Friday, July 2, 2010

Pink or Blue? A Secret Revealed …

Mixed Messages_July 2010

On my “Happy, Happy Friday!” post on April 30, I mentioned a wonderful secret. Can you guess? Yes, we are going to be grandparents again!

Here’s the story – On Tuesday, April 27, a very excited Dustin called in the evening and told me Miranda “might” be pregnant. In other words, she was late. “But we’re not going to tell anyone for a long time,” he said. My half-joking response was, “Well, now that you’ve told me this much, you are going to tell me.”

On Friday of that same week, an even more excited Dusty called before work to report that a home pregnancy test had confirmed it. Thus, my secret until now.

A test at the clinic the following week verified the home pregnancy test, and they were told to come back for their first prenatal visit in a month or so.

A couple of weeks later, I told Dustin I was curious about the baby’s due date. I told him I’d picked a random date and using an online due date calculator had come up with December 30 as their due date. I asked him to get the actual date from Miranda and see what date he came up with. The next day, he called. “Mom, you know way too much. The baby is due on December 30.”  Actually, I didn’t know anything more than what he’d told me. It was just a happy coincidence that makes for a fun story.

While the excitement has not waned for the young couple (or grandma and grandpa), the shock has worn off. Evidently, they got pregnant around the time they started discussing the subject. One of Dusty’s comments was, “I thought we’d have to practice for a while.” LOL. I remember thinking that myself a couple of times. Not so. We were blessed. They are blessed. Everyone is thrilled. While there are quite a few who think I need a granddaughter, I can honestly say that I do not care. A healthy baby is all I pray for. So far, so good. On their visit to the doctor this week, they heard the baby’s heartbeat. Mommy is feeling great and taking good care of herself. Daddy has a big grin on his face most of the time.

Now, about my card. I used a sponge dauber and Bamboo ink to define the 1-inch quilt squares. In keeping with the rustic look, I sanded the Crystal Blue “binding” and sponged more Bamboo around the perimeter of the card base and tag.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Crystal Blue cardstock; Sweet Harmony paper packet (retired); Crystal Blue and Bamboo ink pads; Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages stamp set; White Daisy organdy ribbon; Button from my stash; White crochet cotton; McGill Multi-tag punch; Sponge dauber; Sanding block.

Did I say I’m excited? LOL. I’m excited about the weekend, too, which should be just the way I want it – relatively uneventful. Last night, we went out for supper with friends. A very good time. Tonight, Marv is at the golf course, and I’m going to play in my corner for a while before going to bed early. As for the next three days, there are things I want to get done but in no particular order and without any kind of pressure. I’m hoping the relaxed atmosphere is conducive to a little mojo in my corner, too – an area where I’ve felt lacking lately. We’ll see.

That said, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take care, and thanks for stopping by.


Carolyn Christie said...

OMG how exciting!! As I was reading your post I was grining ear to ear. Congrats Kathi, tell your family as well!!
I'm sooooo happy for you all!! Yes a healthy baby!! But a baby girl to add to the mix. :) How fun!

Carolyn Christie said...

Oh and your card is gorgeous!!

Sylvia said...

Congratulations! As soon as I saw the title I figured out your good news. Little girls are so much fun to buy for but then so are little boys. Do they want to know what they are having? Until Leola got pregnant I always thought knowing took some of the fun out of being pregnant but not so.

Sparkle said...

Congrats! And such a darling card.

Alanna said...

Congratulations to you. How wonderful news. Loved the story about the due date.

Are they planning on finding out the sex of the baby during the pregnancy?

Your card is just darling. I love the patchwork look.

Enjoy the weekend. Your plans/goals seem a lot like mine. A lot I want to do but no real pressure.

Sharli said...

This is VERY EXCITING news, Kathi!! I'm just thrilled for you! Wowie!
I think I'll be smiling all day long now.

Your darling card is perfect - pink and blue (doesn't matter!). Perfect.


Terrie in AZ said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Yep, I'm yelling, I always love to hear about new babies on the way! Love the card too, mind if I lift?

Anonymous said...

So happy for you as well as Dustin and Miranda-we are getting our second grandchild in Sept...and it is a pink bundle-our first was blue and you are right color isn't nearly as important as healthy! But I must say shopping for pink has been oh so fun-and costly!
God Bless your growing family.
Gay Masterson