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 we  even knew. I had a tiny inkling but kept writing it off, until one day I just knew with absolute certainty  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 little  delight, catching us unawares. I love her already with her stealthy but audacious existence!

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  • 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

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      THANKS!! *scoffs biscuits* x x

  • livingitlittle 3 October, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Fantastic news! Congratulations to you all xxx

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Yahoooo! x x x x

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

    Oh how fab! Congratulations lovely! xxx

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      THANK YOU! x x x

  • Ruth 3 October, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Oh woooow! That’s awesome and amazing news 🙂 huge congratulations! Xxx

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Thank you *biggest smile ever on face*

  • 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!

    • 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!

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

    Oh that is such lovely news, congratulations!

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Thank you *smile taking over whole face*

  • 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!!!

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:55 am

      WHEEEEEEEE this excites me almost as much as the baby hahahaha

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

    WOW, amazing news! Congratulations. xx

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Thanks Emma!

  • 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

    • 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

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

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

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

      That’s hugs to all of you! Xxx

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:08 pm

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

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

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

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:16 pm

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

  • Butwhymummywhy 3 October, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks soooo much! Hopefully Ramona will get it a bit by then 😀

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

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

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you! Such a joy everyone sharing our joy!

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

    Ooh many congratulations! Lovely news xx

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      😀 Thank you Sonya x x

  • 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

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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

      • 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

      • 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

  • 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

    • 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

  • Janey 3 October, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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

    • 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!!

      • Janey 3 October, 2012 at 4:02 pm

        No, it was lovely!

  • Vicky 3 October, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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

    • 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

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

    HUGE Congratulations!!!! 😀

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Thanking you kindly!

  • leenie 3 October, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations to you both xxxx

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks Leenie 🙂

  • Bake 3 October, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Aaaaah such lovely news 🙂 congratulations! X

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you so so much!

  • 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 🙂

    • 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

  • 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!!!!

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      NO FOUR OH MY GOODNESS YOU’RE BRAVE!

      • 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!!!!!!

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

    Congratulations, and all the best 🙂

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks Danielle x

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

    Congratulations! What a fantastic surprise 🙂

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      I know! THe lovely, fantastic little sneaky!

  • Penelope 3 October, 2012 at 5:56 pm

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

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Ah yes. Such joy. Thanks so much x x

  • 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! 😀

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 8:44 pm

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

  • 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

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      Yeah, hoping it continues, thanks Bethany! X x

  • ALoadofOldTat 3 October, 2012 at 9:23 pm

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

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you and vellcommme x x

  • smallftprints 3 October, 2012 at 11:15 pm

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

    • lulastic 3 October, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Wheeeee, thanks! X x

  • 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!!!

    • lulastic 4 October, 2012 at 7:10 am

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

  • Sian 4 October, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Woo hoo! : )
    Congratulations!

    • lulastic 4 October, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you! X X

  • Jenny 5 October, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations!

    • lulastic 26 October, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Kat 5 October, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Yayyy! Congrats! Can’t wait to hear about it all 🙂

    • lulastic 26 October, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thanks! Will try not to go on about it ttoooooo much 🙂

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

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

    • lulastic 5 October, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Aren’t they JUST! woooo!

  • 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! 😀

    • lulastic 5 October, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      I was totally flexing it hahaa

  • 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!

    • lulastic 5 October, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you thank you!

  • 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 🙂

    • 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 🙁

  • Jennifer 7 October, 2012 at 1:46 pm

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

    • lulastic 26 October, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thanks so much Jennifer! x

  • 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! 😀

    • lulastic 26 October, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Gettin lots of sleep at the moment which is DELICIOUS!

  • 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

    • lulastic 26 October, 2012 at 10:51 am

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