Tuesday, October 24, 2006


In Which They Come In Threes...

I know, I know: I owe you an update on the ghost story.

But, well, I've been busy.

Though not as busy as Her Lovely Self has been the past 12 weeks.


Which means, I guess, that it's official. So far everyone is healthy, just nervous, for obvious reasons.

I should write more, but except to observe how quietly happy I am, I can't think of anything else to say.

And how often do you read THAT on this blog?

From Somewhere on the Masthead

Oh, MM, congratulations and good luck. I know we'll all be sending our best wishes and prayers your way.

I've been reading through your archives and recently read the post you linked to.

I know I've come late to the community you've built here on the Masthead, but your family seems so much like a part of mine by now. My husband and I have enjoyed no end of laughter over dinner as I regale him with many of your stories.

I don't know if you're familiar with the author Spider Robinson, or his Callahan novels, but in them he writes of his philosophy that "Shared pain is lessened; shared joy increased." I can find no better words to describe what happens here on the Masthead.

Thank you for providing this special place, and for filling it with your eloquent words.
Oh my goodness - congratulations! I'm so happy for your family. I can't wait to read all about the coming months! I will be keeping you all in my prayers.
AAAAAAaaaaaa! Congratulations!
WOW!!!! Many congratulations!!! How special and exciting. We'll be praying for things to go smoothly. How fun!
Congratulations to you, the brownie, Thomas and HLS -- fantastic news!!
So many of us totally called that... Congratulations!
Let me add myself to the list of people wishing you a huuuuge congratulations!!! I agree completely with friday18's comments about being grateful for the stories you've been sharing with all of us. It's not everyday that you get a little tear in your eye when you hear somebody you don't know is pregnant... then again, I guess we do know you all a little - thanks for that.

Can't wait to hear how the Brownie's going to manage being a big sister!

Best wishes and prayers to you all :D
Cautious woohoos!

It looks *just* like you!
Congratulations to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Again, thank you so much for sharing this really exciting part of your life with us.

Now for the really hard part: Thinking of what pseudonym to apply to this young'un.
Many many congratulations! Happy and healthy 9 mos. and easy delivery. Can't wait for the birth story!
Best. Photo. Ever.
Whoop Whoop Whoop!!! Congrats to all! This just made my day- what wonderful news :)
I *KNEW* it!

Woo hoo!

When you said HLS wasn't feeling well and that's when Blaze ate all the Tootsie rolls, I had a feeling....

I just can't tell you how happy I am for you all. Hope the kids are excited too and that HLS feels better. Trimester number two was always better for me.

Birthday present number two here. You posted this on my son's birthday this time. Thanks!
OH!!! Congratulations!!

I thought you had gotten a vascectomy (sp???), maybe I'm just out of the loop. What a joy this must be for all of you! Best of luck—I'll be sending all of my positive thoughts in your family's direction. What wonderful news!!!

PS, the "Self, Her Lovely" bit on the sonogram is effing priceless.
So happy for you all! Here's to a healthy, happy, and uneventful 24 weeks. (And here's hoping I did the math right.) What a lucky baby to be born into the Magazine Family.
My eyes are brimming with tears of happiness for you all! Wonderful, wonderful news. Congratulations. Had a sneaking suspicion with the Tootsie Rolls reference...
AWWWW-Some!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
Congratulations! :)
Congratulations on the great news! May HLS have an easy pregnancy and a healthy delivery! : )

The Third one's the charm! :)
Can't tell you how happy I am for all of you. Congrats!
MM - Happy happy and Joy joy! Congratulations from us here over at the Straight Poop. (i.e., me)!!

Big hugs go out to you and (all of) yours. Send a whispered "hello wee one" to Her Lovely Self's tum-tum, from "Aunt Straight Poop".

Congratulations, MM! I wish you and your (growing) family the best.
So, so , SO many huge congratulations to you! It's always great when good things happen to good people, and you, HLS, Thomas and The Brownie are definitely good people :-)
Oh my god!!! YAAAAAAAYYYYY!!! Is it weird that I got teary-eyed with happiness for a family I don't even know in "real" life? I am SO happy for all of you!

awesome awesome awesome!!!
Congratulations!! I'm so happy for your family and will be keeping you in my prayers that everything goes smoothly!
Well, I guess you never got the snip-snip you talked about a few months back! Congratulations, MM. May God bless you and yours.
Well, given the news, I GUESS I can swallow the postponement of the October ghost. So...HURRAH for you and HLS! Aren't ultrasounds the bestest?

Marilyn H.
YAY! I'm so happy for you guys! Can't wait to hear what new adventures await :)
YAY! i too wondered after reading of blaze's adventures with the tootsie rolls. congratulations!

how's hls feeling? should we start sending ginger tea and saltines?
Congratulations, MM!
You've got my best wishes, MM. Good luck, good health, and take care.
=) congratulations!!
how fabulous --- congratulations!!
I can't even express how thrilled I am for you and your family. How wonderful. (Insert wistful sigh here...)
Congratulations!!! :)

All the best to you and your family, MM.
Big huge congratulations, MM!!! That is AWESOME!
Hurrah! My hunch was right with the tootise roll post. Congratulations!
yayyyyy! as I suspected...

Wow, what excitement for you and the family! I feel a little dense. I assumed you had gone ahead with the procedure, though I felt a little sad about it after having seen how joyfully you welcomed a previous unexpected pregnancy. I'm very glad you didn't follow through on that! Anyway, I picked up on NO clues... not much of a girl detective, huh? Regardless, I'm thrilled for all of you and welcome the tales that will follow!
I forgot to include this with my last post, MM...congrats again!
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Congrats M&M!!
I will keep your family in my prayers to hope everything goes all right!!!!!

Congrats on your wonderful news. Good Luck:)
FYI, everyone, Chuck meant the secret symbols a few comments above to form an Internet cigar, but Blogger comments screwed up his spacing. He wanted me to delete it to avoid confusing folks (or lead you to think he was perhaps insane), but I was too charmed by the attempt to do it. Sorry, Chuck. :-)
Wow, congratulations! Do you know what was the biggest shock and surprise to me? It was that the news you linked to... was way back in March... Geez! I mean I remember older adults telling me that time goes faster as you age but Damn, that seemed I read that news just a few short weeks ago not 7 months ago... if I get any older my years will pass in seconds and I don't think there is a short enough measurement for what weeks and days will measure. Gosh I must be getting old! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
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Greetings, MM, and other Masthead visitors....

This is what the "Internet Cigar" in my previous comment was supposed to look like. Although, since Blogger doesn't like comment spaces in this context for some reason, it's now "Internet Cigar, with Venetian Blind background."

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Better late than never - please tell HLS and the kiddos that we'll all be praying for The Little Sprout to arrive safe and sound, and for HLS safety and comfort.

(((hugs))) from Old Auntie Thim :)
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