spilt beans

February 12, 2009

The truth is I’ve been avoiding you.

I’ve been harboring a delicious secret, and the only way I knew to keep it quiet was to keep away. But now, my friends, I’m ready to share some news:

I’m 12 weeks pregnant!

I had a sneaking suspicion I was long before I took the test, but Rama and I confirmed it with two pregnancy tests the morning of his birthday. We shared the news with my family on Christmas Day. And it has been s l o w l y sinking in ever since.

I am over the moon with joy. And a little nervous. And a bit exhausted. Mostly, though, I’m so very excited to meet the little being growing inside me.

There is so much that I could say about it all, that in time I’m sure I will, but for now, I just had to spill the beans.


  1. Barbara says:

    oh my! Congratulations Christine :) it’s so weird and good at the same time to share this news with you – I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now, even before Rama.. and now a child :) what a wonderful news! Get lot’s of rest and good food :)

    -Miss B

  2. the stinkowitz says:

    you’re pregnant?! is that why you’ve been so sleepy lately. this explains SOOO much.

  3. Chelsea says:

    I am so, so ridiculously pleased for you. Such exciting news for the two of you, congratulations!

  4. Cat Rocketship says:

    Congratulations! I, too, have been reading your blog for a long time. What fun!

  5. wendy says:

    so excited to meet your little being too.

  6. teresa says:

    Congratulations! I’ve read your various blogs for a few years now, ever since high school. This is fantastic!

  7. Carrie says:

    What exciting news! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!

  8. Lynn says:


  9. lucia says:

    awwww! so sweet! love it. *hug* you’re going to be bestest mom ever. my girlfriend is 12 weeks too! such exciting times!

  10. sarah says:


  11. Mithi says:

    YAY! Someone else to do portrait parties with ;)

    Congratulations to you both!

  12. Charlene says:

    Congratulations!!! :D

  13. toni says:


  14. Lauren says:

    I am beside myself with joy.
    What a lucky soul to have you as a mom.
    Congratulations & love to you both!

  15. lorraine says:

    !!!! congratulations! so elated for you both. xoxoxo

  16. heather says:

    oh my goodness – congratulations!! thank you for spilling!

  17. Jenipher says:

    That is so amazing! Congratulations!!

  18. Gian says:

    I’ve been reading your blog since 2000, it’s been nice to “watch” life happen to you.

  19. Rebecky says:

    Wow, those are some good beans you spilled! Even better than JELLY beans, and that’s SUPER good coming from a sweet tooth like me ;)
    I’m thrilled for you two and can’t wait to meet the li’l Hughes.

  20. sar says:

    yay! congrats!

  21. sally says:

    Congratulations, Christine!! So excited for you!!!

  22. Irit says:

    Congratulations, Christine and Rama!

    One thing’s pretty sure – the little being will be every bit as creative as his/her parents. ;-)

  23. francesca says:

    love love love to the 3 of you! hee

  24. Wendi says:

    I am so, so happy for you – and especially for the baby who’s got such amazing people as parents!


  25. stacy says:

    woot woot! pick a day for cupcakes and lovin’!

  26. gem says:

    this is divine*
    thank you for sharing the good news, the very best kind of news.
    congratulations to you, dear Christine & Rama & to the lucky one growing inside!

  27. sarah says:

    congrats christine & rama !! that is such fantastic news !! i can only imagine how overjoyed you both must be !! i wish you all the best :)

  28. mary catherine says:

    i am so excited for you! what an awesome new journey you’ve begun… :)

  29. lisa s says:

    oh christine… what great news.
    having just gone through it – feel free to ask questions!!!!

    don’t be nervous – just be ready for a wild ride! ;)

  30. tamara says:

    Congratulations on the news! Good luck!

  31. enna says:

    i only know you from reading this blog, but honestly – I had a feeling this was going to “happen” very soon! I’m very happy for you guys and I can’ wait to see big belly pics :-)

  32. whitney says:

    Congrats! Such happy news!

  33. maganda.org » movin’ says:

    […] as if one big change weren’t enough, Family Hughes is moving. To a little house a couple miles away. Next week. […]

  34. muck says:

    oh my! congratulations christine!! that’s so awesome!! again, congrats to you and rama. :)

  35. Courtney says:

    Christine! Oh my goodness! Congratulations!

  36. Robbylyn says:

    Congratulations Christine =)

  37. Camilla says:

    Congratulations- a new little bacon lover on it’s way into the world.

  38. Emily says:

    Oh! Congratulations! :)

  39. alissa says:

    Congratulations Christine! I’ve been meaning to drop by to tell you how much I LOVE the letterpress calendar. What wonderful news to discover!!

  40. emily ann says:

    oh miss c, i am SO HAPPY for you!!! xo

  41. Marisa and Creative Thursday says:

    Just catching up with everyone, now that I finally joined Facebook :)
    Congratulations to you and Rama!!!!!!! this is sooooooo exciting!!!!
    hope all is going smoothly with the move!!

  42. christine s. says:

    And baby makes three! Congratulations!

  43. Toni says:

    Oh wow congratulations!!! I’m pregnant too — almost 16 weeks! Isn’t it such a wonderful experience? Hope all is well with you and the baby. :)

  44. maganda.org » two thirds says:

    […] the beginning of my pregnancy, I had grand plans of the stories I’d tell and the records I’d keep during this big adventure, but three […]

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