Thursday, January 12, 2012

Oh Baby!

I have some exciting news I finally get to share!

No, it's not an agent or book deal. (I know I know, sorry to get your hopes up!)

It's even better! (well, for me, anyway)

My tummy, which will very quickly
get in the way of my typing I'm sure
Little Monster is going to have a little sister come May!  Mini Monster (whom I have fondly dubbed her) is kicking away as I type, taking after her big sister.  I'm sure I'll be nice and bruised up under my ribs by the time she graces us with her presence.

This decision took a long time for us- Little Monster will be 7 years older than Mini Monster, but we're confident it will be a perfect match for our family.  One thing (among many others) I did think about was my writing career.  I worried that it would be delayed and would I be willing to make that sacrifice?  The answer was a big yes.  Family comes first, and I have all the time in the world to get published.  My biological clock is ticking away and I don't want to be all old and rickety chasing after a toddler just because I decided to try and get published first.

So I totally accept the fact that my writing will probably significantly slow in the next few years, but I'm happy about it.  I'll still write and blog and all that, but it may just take a bit longer than normal.  I'm definitely not giving it up- it's my passion.

We're all super excited and it makes me happy that Little Monster is so excited.  She came with us to the ultrasound and got her own picture to take to school and show everyone.  We even took her to pick out Mini Monster's going home outfit.

Okay, off to try to bang out this WIP before our lives change forever in May!

(P.S. Don't forget to enter my contest if you haven't yet!  You get a chance to win the book of your choice!  It closes on Sunday!)

19 comments:

April Plummer said...

Congratulaions! That is WONDERFUl news! I'm so very happy for you. You are right to put family first. I did that last night, despite my exhaustion, and it's worth it every time. I'm so excited for you and look forward to sharing in the journey! I'm sure you'll have plenty of writing inspiration during this time, even if you're not writing all that much. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations!

Matthew MacNish said...

Congratulations! My kids are 5 and a half years apart, and it works out well for us.

Kristin Rae said...

I think this might be why you've been forgetting things! ;)

Congrats!!!!!

Colene Murphy said...

Yeay! Congratulations! ^_^

Angela Brown said...

Such wonderful news. Congratulations. I love the names: Little Monster and Mini Monster.

Kelley said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting! I love the nicknames!

Laurel Garver said...

Congrats, Abby! I loved hearing how excited your daughter is.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Aw, congratulations! That's wonderful news!

Jennifer Hillier said...

Congratulations, Abby! Such wonderful news!

Meredith said...

Yay!!! So exciting!!! Congratulations!

Jennie Bailey said...

I love that shot of your belly!!! I am so excited for you! And for Kylie :-) Sounds like you've got another gymnast in there!

Talli Roland said...

Woooooo! Fantastic news - congratulations!

Rachel Morgan said...

Oh my GOSH! How did you keep that a secret all this time? BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS! And the name Mini Monster is so cute. You can call her Min for short :-) (uh, on the blog obviously. I assume she'll have a real name in real life!)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations!

erica and christy said...

Wonderful news! Our oldest is six years older than our new baby! Your daughter will love being your big helper! Hope you have been feeling well and best of luck getting everything done you want to before May! christy

Slam Dunk said...

Super news Abby. Congrats on your growing family.

mmshaunakelley said...

Congrats, and best of luck also in finishing the WIP prior to May!

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ✩♡✩

Your tummy looks adorbs! :) I'm very excited for you and your growing family. <3