doing-this-thing! Then I fell asleep. I have been asleep for several weeks now, so we’re delaying the wedding until we’ve had time to have a baby. Also to procure knitted hats and booties, which said baby can pull off and throw on the ground.

Come out, baby! I cannot wait.

72 thoughts on “Very Nice News Indeed

  1. Nora

    Oh, congratulations! And dear tiny baby: As someone born late-April, I recommend the 23rd as a birthday. You get to share it with Shakespeare and Shirley Temple Black! Not that you’ll need any borrowed coolness. You’re sure to be the absolute best.

  2. Jordan

    I am so so completely happy and thrilled for you! I have been an avid reader for years and it is so wonderful to see your journey and to read that you are in this wonderful place in your life, it gives me hope! Congrats!

  3. Kat

    YAY! Such great news. I am having my second baby in the next few days and can’t wait to read along as you do it too. Xoxo

  4. Kelly

    So happy for you Maggie, you are an example of someone who has moved onward and upward with her life; and I find it inspiring. Much love to you, your son, your man and your wee one on the way.

  5. Elizabeth

    Maggie, this is thrilling. Huge, major congrats to you, Brad, and Hank. And now I’m really wishing I could knit you the cutest booties ever, but I can’t. Because I suck at knitting. I’ll have to stick with dreaming up the perfect, not sleep or nausea inducing, pregnant lady snacks instead. Cheers, friend.

  6. qob

    What adorable news. Aw yay :) hopefully the Small One will settle down soon and allow you to spend more time blogging about being awesome and other baby and big brother related things :)

  7. Jennifer

    I’ve been following along with your life for so many years now that I think of you as a pal, and so I am thrilled for your exciting news – congratulations!

  8. Kristen B

    Congrats! You make beautiful babies. I can’t wait to see pics of that awesome huge yawn thing babies do!

  9. Jenna

    I kept thinking to myself, “where’s Maggie? I miss Maggie. Would she think it was rude if I emailed her and told her I missed her? She doesn’t even know me. But still, I feel like I need her.”

    Now, well now all I can do is squeeeee and smile and think “Maggie, please go rest, don’t worry about us. BABY!!!”

    Many hugs, internet friend. I’m so happy for you, your honey and your beautiful growing family. Squeeee!!!

  10. hippittee

    how has this news NOT crashed your site?? many many heart felt congratulations to all three.4 of you.

  11. Jessica

    So, so many congratutions to all three of you. I was about
    Hanks age when I became a big sister and it was the best. Rest up and I hope your all-day sickness ends soon!!

  12. Daniella

    What wonderful news. So thrilled for all of you! Weddings can wait (says the engaged chick who had baby 6 years ago) you are a family already!

  13. Lyndsee

    Nice news indeed. I don’t think I’ve ever commented here, but this is fantastic. Congratulations!

  14. Lori

    Get married now! Come on…just do it…don’t make such a fuss over every single thing. Get married right now and be one big happy MARRIED family. Do it! You know you want to…

  15. Katie B

    Wonderful news! I hope you start to feel better soon.

    We are expecting a second baby in January. I slept through the first trimester, had a wonderful burst of energy in the second, and am now back to sleeping. It’s a good thing my daughter can fix her own breakfast, but I wish I had arranged for my grad students to grade one another’s papers…

  16. Cynthia

    Congratulations! A Baby! I thought we were all done with babies, and now we can all coo over another sweet little kid.

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