Well everbody,

I have another big announcement to make! And no, we're not getting another sheepie...

In the beginning of 2007 (give or take) Mike and I are gonna be parents!!! I'm pregnant with our first baby! :excited: :yay:
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:cheer: :clappurple: :go: That's wonderful news!! :go: :clappurple: :cheer:
Congratulations, what wonderful news!!!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Pippen didn't teach you enough of motherhood?
:go: :clappurple: :excited: CONGRATULATIONS, KAREN AND MIKE!!! :yay: :kiss: :cheer:

What an exciting time for you!! You know the old saying - new house, new baby!! I'm so happy for you!
Stacy-I've been in mommy training!!! Or maybe I should say- I AM in mommy training! That's one thing a naughty puppy is good for- practicing your parenting skills!!! :lol:
:cheer: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer:
Contgratulations!!! :banana: :banana:

Now Pippin can be a big brother!!!

:yay: :cheer: :excited: CONGRATULATIONS KAREN & MIKE!!! :yay: :cheer: :excited:
You know I woke up every morning RUSHING to the computer wondering if you made a post. It's been KILLING me that you haven't made thread. I was DYING for it to be an open CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

OH MY GOSH!!! I'm still very jealous. I want to hug every lil bean in the world. BABIES ROCK! :D

Have you guys decided on any names??? :D
I had a feeling this would be posted sooner than later!
Thanks guys! We're so very excited!!!! :banana:

Jo- I wouldn't put the words "decided" and "names" in the same sentence together right now... :lol: This is going to be a long, drawn out discussion!!! :lol: :lol:

Here are some that I really like right now:

Laurel Ann
Lily Kay
Cecille Rose

Jeffrey Michael
that's really the only boy name I have right now... Not very exciting, but nice.

So far the only name out of Mike's mouth has been "Shadowfax" remember the Pippin naming discussion? Yeah.. Shadowfax- that man loves to drive me crazy! I countered with Bar-Bar-A... not Barbara, mind you... Bar-Bar-A which is the name of a livestock waterer :lol: He hasn't given me any serious suggestions yet. Luckily we have a while still.
Congratulations Karen and Mike!

Its about time!!!!!!!!!

ps...Darcy still hasnt been taken yet AND it can be used for a boy or a girl :lol:
Those are beautiful names!!! :D
So far those names are great...(I would veto #1--but that's just because I work with a VERY difficult Laurel)!

What? You don't like Shadowfax?! :wink:
Okay...I know this is a little off subject...but still in the baby relm....Leanne, your avatar is way way too cute....what a snuggle bunny!
how did I miss this post?


(old wives tale maybe? I don't know but is it true that if you are pregnant with a dog in the house that your child will be more than likely to be allergic?)

don't wanna start bad thoughts but I was jusy curious
actually- British studies have shown that the more routine exposure to potential allergens small children have - the less likely they are to develop childhood allergies. I guess they took a study of children in rural and in urban communities... the children in the rural areas, exposed to all the dusts, danders, and pollens had a smaller percentage of allergies then did the children that were not regularly exposed to those things!

As far as pregnancy, I don't really know- but I'm not gonna worry about it. I think genetics provides a stronger link then anything, and neither Mike or I have pet or plant allergies.
I like all your name choices so far, Karen!! What an exciting time!! :excited:
How exciting! Pippin will have a human brother or sister... that is so cool- you will SO enjoy watching them both grow up together!!!
Congratulations!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:
Laurel and Lily are my favorites! :P

Thanks Darcy! He's still rocking back and forth to "the evolution of dance"
:excited: CONGRATULATIONS!!! :clappurple: :yay:
I am so happy for you!
Thanks E! I decided Haley was sooo cute, I just had to have one of my own! :lol: Just kidding!

What wonderful news, Karen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:


So happy for you, forgot to sign in!! :D
:cheer: :yay: :banana: :rimshot: :hearts: Congrats! This is wonderful news! :cheer: :go: :banana: :hearts:
Congrats!!!! :banana:

What great news...How exciting!!!! :excited:

I LOVE babies!!!!! :yay:
How did I miss this earlier???

:excited: :yay: :go: CONGRATULATIONS!!! :go: :yay: :excited:
Oh! :lol: :lol: :lol: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I LOVE Lily it was our first choice if we had a girl (all 3 times!) No chance now, 3 boys and we are done :wink:

I am so happy to share your good news
:cheer: :cheer: How exciting!
CONGRATULATIONS! That is absolutely thrilling news - I'm so excited for both of you! As to allergies, a recent parent magazine (I work at a pre-school) said that if a child under the age of one grows up with 2+ cats or 1 dog, he or she is 50% less likely to have allergies - isn't that interesting?! YAY! :cheer:
Lol...sounds good but here is a weird fact....grew up with 2 dogs...goldens (which shed a lot)...never had a cat...Im highly allergic to cats (always have been), but my twin who did live in the same house lol....is now highly allergic to dogs, cats, rabbits and any other furry animals....even my mom's bichon which is supposed to be the most allergy friendly animal...go figure...
Darcy wrote:
Lol...sounds good but here is a weird fact....grew up with 2 dogs...goldens (which shed a lot)...never had a cat...Im highly allergic to cats (always have been), but my twin who did live in the same house lol....is now highly allergic to dogs, cats, rabbits and any other furry animals....even my mom's bichon which is supposed to be the most allergy friendly animal...go figure...

I still call shennanigan's on Lisa's allergies. You're identical twins. She's rocking genetics with those allergies!
I think its weird too...example...she came out here and couldnt stay in my house for long...so we ended up driving around a lot...my car was FULL of dog hair....nary a sneeze or gasp.... 8O
I wanted to let everyone know that on saturday I suffered a spontaneous miscarriage.

Physically, I'm fine, emtionally, we're both pretty heartbroken. This has been a very emotional week for me- from finding out I was pregnant, finding out a co-worker and close friend of mine has breast cancer, and now loosing the baby.

Let's say I've had better weeks, that's for D@#% sure.

I very much appreciate all of your good wishes and support. Please keep sending Mike and I both positive baby vibes. We're gonna try it again in a few months, and hopefully everything will work properly next time.

Thanks guys... Send me hugs!

Hugs to both of you!
It has to get better and we're all here for you!
Aw geeeez, I'm sorry to read this, Karen. In my mind, I'm standing next to you and putting my arm around your shoulders. :cry:

Let me know if I can help.
{{{{Karen and Mike}}}}}

I'm sorry. Long distance hugs from Illinois to both of you.
I am so, so sorry for you both. (We know all to well how that feels)

Big Bear Hugs to you both!!
Oh Karen,
I am so sorry for your loss :cry:
(((((Hugs to you and Mike)))))
If you need to talk...PM me.
I got pregnant with Hayley two weeks after my 4th miscarriage.
It is very common to miscarry on your first try. Don't give up. You will have a beautiful baby when the time is right.
I'm so sorry, Karen :( Not that this will make you feel better, it's my understanding that many woman miscarry the first time they are pregnant. Hugs from us and best wishes in the future! :D
Awww Kar, Im soo sorry...

{{{{{{{{SUPER HUGS}}}}}}}}}
I'm sorry Karen. :(
Oh, Karen, I'm so, so sorry for you and Mike. ((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))) from PA to both of you. You seem to have a very healthy attitude about it, which helps get you over the hump. We're always here for you, whenever you need us.
Oh Karen, I'm so sorry. Lots of hugs heading your way!

What an aweful thing Karen and Mike.Im SOOOO sorry for you two.

I know in no way does it help but I miscarried before i had Sam,so you can still have lot of babies.Just get a clean bill of health OK?

(((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))) :plead:

Tanya and family I forgot too sign in :oops:
Karen, I'm so sorry to hear this...
Just found this post Karen im so sorry sending BIG HUGS your way thinking of you at this very sad time.
Oh Karen...I am so, so sorry to read this news. :(

(((((((BIG HUGS)))))) to you & Mike!!
Karen: My prayers and support are with you both. Many years ago we experienced the same disappointment, not once, but twice in ectopic pregnancies. Kathy and I had dreams of having our own Boy Scout troop in the family; the Lord instead allowed us to adopt a most wonderful son at 6 weeks. Then several year ago my DIL lost her first. Please accept all our support and keep your spirits up.
oh my goodness..... :cry: My heart sank reading this. As someone else said, it's very common... so I hope you aren't stressing too much. Many hugs sent to you from Alaska from our family. :(

I look forward to your next email telling me you're reading two pink lines. :) My fingers are crossed for it to happen sooner than later.
Thanks for your support everyone. I truly, truly appreciate it. I'm so grateful for all of you!

Hugs back!

Karen :)
(((HUGE HUGS))) I'm so sorry. I had one last January, and I know they are painful.
I'm so sorry Karen :(

I'm so sorry.
Karen, I'm so sad for you and Mike. You know you have all of us to lean on if you need it.
Karen, I missed this earlier. I am so very sorry :( . Like many here I too have gone through the same thing, doesn't make it any easier for you but I hope it helps to know that we really understand.
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