Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Best Thing About Being Pregnant


The best thing about being pregnant is telling the people who love you and seeing their happiness at hearing your news.

Yes, blogging friends, I AM PREGNANT.

And this is why I haven't been a very frequent blogger as of late.

All of my creative juices are being pumped to my belly instead of my brain.

And I'm pretty OK with that.

I am three months along, and my kids have known the entire time!

They have done an amazing job at keeping "our family secret," especially Scarlett who is over-the-moon about this and thinks that SHE will get to be the baby's mommy when he or she arrives!

Probably the best reaction came from my friend Vicki who cried when I told her.  It touched my heart that I had a friend who knew me so well, cared about me so much, understood what I had been through, and was tender-hearted enough to shed tears at my news.  

And I want to thank my other friends who have known and helped me through the yucky days (and some worrisome days too) by bringing a meal, watching my kids, and being good and caring friends.  My love to each of you!

Yay!  So now you all know too!

LET'S CELEBRATE! :)

108 comments:

  1. Congratulations dear friend.  You and your family are so blessed.  What thrill for you all.

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  2. That's awesome!! Congrats! I hope you didn't get too sick!!

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  3. Well I only know you through the internet & I'm still all teary for you.  Congratulations & I wish the very best for your family.  Yay!!!

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  4. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Well, then you know me!  I'm pretty much the same person in real life...just with dirtier kitchen floors...if you can imagine! :)  Thank you, Kris! :)

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  5. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    ...define "too sick!" :)

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  6. congratulations!! I am soo happy for you! Aparently you and I have never met in person but we have like twin lives because we are always pregnant at around the same time!!! lol end of October due date?

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  7. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Ah, that's awesome!  Actually first week of November is the due date...but who knows...could be end of October, we'll see!  Congratulations to you too!!! :)

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  8. Hooray!  Congratulations, Jocelyn.  So happy for you!

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  9. About time you let the cat out of the bag! Can't have too many little Jocelyns running around the world. (Unless it's a boy - then "Little Jocelyn" would be a terrible name.)  Hope the puke stage is coming to a close.

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  10. yay!!!!! the baseball team is growing.....Congratulations.

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  11. I'm so excited for you!!! What a blessing! xoxo

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  12. I may not be home during the day but if you ever need anything in the evening or on the weekend please don't hesitate to ask...even if it's "me time" and you need someone to play with the kids so you can rest! 

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  13. Congratulations!  What great news to share with your online friends!!

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS!!  :-)  All the best to you in the coming months. 

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  15. HOORAY!!! Every one is such a blessing! Congratulations. :-) (We'll be pregnant together-- I'm due October 1st.)

    Big hugs,
    Rachel

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  16. Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing!

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  17. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Ooooh!  Congratulations, Rachel!  What fun!

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  18. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Thank you, Edye!  I know you mean it too! :)

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  19. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    How many is a baseball team?  I was thinking basketball-size!

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  20. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Meow!

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  21. Congratulations!!!! I am one month behind you and I am AMAZED that you have kept up with your blog soo well!!! 

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  22. Congratulations!  What a great excuse for letting the blog slide. :)

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  23. YIPPY!!!!  SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU JOCELYN!!! 

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  24. Yay!!! So exciting! I am getting pretty baby hungry myself, my baby is 3. Glad things are going well with your pregnancy and that you have such good friends around you. 

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  25. Oh, this is happy news!!! Congrats!! You are such an insipring woman, and a faithful mother! I wish you health and strength for these next few months.

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  26. Hooray!! My heart was just made so happy by this news! I am so excited for you, and I can't wait to "meet" the newest addition to your beautiful family. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  27. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Woohoo!!! :)  And I can't wait to introduce you! :) THanks!

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  28. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Thank you!:)

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  29. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    My baby is three too...she'll be four when #4 comes!

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  30. Yeah! Hurray!!!! Exciting news!!!

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  31. My "baby" will be 14 in June, I've been through menopause and I still get baby hungry! I think it is an eternal longing to create and bear children. I'm looking forward to continuing in the eternities, especially without the 6 weeks of heaving my toenails, and all the other lovely discomforts of pregnancy. Congrats! And prayers for an uneventful and safe delivery.

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  32. Congrats!! It is baby time for lots of us :)

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  33. Rebekah ThompsonThursday, April 26, 2012

    Congrats!!  Yay!  That's such exciting news!

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  34. What great news!!  Yay!!  Congratulations.

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  35. Congratulations!!!  So happy for you and your family!

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  36. Congratulations to you and your family ! What an exciting time in your lives ! It is so cute how your daughter wants to be the little mom.. Brings back a lot of memories for me..   :)

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  37. Congratulations to you and your family!  I only know you through your blog, but I well remember the heartache and worry of wondering if I would ever get pregnant.  It took us quite awhile to have our first, but 5 sons later, it was all worth it!  Wish you a joyful, easy pregnancy!!

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  38. Hooray!! So happy foryou!!!

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  39. jocelyn!!!!! So far beyond excited for you!! Congratulations!!!!

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  40. Congratulations!  What a blessing.  Best wishes for an uneventful and beautiful pregnancy for you :)

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  41. SO HAPPY!!!! Babies are the best gift we can receive! Prayers for a healthy pregnancy for you. This baby is so blessed to come to your family.

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  42. Congratulations!!! I am so thrilled for you and your family. Especially for Scarlett to get have "her" baby :)

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  43. Yes, let's celebrate; I am so happy for you. I find you to be such an outstanding mother. I love following your posts and learn a lot from your testimony of the gospel. You are a marvelous example to other mothers. Thanks for sharing your many thoughts on Christ. I am excited for you on this new gift that is coming.

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  44. Oh I am so happy for you! I have been wondering if this was the reason you weren't blogging as much. I know you know very little about me but I consider you a friend and this just brightens my day (and brings tears to my eyes)! Congratulations to you and your sweet family! I hope all will continue to go well!

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  45. what a special blessing for a beautiful daughter of God and outstanding loving mom! hugs...

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  46. Fantastic news Jocelyn!  I really hope you are doing well!

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  47. Stephanie at D-DThursday, April 26, 2012

    So happy for you.  And what a lucky, lucky baby.

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  48. Congratulation!  That's wonderful news!  So glad you are getting what you want!  

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  49. EricandreneechambersThursday, April 26, 2012

    Congrats Jocelyn and family!  Feeling so much joy in your blessing.  I've loved all my babies, but there will always be a special place in my heart for our last baby--the baby I  wasn't sure I was going to get to hold.  Baby miracles are the most glorious things ever, ever ever.  Just wanted you to know that I still remember energetic, smiling, laughing Jocelyn of the OSU single's ward and that I love popping by to get a dose of your perspective and make it happen attitude.  I love a good story with ups and downs and everything between and happy endings of all sorts.  You live it and tell it well.  Best wishes to you.  Hurray for life!  Renee (Jenkins) Chambers

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  50. Hooray hooray! Welcome to the always-an-adventure world of FOUR!

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  51. Oh Jocelyn!! Happy Day! Congratulations.

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  52. Yewwww!!! How exciting!!  Enjoy it all :)  (and feel free to blog about it all.  I'd love to hear!)

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  53. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Blessings for sure!

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  54. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Thank you, Katrina!

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  55. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    I've felt like I can't put two words together to make a sentence for the longest time...hopefully that'll change now that I've gone public! :)

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  56. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    I'm so transparent...I think it's hard for me to write when I am "hiding something"!  It's the whole story or none of it!!! :)  

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  57. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Woohoo!!!  I agree!

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  58. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Amen to that! :)  It's been a "long time" since I was pregnant last and you know how quickly we forget all that "stuff" that comes along with being pregnant...well I'm getting a quick reminder.  I cannot imagine pregnancy minus the hard parts!

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  59. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Oh, she is completely ready to be the Mommy.  It's so cute, I didn't correct her on it until yesterday...I'm like honey, you're the sister, not the mommy!  But she wants to do EVERYTHING!  Both my girls are mommy-ready! :)  hee hee!

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  60. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Thanks for sharing that.  Five sons, wooh!!!

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  61. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Thanks, Heather!!

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  62. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Thank you so much, Annie!

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  63. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Will do! :)

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  64. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Ah, Renee!!!!  Thanks for the lovely note and memory!  Baby miracles ARE the best!  Thank you so much for even remembering me!!! :)  That feels like five lifetimes ago...and like yesterday somehow! :)

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  65. Jocelyn ChristensenThursday, April 26, 2012

    Thanks, Aunt Lin!

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  66. So exciting Jocelyn! I am thrilled for you and your family!

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  67. SOOOO Happy for you guys.  Love you guys and can't wait to meet the newest addition to the family.  :)

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  68. Congratulations! So happy for you!!! 

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  69. Misty @Creative ItchThursday, April 26, 2012

    Congratulations Jocelyn!!  So excited for you and your family!

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  70. Congratulations! Exciting news!

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  71. Over-the-moon happy for you! This is wonderful news!

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  72. You took the words right out of my head.

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  73. Charisse HarrisFriday, April 27, 2012

    Congratulations so excited for you-&i hope your too sick is not like my too sick uck

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  74. Chantelle CollierFriday, April 27, 2012

    This is the first time I've stumbled across your blog and I am so very happy that I've come to a post such as this! HUGE congratulations :-) what a blessing! And it must be lovely to finally be able to share the news with everyone. Here's to a happy and healthy pregnancy!

    Take care,
    Chantelle

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  75. Just want to add my congratulations to the long list! I love to hear that some dream come true. :)

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  76. I guess I will be the 80th person to tell you "I am so happy for you"!  That is very touching news and I wish I could give you a   Congratulations!!

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  77. WAHOO!!  I am so so so excited for you!  Congrats!  Is it possible to use any more exclamations??  !!!!!!

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  78. *squeal* Nick & I are so excited for you! Oh congratulations! Keep us posted! Wish I were closer to do more to help (of course with a job search underway we just might end up in your neck of the woods). :)

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  79. So very happy for you Jocelyn and Steve. You are such great parents and those little people are really lucky to come to your home:)

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  80. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    Thanks , G!!!

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  81. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    OH yeah!

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  82. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    thanks, LeAnn!!

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  83. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    You guessed it! ;)

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  84. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    Thank you, Misty!!

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  85. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    Luckily, I think I'm headed out of the woods on that stuff...I think!

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  86. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    Thank you, Chantelle! And welcome to my blog!  Come back and play with us again soon! :)

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  87. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    They do indeed and sometimes the experience of waiting is just what we needed to develop certain needed qualities! :)

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  88. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    Thank you so much, Susan! 

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  89. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    Thank you, Carrie!!!  I appreciate you friendship (and exclamations)!!!

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  90. Jocelyn ChristensenSaturday, April 28, 2012

    Yes, I saw that on FB!  Hey, let Nick know that I'll help him out any way that I can.  Come back our way!!!

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  91. Congratulations!! :~) 

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  92. Congratulations, Jocelyn! I am so very happy for you!! :)

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  93. Jocelyn, I'm so happy for you! Parabéns!!
    Hugs from Brazil!

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  94. Oh, congratulations!!!  I am SO happy for you and your family!

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  95. Congratulations! I am so thrilled for you, and your whole family. What a blessing!

    ♥, Emily

    freckledfiasco.blogspot.com

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  96. Congratulations, Jocelyn! I am so happy for you. Diane and I are eager to do in vitro soon, and hopefully we will be able to join you in new parenthood!

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  97. Oh yay! How wonderful!!!! Congratulations! Seeing this made me so happy :)

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  98. Jocelyn, I am so happy for you. You are a wonderful example of motherhood. This little spirit will be coming to an amazing family with pure Christ-like love. What a blessing for you. 
    Congratulations Guy, Autumn, and Scarlett you will be the best big brother and sisters ever!

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  99. Thank you, Keri!!!  Can you believe us...all growed up and Mommies!!!  You are a dear friend!  Thanks for sharing in my happiness!  XOXO

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  100. Congratulations! I am so excited for you. I know this is really late, I've been a lazy blog reader over the summer. I love to read your blog and am so excited your family is growing!

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