Monday, July 15, 2013

Coming New Year's Day (Some Big News!)


Coming This New Year (Some Big News!) // Bubby and Bean

I am so excited to announce that Robbie and I are expecting our first child!  I'm currently 15 weeks along, and I actually have the exact same due date that my mom had with me (which means I may no longer be the only New Year's Baby in this house!).  We are more thrilled than I could possibly put into words to be starting this new chapter in our lives.

Although I'll be saving the details of our story for another post, I will say that it has been a very interesting journey.  I am one of those people who 'waited' to have children - I spent my twenties and the first half of my thirties focusing on my career and my travels.  I always knew that I wanted children someday, but for so long it just wasn't a priority.  Then a little over a year ago, the urge to be a mother hit me very suddenly and profoundly - and it didn't go away.  Between Robbie's touring schedule with the band and our ages (I am considered 'advanced maternal age' which is medical lingo that means I'm over 34), we knew it wouldn't be easy.  I'll just say that the day we got our positive pregnancy test in April was one of the happiest days of our lives, and despite three months of feeling constantly nauseous and exhausted, this has honestly been the most wonderful time of my life so far. 

Thanks for letting me (finally!) share this news with you guys.  I am really, really happy.

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65 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you both!!! I'm very happy for you, Melissa :)

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  2. Congratulations!!!! I'm so incredibly happy for you guys and can't wait to hear more about your personal story. Martin & I are currently trying and I'm nearing my late (gulp) thirties. So, we'll see what our road is like with all that. We've definitley waited too!! Can't wait to follow along on this amazing adventure with you! Yay!! xo

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  3. Congratulations! Enjoy your pregnancy :D

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  4. OMG Melissa! congrats, i'm happy for you

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  5. Ahhh! Congratulations, lady! SO happy for you. Also, 34? You look damn good, girl. <333

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    1. I'm actually 'over 34' (we'll leave it at that ;)). But thank you! xo, m

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  6. congratulations! second pregnancy post of the day I've read :D sending happiness your way :D x

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  7. OMG! Congratulations!!!! That is such wonderful news- so thrilled for the both of you.

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  8. Aaaaaah! Congratulations! This is SO exciting!

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  9. Yay again and again! My beautiful niece and her handsome hubs are gonna have a baby! I am so excited for you! (and for my Mully too!) Much love and many prayers sent your way!

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  10. I'm so excited for you two! Congratulations!

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  11. Congratulations Melissa!!! Super excited for you guys! I'm in that stage right now with kids where it isn't a priority and worry that I'll never want to have kids. However, with you saying that it is something that came suddenly even though later on, that makes me a little more hopeful as well. Either way, very exciting news!! :)

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  12. Oh my gosh! Congratulations! I'm super excited for you and can't wait to hear more things as you get farther along in your pregnancy :)

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  13. so glad you're enjoying this oh-so special time...congratulations!

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  14. I'm so happy for you Mellissa! Congratulations :)

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  15. Congratulations Melissa!! What an exciting journey to be on :)

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  16. Congratulations! I'm so happy for both of you! xo

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  17. Congrats! Ah that "advanced maternal age" is a pain isn't it? I'm 37, and my husband is older than me, we've not had any luck conceiving, but have made our peace with that. I can appreciate what a journey yours must have been. Enjoy all the moments to come!

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    1. It is definitely a challenge! I'm sorry that you haven't had luck TTC, but that's wonderful that you've made peace with it. Sending hugs your way!

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  18. How exciting! Congrats to both of you!

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  19. Congrats, Melissa!!! So happy for you guys. :) xoxoxox

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  20. Congratulations!! That is SO exciting. So happy for you both.
    My daughter was born when I was in my late 30s -- the only downside (other than being almost twice as old as some of the other parents of her classmates) was that she hit puberty when I hit menopause.
    Hormonal train wreck. But we survived it and I love her so much.

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  21. Congratulations!!! What a exciting time!

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  22. I'm am SO excited for you guys! The two of you are gonna make one beautiful baby! And you're going to make the best parents. I saw it already in the way you raised and took care of Bubby. I love you! Jen

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  23. Oh wow! Congrats to you both!!! And to have the same due date that your mom had with you...Amazing. =0) I'm so happy for you, and I can't wait to read more of the story. I know you'll be terrific parents. There's no problem with waiting for the right time, either.
    ~Kim

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  24. Thanks so much for your comments everybody! We're so excited. xo, m

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  25. Congratulations!! I'm happy and excited for both of you.

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  26. Oh my gosh how wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! Yay! I can't wait to follow along on your journey!! :-D :-D :-D

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  27. What a beautiful little baby already! Congratulations! =)

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  28. Congratulations!!!! so exciting!

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  29. Thank you all so much again! I'm both thrilled and relieved to have finally been able to announce this. :)

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  30. oh my goodness beautiful melissa, i'm overjoyed for you and robbie! :) i look forward to you sharing whatever part of your journey that you wish. hooray!

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  31. !!! Oh my goodness, I am SO SO SO SO happy for you both!!! CONGRATS!!!

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  32. Melissa I'm so happy for you and your family! It's a very exciting time, wishing you health and happiness throughout.
    Brian

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  33. Congratulations!! That's wonderful!

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  34. Congrats on your pregnancy! You're due 2 days before I am lol. I hope you're enjoying your pregnancy so far.

    J.

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  35. omg congratulations!!! 2014 is a big year for babies in our families too :)

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  36. Congrats! I'm so happy for you, that's wonderful!

    Christen
    http://christenlouise.blogspot.com

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  37. Congratulations!!!!!! So very happy for you!!!!

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  38. I've been reading your blog for a while now, but don't always take the time to comment. Had to say though: Congratulations! That is such exciting news and your little one will be lucky to have such a creative, compassionate mom. (Also, NO clue you were in your 30s. From your photos I'd have guessed early to mid-twenties!)

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  39. Congratulations Melissa. This is certainly both wonderful and exciting news.

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  40. oh my god melissa . i'm so happy for you .!
    you'll be a great mum i'm sure .
    i wish you two (i mean 3 ;) all the best ..

    lots of love .

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  41. Congrats! Motherhood is an amazing experience.

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  42. Congratulations Melissa! I'm very happy for you both :) Wishing you an easy, stress-free pregnancy.
    xox,
    Cee

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  43. Oh my goodness! So happy for you, Robbie & the world. Knowing what a great mom you were to bubbies always thought what an amazing baby mama you would be. Congratulation! It couldn't happen to a better person. So excited for you. You are the best of us all.

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  44. Oh my goodness! So happy for you, Robbie & the world. Knowing what a great mom you were to bubbies always thought what an amazing baby mama you would be. Congratulation! It couldn't happen to a better person. So excited for you. You are the best of us all.

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  45. Oh my goodness! So happy for you, Robbie & the world. Knowing what a great mom you were to bubbies always thought what an amazing baby mama you would be. Congratulation! It couldn't happen to a better person. So excited for you. You are the best of us all.

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  46. Such great news! Thrilled for you and your new "lil' bean"!

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  47. Aw, CONGRATS! :) So exciting!!!
    xox
    giedre

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  48. Thank you all again, so so much! Reading your comments makes my heart beam. Seriously. :) xo, m

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  49. WOOHOOOO....Congrats! You'll be the cutest pregnant mama :)
    Can't wait to hear your story!

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  50. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! HAPPY DANCE!!!! Thrilled to the moon and beyond for your growing family!! xoxoxo

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  51. eeeep! what exciting news! can't wait to hear more!

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  52. Congratulations! It is such a great news.

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  53. Congratulations!! Such exciting news. I'm expecting my first this November, so I can definitely identify with what you have been going through (definitely experienced a couple months of naseau and exhaustion....it gets better!)

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