Sunday, September 27, 2009

Big News From The Bat Cave

The So. Cal. Bloggers are spread out over such a large area, that we're currently experimenting with finding different places we can meet. Sort of like on a rotating schedule, that way one part of our group isn't always stuck with a crap-load of driving. Yesterday we headed north, which worked out great for me, since it was literally right around the corner from where the Lil' Sis lives.

So I get to her place, and tell her I brought a copy of Kiss It Better by Portia Da Costa for her to read. I turn my back to her, and as I'm rooting around in my book bag, she says, "I have something for you too. I have this really great bookmark...." I turn around and she's holding....

Ultrasound pictures!

Squeeeeeeeeeeee!

The Lil' Sis is pregnant!!!!!

It's Baby #1 and Pregnancy #1 for her and the Super Genius Brother-In-Law, which is why she waited until the end of her first trimester to tell any of us. The lil' stinker. I should have known something was up when we were at the L.A. County Fair, on a day hotter than blue blazes, and she turned down the opportunity for an ice cold beer. How obtuse is Wendy? Yeah. Very.

She's due in early April, and feels pretty good right now. A little nauseous, but doesn't have full-blown morning sickness. Her main issue is exhaustion. She's really, really tired - which if you know my Lil' Sis, you know it hasn't been easy for her. She's very much a go-go-go kind of person.

So finding out that bit of news just added to an already great day. Seven of the So. Cal. Bloggers were able to make the trip. It was me, Rosie, Nikki, Tracy, Lori, Renee, and Rowena. Books were bought, swapped, discussed, food was eaten, and much merriment ensued. It's always so great to see everyone, and catch up not only on book-related "stuff" but also on our personal lives, husbands, kids, jobs etc. A greater bunch of chicks you'll never meet. A super-duper fabulous day!

18 comments:

Portia Da Costa said...

Wahey, congratulations to Lil' Sis and Super Genius Brother-in-Law!

shayera said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats to lil Sis!

Phyl said...

Congrats, Aunt Wendy! (Has a ring, doesn't it?) You'll have such fun.

Oh, I need to ask. Was there pie?

Tara Marie said...

Very exciting news!! Congratulations :)

Liza said...

Congrats Lil' Sis, Super Genius Brother-in-law, & Aunt Wendy!

Jill D. said...

I love that you and other bloggers regularily meet up with each other. I need to organize something in my own area.

Congrats to your Lil Sis! That is so very exciting!

Natasha said...

aww! That is the sweetest way to "break" the news!! That would make an excellent bookmark! :)

Congratulations to them both!!

SonomaLass said...

Congrats on your impending aunt status. I have four nephews and three nieces, and it is a whole lot of fun!

Rosie said...

We have so much fun it's illegal isn't it? The time flies by so fast. Congrats on the new baby to you and all your family.

In other news, did your Man about have a heart attack over ND game? Gads but it was a squeaker.

michellewillingham said...

Yay for your Lil' Sis!! And congrats to Auntie Wendy!!

You are sooo going to overload that little baby's bookshelf, aren't you? ;)

Marg said...

Woo-hoo! Very exciting news indeed!

Wendy said...

Phyl: LOL - no, there wasn't pie! Although some of us did have dessert. Cheesecake, eclairs and some kind of chocolate brownie thingamabob....

Rosie: Ever since they lost to Michigan and the entire offense got hurt, he's past heart-attack stage when it comes to Notre Dame :)

Michelle: I have a niece and nephew via Big Sis, and I fear I've quickly become known as The Aunt Who Always Gives Them Books. Which is OK, since they both like books and Big Sis and Comic Book Guy brother-in-law are ALWAYS willing to make more room for books. Toys? Yeah, not so much :)

Everyone Else: Many thanks for the congrats! The entire family is really excited!

Rowena said...

Congrats again to your baby sis and her pregnancy! I had a lot of fun this weekend and cannot wait until the next one!

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

I am so jealous you gals got to hang out! Did you all share tons of books like last time?

Congrats to Lil Sis! Awww babies. :D

~ames~ said...

Congrats to your sister!!!

nath said...

Congratulations to your Lil Sis!! :) Very happy for her! and you :)

Lil Sis said...

Thanks for all the congrats. Just now catching up on the blog - literally falling asleep at 8:30pm - this growing another human thing is exhausting! :)

Also, can't wait to read the Portia as well - haven't started yet. But hormones are running amuck so I'm a bit scared since you said it was hot. :)

sula said...

late getting here, but let me add my congrats! What an awesome way to break the news too. :)

since I've been married all of almost 3 weeks, it seems like the standard question is "when are you gonna get pregnant?" i'm like...hey, let me get over being a newlywed first!

anyways, i'm sure you will be an awesome auntie. your little widget will never lack for books!