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Cats, bags and other paraphenalia!

Yayayayayayay! Whoo hoo! and can I just say F I N A L L Y ! ! !

Last night my good friend Jen finally let the cat out of the bag that she is expecting her third baby in August! I'm soooo excited for two reasons. One being that Jen is such an inspiration to me, as a parent, and I think the world can definitely handle another baby brought up by this lovely woman, and the other reason is purely selfish... Jen, along with my good friend Jayne, was my doula at Bryn's birth. She helped me work out my birthplan, and was there with me at my monitoring when I was a week over with Bryn keeping my spirits up and keeping me laughing which kept Bryn moving and reassured the hospital staff that he was alive and kicking in there and happy to stay a little longer... She watched Erik and Luey when Dave and I went for our mid-pregnancy scan too, and was a shoulder to cry on when we were told that Bryn had an echogenic focus on his heart, which turned out to be just fine... So, I've always felt a little pang of sadness that Jen had completed her family and I wouldn't get a chance to be there for her, however she needed me to be, as she went through her pregnancy and labour, or postbirth experience. Jen and I were also doulas for Jayne, and so now with Jen being pregnant it's like our little circle is finally completely - how's that for sentimental, hahaha!

Now, I'm also excited that Jen finally decided to tell everyone for another selfish reason, LOL. When she showed me her hpt on December 18th, she entrusted me with the secret of her pg, and I didn't know if she was just foolish or if maybe she really did think I could be trusted with that information. I'm such a blabbermouth!!! So, I made it my VOW to "keep mum" and I'm soooo proud to say I actually managed to keep my big trap shut, but MY GOODNESS it was such a challenge!!! So, phew!!! Now I can finally exhale, rofl!

CONGRATULATIONS
JEN!!!

Comments

Juniper said…
Oh Sif, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts! And thanks again for keeping the secret for so long - much appreciated, i know how hard that is!

I will try to update my blog tomorrow night, am very busy ATM with family visiting.

hugs!
katef said…
I must say I am very impressed by your bag holding.. especially with such an squirming exciting cat inside!
And a huge YAY for another baby for a really gorgeous Mamma!

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