Posted by: thatjen | December 27, 2007

A VERY Merry Christmas

Hallmark could not make a pretty card out of this holiday.

Our trip here was mostly uneventful but fraught with worry, as flights before and after ours were cancelled, and car seat installations in our ground transportation were anything but kosher.

Cait and I gave each other the washer and dryer for Christmas, and agreed not to get any other gifts. We did break down at the last minute and buy a few Hershey kisses for the stockings, but that was it.

We spent Boxing Day at an urgent care clinic with Natalie, who has a nasty cough and a touch of bronchitis. She now has a four drug regimen (Tylenol, Triaminic, amoxicillin, and albuterol in decreasing order of tolerance) and is almost herself again, as evidenced by the strength with which she fights the inhaler (it takes us both to administer it, and we could use another mom!).

While we have seen many family members and had a wonderful time with all of them, we’ve also spent hours in the car shuttling back and forth around the metro area to do so. As a result, Natalie, who as a sick kid needs her sleep more than ever, has not had a normal nap or bedtime since we left home.

But none of it really matters, because this morning we got the best Christmas present of all:
Two lines. It’s easier to see in person, but it’s definitely there.

Merry Christmas to Us!

Merry Christmas indeed!

(9:25 PM I reduced the highlights in the photo to get rid of the flash glare and reposted it.)



  1. I’m so very happy for all of you!

    And Julia was ALSO sick on Boxing day… and is now on albuterol, as well. Weird.

  2. so so sad that Nat was/is not feeling well. I keep hearing about so many people that wee sick over the holidays- blech!


    I am soooooooooooooo excited about your news!!!
    wooo hooooo!

  3. Hot diggety and how very wonderful!! Merry Christmas indeed, and hope Natalie is all well soon.

  4. I was hoping and hoping that’s how this post would end. YAY!

  5. Wonderful news… can definitely see the line. Roll on September.

  6. Very cool!

  7. Yahooooooooo! (on the pg, not the sickness). Love to you 3!

  8. OH MY GOD. The good news, it is just flooding in and I LOVE it! Now the potential exists for TWO intenet babies to be born on or around my birthday!

  9. What a great way to end the year and begin a new one. Congratulations!!!!

  10. Two BFPs in one day. Congrats!

  11. Congrats! That is so great! 🙂

  12. Wow! Congratulations!!!

  13. So happy for you ladies! Nat will be an awesome big sister. Good luck.

  14. HOORAY!!!!! We are sooooo excited for you. Hope Natalie is feeling better, poor girl.


  15. Ahhh sorry about Natalie being sick but Whooo Hoooo on the bfp!

  16. WOO HOO!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!That’s awesome!! What did ya do for this cycle this month for you ladies????

  17. YEA!!!!! I am so thrilled about this!!! I don’t know what else to say– I’m just so excited!!

  18. Fantastic! Congratulations!

  19. Those are fantastic Christmas presents. A new washer and dryer, and a new baby to fill them with adorably messy clothes.

    So happy for all three… no, make that FOUR of you! Lots of prayers and good wishes coming your way!

  20. Congratulations!

  21. Congratulations! Here’s to a healthy and smooth 36 weeks!

  22. squee! Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov!

  23. Dang it! I posted first thing this morning but it appears to not have taken. Hmph. Anywho …

    Those are TWO very sexy lines! Congrats!!! (What a fabulous Christmas surprise!)

  24. Sick at xmas sucks. Sorry y’all.
    But!!! YAY! I’ve been so stuck over at old FF I hadn’t gotten over here to jump up and down with excitement!

  25. yay!!

  26. So much yay!!

  27. Congratulations! A washer and dryer are great christmas presents (yes, I am strange like that), but that second line leaves them in the dust!

    I hope the wee one starts feeling better soon.

  28. Delurking to say that I am very, very happy for you all! And very, very excited! And happy!

  29. Delurking to say congrats! Dec 27 is the one year anniversary of our pink line (now our almost 4 month old). Wishing you all the luck and love in the world!

  30. OMG congrats!!!

  31. Hope your girl is feeling better, and glad to see the wonderful news. SO hoping that your second line = a new baby for your family next year!

  32. many many congrats on your two lines! what a fabulous way to end one year and start another! sticky vibes coming your way from VT!

  33. Congratulations! Wanted to comment yesterday but my cell phone wouldn’t let me. Hope that all is going well in that department with only the mildest of symptoms!

    And here’s hoping little Miss Nat is rapidly returning to her healthy normal self!

  34. Oh, Jen and Cait! Yay!!!!!!!

    (I hope Natalie is feeling better post haste, too.)

  35. delurking to say congrats!!! i got goose bumps when i scrolled down and saw the picture! so happy for you 3!

  36. hope Nat feels better and CONGRATS

  37. Congrats!

  38. What a super-duper christmas, indeed!!!!

    Congratulations to you both!!!

  39. hooooray! I love being absent from blogland and coming back to good news!

  40. Hooray! I heard the news from a mutual friend earlier today. I’m so excited for you!

  41. huge congrats on the bfp. what an xmas gift…perhaps even better than a super duper new washer/dryer! and p.s. my word verification is ckxBOYe. maybe you’re cookin’ up a week boy in there!

  42. Congratulations!!!! (Bit late, but still sincere).

    Here’s to the best, sickness-free, 2008 possible. 🙂

  43. Woohoo! What wonderful news!

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