I’m Finally Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

So, I’ve finally decided to let the cat out of the bag.  Remember last week when I told you that I had something else in the works?  Well, it’s not blog related and it’s not Cottage Mama related, it’s much bigger than that – about the biggest thing I’ve been working on in the last year and a half……..

I’m Pregnant!!
Wow, this has been one heck of a secret to keep from you all – I’ve been wanting to tell you guys for SO long.  But I like to wait until I’m through the first trimester to tell most people – I had an early loss in between Savannah and Matilda, so it just makes me feel better to wait.
So yes, I was in the throws of my 1st trimester during Project Run and Play and over the last several months.  Some days I didn’t know if I would be able to get through it with all my nausea and sickness, but I did.  Luckily, the 1st trimester yuckies seem to have disappeared as of two weeks ago and I definitely have my normal large appetite back. 
If you’ve been wondering why there has been less than normal tutorials and sewing things on the blog, that is why.  I just haven’t felt up to it.  It’s enough for me to get through the day chasing around a 3 year old and 19 month old and keeping up with custom Cottage Mama orders.  So, I hope you’ll forgive me.  I’m praying my normal energy level comes back one of these days, but without my beloved coffee, I just don’t know.  But you understand, right?
The Cottage Baby #3 is due early September.  We will be finding out what we are having in about 6-7 weeks, so I will keep you updated.  We are SO excited to add another little one to our family and can’t wait to find out if it’s a he or she.  Savannah thinks it’s another sister, but she keeps saying the baby in my belly is “Baby Jesus”………..I guess that’s the baby she is most familiar with.  I would be mighty shocked if she was correct.  I think I’d have a ticket straight into heaven for sure if that was the case!
Whew, so glad to finally let you all in on my little secret.  Thanks so much for reading and I’m sure there will be more baby related posts in the future (I won’t be able to help myself).
What do you think?  
Will it be Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice or Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails?

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  1. Congratulations!! That is so exciting 🙂 I can’t believe you were able to do so much during those first few months…quite impressive 🙂

  2. S/He will be healthy and whole, in Jesus’ precious name. So very happy for you, my dear!

  3. Grandma Jane says

    The Cottage Mama’s Mama is predicting “snakes and snails and puppy dog tails!”

  4. oh, congratulations – and blessings on you and your baby – I predict sugar and spice and everything nice – but it will be the perfect baby for you regardless of boy or girl 🙂 Tone

  5. Congratulations! The relief of hitting that second trimester is like nothing else. Praying for a healthy baby!

  6. Oh! How lovely! I don’t care what it is. I just pray that he/she is healthy, happy, and well sewn-for. We’re trying to have our second (no luck yet) and I just get so happy hearing about all the baby-goodness still left in this world! Yay for you! Congrats!

  7. Congratulations!

  8. Congratulations! We are due around the same time! I am due Sept 9. My Ultrasound date in Apr 15. So we will find out what kind of munchkin we are having.

  9. Oh my goodness! Congratulations! What a hard secret to try and keep! I hope you have a beautiful pregnancy and a beautiful baby, boy or girl! Congrats again!

  10. Congratulations!! Such wonderful news!!

  11. Congrats!!! We are expecting a little puppy dog tail for our third in our house…can’t wait to hear what you are expecting!

  12. Congratulations Cottage Mama! I’m also expecting my third, but it’s a girl due in June. Looking forward to your baby related posts and tutorials!

  13. Congratulations!

  14. Congrats to you all! You do need some blue around there 🙂

    Many blessings!

  15. Congratulations!!!
    I am all about the chinese calendar when it comes to finding the baby’s sex!
    glad you are feeling better

  16. Whoo hoo for finally being able to share 🙂 Congratulations!!!!!!

  17. Congratulations!!! Wonderful news, but please take it easy. Your and your baby´s health is now the most important.
    Looking forward to future baby posts, I´m trying to convince my sister to give my kids some cousins. Love to sew baby things, but mine are now to big (12 and 6).

  18. Congrats and best wishes for an easy pregnancy in your next two trimesters and a healthy baby!!

  19. Woohoo, that’s fantastic.
    Isn’t it bliss when that awful feeling disappears and you just feel all your energy again.

  20. Fabulous news!!! So happy for your family. I don’t know how you did it these past few months–I always feel like doing absolutely nothing.

  21. Gmasandy says

    great news! I LOVE babies! had 4 of my own, now we are expecting Grandbaby# 4 the same time as yours! Exciting!!!

  22. Oh how fun we are pregnant together! I also had 2 miscarriages after having Anna so I understand waiting on announcing. I will be 20 weeks on Thursday & we just found out yesterday that it’s a boy! Lol! My husband is beyond excited & I’m so excited to explore the boy side of craftiness although it is so foreign to me! Lol! I’m so glad you are getting your energy back & I’m so happy for you! 🙂 -Stacy

  23. Aw Congrats! That is SOO exciting! As I’m expecting too right now, I’ll be looking forward to all the beautiful baby things you’ll be whipping up! 🙂

  24. Congratulations on your growing family. Wishing you many blessings and a healthy pregnancy.

  25. Congratulations!! That’s awesome news! I’m pregnant too (due in 7 weeks) and I could not wait to tell my readers too. 🙂 I hope you have a boy. I have 2 girls also and am having a boy this time around. Woo hoo!! Congrats again! xoxo

  26. What a blessing!!! We have 3 boys, then a girl…it was quite the switcheroo for us! Praying for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby! Look forward to hear all about it…I LOVE babies and baby stories!!!

  27. Congrats!!! That is so exciting!

  28. YAY! I’m so excited for you! I am also pregnant and due in early Sept. We’re still waiting to tell family and everyone since we also had an early loss the last time I was pregnant. What’s your due date? I’m 9/7/11. :o)

  29. Congratulations!!! What a special time for your family. Most of the people I know are having girls (including me), so I will say sugar & spice & everything nice:).

  30. Whoo hoo!!! Congratulations!!!! One of my daughters is pregnant also, due end of August!!
    I vote for puppy dog tails!!!

  31. Congratulations, I vote for puppy dog tails too!!! I have 2 girl’s 4 and 3 years old and I am due in June with number 3. We don’t know what bub is but I think it would be nice for it to be a boy!!!!

    Once again congratulations!!!!

  32. Yay!!! That is a BIG secret to keep! I am pretty sujre I couldn’t keep it that long 🙂 Congrats!!!

  33. Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

  34. Anonymous says

    Congratulations!!! I think it’s a “HE”, that way you can start working on some boy outfits…..there not as fun as girls, but still oh so sweet! 🙂

  35. Woo Hoo! Congratulations on your little blessing. Hoping you get to experience the Puppy Dog Tails someday 🙂

  36. Congrats! I hope snails and puppy dog tails! I want to see what clothes you can make for little boys! :0)

  37. Congratulations!! Puppy dog tails are fun, since you already have the sugar & spice… I LOVE that your daughter thinks it is baby Jesus, too!

  38. Congradulations

  39. You already know my thoughts mama! Congrats! Sending lots of love your way!!! Wish I lived closer so I could help ya out! Let’s chat soon k?

  40. What wonderful news! As they say three is a magic number. Blessings to you all.

  41. Congratulations! What a blessing. I’m glad you’ve made it past the morning sickness. Best of luck!!! 🙂

  42. congrats girl! how fun!! well, you’ve kept the secret very well. 🙂 so happy for you guys.

  43. Congratulations! That’s such wonderful news. No wonder you were excited about telling the world 🙂

  44. Lindsay, that’s fantastic. Congratulations!!!!

  45. So excited for you! I was blessed to help coach a friend in labor just two days ago! Her husband was AMAZING but needed an occasional break, so I got to do it. It was awesome to be included in such an event. God bless you!

  46. just dropped by your blog and read your wonderful news! so happy for you and your family.

  47. Oh how exciting for you. Congratulations. I’m expecting my 2nd Grandchild myself and their due date is actually Sept. 2nd.

  48. oh lindsay I’m so happy for you. 3 kids is a lot of work but so worth it. I’m thinking its a boy! But any baby is a blessing. Take it easy and praying for the best.

  49. That’s amazing news! Congratulations! 🙂
    I’m going to go ahead and guess it’s another girl… from what I’ve been told (by dr’s) is that if your first two are the same gender then that severely increases your odds that the third (and more) will be of the same gender. Either way, it’s exciting news!

  50. Congratulations! I am so happy for you! God bless you and your pregnancy 🙂

  51. Congratulations!!!! How wonderfully exciting! I’m think BOY, but just so I can see what cool things you’ll sew for him! Baby Jesus will get you that golden ticket for sure! Contests to you all!


  52. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see more tutorials and ideas as you prepare for a new addition to your family! I think you need a boy to mix things up 🙂 I had 2 girls followed by a boy.

  53. dear lindsay,
    i am so happy for you. i am one of your older readers and am expecting my second grandchild at the end of july. just to let you know i was the third child with 2 older brothers. so you could get a boy. but i did grow up down the street from a family of 7 girls. you will have what Abba intends for you to have and you will love s/he desperately just like you love your two girls now. take care of yourself and if we have less tutes for a year and a half we will all understand. i’m giving you the extra time because we all know what life can be like with a newborn.
    terri sue

  54. Congratulations! What exciting news!

  55. Congratulatios!!! How exciting!!!

  56. Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you 🙂