The P Word

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I'm back by popular demand. And by popular, I'm referring to the ungodly amount of whiny text messages my mother sends me, "Golly, Dollymiss. Will you ever blog again??" Hope you'll excuse my mysterious disappearance from the universe. I've had about as much energy the last few weeks as sloth slurping down some Dramamine. There's a reason for this . . .

Pink. Pickle. Paisley. Pimple. Pregnant.
I am one of these things. (Please say you didn't pick pimple, although I hear I'm fun to squeeze.)

You guessed it. We're pregnant!!!
We are thrilled to finally finally announce that Baby Roach (don't think about that one too much) is making his/her grand entrance into the world January 2014! We are already in love with our little Tater Tot and cannot wait to meet him/her next year.

Thanks to our beautiful friend Holly Birdsong, who graciously met us at our favorite park for a two-minute photo session. This is surprisingly enough time to get eaten alive by mosquitoes. 
We feel wonderfully blessed with this bundle of surprise, especially now that everyone knows (I'm terrible at keeping secrets)! Our friends and family have been overwhelmingly supportive. So many have asked how I've been feeling (amazing, no puke buckets here!) and many others have been texting me potential baby names the last few weeks. (Coming up with a name that sounds good with Roach is extremely difficult, my friends.)

Tomorrow I'll rehash how I found out (it involves pee) and how I told Grahm (it thankfully does not involve pee).

70 comments:

Veronica Lee Burns said...

Sweet! Your baby is sure to be absolutely beautiful between the two of you! :)

Erin LFF said...

I KNEW ITTT!!!!! :) Yay yay yayyy!!! Seriously so excited for you girl and so happy to have you back in the blog world! Cannot wait to read more! Congrats sweet friend!!!

Mikell Gordon said...

OOOOH JENA!!!
I'm so happy for you two! You guys will be awesome parents and you're gonna look GOOOOD with a bump!

I've also been missing your blog posts.
Can't wait to hear about your pee story. :)

Katie Did What said...

EEEEEEE THIS IS THE BEST NEWS!!!!! SO happy for you, sweet girl. And I've missed you around these parts!!! So much happiness being sent your way!

xo

oh and p.s. You shall name the baby "Papa"- I mean, duh.

Melissa Knott said...

AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE!!!! I am so happy for you. CONGRATULATIONS! It truly is the best, most amazing thing ever (motherhood). You will be a fantastic mommy.

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

CONGRATULATIONS DEAR!! :)
-wHiT

Kayla Peveler said...

AHHHH this is so so so so sooo exciting and you are already glowing ;) CONGRATS!!!

Genna said...

Yay! So exciting! Congratulations :)

Alexa said...

CONGRATULATIONS, CUTIE PATOOTIE!!!! So happy for you and Grahm and can't wait to follow along in what's sure to be THE cutest pregnancy journey in the whole wide freaking world!

And I'm gonna have to second Katie's ^ brilliant name choice. It's a total duh for sure!

k8te said...

Congrats!!! these pics are so cute. how exciting!!

Melissa said...

I had a feeling! Congratulations girl! We too are expecting in January! I can't wait to hear all about your journey. Hope you are feeling ok so far! :)

Erin said...

Yayyy! Welcome back and congratulations :)

Ashley Wright said...

Yay! First of all, so happy you are back! Secondly, hooray for being prego! Being a mama is the best thing in the world! So happy for you! Congratulations!

Elle Noel said...

Congratulations!!! Wonderful news! Loving those pictures!

P!nky said...

YAY, so glad you are back. I had a feeling this was why you were gone! Congrats

Emily Carnes said...

YAYAYAYYYYYY! I'm so excited for you both!!!

**And, glad you're back--and feeling well!

Tyler said...

Congratulations! Super cute pictures! :)

Nagehan said...

How exciting!! Congrats! We can now exchange mommy-ing ideas. Oh, I also have a new blog about all this :) http://contemporarymother.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Congratulations! So exciting!!!

Megan Maguire said...

Awh congratulations!!

There is a $50 gift voucher for Shabby Apple giveaway on my blog at the moment if you want to check it out :-)

http://thebigmegowski.blogspot.ie/

Nessa said...

Congrats!!!

Julie Mason said...

Yay! Congratualtions!! Your going to be a beautiful pregnant gal! And your going to be great parents!!!! (=

www.justjuliejoy.blogspot.com

Autumn said...

So exciting!! Congratulations!

Janna Brandon said...

Congratulations! And welcome back :)

Heather @ From Here to There said...

So excited for y'all!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to follow along in this exciting journey!

Karla said...

CONGRATS!!! So happy for you and Graham!! =D

Lauren said...

CONGRATS, mama! I wondered :) So exciting, and so glad you are joining the greatest club ever.

Jana said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you both. What a cute baby you guys are going to have. :)

Amy said...

YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations!!!!
I'm so excited for y'all!!
Not going to lie, it was one of my thoughts..."where is jena lately....maybe she's preggers"
:)
:)
:)
:)
Is that enough smileys?! NO! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) x100,000,000
Yay!

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting =)

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I love the photos! So much fun!

Annabelle said...

Welcome back and Congrats! I've been checking back here and there to see if you'll ever post again! Today you did and I'm super happy!

Jamie K. said...

Congratulations!! I am "kinda" new to reading your blog but very excited to follow along in your journey to motherhood! :)

Suze said...

Congrats and best wishes!

Katie said...

Congrats Jena! I am SO happy for you! And I am so happy for me that you are back to blogging!

Whitney Hough said...
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Whitney H said...

OOPS, commented as my work account above! haha! CONGRATS! I saw the title of the post and gasped out loud!

Dina Fox said...

So Wonderful!!!! Please give Grahm a big hug from the Foxes!!! Will be following this great news with interest.

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

Woo!! Congratulations!!! SO exciting! I'm expecting my first in September and that initial exhaustion, even when it's the only symptom, is something fierce. Hope it's going well for you! What an exciting time!

Kaity said...

Oh my gosh. I don't think I've ever been this excited about a pregnancy announcement from someone I don't actually know. So excited for you both!

Cara Howard said...

CONGRATULATIONS YOU ADORABLE COUPLE!!!

Jeanna said...

EEEEK! OMG! How exciting!! Congratulations! :)

lori said...

Ahhhhh I'm so excited for you guys!!! Congrats!!!!

Katie said...

Congratulations!!! So exciting.

Treasure Tromp said...

yay yay! congratulations!

Sara said...

YAY!!!! THat is so exciting! Congratulations!!! :-)

delcers said...

Congrats!! I was wondering where you disappeared to!! I look forward to hearing all about it!!

Noelle said...

So happy for you guys!! How very very exciting! Be happy there hasn't been much in the sick department-- I have learned it is no fun!!! Yay for January 2014 babes!!!!

Krista said...

I'v definitely been missing your posts..so happy for you, congratulations!

Kim Matheson said...

So wonderful! Congratulations! Enjoy pregnancy - it's pretty spectacular! :) Can't wait to read more (IF/when you have time, of course).

Kara said...

There you are! I was wondering where you'd been hiding out. You were my blogger inspiration for starting to run in organized races (one 10k and 5k under the belt now), so I was sad about the radio silence. CONGRATS on the big news! How exciting! Despite how the little one's name sounds paired with Roach, you KNOW that's going to be one beautiful baby with his/her parents' genes in the mix!

Stormy said...

AHH! Congrats! You two are bound to make an adorable looking lil' Roach ;)

Natalie Welch said...

SO glad you're back and that the break was due to GOOD news! Congratulations!!! You've been missed.

Helene said...

Ahhhhhh!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg congrats!

Brandy said...

YAYYY!!! Awww, congrats you two!!! ♥

Holly said...

SO stinkin' happy for ya!!! That baby has 2 of the most awesome parents for sure :) Congrats!!!!

Gig-ee said...

I had a feeling with your recent pins on Pinterest. Congrats!!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting for you guys!

Kalyn V said...

Congratulations, how exciting! We have definitely missed you around these parts and I'm so freakin pumped you've finally decided to grace us with your presence again!

Becky said...

CONGRATS!! That's so exciting!!! :) I can't wait to hear the story!!

Amanda said...

Wow! Way to make your triumphant return to blogging. Now you get to be all cute and pregnant and stuff. Congratulations!

Mariah Rickard said...

I have seriously missed reading your blog! And I am so excited for you guys!! Congratulations!!! You are ready so beautiful and I cannot wait to see what a cute pregnant woman you will make!

xo xo
Mariah

Allison said...

I called it before it even happened to you. Haha. Thanks for the email of reassurance. I knew you wouldn't lie to me. :) Congrats friend!! So happy for you and can't wait to hear details!

Ashley said...

Awesome news!!! Congrats Mama!!

Kristin said...

Congrats!!! What wonderful news. :)

♡Missy♡ said...

Ohhh congratulations!!!

Liz Brown said...

Eeek exciting! Hurray!

Renee said...

Yay!!! Welcome back! You've been missed! Congratulations!!

Autumn Jibben said...

Woooohooooo,Man I check this darn blog daily. .heck a few times a day .. I thought maybe my reader was broken ... but nope . Wooohoooo I was so excited that I saw an update ... that I grabbed my hubs and shook him from his sleep(2:45am in CA ) to tell him that ya updated your blog ,and that was even before I read about this baby business.. Awesome ..As much as I understand people needing a blog break .. man is it hard when someone you crack a rib, chuckling so much while reading there blog.needs a break too ..Sooo glad your back.!

Becca Moss said...

YAYYYYY! (Finally catching up!) Congrats again darling! xo!