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Friday, March 15, 2013

Super Secret Project


I know. I know. I said I was going to post every week, but I have a good reason why I’ve been MIA. No, seriously. It’s really good.

I’ve been working on a super secret project—one that has taxed every bone in my body and zapped all my mental strength. I’d like to say it’s been fun, but for the most part it’s been absolute misery. It’s one of those projects that starts off terrible, eases up in the middle, then gets really uncomfortable before you get this AWESOME reward at the end.

You guys are so smart to guess it right…Yep…I’m pregnant J

We can throw confetti and strike up the band, because when my mom asked, “On purpose?” The answer was YES. This is number four for me and my hubby. My youngest is eight, so that’s a big gap, but what can you do?

I love writing, but if I had to say what my number one mission in this world is, it would be my kids. Although they may debate that idea around bed time (I’m kind of mean).

So I haven’t been online much, and only writing sporadically, but both are hard to do with your head in the toilet. Go ahead, try it—I dare you. I’ve been crazy sick with this baby, tons more than with the others. Here are the highlights: 24/7 nausea, repertory infections, forced bed rest, early contraction—and I’m only at 16 weeks. Heaven help me.

My baby the size of a gummy bear.
Don't blink or you will miss it.
I wish I was more like Cassie and I could pop out 9 books, one for each month I was with child and then sell them all the day my baby was born J Or like Erin Summerill who, I would bet my last nickel, ran at least one marathon while pregnant with each of her five kids. Tell me if I’m wrong someone. No, I’m the lame one who is sick all the time and people wonder if they have died.

So long story short, I haven’t died (even though I’ve wanted to) and I miss all of you and your wonderful energy. Now that I’m in my second trimester I’ll try to do better, but I’m making no promises.

-Angie

P.S. I need to send a public shout out to the amazing Emily King. We started working on a project together before all of this started and she’s been the best friend to me. She patiently listens to my whiny texts and doesn’t complain when I am a week or two…or three late with a chapter or critique. I love you girl J

32 comments:

Macey Peterson said...

CONGRATULATIONS ANGIE! i am so happy for you guys.

Suzi said...

Congratulations.

I didn't start writing until my youngest was around 3. I'm sure I'd have a hard time keeping up with it too. Hopefully the rest of the time will go a little smoother for you.

Miranda Hardy said...

Congrats Angie! Great news. Sorry the sickness is kicking you around.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Aww. Congratulations. Sorry it's being such a hard pregnancy. I love your attitude about it vs writing time. Real life always takes precedence over our imaginary friends. :)

And another aww for Emily. Can't wait to hear more about this project.

Melissa Sarno said...

Ahhh!! Congratulations!! I'm sorry this has been a rough pregnancy. I hope you feel better soon. But, like you said, a beautiful reward at the end. xo

Elizabeth Seckman said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I think that's awesome. I feel for you. You know in the pregnancy books where they say...some women feel sick... some feel energized; some get acne...some have glowing skin.

My body always took the crappy option! I felt accomplished if I rolled my beastly body out of bed and dressed it.

Hope you feel better soon. Big hugs to Emily...she is aces among people!!!

Peggy Eddleman said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! (On the happy baby news, not on the sad pukey news, of course. ;)) I wish you energy and feeling good and time and infection-free-ness and zero contractions until the end.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

YAY!!! Congrats again!!! :D :D :D

Johanna Garth said...

Awww...congratulations. Four will be so much fun!!

S.P. Bowers said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you! Hubby and I thought we were done too but Heavenly Father nudged and we're filling out adoption papers again for number three. Hope the next trimester is an easier, less sick one!

ilima said...

Huge congrats, Angie!

MaryAnn Pope said...

Congrats!!

JoLynne Lyon said...

Congrats! I think your priorities are in the right place :-)

Tara Tyler said...

i knew something big was brewing to keep you away for so long!

conGRATS!! keep us posted!

Donna Nolan said...

Congratulations on the amazing news! I hope you can keep your head out of the toilet soon enough. :)

Emily R. King said...

Aw, so happy for you, Ange! You're such a great mom and writer. You can do them both, I know you can!

LOVING our book. It's going to change the world! LOL!

jamieayres.com said...

Oh my goodness . . .CONGRATS!!! Sooo exciting:-) Praying for an easier pregnancy the rest of the way~hugs

Jennifer Ruth Jackson said...

Congratulations to your entire family for the upcoming addition!

When things ease up in the middle, you will find more strength to get back to writing more. There is a time for everything.

Kathryn Purdie said...

WAHOOOOOO!!! So happy for you, Angie. Guess what? I'm like you with my pregnancies (and, no, I'm not pregnant). But I'm super sick and miserable the whole time. I swear I don't get ANYTHING done. So my sympathy and complete understanding is with you. Yay for the wonderful reward at the end, right?! And don't worry, you'll have plenty of time for book writing later. :-)

Robin said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. And cut yourself some slack-being pregnant is hard work.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Congratulations, Angie!! So glad I picked today to blog-stalk you. Hugs! Good luck on your co-project. Those are fun, and a great way to stay motivated in the middle of a big life change. (((((Angie))))

Leigh Covington said...

Awwww! How exciting! Congratulations girl!

jaybird said...

Aw! Congratulations Angie- I am so happy for you. A baby is such a wonderful blessing! The doctor shut me down after #3 but The Husband and I would have kept right on going to #4 otherwise.

BIG CONGRATS!!

Kelley Lynn said...

AH!!! Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations!!! That is so exciting. I forgive you guys for not finishing your collab yet. ;) This is far more important.

Though seriously, when do I get to read that collab??? haha!

Congrats Angie! (And hubby ;))

Clare said...

Congratulations; best wishes to you and your family.

Leslie said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and amazed you even have the energy to blog while pregnant cause I remember how hard it can be to function even. Anyway, congrats on your fantastic news!!!

kmckendry said...

Congratulations! I hope you start feeling better soon.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Congratulations! That's great news! I'm sorry you're so sick, though. Hopefully it will get better from here. Good luck and take care!

Cassie Mae said...

I totally missed this post! Congrats on the baby and I feel your sickiness pain. It doesn't last forever!

And um... I did not pop out 9 books. I'm pretty sure it was only 4 ;)

Cortney Pearson said...

Congrats! I was no good at blogging or writing all while I was prego. And now that my baby is 3 months old I'm still trying to get back in the swing of things!! :D

Livia Peterson said...

Congrats, Angie!

Angela Ackerman said...

CONGRATS! What wonderful news! :)

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