October 4, 2012

The one you've all been waiting for

You'd think after four years of looking forward to this day I would have come up with a creative way to share our big news, but I didn't; so I'll just skip right to it and say that Dave and I are excited to announce that Baby Howe is finally on the way! Hooray!

We are scheduled to find out the gender at the beginning of November, and are due around March 22, 2013. So far everything is going great! I am relieved to be feeling a bit more energetic now that I'm in the second trimester, although I did take a 2 hour nap on the couch tonight, and most of the nausea has passed. Luckily the emergency sickness bag I stashed in the car has only been needed once so far. Phew!

We are both thankful for all the thoughts and prayers from family and friends over the past four years. We are looking forward our future as a family of three, and will be sure to keep you all updated during this exciting time in our lives!

I am currently 17 weeks along and Baby Howe is about the size of an avocado, which feels both huge and tiny to me at the same time. We both have a lot of growing to do...


11 comments:

Robert & Amber Salmon said...

That is so exciting! On nights that I am up with a screaming baby I remind myself how badly I wanted children. But even through the sleepless nights they are well worth it. I am so happy for you guys!

Kimberly Woodhead said...

I am SOOOOOOO thrilled for you guys!! I heard the news a bit ago through the grape vine and was looking forward to you sharing on here! It is seriously such great news! I'm glad you are feeling more like yourself! Keep these updates coming!! :)

Darren and Brandi said...

YAY!!!! Oh my goodness, that is so exciting! Yes, you were right... this is the post we've all been waiting for! I'm so happy for you guys! Glad the wait is over. Can't wait to find out the gender! Congrats!!!!

Christina G said...

We are so excited for you guys!! :)

Ryan and Brittany said...

I seriously am sooooo excited for you! You have been so patient waiting for this sweet baby! Can't wait to find out if it's a girl or boy and see lots if pictures!! Congrats!!!

Ally said...

Yay!!

Paige Foote said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you Mel. Being a mom is wonderful and you are going to be such a good mom. Congrats!

Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

Yeah!! We can't wait! Will just started eating avocados and loves them :)

Christy said...

Melanie, congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you and Dave. You look beautiful in your picture and I can't wait to see the future Howe. I'll bet you look great with a cute little baby belly soon! So happy for you guys and I'm anxious to hear more news!

Heather Curtis said...

Now that I've passed the tearing up phase (okay that's not true... I tear up pretty much every time I think about this, including right now... you'd think I was the one pregnant), I just want to say, this is the bomb-dot-com! You will be such an amazing mother and you surely deserve this! I love you Mel!

Emily Dunford said...

Congratulations! This is such exciting news.