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Persnickety Pregnancy

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BIG news around these parts. I announced on Facebook and Instagram last week, but if you haven’t heard, we’re pregnant!

Persnickety Plates: Pregnancy Announcement


I wrote a semi-long post, right after we found out, that I think I’ll keep to myself, but to sum it up – we “tried” for a long time, accepted that it wasn’t happening, decided we were happy being a twosome and taking fun vacations & such, then God laughed at us for thinking we were in charge. Silly us.

I’m starting to feel less nauseous and exhausted so I hope to be back to posting soon. I even cooked last night. One part of my appetite that has not returned is my sweet tooth. I can’t stomach the thought of baked goods. Who am I?! I’m really hoping that returns soon. In my head, I miss cookies. What am I going to do if my kid doesn’t like cookies??

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  1. Lisa Longley says

    COULD NOT be more happy for you. Also, just when Nathan and I started planning a life without kiddos that included living for years abroad, I peed on a stick and it was positive. Like you said. Silly us. 🙂 And the good news is that my kids have pretty much zero interest in the things I craved while pregnant with them. So that works in reverse, right?

  2. Crystal says

    Congrats! Those little converses are TOO CUTE!

  3. Tammy Northrup says

    Yay! Congratulations Melissa! So happy for you and your husband.

  4. Sarah E. says

    I was very meat and potatoes with my first pregnancy. I cried when I couldn’t have my MIL’s roast beef one night (someone had eaten the leftovers!). But I was very sweets oriented with my second. Both are really strange because I have such a large sweet tooth, but when I was obsessed with sweets, I couldn’t bare to make dinner or eat it half the time which was really rough with a husband and kid at home. Congratulations again 🙂

  5. april dawn says

    My 2 youngest are 12 years apart. Didn’t think I would have another either. Congrats.

  6. Christie Williamson says

    YAY! Congratulations!! I think I’m the anomally between the two of us in my family. Everyone else likes asparagus, squash, uber spicy food. Me…not so much. Ya just kind of keep trying and if they really don’t like it (like the baby strained liver I spit at my mother), just find something else.

    How exciting!! YAY!

  7. E says

    <3 <3 <3
    Love love love =)
    Especially that we both did Converse photos!

  8. Suze says

    Congrats and best wishes- how exciting! Love the announcement pic. 🙂

  9. BecHeflin says

    I’m SO SO happy for you and your hubby, Melissa! Oh, and that photo just melted my heart. <3
    You are SO right about God having other plans, though… *giggle* I wish I had a dollar for every time I think I know His plan for me… I’d be a millionaire!

  10. Macaroni and Cheesecake says

    Yay!!!! Congratulations!! I am so very very excited for you all!!! Prayers for a healthy pregnancy & healthy baby!!! Love your announcement picture, it’s so cute!

  11. Kris - Sybyll says

    Congrats, and don’t worry, there were a ton of things I couldn’t eat when I was pregnant, and my kid eats EVERYTHING. except doughnuts. She hates doughnuts.

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