Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Life, My Art, My Baby

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

So I promised a big announcement on Monday and here it is. I'm having a baby. Yes, after all of our preparations and excitement with our international adoption, life throws us a curveball. But just to be clear, I have not mentioned our adoption journey for awhile because we had actually put the process on hold because of financial issues. We had actually turned to domestic adoption and we were basically in a wait and see mode.

And then, surprise. And I do say surprise but I won't say accident. I don't think any child should come into the world believing he/ or she was an accident. But surprise is definitely accurate.

All that to say, dear readers, come August the Kinky Gazpacho family will officially become a party of five. And today I found out that the party will be a little pinker, because it's a girl! Yes, I'm thrilled because my boys wanted a sister so badly and I'm sure a daughter will provide so much fodder for my blog. Ha! In the meantime, I'm still reeling over the fact that I'm pregnant again 10 years after the first time. It's a strange place to be in. Anyone with tips on 'starting over' I'm all ears.

Sorry, nobody guessed right for the contest, but I loved all of your ideas. Hopefully some of those good thoughts will come to pass.

And how does this relate to my "art?" Well, now, like Kate Carter in my novel Substitute Me, I just may have to hire a nanny. (But because we don't really roll with the nanny set, this poor child will probably be hidden under my desk most days at Temple. But shhhh, don't tell.)

Peace!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! "You are pregnant" would have been my 4th guess. But I thought three guesses were more than enough for one melting pot reader. Congratulations again!

Mi

Kiffe Coco. said...

Congratulations! And cheers to a happy, ever-growing family!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Congrats!!

That is very exciting news.

kate said...

Popping out of lurkdom to say enhorabuena!!!!!

michelle said...

Congrats! What wonderful news!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Congratulations! Well, make sure the new nanny can't cook like Zora!!! LOL

iamatraveler said...

Congratulations!!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Congratulations!! That's such exciting news!

AnaCeleste said...

Thanks exciting news! Congrats! You'll have to share the potential names you'll name your baby girl!

Olivia said...

Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!
O.

the Lady Dee said...

Congratulations!
Just read your book...keep those nannies away from your family. Wink.

Martine said...

Great news! Congratulations to you and your family.

Ola said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! ^_^

One tip for you is to brace ourself to get overwhelmed by the crazy number of baby products that are now out there..lol.

On Point24_7 said...

I am so happ for you Professor Tharps!! Congrats!!! A beautiful addition to the family for a beautiful lady!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! Life has a funny way of changing our plans.

Genevieve said...

Such great news!!! Muchos besos y abrazos

PS I spent many a happy hour on the 7th floor of Gladfelter under desks and behind filing cabinets....

Waiting for Zufan! said...

Wow, congratulations!!! Awesome, enjoy the pregnancy journey again!

Nif said...

I was wondering if you might be having a girl. We'll be looking for folks to pass things along to by then if you need stuff (though our baby is a boy).

rainbowlens said...

Congratulations! How exciting! When are you due? I'm guessing August?

Gem

JBH said...

Oh congrats! and I can't believe I missed my chance to possibly get a copy of Substitute Me:-)