Monday, July 12, 2010

Our little piglet

This past spring, when we started trying to get pregnant, I permitted myself the indulgence of browsing Etsy for some prints that we could potentially hang in our nursery someday. I put a whole bunch on my favorites list, some really nice ones. I told myself that if I got pregnant, we would decorate the nursery once I hit the second trimester, and not before.

But then I found one print that stood out among the rest:


And Torsten and I agreed that if I got pregnant, we would order this print, just this one, as soon as we found out. And then I tried really hard not to think about the possibility of never getting to order that print.

And then a few months ago, two lines appeared on that stick, and I bought that piglet watercolor.

Our own little piglet is due on January 19.

(Sonogram photo from a month ago, when I was 8.5 weeks along)

124 comments:

  1. Ahhhh! Congratulations, Jess! That is so exciting, and I know how much you're looking forward to it :)

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  2. Holy wow, what wonderfully exciting news! Congratulations, Jess & Torsten!

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  3. Woohoo! That's my niece's birthday! Congrats! :)

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  4. Congratulations to you! Awesome news!

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  5. Congratulations, you two! Or perhaps I should say you three, since a piglet couldn't ask for better parents.

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  6. SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, I am SO happy for you both! This totally made my morning.

    Also, I love that print!!

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  7. Hooray! Piglet has new meaning. The watercolor is precious as will surely be your baby. Marking my calendar right now!

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  8. Congratulations!!!!!!! What a fun journey you guys are starting!

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  9. Yeah!! Adorable piglet...both of them.

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  10. Congratulations! That's so fantastic, I'm almost crying at my desk!!

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  11. how exciting!! congratulations!!

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  12. That is such amazing, wonderful, fantastic news!! Oh, congratulations!!!!

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  13. WHAT!! WHAT?? OMG OMG OMG!! So excited for you!! Can we have details please? Are your families excited? Did you do anything special to tell them? How do you feel? Will you find out the sex?

    AAAAAH! So happy for you guys!

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  14. ahhhhh! so many congratulations to you and Torsten! so exciting!

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  15. I'm so excited for you guys!!! Can't wait to hear the most recent details!

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  16. Congratulations!!!

    Happy for you guys.!

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  17. AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!! This is SO EXCITING!! You have been so TRICKY keeping this from us!!

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  18. Congrats on the piglet!

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  19. AHHHH!!!!! Congrats congrats CONGRATS!!!!!!

    Omg. I am just so, SO genuinely THRILLED for you.

    Oh, and I just simply ADORE the piglet print.

    xo

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  20. Oh my gosh! What a surprise! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both!

    Hopefully this news adds joy to your visit with your inlaws. :-)

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  21. Yay! What a great surprise! Congratulations, you guys!

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  22. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

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  23. So SO excited for you Jess! Congratulations to you and Torsten!!

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  24. SHUT UP. Congratulations!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    YOU ARE SO SNEAKY. Keeping pregnancies is the WORST. NICELY DONE!!!

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  25. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's so exciting!

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  26. how exciting! i don't know how people keep these things to theirselves for so long. that's my birthday! congrats!

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I don't know how you waited so long to share! I am due January 1 and think I told everyone at the beginning of May! You are a good secret-keeper!

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  28. Congratulations Jess! This is wonderful.

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  29. OH wow!!!!! Congratulations! You've been juggling work and inlaws AND baby?! Good for you. I am so pleased for you guys. Cheers!

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  30. AHHHHH! So excited for you two! I'm SO amazed you managed to keep it quiet for so long. Congratulations on the pregnancy - we all know how much you wanted this!

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  31. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!! JESS!! Congratulations!!! I know you've wanted this for so long, I am SO THRILLED for you!

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  32. TOTALLY not expecting to read that today! You little vixen, hiding things from us!

    I'm so excited for you! And I know someone else due that exact day. I have 2 January babes (my twins) and I love having something to celebrate during that otherwise cold and dreary month. Also, when they were born, I spent the first 2 months hibernating and then, when I was ready to reemerge into the world, it was SPRING. Perfect!

    Congrats to you both. I'm so excited to share this experience with you!

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  33. What a great surprise! Congratulations!

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  34. Congratulations!!! It is so, so awesome!

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  35. yay!!! so excited for you! Congrats

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  36. Ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a surprise - Jess and Torsten, I couldn't be more happy for you. Squee!

    Congrats xxxx

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  37. I am so happy for you both! Congratulations!

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  38. Ahhhhhh! Have you just been dying not being able to tell us?! I am so, so, so, so, so happy and excited for you!!!!!!!

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  39. Have I been completely oblivious?? Did we know you were officially trying? Oh well, no matter... CONGRATULATIONS!

    Hope you're feeling good and enjoy every minute of it!

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  40. Oh, Jess - Congratulations!! How exciting! You, Torsten and little Piglet will make such a happy little family.

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  41. Congratulations! January is a wonderful time for babies~all of my girls are January babies!

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  42. OMG SHUT UP!! YAY! HOLY CRAP! i literally have goosebumps right now :-) i am SO SO SO SO HAPPY for you guys! do the in-laws know?? YAAAAAAY CONGRATS!! :-)

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  43. Yay yay yay! So excited for you! :)

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  44. Aiiieeeeeeeeeeeee! Woo hoo! It's going to be so great. I'm so happy for you - congratulations!

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  45. Ooh! Ooh! Oh, how exciting! Yay you! Congratulations!

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  46. Oh my!! Congratulations!! SO exciting!

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  47. Congratulations! What great news!

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  48. SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AHHHH!!!!!!!!!

    Yay! Oh YAY!

    (No, I have nothing intelligible to say, just lots and lots of happy feelings for you and Torsten!)

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  49. OH MY GOD, JESS! CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited for you both! I wish you so much health and happiness!

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  50. Oh, Jess! This is the BEST news I've had in a long time! I'm so, so, SO happy for you and Torsten. A little piglet of your own. FINALLY!

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  51. Wonderful news! You will be fantastic parents :) Congrats.

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  52. by the way... when I saw your twitter post about craving rice from DC, I thought to myself "hmm, I wonder if she's pregnant??!?!" and VOILA!

    EEEEE so exciting, Torsten needs to get you that rice!

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  53. Squeeeee! Congratulations! I hope you're doing well and feeling well.

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  54. That was probably me you just heard gasping with delight-- congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

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  55. OMG, Jess! Congratulations! So excited for you guys! xo

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  56. I haven't commented in a while (sorry) - but this one definitely deserves a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!

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  57. Daahh!!! So exciting! Congratulations to you both!!!

    xox

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  58. Congratulations! Such happy news :)

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  59. WOW! CONGRATULATIONS! I am SO EXCITED for you!

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  60. I'm a long time reader of your blog and a rarely comment, but I have to say congratulations!!!! You and Torsten must be very excited.

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  61. i guess this is the best day to de-lurk. Congrats!

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  62. Ahh! Congrats Jess and Torsten! And Montana :)

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  63. Aww Congratulations Jess and Torsten!
    Wonderful news.

    I am due in December so I look forward to reading and growing along with you :-)

    I love that print.

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  64. OMG. OMG. OMG!!! I am so excited for you! I'm not even a little bit jealous, which is my normal reaction when someone tells me they're pregnant, just 100% thrilled! I can't wait for all of the updates. EEEEEE!!!

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  65. Congratulations to the three of you!

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  66. Congratulations!!

    And what a cute print for the little Piglet!

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  67. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!! I'm so excited for you and Torsten!!!

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  68. congratulations! I hope you are doing well! :)

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  69. YAY!!!! congratulations! How exciting! I am so happy for you guys :)

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  70. Congratulations! Motherhood is wonderful and amazing...I'm sure you will love it!

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  71. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! So exciting! Congrats to you guys! How did Torsten's parents respond? Did you tell them when they got here?

    Oh my gosh, so excited for you guys :-)

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  72. Wow! Congratulations! Love the print, and love the news!

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  73. YAY!!!!!!! congratulations!

    I am so so excited for you guys.

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  74. Ahh! That is SO exciting! I love this post, great 'reveal' !!! Congratulations to you and Torsten!!!

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  75. Oh my goodness you are so sneaky! You were saying that you weren't trying b/c Torsten was starting his own business!!

    Congratulations! That is very exciting news! I love the piglet watercolor too. :-)

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  76. Congrats to you! You're going to be such a wonderful mom, Jess.

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  77. Congratulations! I am so excited for you both :)

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  78. I thought I'd leave an official comment for posterity (doing it illegally! Eep!). I am so, so happy for you and Torsten, and you're going to make wonderful parents. I can't wait to hear all about it! Hugs and loves and yay!
    xoxox

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  79. Had to come out of the woodwork for this one.

    I am soooo happy for you guys +1!

    Congratulations!!!!!

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  80. aww congrats jess! that is so exciting! and what a precious print for your little piglet, love it.

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  81. Oh, congratulations! How exciting; I'm so happy for you and Torsten.

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  82. ahhhhhhhhh!! congratulations!!! that is so incredibly exciting!

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  83. Congrats! I haven't commented here in a while but I've been reading and keeping up on your posts. So happy for you guys.

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  84. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you both!

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  85. Congratulations! So excited for you both!

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  86. You are a masterful secret-keeper! As a lurker and fan, I've followed your hopes, dreams, and life-making moves but but this one? TOPS!!!! So very very fantastic : ) Hope you're feeling well on the physical side of life. On to nursery-making! Can't wait to see photo progressions to fulfillment. Happy happy joy joy!

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  87. Congrats! This made me tear up I am so happy
    for you guys! What an adorable piglet at that!
    Precious!

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  88. I CANNOT believe you kept this a secret so long. I am so excited for you. Congratulations you two!

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  89. What the?! This is so fabulous! Hooray hooray hooray! I was having the suckiest day but now I am SO HAPPY for you guys! And so happy you didn't have to wait too long and fret about ever getting pregnant! :) With Addy it took us six months and I was going CRAZY!

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  90. Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

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  91. Congratulations to the both of you! This is such great news!

    x

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  92. Weeeeeee!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

    And so many QUESTIONS! How are you feeling? How has it been? What was it like when you found out? Are you OVER THE MOON?! Will you find out the sex? Will you tell us what it is?

    This is just the most WONDERFUL news. Congrats!

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  93. AAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!

    I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LAST thing I expected to see when I opened your blog today!!!

    Piglet's due date is my birthday. I can't WAIT to "meet" him or her!

    So much love to you, Torsten, Montana and Piglet!

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  94. Oh my, congratulations!!! January birthdays are the best :) And i love that print, and the others you posted on Twitter. All the best, xxx

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  95. Yay! Congratulations =) And I love the print!

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  96. Whee! Yay! Congratulations on your piglet!

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  97. Congratulations! You'll be a wonderful mother!

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  98. Aww, congratulations to you both! I know how excited you guys must be! =)

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  99. OH GOD, I've been away too long!! I'm soooo happy for you & Torsten!! This is amazing. And if your blog is any kind of reflection of who you really are (which I think it is) then I'm positive you'll make a GREAT mother. :)

    Congrats, Jess.

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  100. I'm most often just a lurker here (wish that didn't sound so creepy!) but I had to come out of hiding to say congratulations! I'm really excited for you guys!

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  101. Oh my goodness, best news ever!!! So thrilled for you!!!

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  102. And all the months I've been absent from reading your blog, I've been thinking about THIS post. :)
    So happy for you both - congratulations!

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