OT, but...Congratulations IglooChic!!!!

buehlJune 12, 2008

Sending "girly" thoughts your way! (Can they be "tom-boy" thoughts?)

Let's see, if you're 6 weeks, that means the munchkin is due beginning of February?

Is it time for a nursery remodel? Hmmm...Kitchens & Nurseries...I think you can handle that!

And how about DS's bathroom? Are "dinosaur eggs" and turtles still in the plans? [I'm a girl and I would have liked the dinosaur eggs & turtles...I never did like dolls!]

Keep us posted and congratulations!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mindimoo

Yipppeeee! More rooms to plan!

Congratulations, so happy for you!

Hmm, I guess this means no vino for the rest of the kitchen project...bummer!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 3:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenburgher

Yeah for you, IglooChic!

I'm 44 yrs old and I've been trying for 2 years with no luck (got married late and had DS at the age of 40). I figured it wasn't going to happen, but you give me hope! :-)

Congratulations!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 3:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
charlikin

Wow! Fantastic news! Congrats, i-chic!!!

(Looks like that broken arm hasn't slowed you down too much... ;-))

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 4:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
deedee-2008

That's wonderful news! You and your hubby deserve to have happiness in your life. Just please stay off ladders, and lay off any painting (or is no/low voc paints OK nowadays...oops, but painting involves ladders, so no more painting for you). And for how "it" can happen...my brother-in-law, who turns 60 this year, was born when his mom was 55! Again, awesome news! Congrats, Igloochic!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 4:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lynninnewmexico

You're preggers?!?!? Big time congratulations, Lady! Details . . . we need details.
Lynn

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 4:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Yvonne Albertyn_Brazil

Igloochic - I just saw the other thread - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

hoping for a girl...

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 4:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosie

What lovely news. Congratulations to you both. The broken arm should at least give you advance practice at doing just about everything with one hand. :)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 5:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bill_vincent

Congradulations, lady!! Give our congrats to "Igloodude", too!!

:-)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 5:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
igloochic

LOL i sign off for a couple of hours and i'm preggers :OP Yup it's very true :) after 2 1/2 years trying...we finally gave up and filled out the adoption paperwork. this week we were going to be cutting checks to the tune of some twenty grand for adoption advertising....good timing to find out about a baby!!!

we did some very specific calcs with the doc and we're actually just under six weeks. next friday i'll have my second sonogram to find a heartbeat (she was where she was supposed to be though which was a fear due to surgery timing).

I've only purchased ummm 5 dresses...so i'm not going nuts yet (I also purchase corresponding boy stuff so i won't jinx myself) LOL

i'm now in high gear with the houses because i live in mortal fear of bedrest! they're crazy cautious with the geriatric prego's y know!

i'm off to train the painters how to do venetian plaster :) (with a big mask on and no ladders). I'm not going to end up doing any of it I guess, but they're making me a GREAT deal since i'm training them.

bad news...the new house is a bit small for four of us...we may go house shopping right after it's finished!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 5:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Yvonne Albertyn_Brazil

:-) I'm chuckling... oh, good! Another kitchen to remodel! Or was this the house in MN that will be too small? (it's so hard to keep up...)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 5:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sjerin

Let me add my congratulations, too! What wonderful news for you both, and great timing!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 5:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pbrisjar

Many, many congrats!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 5:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cooperbailey

See,Igloo, I guess it is just as easy as falling off a ladder ;) Congratulations to you and your DH. I am sure you are both just thrilled.

Sue

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 5:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhome410

No better news than a new baby! Many, many congratulations to you, dh, and ds.

I had my youngest at 44. Don't let them scare you about the age thing. :-)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 6:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
momj47

What a wonderful surprise - best wishes to all of you. DS will make a great big brother. Take care.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 6:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bill_vincent

See,Igloo, I guess it is just as easy as falling off a ladder

And a WHOLE LOT MORE FUN!!

Just when ya least expect it!! God bless, lady!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 6:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cotehele

Dawn, you are the one to keep us laughing and on our toes...'bout time you are the one to get the surprise :D Enjoy the next few months, rest up, you'll be keeping up with two soon! Judy

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 6:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sjerin

I forgot to say, when I saw the title of this post I thought for sure you had bought yet another house! Does this make your house/town decision any easier or more difficult?

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 6:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
neesie

Baby news is the happiest, best-est type of news of all! Congratulations on igloo-infant!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 7:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
remodelfla

There is absolutely nothing better then babies! I bring myself to tears just thinking about one day having grandbabies. Not yet.. I'd kill my boys... they have to find the right girl and marry first! My youngest is going to be 21 on Sunday... and I miss having little ones around. All those years spent on ball fields with absolutely no life of my own... and as a single Mom. There have been kids at school that I've been so tempted to take home... save them; but I know I can't and DH thinks I'm nuts. I'll live vicariously through igloo... CONGRATS!!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 7:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
eandhl

Oh how exciting, igloochick and igloodude are having a new iglooette. I am so happy for you and your family. Take care of yourself!!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 7:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sarschlos_remodeler

So what was your first clue? Mine was when I went home and ate three (3!) peanut butter and banana sandwiches and promptly fell asleep on the sofa. Woke up the next morning and thought, whoa. That was weird. :)

Congrats!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 7:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pcjs

Congrat's - you know that's how the story goes - try adoption, get pregnant!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 7:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mnhockeymom

igloo - I've been away from these boards for a l-o-n-g time but I'm SO glad that I peeked in to see this news - HOLY MOLY, you know how to keep life fun, don't you?? As much as going from one to two is more than just an incremental change, you're giving your little guy such a wonderful gift!!

Many, many congrats and loads of love and prayers sent your way - please take care of yourself (so how's your supply of nonalcoholic wine? ;-P )and remember that we always get everything done in the time we're given ... in other words, don't stress, the house(s) will get done and you'll find better/bigger digs all in due time!

Enjoy!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 7:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
loves2cook4six

I posted on the other thread but wanted to here as well. CONGRATS!!! Sending good girly vibes your way. Let us know as soon as you know. We'll turn the kitchen forum into a nursery one. :)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 8:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kateskouros

congratulations! that's great news! i was 40 when i got pregnant with my "oops" girl. i went through three years of IVF to have my son so thought there was no need for "precautions". anyone trying should lay off the sugar and swallow lots of protein!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 8:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sheilaaus122

Oh wow! As we say in the hood, mazel tov!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 8:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marlene_2007

What a joy! I echo sheilaaus' mazel tov!

(I was kinda thinking before this that the Kitchen Forum was a form of birth control.....)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 8:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyc

Congratulations!!! I promise you can drink red wine vicariously through me all through your preganancy :)))

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 8:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bethv

Yeeee HAAAAa!! Congratulations : ) The same thing happened to my sister. They went from 2 kids to 4 kids in 6 weeks. Any idea on the adoption timing?

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 9:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
igloochic

I've relearned to enjoy ariel champagne (fake) and will just have to pretend its real when the remodel goes sideways :)

we're actually toying with the house issue. we are waiting for the MN house price to get reasonable (she has it listed a $500,000 OVER appraised value) but that will be a second....wait i'm past that, an extra home for seasonal use if we ever get the price down to a reasonable figure. our existing home is two bedrooms...one on the first floor....one on the fifth...great family set up huh? so we hAve to put in state of the art surveliance systems if the kids ever move downstairs. once again my lovely walk in closet (9x15) will be a nursery LOL someday it's going to make a lovely closet!

we are due Jan 27th (we had to sit down with a calendar and get to the exact date) and we need one more sonogram nex week to ake the docs happy. the surgery and drugs afterward worry them a bit, but they felt better after the first sonogram showed a baby in the right place :)

what was my first clue? sr that cracked me up! not peanut butter and bananas...but instead it was the pain meds. they made me so tired and woosie...i felt half sick on them (I never had morning sickness with the first) but i didn't ever get to a point of feeling like i would vomit...so i started eating soda crackers. i quit taking the pills because they bothered me far worse than the pain....but the tiredness and weak tummy didn't go away. then the kicker...i cried during an episode of elmo....that just isn't me LOL

so tday i saw huge billowing clouds of black smoke coming from the area of the house...i went over, fortunately it wasn't my house lol (something at a business a bit down) but i arrived to find cabinets going upin the kitchen :) ye ha!!!

my gc and i are smilar ages...he just keeps looking at me and laughing...and mumbles...gad i'm glad its not my wife...we're done with kids heh heh

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 9:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
californiagirl

Super congrats! I'm so jealous. We're about to have only high schoolers and it feels so wrong. Maybe this forum will do similar good things for the rest of us. Meantime we'll all drink to the igloo baby's health.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 9:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bluekitobsessed

Oh yay!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!! Just one question: How are they gonna get all the sled dogs and moose (to be midewives, of course) into that tiny kitchen-less igloo?

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 10:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
maydl

Mazel Tov and a prayer for health and peace for the new little one and for us all.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 10:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gneegirl

What a true blessing Igloochic!! Sometimes you are on my mind and I often wonder how you and your family are holding up. But - I guess you're doing just darn fine - LOL. This is such great news. Prayers and Hugs for ya!!

gneegirl in MD

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 10:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sweeby

I'm drinking a nice Cabernet toast to the little Igglepoo!

And if I may say so, Nurseries are even more fun than kitchens! ;-)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 10:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cat_mom

Oh i-chic, I am soooo happy for you! How wonderful! And yes, great timing, too (I knew you were planning to adopt so I guess it's nice that you got the happy news now, huh?). Having been there, done that with the infertility stuff (another lifetime ago it seems), I certainly know about the trying/giving up, but boy oh boy, how nice to know that Mother Nature still had some surprises in store for you, and how!

I hope all goes well for you with the pregnancy, delivery, and all the years after, and for DS, DH, and all your houses in just about every state in the union!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 11:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
igloochic

So another funny for the day...the adoption agency called...a baby is due in November, meets all of our criteria, and the birth mother wants a closed adoption with an alaskan family...I currently have babies coming out my ears LOL (No I'm not going fo both...DH and I aren't quite up to brandgolina level) when it rains it pours i guess!

my other little guy is doing quite well gnee. we're just holding on for a few more months so we can retest, but we're sheltering him to keep him healthy until then and so far, so good! he's growing really well and for the first time in his life has made it two months without a major illness :) so all of us are doing just great!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 12:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pbrisjar

Oh igloochic that is wonderful news about DS! Heh - with all this good luck going your way your remodels should be pulling together with no more issues.

Of course you do know that you (and someone else here who posted about having a baby in their 40's) are making me rethink my decision to not have any kids.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 12:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
holligator

Wow, igloochic! Congratulations!!! How very exciting!! You're an inspiration to us all! ;)

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 6:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
stonegirl

Happy Days, Igloo! May she be a happy and bouncy baby girl!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 8:03AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jenellecal

WOW! AWESOME! Congrats.

I've always heard that if you're having trouble getteng preggers just go through the adoption process, it always leads to a pregnancy (or it seems). This has happened to so many people I know.

What a fabulous blessing!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 12:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
coffeebreak

Wow!

Congratulations!!!!!!

Such exciting news! Sending baby-girl-vibes your way!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 2:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
edlakin

congrats! we're due with our new baby in late july, and i've had to police my wife to keep her from climbing ladders during our remodel process. it's not easy!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 2:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
niineta

Just adding my congratulations, good luck wishes and girl thoughts. I'll get my mother (birthday Jan. 27) to send some girl thoughts as well. She is good at it. I am one of three girls and she always used to say to me when I would criticize her parenting style - "Just wait till you have three girls of your own!!" Well, I have three girls of my own - and eight granddaughters --- oh - and six grandsons. Five of the previous are really greatgrands but it has gotten too confusing to figure out!
Girl vibes coming your way and happy thoughts for the igloo family. I hope you are gathering plenty of moss. Where did they store that stuff?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 2:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
scootermom

Congratulations! Nice to take a break from obsessing about kitchens and read some really important, joyous news. Best wishes to all of you!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 3:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
boysrus2

BIG CONGRATS! I had trouble getting pregnant and ultimately had IVF to conceive my twins. You're so lucky it happened the natural way! The best of wishes to you!!!!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 6:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kitchenkelly

I left you a message on the decorating forum but I will leave another one here. CONGRATS!! Can't wait to see little kitchenkelly (I assume you are naming her after me.) I am sure she will look lovely in her rooster dresses and feather tiara.

Take care.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 8:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kkupstate

Igloo - great news - both about DS and the little one growing! How exciting. I just love being pregnant. People are so much nicer to you. One of the main reasons we are thinking of #3 someday. Other days I think it would be nuts to have another - but those babies are so darn cute.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 10:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jagl

Congratulations! That is such happy news. Sending good wishes your way!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 10:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kitchenredo08

Congrats - congrats - congrats - I remember wondering if I could love number two as much as the first - believe me, it wasn't a problem. And then there was number three. As easy as number one. I always wanted a girl - but I found out it is very easy to love three boys (I wouldn't trade it for the world). Best wishes and lots of love to you and DH. DS will love having a new 'buddy' to play with.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 11:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bluekitobsessed

On the boys/girl thing, my ddx the sports nut kept on telling me that he was like Henry VIII, "bring me a male heir"...he was joking but not really...then he had some idea that we could have a basketball team...then baseball...then when he started talking football, he stopped being the dh and became the dearly departed ex....

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 1:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mominthedubc

There is no better topic than baby news! Congratulations, Igloochic! As a Mom of 4; 3 girls and 1 boy ages 23-29, I am jealous! I miss those babiy years, but with 2 daughters having just gotten married last year, maybe I will have grandbabies soon. There is nothing better than having babies, so happy for you!!!!! :)

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 2:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ci_lantro

Congrats on the kiddo, kiddo!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 7:48AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jenanla

Sending Congrats your way.

My children are 5 yrs. apart. When I was pregnant with the first we started a remodel of our 3-family in Boston.

Almost 5 years later pregnant with my second we decided to sell the home in the city and buy a home, but ended up building our current home.

Well (another) five years later we decided to move to a different school district (commuting the kids 4 hours a day to private school was wearing me out).

No baby this time, but you guessed it we are building again and can relate to "when it rains it pours".

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 8:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
raehelen

Congratulations!

I have one of each, so will send good thoughts, and I'm one of six girls, so will send those too!

Wonder what it is about the adoption process? I have a friend who went from no kids to three in two years. Adopted one, and then bang, bang two the old fashioned way less than a year apart! She was also well into her forties.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 9:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
seekingadvice

WOW!!! I can't seem to find the thread others are referencing, but big CONGRATULATIONS on your pg!!!

I was sick to my stomach and my back hurt like crazy. I knew what that meant--a kidney stone! I have a problem with chronic stones. After a couple of rounds of antibiotics (doctor insisted it was a bladder infection in spite of my history) and no relief from Vicodin, I was finally given some tests and guess what? I was pg. Oh, yeah, I did have a huge stone, too! I had to have surgery at 6 weeks preggers but the baby and I did fine. Gave birth to my beautiful dd at age 44. We also had twins when I was 47, but I can't really take credit for that since we had help.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 3:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
buehl

SeekingAdvice...the other thread is on the "Discussions" side....where this thread was until the GardenWeb webmaster decided it didn't belong there and moved it here...

Technically, they're right, but it was where both IglooChic and most of the people she seems to interact with are located. Oh well...at least she saw it for a while!

So...if someday you can't find a thread that you know was just here...check the other forums......the PTB may have moved it......

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 9:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
seekingadvice

Thanks, buehl--I had done a search on both forums but I still couldn't find it! I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I scanned the first few pages of posts but couldn't see anything that way, either. Maybe someone could post a link?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 11:58PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Kitchen dimensions/layout advice please
We're finally renovating but this isnt a major overhaul,...
jomonster8u
Soapstone with runnels: How are they holding up?
If you have runnels in your soapstone, could you tell...
leavemeout
Please help me with my layout options. Again.
Hello! Several months ago I posted to get layout advice...
ainelane
Has anyone heard of/used Hominter?
Our new house build is proceeding and while we haven't...
beckysharp
Advice on first draft of kitchen layout
One change already is I may go with a cooktop, micro/convection...
happyallison
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™