Surprise, I’m pregnant!

Picture I took from a hot air balloon race we attended in June. 

I guess I’m good at keeping secrets. I’m pregnant and due around Thanksgiving. Just this week I passed the “viability” mark of 24 weeks so it feels like this just might turn out well. Call me suspicious or paranoid (wait, you already did that back in 2010!), but I’m just one of those people who doesn’t always think things will go according to plan. It took awhile to achieve this pregnancy and so I’m not taking it for granted.

What am I having? We didn’t find out. In fact, if you elect not to find out at my OB/GYN practice, they don’t even note it in the anatomy ultrasound report. So no one knows! It’s a little maddening for me, but my husband loves surprises. Why take that from him?

Hot air balloons are pretty, but I’m scared of heights — no thanks!

Where’s the belly picture? I’m not ready to publish one right now. Because it took me a bit to get here, I’m sensitive to women like me. Last fall it would have been a little tough to read a pregnancy announcement or see a surprise belly — I’m not ready to do that to anyone. Also, being pregnant is not exactly flattering. I’ll be sure to put up a picture in the next month or so — before I really swell up.

That may explain my occasional flakiness in blog posting over the past months — sometimes I just had to go to bed. In general, my symptoms this time have been more mild than before, but I’m more tired than I was the last time. Chasing Charlie accounts for that, I’m sure.

Nutrition continues to be at the forefront of my mind — in fact, it’s more important than ever. I’m sure to blog about that a bit in the future as well.

So there you go!

Big changes coming for this little guy (Enjoying the hot air balloons)

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42 Responses to Surprise, I’m pregnant!

  1. Lynsey August 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for the new baby Q!

    • Mrs Q August 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

      Thanks! Another adventure! 🙂

  2. Lauren August 9, 2012 at 11:18 pm #


  3. Wy August 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    Yay! That’s so exciting and amazing! Congratulations! Gosh, it must have been SO hard for you to keep it a secret! 🙂

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

      Actually it wasn’t that hard — I sort of can’t believe it’s true!

  4. MFA Mama August 10, 2012 at 12:07 am #


    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

      Thanks!! 🙂

  5. Alysa (InspiredRD) August 10, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    Congratulations!!! I think it’s amazing that you are being sensitive to others during this time. I know it means a lot to the right people (definitely would have to me at a certain point). Rest up, Mama!

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      Thanks Alysa! Everyone is at a different point in their journeys (food, fertility, fitness — you name it).

  6. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite August 10, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    AMAZING news! Congrats!!!!

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      Thanks Mardi!!

  7. Lydia August 10, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    I’m a longtime lurker stopping by to say congratulations! What wonderful news.

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  8. Janice M August 10, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Congratulations! Glad you’re not eating school lunches at this point!! 🙂

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

      Totally!! 🙂

  9. Jessica August 10, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Congratulations! Isn’t it amazing how much more exhausting it is the 2nd+ time around when you are chasing older kids who don’t seem to understand your desire to
    I am sure that you are sporting a lovely bump, embrace and enjoy it! My second pregnancy was a surprise of twins… I went from chubby pre-pregnancy to BELLY within weeks of learning there was more then one nesting! That makes pregnancy feel like FOREVER!
    Rest up!

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

      I cannot even imagine how I would manage twins!! You rock!

  10. Charlie August 10, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Congratulations! I started following your blog after finishing/enjoying your book, my wife and I just welcomed our second in June (we also have a 2.5 year old) – who needs sleep!?! Best moving forward.

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

      Who needs sleep indeed!!

  11. Andrew August 10, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Mazal Tov!

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

      Thanks buddy!!

  12. Michelle August 10, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Congrats! Sounds like everything I did when I was pregnant last summer. I found out in late April and hardly anyone knew till the end of the Summer. Best wishes for continued health!

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

      Thanks so much!

  13. Mal @ The Chic Geek August 10, 2012 at 9:37 am #


    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm #


  14. diane August 10, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Congrats! I’m (We) are pregnant with our second and due in November as well (our first just turned 2 at the end of June). Exciting times! I look at my son sometimes and think, “You have NO idea what’s coming to you!!!” 🙂

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      I know a lot of people due in November — pretty interesting! We’ll have to stay in touch!

  15. Donna @ What the Dog Ate August 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Congrats with extra bonus points for moving during your frist trimester! Phew! Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and restful pregnancy and birth!

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      We had to move before I got huge — on my way to being supersized! 🙂

  16. Erin August 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Congrats! It’s good to hear your happy news. 🙂

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm #


  17. Sarah August 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to hear more about pregnancy nutrition.

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

      Thanks! I’m doing my best to eat right!

  18. Pinkdaisydog August 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    Been following you forever, but I never comment. This deserves a comment. Many congratulations!!! I love that it’s a surprise too!! Looking forward to many more happy posts!

    • Mrs Q August 10, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Thanks for commenting!!

  19. Lee August 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    Congratulations! We chose to be surprised by the gender of our children, too. Here’s something fun about that: when people asked, “What are you having?” I said, “A human — I hope.”

    Good luck and I hope you stay in good health!

  20. Syhren August 11, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Congratulations! I’m sure your new little one will only benefit from your new eating habits 🙂

  21. meredith August 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm #


  22. Zulaika H. August 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Congratulations – wishing the Wu’s the best in your new adventure!

  23. Sara August 13, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Congratulations! 🙂

  24. hillary August 15, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Congratulations! I’m pregnant too, and due in October. I too had a difficult time conceiving this one and have felt very private about the pregnancy, so I understand where you are coming from. However, if you are up to it, I’d love to read a post about what changes you’ve made in your diet based on this pregnancy! I’ve done a few things based on some initial borderline blood glucose results: switched to full fat dairy, eliminated white flour/white rice, and always eat protein and fat when I have carbs. It has worked really well to keep my blood sugar stable and in the healthy range! I’ve never monitored my blood sugar at home with a glucometer, but my midwife recommended it and it has been highly educational.

  25. Lindsey P. August 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Congratulations! Question: Because of you and Charlie’s sensitivities to certain foods, are you going to be cautious with what you introduce to this baby?

    I am really happy for you and your family!

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