The secret is out ... - Baby Steps in High Heels

Friday, April 9, 2010

The secret is out ...

He’s 26-years-old.

He’s almost a foot taller than me.

But, I still call him kiddo! He’s my baby brother! And, after too many years on the West Coast, he has finally moved back home to Texas! Welcome back, Brother!

Sorry to disappoint. I told you that many of you would not care about my big secret. But, it’s awesome news for my family, and I’m soooo happy to have him back at home.

As for the rest of you ... you know who you are. Those of you who guessed that I might be pregnant … let me just ask, are you out of your flippin’ minds?! Did you miss the part about my miserable pregnancy that consumed all of last year? Did you miss the part about my never, ever, ever doing that again? I’m not kidding. Baby is the light of my life, but any future siblings she might have will most certainly be coming off the adoption bus from Haiti or Cambodia or somewhere. Not from this uterus.

And, for those of you who guessed that I might be quitting my job … not a chance! I love my job, my colleagues, my paycheck, and my insurance. The addition of blogging, Macaroni Kid, other writing projects, and more just makes for a very full plate. But, I don’t mind if my green beans touch my mashed potatoes … there’s room for everything!

And, finally, Baby is doing much better today! She’s still not eating as much as she normally would, but she’s a hungry girl again. No longer refusing to eat. No longer at risk for dehydration. And, what a trooper. She was all smiles and all giggles, even while puking up ounce after ounce after ounce. Thank you all for your encouragement, prayers, and advice! Have a great weekend!


  1. I couldn't live without my sister here. I'm glad he came home!

    Also, you and I can find that adoption bus together. I mean, *if I were to get pregnant again, I would't be *mad (because then the blog world would be all "OMG, you don't even want that baby"), but I'm not going to try. Ever.

    Glad to hear Baby is jumping back to normal =)

  2. Glad your little one is feeling better today!

    And what happy news for your family!

  3. So glad she's doing better. Been thinking about you guys. Luckily Evan hasn't had the stomach bug but I'm sure our day is coming.

  4. I hate it when my little ones are sick! I am now following you from MK!

  5. Love the title of your blog! I'm visiting from UBP! Hope you can drop by my Party!!

  6. Hope you are having a good time at the UBP!

    Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and sign-up for your free tutu lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

  7. Stopping by from the UBP! I enjoyed visiting your site. I wish my siblings lived closer.

  8. i stopped by from the UBP - thanks for the invite to your party!

    Someday I hope to be the one that comes alllll the way from the West Coast (ok, ok, so I'm in AZ - it's still too far west for me!) back home to Texas. Glad your bro is back!

    Come check out my party - the door's always open and I have margaritas! :)


  10. Sorry that didn't come out right. Hi I found your blog via the blog party. Nice to 'meet' you.
    You can find me at The Blessings of Modern Domestication.
    I'm following you now. Pop on by I'd love to have you join my crew!
    As for me ~ we are done having kids too. My last pregnancy was very difficult.

  11. Glad to share in the good news with you.

    I am stopping by from the UBP. So nice to meet you. Hope you are having fun.

    Please come by and enter my giveaway. Ends tonight at mid.

  12. Stopping by from the UBP! My pregnancy was horrible too. I think I might try again in 2 years or so. I don't blame you for not wanting to try again.

    And congrats on your brother being home! That's great news.

  13. This is such a FUN party.
    A random prize drawing for tonight (SUN) and then a $100 Gift basket for the GRAND PRIZE. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs and having so much fun meeting new friends...Stop by for a visit...nothing you have to do but leave a comment on either of my blogs. Happy Sunday..

  14. Happy UBP 2010!

  15. Hi There! Poppin' in from UBP to be your newest google follower! Hope you can swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins