30 July 2010

FAMILY TEASING part II


my family also made me a shirt
so i could tell you why they call me "ragú:"


not that i've been making excuses or anything...
it's just works for everything... it's why i can't clean, why i'm always hungry, why i can't eat more than 3 bites a sitting, why i have a double-chin and a pot-belly, why i have to nap, why i can't be on time, why i can be grumpy, why i can't fast, why i can't plunge the toilet (ashton doesn't believe that one), why i can't lift big things, why i couldn't get in the fun hot-tub with everyone at capitol reef...
it's also my excuse for glowing lately...


because i heard a little heartbeat this week; it is real!
(no, the 'discomfort' of the past 3 months didn't have me convinced).

super sad to be away from Ben-the-dad for all this, of course...
but let's just say that all my cravings have just been for HIM,
and he's been great to keep the shelves fully stocked with lots of long phone calls.

we are happy to announce a Baby Knudsen—Januaryish-Februaryish 2010!



*photo credits to devin ann!

48 comments:

k a t y said...

This is fantastic news that I already knew even before you called me at girl's camp to tell me. I forgive you. Love the shirt and keep your excuse list growing as does your belly, because even though a pregnancy (or 5) seems like eternity, it really does come to an end, so make it count and milk it :)

judy said...

Congratulations Olivia and Ben! What a lucky lucky baby!

Josie Jo said...

Sorry the shirt took so long, Olive. By the way, I'm very fond of the glowing you do. Glow looks good on you.

Carmen said...

Finally, you announce it. By the way, Claire Sanford says that your baby is gonna be the cutest baby ever.

becca said...

that's so exciting! ¡felicidades!

Jenny said...

Yes! Congratulations to both you and Ben! That baby is going to be adorable - so sad we won't be living in the same time, or even in next-door states. Guess I'll have to come visit you sometime after the baby's born. See you tonight! Love.

lindsay lou said...

Wonderful! You are so glowy and lovely. You're going to be the BEST mother.

And seriously, with parents like Ben and Olivia, this kid is going to be PRETTY. :)

Gerb said...

I will be having my last and you will be having your first within a month of each other (I'm 16 weeks - due mid-January). And is it strange that I'm almost as excited for you as I am for me when I find out I'm pregnant? OLIVIA IS GOING TO HAVE A BABY!! What fantastic news, Ragu!

Amie said...

Yep! A BABY is a BIG deal! I am so thrilled for you and Ben. I just can't wait to meet him/her. Will we figure out some way to have a shower for you even though
you're moving across the land? I really hope so. Family showers are the best ever. What fun news! I'm smiling as a write this. Love you and hang in there. :)

Erin M. said...

I knew it. I showed Jared your last blog post and told him it was because you were pregnant. He didn't believe me, but I knew it. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yay for a pint-sized Ben/Olivia combo. We are so excited! And you are such a trooper, by the way, to be going through a few moves and being away from Ben during the all of it. (I also completely agree that you shouldn't have to plunge a toilet.)

Sandy Buffington said...

Yay Baby! Congratulations!

Anderson Family said...

Congratulations Olivia!!! I am super excited for you two and this new adventure! You are going to be such a great mom! Congrats!!

Maya said...

I'm so excited. I hope we all go out when baby is born. I'm super excited for our trip next week too. ;)

Sue said...

I am oh so happy for you - a little Ben/Olivia baby will be just perfect! You will be such sweet little parents... yay!!

Sandy said...

Yipee! So excited for you!! You will love motherhood and be such a great mommy! Can't wait to see how beautiful he/she will be!

Ann said...

I love that Ben's your craving.
We are thrilled for you both!!

Coopers said...

WHAT?! So exciting! Congrats! You guys will be amazing parents.

miriam. said...

FELICIDADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Olivia!!!!! We used to call you the "mom" of our class and there is a reason, is because you have all the wonderful characteristics of a perfect mother already!
I am so happy for you and your husband! and your whole family!!! :" I hope to see you before you go! :)

Kurt Knudsen said...

HURRAH HURRAH! We really need a new baby Knudsen-boy or girl or twins?
That would be fun!
Explain the RAGU part--is that code for pregnant?

Katie said...

congrats!!! how exciting!

Cherie said...

*GLORIOUS* ¡giggles galore from this grateful granny to be :) and yes, mommie-O is glowing, grumpy, gleeful... GRATEFUL :)

i heart baby benjiolivita(o)

Cherie said...

-Oh, and great job Erin for making the Ragú connection! (we had to be careful not to let the "P" word slip while O wisely waited to hear that little ticker pumping first!
Challenging to keep quiet?
- an Understatement

Miss Gabe said...

You bet this warrants some comments, and I'll be your 21st :) Loving the baby air that is wafting around the Knudsen/Womble world.

Lots of love and excitement for you every moment this miracle is growing inside you!!

mrs. farlanderz said...

Congratulations! you will be such a fantastic mother it's ridiculous.
I look forward to seeing your journey (via blog...ps. post more. more more)

Jordan said...

A baby IS a big deal and yes you ARE glowing. congrats!

Ashley Thalman said...

AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!oh!!!!!!!my!!!!!!!!!!!yes! yes! yes!

my verification word is "uniqui"
future name? haha!

Devin Ann said...

Yeah to the new parents:) I'm so excited for you and Benjamin! Can't wait to come see you and baby in NC. I'm thinking spring? And I love that Ben is your craving...ha ha. That is a good craving to have:)

Karlie Jones said...

In case Ann didn't tell you, I get freakishly excited when people announce that they are pregnant. I gasped and then hurried to tell my sister that you are expecting! I am so happy to hear this great news. Can't wait to find out if it is a girl or a boy. I think the Knudsen clan needs more good looking boys, but a beautiful girl would be just as exciting!

Ashley Thalman said...

My last comment was lame.
Olivia! Ben! Congratulations. I am so excited for you.

Rebecca said...

Olivia, you've always been "mature", but now you are really grown up! Having a baby! I am THRILLED for you all.

T said...

Hooray! Congratulations to you both! I guess it's appropriate that this is my first (and won't be the last) comment on your blog.

Jen said...

congrats little lady!! except now i feel really old! can't wait to hear more news from you

Jenna said...

sad that I'm minimum #33 to congratulate you! I have million things I'd love to say and I will save them for in person - I'll be a calling you.

Krisanne said...

congratulations, olivia and ben!

Hill Family said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

olivia said...

thank you TO ALL. what a comment-lover's paradise! did you get the ragu part yet kurt? just a spin off the common "prego" nickname.

gerberta! crazy that i am now pregnant at the same time as my YW leader! who'dda thunk?

and thanks for such complements on this baby's looks while STILL IN THE WOMB! just yesterday i actually started to think about what he/she might look like. you've all got me excited!

Cammie said...

That is so exciting, Olivia!! You two will be great parents. And that little baby is gonna be just plain ADORABLE.

Rachel Dean-Dastrup said...

YAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! I love the shirt. love love love

jon b said...

congrats! you guys are the best!

Julianne said...

wahoo! we are super excited for you and for you, Ben. I love the idea of meeting up with you in Provo - this time with a new babe!

Amanda Stewart said...

way to go team knudsen! we are so excited for you two (three). congratulations!

Erin said...

YES!! I love knowing that there will be a mini Benlivia running around. Do you like your celebrity couple name?

GaeLynn said...

So so so excited for you!!!!!

jenn said...

I am so behind! I can't believe I just found this out! Adding to the 43 BABY comments to say, I am so happy!! This is the best news cute lady! so fun!

Janette said...

Aw, how fun! I totally would have got the Ragu had I read that first. Little behind on my blog stalking. So happy for you guys and the MANY adventures you have ahead!

Tawny said...

45 comments?!?!?!?! that's gotta be a record. ps. congrats. :)

jayniemoon said...

You sly little thing! I'm so excited for you! There you were volunteering to watch my kids...I'll owe you the same favor if you'll ever come back this way!!
Congratulations!

cat+tadd said...

Well, of course I have to comment! You ARE pregnant! I had no idea! I hope some insight of mine can help you along the next few months! Congrats!

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