Monday, May 2, 2011

31/2 months Pregnant, Giveaway Winner and Ramblings...

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Baby bump up close. I was just chilling in the back yard guys so the pictures are not glamour shots:-)


First, congrats to Kait for winning the giveaway! You're so lucky:-). I'll be in touch shortly!

          I have been so happy and wanted to share with you for a while, but I wanted to wait( a bit superstitious) until after the first trimester to tell. I seemed to have started to show almost immediately too.   Also, I’ve been back at work for over a month. Literally, I found out that we were expecting a few days before moving into our new home and a couple days later, I received a call about a teacher position. It has been a whirlwind since then. Baby Z has been in preschool and i have been a wreck about that too (it’s a daily struggle, but i/we are adapting better). My plan was always to return to work when he turned 2. However, I didn’t foresee that I would also be expecting and trying to settle into a new home at the same time. My cup overfloweth with blessings! I am indeed grateful. The blog has suffered a bit; lack of posts,  a couple blog friends have disappeared… What can I say? I’m having a baby! Yay!  Seriously, it has been very difficult to keep up with the demands of blogging because when I get home from work, it’s Baby Z time and I am usually so exhausted. I’ve fallen asleep in the middle of a comment a couple times too… 
      I am indeed grateful for all of you who I refer to as “ my die hard” supporters. You also have my loyal support of your blog(even if I don’t reciprocate on the comments immediately). I do cherish our virtual friendship very very much! I promise to try not to inundate you all with all things baby from now on! Have a blessed and happy Monday my friends. XX

75 comments :

  1. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH congratS!!! you look gorgeous!!!! SO happy!!! onme million kisses

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  2. Ah that's wonderful...look after yourself + one ot two or three really!

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  3. Oh wow, that is such great news! And you look smashing as ever :)
    And I can see you problem about finding the time for everything, I can barely keep up with work, life and blogging and I don't even have any kids yet!

    Hugs and my best wishes to you and your family :)

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  4. How Perfect! Happy for you ! I loved being a mom four times !lol

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  5. You look fabulous !!! Congrats !!!!

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  6. Congratulations! That's great news and you look amazing! :)

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  7. You look GLAMOROUS with a capital G! Pregnancy obviously suits you.
    So excited for you ~ so many good things all at once. But I can imagine the tiredness is almost overwhelming!

    Big hugs and "whoop" of excitement,
    Virginia x

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS! I am over the moon for you & your family. Such exciting news.

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  9. congrats! u are looking gorgeous

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  10. Congratulations!!! You look simply beautiful. I have been away far too long (life happens) and what a great surprise to hear such wonderful news. Hope all is well with you! Cheers! xoxo

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  11. Oh congrats Stacey- so so happy for you and you look amazing!!!

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  12. Oh congratulations - how exciting. And I'll bet baby Z is excited too. I agree with everyone who has said how fabulous you look. You have a lot on your plate - don't give the blog a second thought - your family and job are much more important and we will always be here to visit whenever you have time to share!!

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  13. Congratulations - you look so so beautiful!

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  14. Wow- congratulations, Stacey!! I'm so excited for you! What a wonderful time in your life- you look gorgeous!! I am so grateful to our blogging friendship!! And anytime you want to blog about baby stuff, I'm all ears! It's never too much. :) So, so happy for you and your family!!

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  15. Ahhh! I'm so excited for you! What a beautiful pregnant lady you are. I can't wait to see your belly continue to grow. :) Does that sound weird? Haha. Congratulations, Stacey!

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  16. amazing news! you're adorable! congrats!

    xo
    sami

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  17. Owwwwww you are so beautiful :)) Congrats ;)))))


    xoxo

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  18. congratulations! what a blessing!! and i've been slacking on blog visits overall, but trying to catch up! glad i caught this announcement :) sounds like you have a lot going on as a mommy! such a great time for you guys as parents!

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  19. A big congratulations to you Stacey. You look gorgeous! I for one would be thrilled to hear all about your baby stuff. My pregnancy days are over but it's still fun to hear about it. Take it easy on yourself, you can't do it all. Family first!

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  20. Awww, huge congratulations to you!!! What an adorable little baby bump you have. So happy for you :)

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  21. Oh, congratulations Stacy! (I have been away from blogging and not for such great excuses as you have!!) A new baby, a new house, a new job... Wow!! You blog when you can and we will all be around to hear your lovely news and see your lovely style then!
    Many blessings to you Stacy!!!!!
    Ann

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  22. congratulations!!! you look beautiful :)

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting of a post! :D You look amazing with your baby bump! I am excited for you and your newest addition. Is Baby Z excited? Does he know what's going on? :) Enjoy all your blessings and I wish you luck juggling so much stuff!

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  24. WooHoooo! Congratulations Stacey, on everything, the new job, the house but especially the new baby! Oh well you don’t plan these things if you’re lucky you simply open your heart to receive. I’m really so happy for you and don’t you worry most of us won’t be going anywhere. Congrats again to you, your husband and Zion who is going to have a sister or brother~!

    XX Debra,

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  25. You are GLOWING!!! Congratulations!!! You look lovely...!!!

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    Apothica Giveaway

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  26. You look gorgeous honey!! :D :D

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  27. Mazel Tov- that is such great news- It makes it so extra special to me that you took the time to do the Wabi-Sabi photos- which I will be posting tomorrow-
    We've been gone for two weeks- I'll be posting about our trips too.

    All the best, you look amazing and I think quite regal and glamourous.

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  28. Oh my gosh - congratulations!

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  29. Congratulations darling Stacey!
    What a wonderful news!

    hugs*

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  30. stacey!! i'm so excited for you, congrats!!! You are such a pretty pretty pregnant lady!!

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  31. congratulations, Stacey! You look beautiful! many hugs to you

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  32. CONGRATS!! What exciting news. And you look absolutely beautiful {such a cute dress!}. Oh, how fun. I'm sure Baby Z will be excited to have a playmate. xx

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  33. you look gorgeous!!! its like, looking that good when pregnant should be illegal! luv the dress :) awefully cute!

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  34. YAY!!!!!! You have so many exciting things going on, Stacey! The baby - I had to do a double take b/c at first I thought this was from the Baby Z pregnancy.

    You look amazing!!!! I can't believe a baby is just 2 months away. Take time for yourself!!! We'll be here whenever you are!

    xo Elizabeth

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  35. Darling I am so happy you are able to come 'public' with this! Of course I have been smiling ever since we exchanged emails after my premonition and I am literally still glowing with love and happiness for you!

    Despite being tired, emotional etc you look amazing!


    Biggest hugs to you.
    We'll catch up via email again soon.

    xx C

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  36. Congratulations lovely lady! Sometimes you never know what will happen in life right? You are so lucky!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  37. Dear Stacey,

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!! That is WONDERFUL news!! I have always wanted 4 kids, but I have the 2 and they are 5 years apart school age. So I am over the moon to hear of your blessings :) Congratulations!! You look adorable (I never did) and that dress is too cute. Hugs to you!! XO, Kelly

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  38. WOW - Wonderful Stacey.
    You look beautiful and happy. Congratulations. Take care of you-
    and all the love for you and your family
    xx
    sorry my english ;)

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  39. Warm congratulations - wishing and hoping all goes well with pregnancy - am glad Baby Z will have a sister/brother to play with;-)

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  40. I am absolutely THRILLED with your news and you are as stunning as always!!! Keep us posted on the progress..lots going on in your life!!

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  41. Stacy SOOOOOO happy for you - now baby Z won't be a baby no more

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  42. I am visiting ur blog for the first time! I would like to say to u congratulations! this is so nice news! I wish u the best!
    i just love ur blog! u have a new follower! and dont be sorry about these two that unfollowed u! :D:D


    Veronica
    blameboogie.blogspot.com

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  43. CONGRATULATIONS Stacy! I'm SOOoooo HAPPY FOR YOU! Also you are very BEAUTIFUL...

    All the best to you always!

    Sunshine & smiles... =(^.^)=

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  44. congratulations!!!! you look sooo cute! the maxi is perfect for your little baby bump!

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  45. Ohh..sweetie, congrats!!! You look so beautiful and Im so happy for you:) Awww..Kisses and hugs

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  46. I'm late to this party...darn! Stacey, you look beautiful! Look at you, as gorgeous and stylish as can be! Yahoo, baby number 2! Blessings.

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  47. Yay!!!! Congrats.. you look absolutely gorgeous and so stylish indeed. I am so happy for you and your family Stacey.

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  48. You are one HOT mama!! You look so gorgeous, your baby belly, your dress, hair, bare feet...so lovely! Congrats! <3

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  49. Oh my gosh, you look INCREDIBLE! I love that dress - especially with that awesome baby bump! Congratulations!!!

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  50. How exciting! Congrats!! Wishing you all the best xo

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  51. aww, i love you stacey! so many congratulations and huge hugs for you! one of my oldest friends is preggers with her second, and she started showing almost immediately too! yayyyy for you! and oh so totally understandable on the blog. you have some major juggling going on right now! XOXO

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  52. OMG Stacey!!! I´m so happy for you guys, CONGRATULATIONS! Must be sooo exciting!!! Totally understand you´ve been busy. Blogging can be rough that way...I´ve had the same experiences lately! Of course family comes first as well as all things else happening in our ordibnay lives!!! I will always be a fan of yours and look foward to hear some more about the pregnancy, nursery plans and so on:)!!!
    Have a great day Sweetie!

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  53. Congratulations!!! How beautiful do you look in that dress!!?? How very exciting new house, new baby!!!

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  54. congrats on your pregnancy! you look gorgeous!

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  55. Yay!! I love baby bump pics!! Congrats, hope to see many, many more :)

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  56. oh stacey, congratulations! what an exciting, amazing time!
    so very very happy for you. :D

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  57. You are just about the cutest pregnant mama I have ever seen. SO cute!!!!!! CONGRATS!

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  58. CONGRATULATIONS Stacey, and how very beautiful you look!!

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  59. Oh my goodness! Congratulations to you and your family, Stacey :) This is wonderful news. You look absolutely beautiful pregnant, I must say... and you will always have my friendship. I do not stop by as often as I would like to, but I love each visit. You are such a wonderful person.

    warmly,
    Sarah

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  60. first of all, you look GORGEOUS pregnant - congrats!
    secondly, am i the kait who won?? if so, you would have completely made my day!!
    xx, kait
    kait.prettythings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Congratulations Stacey! You look beautiful in this dress! And the look of your blog is very cool.

    Just letting you know I'm having two giveaways this week. Don't forget to drop by! xo

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  62. Hi Stacey! how are you doing?
    those are great news! congratulations!
    you look amazing, I'm sure baby z's gonna have a gorgeous little brother or sister (who knows)
    I've been quite disappeared too, but some times, we can't spend as much time as we'd like blogging...
    Hope you're having a really nice weekend dear

    ♥ Marley

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  63. I'm so happy for you, Stacey! How exciting for you, your husband and baby Z!

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  64. you look fantastic!!! have a great weekend my dear!

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  65. Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow, Stacey! many hugs to you

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  66. Congrats!! You look beautiful!

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  67. happy mother's day, beautiful mama!

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  68. Stacey! Big congratulations to you! You look absolutely stunning and no worries about lack of posts. You have plenty on your plate now (all exciting!) and we love very much the same if not more :) Hope you had a great Mother's Day! xoxo

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  69. Congratulations, Stacey!!!!

    I don't know how I missed this announcement, but have a healthy and happy nine months, my friend!

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  70. Yay! Congratulations!! Am so excited for you :)

    Also, you look absolutely stunning. Big congrats hugs from Sydney!

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