Parenting

Three become four

3 October, 2012

We have been rather excited around here for a few weeks- we have had the most wonderful surprise- 2 stripes on a pregnancy test!! Yep – another little person making their presence known.

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We are really quite blown away. It took us a heartbreaking 3 years to make Ramona, so were fully expecting another long wait. And, of course I am still nursing her day and night. So impossible did we think it that a whole 2 months crept by before weΒ  even knew. I had a tiny inkling but kept writing it off, until one day I just knew with absolute certaintyΒ  so popped straight to the pharmacy for a test and my folic acid.I am feeling pretty brilliant – I remember being exhausted with Ramona but have come to the conclusion that chasing a toddler around all day (and snuggling her all night) makes you so knackered anyway there isn’t another level of tiredness to reach!

So next spring Ramona will have a little sibling and us another darling to squeeze into our fortunately GARGANTUAN bed. This littleΒ  delight, catching us unawares. I love her already with her stealthy but audacious existence!

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87 Comments

  • Reply Mel Wiggins 3 October, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    WAAHHHH!!! I am totes EMOSH for you!! So exciting. What a lucky little peanut to have you three! Lots of love & ginger biscuits x

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      THANKS!! *scoffs biscuits* x x

  • Reply livingitlittle 3 October, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Fantastic news! Congratulations to you all xxx

  • Reply Thinly Spread 3 October, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Oh how fab! Congratulations lovely! xxx

  • Reply Ruth 3 October, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Oh woooow! That’s awesome and amazing news πŸ™‚ huge congratulations! Xxx

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Thank you *biggest smile ever on face*

  • Reply TheMadHouse 3 October, 2012 at 11:53 am

    That is fantastic news. We have a massive bed, it was our best investment ever. I love nothing more than waking to find all four of us snuggled in. Ekkkkk!

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:57 am

      I reckon big beds are the one thing every new family needs eh! Love, love, LOVE morning snuggles!

  • Reply Make do mum 3 October, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Oh that is such lovely news, congratulations!

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Thank you *smile taking over whole face*

  • Reply Elaine@mortgagefreeinthree.com 3 October, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I am so pleased you have announced this to the world (after you whispered it to me on Friday) – cos now I have a whole new excuse to make little baby lovelies ………… a patchwork quilt is under way ………… and the rest is a surprise for later.

    Love and excuse for baby crafting – wheeee!!!

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:55 am

      WHEEEEEEEE this excites me almost as much as the baby hahahaha

  • Reply Emma @sciencesparks 3 October, 2012 at 11:54 am

    WOW, amazing news! Congratulations. xx

  • Reply Jude 3 October, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Many, many congratulationary hugs….
    You’ll make a wonderful little family, just like my daughter and her 2 girls, aged just 2 and nearly 4 months, you have very similar parenting values..she lives in Reigate..
    Take care
    Jude

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks Jude! *smile threatens to grow legs and walk off face* That will be quite a similar age gap too x

  • Reply Sarah carritt 3 October, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Wow many congratulations!
    That’s so lovely. Hugs to Ll of you xxx

    • Reply Sarah carritt 3 October, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      That’s hugs to all of you! Xxx

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Thank youuuuu! *hugs all round* x x x x

  • Reply Lakota [Faith hope and Charity Shopping] 3 October, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Awww, congratulations! Great news. Glad you’re feeling good xx

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      OMG I am totally going to TADA TUESDAY this!!!!

  • Reply Butwhymummywhy 3 October, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Wonderful news! So happy for you and your little family! Xxxx

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks soooo much! Hopefully Ramona will get it a bit by then πŸ˜€

  • Reply Nina Gora 3 October, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    What a beautiful post – thanks for sharing your joy with us all. x

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you! Such a joy everyone sharing our joy!

  • Reply Sonya Cisco 3 October, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Ooh many congratulations! Lovely news xx

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      πŸ˜€ Thank you Sonya x x

  • Reply LondonHeather 3 October, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Congratulations! Such exciting news! And I’m extra excited as I too am expecting a wee one, my first, due next Spring!

    Heather x

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      WOW Heather that is awesome! Congratulations!! What month? THis one is in April sometime x x

      • Reply LondonHeather 3 October, 2012 at 1:56 pm

        Ooh yay! Ours is a teeny bit older than yours, due in March.

        Wishing you and yours all good things for the rest of your pregnancy and beyond!

        Oh, and how’s Ramona doing with the news? Is she excited to have a younger brother/sister on the way?

        x

      • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        Thank you- and you too. I am not sure if Ramona gets it yet. She kisses my tummy – the baby obvs- but who knows! x

  • Reply Saffron 3 October, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Aah, huge congrats. How exciting for you & what a lucky little soul coming into such a wonderful family x

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Ahhh, thanks Saffron, this little sausage will be getting cuddles left, right and centre that is fo sho x x x

  • Reply Janey 3 October, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Ah, what a lovely ‘I’m expecting’ story! Congratulations to you all πŸ™‚

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you, would have been a little bit more creative but I wrote in three seconds, too excited to get it out there!!

      • Reply Janey 3 October, 2012 at 4:02 pm

        No, it was lovely!

  • Reply Vicky 3 October, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Wowsers, hugest congratulations! Your little triangle is going to become a square, lovely πŸ™‚ What super news! X

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      I love that – I don’t think we’ll become more square, if you know what I mean! x x x

  • Reply Crafts on Sea 3 October, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    HUGE Congratulations!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Reply leenie 3 October, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations to you both xxxx

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks Leenie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Bake 3 October, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Aaaaah such lovely news πŸ™‚ congratulations! X

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you so so much!

  • Reply Adventures of an Unfit Mother 3 October, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Wonderful news!! (although I’m dead chuffed we got a heads up at the MADS). Another addition to your gorgeous fam πŸ™‚

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Yeah, you lucky devils, in with the close knit fam! Hehe, felt I had to explain my lack of utter raucousness hehehehe!! x x x x x x

  • Reply lally Young 3 October, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    OMG thats great news!!! Little Ramona will have a little bro or sis!!! And she is such a cutie!!! But DH is over the moon, we are trying for no4!!!! But age is against us, plus a fiesty little madam called Willow! who doesnt like the idea or not being the youngest one anymore!!! Ahh you will have to buy a queen sized bed. You can get bigger ones in the US lol!!!!

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      NO FOUR OH MY GOODNESS YOU’RE BRAVE!

      • Reply lally Young 4 October, 2012 at 8:00 am

        My Willow has other ideas though!!! I come from a large family, plus I am a twin!!!! I am making up for her lack of children!!!!!!

  • Reply Danielle Askins 3 October, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Congratulations, and all the best πŸ™‚

  • Reply Hook, Line & Sink Her 3 October, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Congratulations! What a fantastic surprise πŸ™‚

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      I know! THe lovely, fantastic little sneaky!

  • Reply Penelope 3 October, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    A huge big congratulations to you both, New Life new Joy xox take care x

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Ah yes. Such joy. Thanks so much x x

  • Reply shinypigeon 3 October, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Wow Lu! Congrats to you, the hubs and ickle Ramona. So so pleased for you! What fantastic news (also…what an AWESOME extra excuse for stuffing your face at Christmas!!!!) Love from us both at the Nest! πŸ˜€

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Hahahaha! Hadn’t eve thought about Christmas woooo! x x x

  • Reply Bethany 3 October, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    YUS!!! Wonderful news! I am SO happy for you all Lucy! Hope the pregnancy is completely smooth sailing, so far so good! xxxxxx

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      Yeah, hoping it continues, thanks Bethany! X x

  • Reply ALoadofOldTat 3 October, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Just found your blog, love the kitchen makeover. Big congratulations.

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you and vellcommme x x

  • Reply smallftprints 3 October, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Ahh … that’s fabulous news! Congratulations! I’m very happy for all of you! πŸ™‚

    • Reply lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Wheeeee, thanks! X x

  • Reply Caitrin 3 October, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Congratulations!!! This is SO very exciting. Can’t wait to see the photos of your expanding and the new little person when they arrive. Blessings guys!!!

    • Reply lulastic 4 October, 2012 at 7:10 am

      Thanks Caitrin! We do need to be better at photos, rubbish last time! X

  • Reply Sian 4 October, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Woo hoo! : )
    Congratulations!

  • Reply Jenny 5 October, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations!

  • Reply Kat 5 October, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Yayyy! Congrats! Can’t wait to hear about it all πŸ™‚

    • Reply lulastic 26 October, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thanks! Will try not to go on about it ttoooooo much πŸ™‚

  • Reply kat @ slugs 5 October, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Awwww, missed this!!!! Mahooosive congratulations!!! Babies are wonderful!

    • Reply lulastic 5 October, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Aren’t they JUST! woooo!

  • Reply diaryofapremmymum 5 October, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Wowsers and you have a cute little bump already! so much quicker to develop the second time around! πŸ˜€

    • Reply lulastic 5 October, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      I was totally flexing it hahaa

  • Reply Thrift Shopper for Peace 5 October, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    so pleased for you. praying for a safe delivery and a healthy happy baby!

    • Reply lulastic 5 October, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you thank you!

  • Reply dillytante 5 October, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Awww brilliant news, well done! And I love Subversive Cross Stitch! Hope you are still coming to Mumsnet BlogFest πŸ™‚

    • Reply lulastic 5 October, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Ah thanks… Ummmm …. I have.a wedding that day! What are the chances! The first blog conference I decide to hit up πŸ™

  • Reply Jennifer 7 October, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I’m a bit late, but just wanted to say congratulations!

    • Reply lulastic 26 October, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thanks so much Jennifer! x

  • Reply Janet W 8 October, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Many, many congratulations to you all! Take good care of yourself and don’t overdo it! πŸ˜€

    • Reply lulastic 26 October, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Gettin lots of sleep at the moment which is DELICIOUS!

  • Reply Liz Burton 24 October, 2012 at 10:07 am

    So, I’ve finally found the post where you make the big announcement!!

    Congratulations to you and Tim and of course Ramona. She’s gonna make an ACE big sister. Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday xx

    • Reply lulastic 26 October, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Ah, she is eh? The little crunchy πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to hang out!

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