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LeahAndMark + Baby Rox

10 May ’11

- Posted by Leah

It is our immense delight to introduce to you the newest member of our family…. known for now as Baby Rox!

Yup, Mark and I are having a baby*! Which is why I’ve been rather quiet around here lately… growing another human takes quite a bit of energy! But as I near the start of the second trimester, I’m feeling much better. And Baby Rox is doing great. We thought there might be twins, because I look about 4 or 5 months pregnant already, but it’s just one slightly-larger-than-average (and oh-so-cute!) fetus. Baby Rox is due to make his/her grand appearance sometime around the end of November. To say we are thrilled/crazy excited/kinda scared/ridiculously happy is an understatement. This is our biggest adventure to date, and we’ve had some pretty awesome adventures in our 6 years together.

No, this blog will not be all about babies and stuff. We do too many other exciting things to be solely focused on one event. Yes, there will be more posts about pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, etc. because those topics consume much of my brainspace these days. My body, mind, and heart are all being changed in enormous ways and it’s truly a spectacular experience.

For anyone aching to become parents and facing a challenging path to that dream, my heart goes out to you. It’s a fine balance between bursting with joy at our own happy news and being compassionate and sensitive to those for whom this news is difficult to hear. I might not always find that balance, but it is something I’m trying to do!

And for all of those who were in on our little secret – thank you for offering assistance/kindness/understanding when I was feeling green and exhausted, for squealing and smiling and sharing our excitement, and most of all for the huge amounts of love you have and will continue to heap on our little one. We certainly don’t have all the answers to raising another human being, but your love and support reassure us that somehow, with some (ok, a lot) of help, we’ll figure this out.

*Ok, this is totally going off on a tangent, but does anyone else think it’s weird to say we’re having a baby? Because really, we’re having a person. Our son or daughter will only be a baby for a very short while, and to me, parenting involves making a commitment to a whole person. We’re having a human! That sounds rather bizarre, too. Hmmm. Anyhow, just wanted to throw that out there.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Chris Liphart 10 May ’11 at 7:48 am

    Is it sad that I teared up watching the video and reading the post? Yeah, I’m supposed to be a dude, right? lol Seriously, I know I’ve said it a million times, but congratulations. A baby/person is the COOLEST thing ever to get. :D

  • Reply Whitney Huynh 10 May ’11 at 8:29 am

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so so so so happy for you guys!! And I’m going to babysit for free…because I just know this baby is going to be the cutest and sweetest around.

  • Reply Jenny 10 May ’11 at 9:25 am

    That was a wonderfully sweet video! Congratulations you two!

  • Reply Debra 10 May ’11 at 9:59 am

    Yippeeee!!!
    and yip, it’s not just a baby, it’s a HUMAN!! A whole person! Scary and exciting!

    Congrats to you both!!

    xoxo
    SEE Baby is a great place for Ultra Sounds!

  • Reply Laura Eliza 10 May ’11 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations! That is so wonderful and exciting! =D

  • Reply BabyRox 10 May ’11 at 12:30 pm

    […] and Mark made their announcement this morning on the interwebs via their awesome blog post. The video is below; take a minute and watch it. So super cute. I took the video at the very end […]

  • Reply Zachary Long 10 May ’11 at 3:38 pm

    Congrats!!

  • Reply Helen Douds 10 May ’11 at 9:49 pm

    Well, that just made me boo hoo happy tears. I’m just thrilled for the three of you !

  • Reply z. lynn 10 May ’11 at 10:32 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Reply Rachel 11 May ’11 at 12:33 am

    Uhh.. yeah it’s totally weird. Well, not weird that you guys in particular are having a baby. But it is a totally weird experience. And, just wait until he or she is here and you see how much they change. It’s amazing and as a mother it is extra astonishing to be able to say I grew a human. Good luck – looking forward to watching your family expand.

  • Reply Melissa Maples 11 May ’11 at 5:09 am

    OMG congratulations! This is amazing news! I knew you guys had talked about eventually having kids but now it’s really happening! :-)

  • Reply Elissa 11 May ’11 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations!! This is huge news :) I’m so happy for y’all!!

  • Reply Emily 11 May ’11 at 12:17 pm

    Congratulations you two! I’m so excited for you!!!

  • Reply Jaclyn 19 May ’11 at 10:10 am

    Congrats!! I’m just a few months ahead of you, and I remember how much of a relief it was when morning (noon and night) sickness went away!

    You both have so much to look forward to in the coming weeks, I am very excited for you both!

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