3.17.2010

Letters To My Husband

My Darling Holbsy,

How is Texas? How are you? Would you believe me if I told you that I looooooooove you?

Are there any Sonics where you're staying? I ask because - do you know what I wanted really bad today? A Sonic cherry limeade. Sooooo bad. I accidentally got one yesterday for the drive home from Spokane and it was a really bad idea, because now it is all I can think about. I got a lemonade today at the taco place but it just did not cut it, sir!

I tried to go running this evening but instead I fell asleep on the couch. That's pretty sad. Me and that couch are becoming real good friends, you know. It's really too bad too because it was sixty degrees and sunny. How is the weather in Texas? 

I am sorry Holbsy but I watched tonight's episode of Lost without you. Maybe you can catch it tomorrow night on Hulu in the hotel? Just pretend that I am there snuggling up with you. Right now When Harry Met Sally is on. Peter Pan looked at the TV very strangely during the fake orgasm scene. I will laugh for the rest of my life when I remember the look he had on his face.

Remember when we ate at that deli in NYC and the pastrami sandwich tried to KILL ME?

I miss you!

Oh! I can't believe I almost forgot!


What do you think about that?!?



xoxo,
Your Baby Mama

129 comments :

  1. Waiter, there's too much pepper in my paprikash.

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  2. Woot Woot Woot!!!!!

    And also, cherry limeade's my favorite, so good choice! : )

    Did I mention WOOOOOOOT!!!!??

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  3. "Oh, but Baby Fishmouth is sweeping the nation!" (best line in any movie. ever)

    Congrats!

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  4. CONGRATS! I am SO excited for you. This is wonderful news. :)

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  5. Congrats, "Baby Mama!"

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  6. So super excited! Congrats! Oh, and thanks for making me crave a Route 44 Diet Coke with vanilla and extra pebble ice. Perhaps I'll pick one up and a copy of WHMS this weekend. ;)

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  7. Congratulations! That's great news!

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  8. HOORAY!

    And from now on, yes, Jessica, this baby's name is Baby Fishmouth.

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  9. Two or one? Onesie or twosie damn it??? I no get BB references. Please to explain!!!! Yay, got a tear in my eye even!

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  10. oh my...so excited for you!!! i feel like i just found out that i was pregnant. that's how excited i am.

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  11. I had a feeling you were pregnant as there haven't been any stories about getting your period or angst against your ovaries in a loooong while. : P

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  12. I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for this post!!! Congratulations!!!

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  13. Congratulations!! I am a lurker, but I have been keeping my fingers crossed for you. I am sure that is what did it ;-) Isn't that how babies are made?

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  14. I must say that I have never been more happy to see that someone is preggers! After reading your woes and praying hard for you I'm just so so happy!
    Congrats!
    (I shall keep a-prayin for happy & healty bebbeh)

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  15. Congratulations. There never was a more deserving recipient of a fertilized egg. Enjoy the couch. xx

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  16. Coming out of lurkdom to say CONGRATS NAT! I'm so happy for you!! I'll pray for a healthy and happy nine months for you!

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  17. AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! OMG! My heart totally skipped a beat and then I got a bit on the teary side and well just...Congratulations dear one! I have been praying for you ever since I stumbled upon this lovely place with your lovely stories and well, gosh darnit, I just don't even know what to say. Congraulations to you Mamacita. And to the Holbsdaddy too. :)

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  18. Congrats congrats congrats! You guys are FINALLY getting what you truly deserve! I'm sending lots of love and prayers your way :-)

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  19. Yay! Very excited for you! I remember we called my son "peanut" after the first ultrasound- that's what he looked like. Cherry limeades and chocolate frostys (from Wendy's) were a daily affair when I was preggers with my dd. I totally understand. ;)

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  20. congratulations so much! and thanks for sharing this joy, i feel I wont stop smiling :) Cannot wait to see pictures of your tummy!

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  21. Holy cow! I nearly fell off my office chair when I saw the scan!!! Congratulations! This is awesome news.

    No wonder you and the couch are best friends. Baking a baby is HARD work!!!

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  22. Yayyy!!!!!! Congatulations... SO excited for you guys! :)

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  23. I am so darn happy for you out here in webdom! I'm sure there was a simultaneous cheer amongst all your lurkers. Congrats to you and your Holbsy. You go on ahead and nap all you want cuz you won't be able to in 9 months!

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  24. Oh dear, I just cried and cried more than is strictly proper. I am so SO happy for you, Holbsparents. You deserve this so much.
    God bless.
    xxx

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  25. HooRAY!!! Congratulations!

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  26. Oh Nat!

    I am one of your follows, yes. and I've read your stories ... this is so exciting :)

    You probably won't read this comment, but I felt I had to tell you congrats on this very happy day indeed :)

    along with the other thousands of people ...


    CONGRATS NAT!!! :D

    We all love you

    -Kate

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  27. congrats congrats!!
    i'm just another follower that rarely comments like a lot of these other people, but this is just so grand!!

    i can't wait to hear your blogs about these new developments :)

    congratulations again!

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  28. OMG! I thought you also might be pregnant as your posts seemed a bit different. I've been checking in here to see if you were. And yay, today I saw your pic. Congrats!!!!!

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  29. YAY!!! Best post EVER! Congratulations!

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  30. I had a feeling when you mentioned dirty dishes making you sick....then you confirmed! Congratulations!! :)

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  31. This just made my day! Congrats!

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  32. soooo happy for you!! congrats!!!!!!!

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  33. Something you said last week made me think, "Maybe...could it be?" and I crossed my fingers and everything else I could think of. 1134 people are jumping up and down and virtually hugging you today. Now you have 1134 people praying for a healthy next seven months and beyond. What do the dogs think of the news?

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  34. I am de-stalkifying to say a) MEGA Congratulations and b) must. have. cherry limeade.

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  35. CONGRATSSS!! thats exciiiting!

    oh, and you have fabulous taste in drinks by the way.

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  36. Awwwww, congrats Natalie!!!! Please please please have a red-headed baby because there's just nothing cuter. Many thanks. : )

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  37. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord! I've been praying. You will be such an amazing mom! Can't wait to see Baby Holbrook in your adorable onesies:) CONGRATS!

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  38. The Screwed Up Texan and I said your time would come! YAY! Congrats Congrats!

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS!! What wonderful news. Surely that means all the back tickles, sodas and fish tacos (I seriously did not know such a thing existed) you desire. It's so strange that I don't know you but I have a big ol' smile on my face because you're gonna be a mamma. Congratulations again.

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  40. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Congrats!

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  41. YES!! CONGRATULATIONS! Seriously. I am more excited about this pregnancy than the three thousand friends who have gotten the same news this year. As a complete stranger, I feel justified in saying that you'll be an excellent mother. And that kid has no chance at being anything but hopelessly adorable. Congrats, again! :)))

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  42. 'gratulations and adulation be yours my friend.

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  43. Could there ever be a more special photo..baby ...the dream fulfilled...your arms reaching to hold that little baby..for now belly rubs and dreams...I am very very excited and extremely happy for you and the hubby...

    This is such joy..thank you for sharing...

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  44. Congrats Natalie!
    Next time the Holbs comes to Dallas you should really come with him and see us. We have lots of great Mexican food and there is practically a Sonic on every corner. :) You had better weather yesterday, though, believe it or not.

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  45. YAY!! That is so amazingly exciting. I hope he/she is as fat and gurgly as a baby can be!

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  46. I guess Clomid works!

    Yay!

    Potential names? Gonna quit running?

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  47. Congratulations!

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  48. Congrats, wooohooo! Any advice for a fellow TTC'er, going on 2 years? We just finished our 3rd month of clomid unsuccessfully.

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  49. NATALIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am SO SO SO SO happy for you and the Holbs!! This is such wonderful news! Can't wait for all the delicious updates!

    So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  50. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations!!!

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  51. FINALLY! So happy for you!!! A Halloween baby?

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  52. I am a longtime lurker only, but I seriously jumped off the sofa and did a dance over the news. Is it weird to get excited for someone you don't know? I think when it comes to babies, most certainly not! Congrats!

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  53. CRYING! Crying with joy for a woman we don't know in person but love like family. Onesie Twosies abound!!!!! I'm so excited I can't even talk about Sonic, my favorite place in the world, of Dallas, my 6th...

    Well, done Little Mamma...and, of course, to the Holbsdaddy too!

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  54. congratulations!! i'm so happy for you!

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  55. YAAAY CONGRATS TO YOU AND HOLBSDADDY!!
    I soo knew it when you said dirty dishes were grossing you out!! I still shutter to think of those 1st tri days!! I'm guessing before turkey day we should see a little holbsbaby!
    I'll be praying everything goes well!!

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  56. Congrats - that's incredibly exciting news!

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  57. Of course there are Sonics in the greater DFW metro. And they taste better than yours too :)

    ALso I almost just went up and slapped you when you said PEE CAN pie.

    Yo: A Pee Can is something your grandparents (or overly redneck cousin) relieves himself in.

    Congrats on the baby!

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  58. Congratulations on the baby!

    MMmmm Sonic has the best ice which is why their cherry limeades are the best! I want one now!

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  59. I normally lurk (because I'm never sure what to say), but I have been reading your blog for awhile now. However, this news definitely pulled me out of the lurker shadows.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

    I've been routing for you ever since I first clicked on your blog. You are gonna make a great mama.

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  60. Congratulations to you and the Holbspapa!!!!

    P.S. When you drive over the border to Pullman does the time change on your cellphone?

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  61. Hot dang, you did it! I'm so freakishly excited for you! Gurgly babies are wonderful, and your gurgly baby will be the best of them all! Sqeeealing in delight for you, Natalie! And for the Holbs too, of course...

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  62. nat, i am so so so so happy for you. i almost cried when i saw this! ahhh!! :)

    xoxoxo, em

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  63. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! so excited for you! so excited to keep reading this blog as you talk pregnancy, labor, sweet baby!

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  64. Congrats! The napping and cravings had me wondering through out the whole post. Couldn't be happier for you and the Holbs!

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  65. Another lurker here that is absolutely thrilled with your news! Oh how happy I am that your dreams are coming true.. Congrats to you both x

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  66. OMG!! CONGRATS!! I gotta do some serious praying now that all will go well. :)

    By the way, I'm totally craving a cherry limeade now. (And babies!)

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  67. Congratulations!!!! I am ridiculously happy for you both!

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  68. Yaaaaaaaayyyyy! Congratulations, Baby Mama!

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  69. Oh man that is what I was hoping it was when I clicked through from twitter. I had the hardest time the last minute NOT scrolling down to cheat. YAYYAYAYAYAYAYYYAYYAY!!!!!

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  70. I am SO happy for you! I feel like you are a close friend of mine telling me the news! I just got chills as I know you have wanted this for so long! I love your blog and your sweet way of describing everything! Thank you for sharing your world with me!!!!

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  71. Holy freaking crap! Congratulations! I am so excited for you...

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  72. OMG! You seriously didn't tell him in person? Just through your blog??? I can not even begin to imagine the look on his face when he saw that... Anyway Congratulations!

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  73. You nearly make us cry with happiness for the news. Nice foreshadowing with the mention of the gross dirty dishes thing!! I totally got where you were heading. Randy and I will adore to share every teensy weensy excruciating detail of your pregnancy. And moving while you're pregnant is the coolest thing to do - just so you have loads of help! A new start with a new family. How more full circle can you possibly get? Randy and Nanci

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  74. How impossibly exciting!!! It just doesn't get better than that- every living detail must be shared so I can live vicariously through you. Congratulations baby mama

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  75. How weird is this, I'm more excited that I would be if it were me!!
    most exciting blog post ever!

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  76. congratulations! did you tell barney and peter pan yet? they might need some extra lovin' over the next few months to ease them into to the transition, of a human baby being in the backseat of the car too. :0) congrats again!

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  77. long time lurker - and figured today is the perfect day to be a first time commenter!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Have been praying and hoping that your greatest dream would come true and I'm so happy that you finally have your little peanut!!

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  78. Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay!!!! i am so happy for you! (my roommates think me grinning like a loon over this is crazy but I feel like i know you... :P )
    lol!
    Yay!

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  79. Hip Hip Hooray! Still smiling!

    Just wondering, becuase I'm slow.... did you mean you're having a boy!?

    ANyway.

    Love you. Love your pregnant state.

    Take a lot of naps. This is the only pregnancy you'll be able to do this with. Take a nap for me while you're at it.

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  80. Congratulations. Dishes will have to wait. This is the only pregnancy and time in your life where it really is all about YOU! Enjoy nesting.

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  81. Wow - I'm so so pleased for you. I've been hoping and hoping. It's a fabulous fabulous time - although just a little bit queasy-making. I don't think you ever read my comments but I hope you read this one!! Congratulations!

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  82. YIPPEE! I am ridiculously happy for you guys!

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  83. OH HOW WONDERFUL! We've all been pulling for you so! Congratulations!!

    Can't wait to see the new onesie-twosie model in pictures!!

    And yes, like everyone has said before... enjoy this pregnancy, cause there is nothing like your first one...when it's just you, your Holbs, and your little bun (or bun-ette).

    God Bless!

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  84. Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! This is awesome!!! Congratulations! How exciting!

    Get ready for eleventy billion people to start asking you how you're feeling - it's weird b/c yesterday when they didn't know you were preg, they didn't care, but now all of a sudden they do?!

    Can't wait to see all the fun maternity outfits you find!

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  85. Dear Natalie...We are so stinkin' excited for you!!! Look, even my dear friend the Lactation Chick (Julie) is so excited she blogged about it! She is a dearie and I thought you would like to know how rad it is that you and Holbsy are going to be mama and papa bears. Totally rad! Totally blog worthy! We are praying for you and your little babesy that you're growing. Yay!

    http://marcusandjulie.blogspot.com/2010/03/blogger-power.html

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  86. WAAHOO!!! After reading about your struggles for awhile now, it just makes this announcement all the more exciting. (Something you OBVIOUSLY know much better than I.) So happy for you.

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  87. Nat - soon to be really fat rat...

    Did I mention that as I read below line, I knew it?
    "Did I mention that I loooooooooove you?"

    I had to skip to the end of the letter to be sure...
    I am excited for you!!

    Crinkly Old Man - a faithful follower - enjoying the ride.

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  88. I was walking out of the Children's Museum last week with a mommy bloggy friend and she stopped, turned to me and said out of nowhere, "O and I'm pretty sure Nat the Fat Rat is preggo."

    I'm so, so glad she was right.

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  89. I'm sure you've heard it a lot, but can you really hear it too much?

    I don't think so . . .

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  90. Eeeeeeeeeek! CONGRATS!! I'm so happy for you! You'll have to keep us updated on everything that happens!

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  91. Wow, I love following your blog, and have been praying. Congratulations, and I will pray some more for you and Holbs on a happy healthy baby!! :)

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  92. Congratulations! I've been lurking forever and I just cannot read this without leaving you a jumping for joy comment. Yay!

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  93. HUMAN Babies, at last! I also blogged you a congrats (it is just past the toes and Bonsai tree)! Hey, psst. Just between you and me, we just got some test results today, and while we don't have any babies on the way, at least we have one more fix-it figured out. I am so excited for you, and excited to know that {cross my fingers} I shouldn't be too far behind!

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  94. WORD, girlfraaaan! Word.

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  95. Oh congratulations! What wonderful news, and I'm excited to read about everything as you experience it. I'm so excited for you!

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  96. Okay, it looks like you're almost 8 weeks. Please don't neglect us and abandon us for those pregnancy websites telling you exactly how big itty bitty is and what vegetable it looks like. Of course, do all that but make time for us too :) Gosh, I'm just sooo excited for you guys. Um, by the way...I think I speak for everyone when saying the Holbs needs to write you back...I mean, you are his BABY MAMA and all!!

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  97. this is amazing news! i'm soooo happy for you and i don't even know you. but guess what?? soon you TOO will stand up in F&T mtg and tell the congregation that you never knew how much God loved you until you had a baby....you can't help yourself. moms say stuff they don't really mean to say. i'm sorry. but sooooo happy for you!
    ps.s love me a sonic route 44 diet coke with fresh LIME! we are getting a sonic ANYDAYNOW!!!!!

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  98. Oh, and I love myself 100 for knowing before other people. Thanks for making me special.

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  99. I actually gasped. Like with joy, and shock, and excitement for you both. This announcement came the day after I blogged a rant about ttc. My first... Rant that is. Loving your happy news & there's a post for u at my blog. The suger one.

    Congrats! A million times.

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  100. I am SO thrilled for you!!! I know how badly you wanted this (well, I know enough from reading your bloggy!)... and this is such fantastic news! Enjoy those naps... they are some of the BEST naps ever! And what a fab first photo!. Really, I am so, so happy for both of you!!!

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  101. Oh my gosh how totally exciting!!!! Congratulations on your fabulous news!

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  102. Well, GLORY BE!!!!!
    I think congradulations are in order!!! Congrats to Nat!
    I napped and slept away the first trimester(s) like rip van winkle. you can't stop the sleep train so just hop on board!

    Just thrilled for you two!

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  103. FINALLLLY!!! Congrats :)

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  104. YAYYY!! Congrats Mama Nat and Holbsdaddy :)

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  105. OMG!! I am in Florida on spring break away from all the little 13 year-old kiddies I teach everyday and LOVING it...but I have not been reading all my fave blogs and then here I come to yours and get news that just makes my week! SOOOO happy for you.

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  106. I CANNOT BELIEVE I MISSED THIS!
    SB




    not too serious i hope

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  107. Yay belated but just had to say SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! You deserve this so much

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  108. I check your blog every day for the BIG NEWS!! Hoooray for you and Holbsy...can I call him that? Its like we're old friends. Take a nap girlie!

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  109. OO how fun!! you are 20 days behind me... :D Cheers fellow mama!! Are you puking?? I barfed 13 times yesterday and it was not at all lovely. Not a bit. :( Congrats and have fun!!!!!

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  110. Congratulations!!! I'm super excited for you and your family of 5 now!!!

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  111. Congratulations!!!!! So exciting!!!!!!

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  112. Yay! I'm very excited for you Natalie! Hope you are feeling weel. :)

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  113. YAY!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  114. Look at all these lurkers coming out of the woodworks! Look, here comes another one ~points at self~

    Congrats a thousand times over Nat. You and the Holbs truly deserve this, and you'll both be fantastic parents.

    It's a funny sensation feeling this kind of excitement for somebody you don't know IRL... but believe me, it's a good one :D
    Love and prayers
    Lucy

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  115. OMG! I have been away for a bit and just read your news. I am SO happy for you guys!!
    Wishing you an amazing pregnancy. You're going to make terrific parents!

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  116. Such good news draws out all the lurkers like me, it seems. What an exciting post! Wishing you and baby a happy and healthy ride through the journey!

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  117. I heart you and I don't even know you. Congratulations!

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  118. Oh my gosh, I have not been on your blog in a long time, but I'm so happy for you I could cry. Congrats!

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