Busting out all over

I wasn’t quite sure when I’d write this post. The miscarriage I had in October has made me jumpy, more secretive, more nervous that maybe this time when I go to the doctor, something will be wrong. But, my friends, the time has come to fess up. Because I got the cutest gift in the known universe this weekend, from the lovely and wonderful Sarah.

(I have a hard time knitting for babies not yet born, but I’m so glad others don’t share my neurosis.)

So! I’m in the middle of my 16th week, finally past the 24-hour nausea. Able to knit again. Sitting in the living room, in fact, enjoying the sunshine and turning the heel on my Conwy sock while Jacob reads his book. (“I do it all by myself, Mommy.”) Although Jacob is as enthusiastic-sounding about our upcoming change as he is about everything, I’m pretty sure he has no idea what will be happening some months from now.

What’s it like for me, this time around? Well, I’ll tell you one thing. The stomach muscles pretty much just rolled over and played dead starting the second I found out. I’m in my beloved Gap jeans a full two months earlier than with Jacob, this time.

Wish me luck at my doctor’s appointment next week, okay?

84 thoughts on “Busting out all over

  1. Congratulations and good luck at the doctor!!! I was so sorry to hear of your miscarriage back in October but this is wonderful news. Yeah for being over the morning sickness too!

  2. Congratulations!! I hope everything goes well with the doctor, you’ll certainly be in my thoughts! I’m so happy for you!!

  3. Oh, Congrats!! **fingers crossed** that everything will be fine. We had our second year before last, he’s almost 14 months now! S didn’t really get what was coming, but she loved her brother from the very first moment:)

  4. Woot! I’d been holding my breath, not wanting to ask for an update. Yay baby! Lots of good thoughts for the doctor’s appt.

  5. Great news, Amy! Wishing you all the best!

  6. Congratulations! You look great! And you’re not alone… my stomach muscles also rolled over and played dead the second time around. lol!

  7. You’re positively glowing. Mazel Tov!

  8. That’s GREAT news! Congratulations!

  9. Yay! Congratulations! You look great! I miscarried a year before B was born and as a result, I didn’t even knit for her until I was nesting at 8 mos. Now, I wish I’d thrown caution to the wind and started knitting earlier! I’m glad you’re past the nausea. The thought of morning sickness scares me far more than labor when considering a second!

  10. Take a deep breath and … relax! I’m sure everything would be okay. πŸ™‚

  11. Absolutely! Congratulations, and you’ve quite a cute belly already!

  12. I’m so so happy for you!!!! I’m so glad everything is going well! YAY!

  13. Congratulations!

    Those booties (?) look like boobies!

    I’m so superstitious that I would have held out until week 39, hahaha! You look great!

  14. We’ve got 8 weeks until our due date after a bad year baby-wise last year, and I still talk in “ifs”! I did just make a baby hat recently so trying to be optimistic. It’s hard, so good for you! Those are the cutest booties ever πŸ™‚

  15. Oh, congrats! And good luck, of course. You look fabulous.

  16. Congratulations! You look absolutely wonderful, and I am sending good thoughts your way, hoping that the baby looks equally wonderful next week!

  17. Really, really happy for you and wishing you all the best!

  18. a lot of my knitting friends thought I was weird i didn’t want them knitting stuff for the majority of my pregnant, near around 23 to 30 weeks though I got more comfortable with the idea, mainly because i had a baby shower by then and well once you get all that stuff you sort of must become comfortable with the idea! lol

  19. congratulations!! best of luck for the rest of the pregnancy πŸ™‚

  20. Congrats! That is so exciting! Luck with the doctor’s appt.

  21. Many,many congrats!!!

  22. Congratulations!!! You look so cute!!! Good luck at the dr office.

  23. Wonderful news. Congratulations!!

  24. Mazel Tov! Now enjoy!

  25. awww. you look radiant! congratulations!

  26. Mazel tov! My heart just ached to read your post about the miscarriage, but what joy to read this news. Try to enjoy this time as much as you can. As before, life will never be the same again. Blessings.

  27. Many congrats and best wishes are with you.

  28. that is such wonderful news — and you look gorgeous! any chance of bootie pattern details? they are so damn cute they are making my teeth ache!

  29. That’s such happy news. Congratulations and the best of luck!

  30. Congrats. Good luck at the doctor! Glad to hear that the nausea has passed. Jacob will adapt (as will you all) and be better for it!

  31. That is great news, congrats all around. THe booties are too cute!

  32. congratulations!!! what wonderful happy news!!!

  33. congrats and good luck! i’ll even wish good luck in spanish as an added precaution: Β‘Buena suerte!

  34. What wonderful news!! Congrats!

  35. Well done to you! I hope all goes well with the scan. You look blooming and lovely!

  36. oh congratulations. i’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  37. You can’t say it too many times: congratulations! Here’s hoping for another wee redhead!

  38. Congratulations. I hope all goes well.

  39. Congratulations! What wonderful news πŸ™‚

  40. Congrats Amy!! Hooray!

  41. Yay! Congrats! What great news!

  42. Oh. Congratulations! How exciting!!!

  43. Congratulations!! Best of luck at your appointment πŸ™‚

  44. Congratulations, and best of luck to all four of you!

  45. Such wonderful news. Congratulations and all the luck I can send you. You look beautiful by the way.

  46. Blessings on the new life you’re carrying! I don’t usually comment although I love reading your blog…but I KNOW the heartache and joy/fear of a pregnancy after such a loss, and wanted to tell you I am thinking of you BOTH!!

  47. Congrats! And I too share your neurosis. I refused to buy anything for my baby til almost 20 weeks. Good luck at the doctor!!

  48. Yay, congrats! You glow, for sure.

  49. Beautiful.

    I love baby bumps.

    (And, I’ll never admit this to anyone in my house- well, to my husband anyways- but I miss my maternity clothes.)

  50. yay! congratulations! you look beautiful. i’m sending lots of positive thoughts in your direction!

  51. OH, congratulations!! Yay yay yay for your expanding family πŸ™‚

  52. Congratulations! I wish I had knitted more for this baby that I am about to have but I decided that my poor neglected Mister deserved to have some projects completed for him too. Those are the cutest little booties!

  53. Yay! We’re both out! You look great! You had me worried, though, because I’m three weeks behind you but my belly is further behind. I was about to run to the fridge and stuff down as much as I could before you mentioned that it was because this was your second baby – thank god! I still have belly envy, but at least I’m not hysterical from fear that weeks of nausea have left the baby undernourished. You are cute as a button, and only “busting out” in the tummy direction (and really not that much there, either). Those booties are insanely cute. Love them.

  54. Wow! It’s only been 2 weeks since I last saw you… and you definitely have popped! You look great! πŸ™‚

    I feel so Shamu-ish right now, it’s not even funny!

    Those booties? I wanna eat them, they are sooo adorable!

    Hope to see you @ Peet’s tonight! πŸ™‚


  55. Yay! Congtrats Amy! Your tummy bump looks so cute already!

  56. Congrats! Adorable knit gift! You look gorgeous! ::Sending positive thoughts your way::

  57. Congratulations!! I wish you all the best and much love and happiness!

  58. Congratulations!!

  59. Hahaha, isn’t that the truth about the stomach muscles… and mine never did remember from whence they came.


  60. Wonderful news; I’m so happy for you! Glad to know that’s the real reason behind not wanting to knit yourself a sweater right now. πŸ™‚

  61. CONGRATULATIONS!! So glad to hear of your good news. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for good news at your dr’s appointment and throughout your pregnancy.

  62. Congratulations! And good luck.

  63. I am only reading your blog for some weeks now, but have to congratulate you on the news! Have a great & healthy pregnancy and enjoy this as much as you can.

  64. Congratulations, and all the best at the doctors’! You look absolutely radiant!

  65. those have to be the cutest baby booties ever! congratulations!

  66. Good luck and HUGE congratulations! I’m so happy for you. I’d been wondering if this post would be coming soon. Yay! So sorry you had the non-stop nausea. Mine didn’t go away until week 16, either. You look amazingly beautiful.

  67. Amy that is fabulous news! YEAH! I’m so happy for you! I hope that the next 24 weeks can be simply wonderful for you. HUGS!

  68. Congratulations! I wish you the best (and more cute booties)!

  69. In your post and the FO shots on the alligator scarf it struck me you seem to have genuine respect for Jacob and his interests in his own activities – whether or not you had an FO to photograph. I closed the post thinking “He’s a lucky boy – I bet she’s a great mom!”

    Many congratulations on your wonderful news!

  70. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and wish you and your family all the best!

  71. Congratulations, Amy! I hope all continues to go well!

  72. Congratulations! That is great news. I think Jacob is going to be such a cute and good big brother.
    Good Luck with your appointment next week.

  73. Oh! Good luck and congratulations!

  74. I’m a little late to the party, but congratulations! I wish you all the very best for your pregnancy. You look fab in that photo.

  75. Hey! Hey! I got so behind on blogs this week that I almost totally missed this! That’s such great news, Amy–I’m so happy for you. xoxoxo

  76. Congratulations! I’m very happy for you. Best wishes for the doctor (although I’m sure that’s happened as I’m a behind on my blog reading).


  77. yippee!!!!!!
    that is such fantastic news!

  78. Amy, I’m so far behind on reading blogs. Many, many congratulations!! I’m so happy to hear about your wonderful news!

  79. Oooo, congratulations! Those little booties are insanely cute, and I agree, you look wonderful : ) Good luck with everything!

  80. Congrats! and good luck.

  81. Late to the show, as usual. Congratulations, Amy and family!!!

  82. Woot! I’m just checking in over here and just saw this post!!

    Yah! Yah! Yah!

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