Friday, April 14, 2006


~: I N T R O D U C I N G * B I M P :~

I have some very happy Easter news for all of you. This little sweater I just finished belongs to the new Elser baby who will arrive to meet you all in mid-October! We are calling him/her "Bimp" for now and are sooooo excited. I have been dying to tell you and at last have said goodbye to the 1st trimester (and I hope nausea as well!). We are at 13 weeks - heard the heartbeat yesterday and saw Bimp wiggle and dance at week 9. UH-MAY-ZING. Quite a little miracle this pregnancy is. We are counting our blessings and I am feeling kinda like Wonder Woman. It's an amazing experience.

So now you guys know I have not just let myself go and gotten FAT! For the first time in my life, I have boobs - thank God in heaven I have boobs! Sorry - don't have a picture for that one. And Bjorn will have a little sister or brother! And God has been good to us! And Spring is here! Remember those little seeds I tried to plant in the little indoor greenhouse kit? They DIED. Who cares - I've got something better growing in my belly.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for the next few months. Happy. Excited. Nervous. Grateful. And my husband Doug? He's been a dream. I can't wait to see him as a father. Oh happy, happy day. Happy Easter everyone!

~Anne

29 comments:

minus five said...

oh, i am so happy for you guys! i am always so thankful when people who want kids so badly are able to have them. seriously, congratulations and more. i'll put in a good word or two for you guys with the man upstairs. i already thanked him for being cool enough to get you this far.

Anne-Davnes said...

Oh shit - you just made me cry!! What a sweet thing to say.
Thanks, Sarah.

kdk said...

Congratultions! How exciting! I look forward to seeing all the little knitted Bimp items that you produce in the next six months. :)

Anne-Davnes said...

I know it!
Better get busy, huh?!
Six months! Sheese - that's like TOMORROW.

A said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy crap. I am so excited! What a great gift. You will be a perfect mom (you already are to Bjorny), so patient and warm- CONGRATS!

Jason said...

Congrats, Anne! I wish you better comments than "what are you going to do?" Hahaaaa.

sineado said...

Anne,
A tear just rolled down my face. And I have goosebumps from my toes to my scalp. I think a lot of us have been willing positive energy in your and Doug's direction. I am so happy for you. The world will be an even better place with your parenting.

k said...

oh holy shit.
my nose is tingly like i'm going to cry. i too have goosebumps all over. i am so, so happy for you. you will be the most magnificent mommy and i look so forward to hearing every increment of all of it. i send you much, MUCH love.

Anne-Davnes said...

Oh my. I've been baking a cake this afternoon and reading your comments while licking the spoon. You are all so good to me and I can't wait to introduce Bimp to such good people. Bjorn's been reading your comments like it's a tennis match - and has just laid down from sheer exhaustion.

Holy shit and crap is RIGHT. This is fun! I think I'll announce to the world every day that I'm pregnant. Kisses to everyone.

angie said...

oooooh! congratulations. very excited for you. now that is some wonderful news!

MCALDWELLC said...

Anne, I am so happy for you and Doug! You guys are going to be the BEST parents...and how lucky that little Bimp is going to have as superb a brother as Bjorn...once the little one is here, there is a bottle of celebratory champagne coming your way courtesy of me and my "kids"...you deserve that and so much happiness...congratulations.

aud said...

wow! what awesome news. I'm so happy for you and your family. I have no doubt you will be a great mom. I'm sure you're on cloud nine. What a wonderful thing to look forward to. I'll keep you in my prayers.

amy rush said...

That kid is going to be very lucky and very loved. Think it'll weigh more than B-dog when it's bjorn in October?

Enjoy the ice cream/pickles/lobster/dirt (I've heard that sometimes women want dirt?) cravings and have fun with all of the knitting.

SUhles said...

So excited I peed a little. Jo was upset. Excited about the news, but upset about the rug. Note to self -- receive fantastic news on tile floor. We're looking forward to delivering the hugs you and Doug so richly desreve. Talk to you soon.
P.S. - Now not onnly will people think you're too young to be buying Doug his "required" bottles of Night Train, but they glare disapprovingly because you've gotten yourself "in the family way."
Nice.

Anne-Davnes said...

Thanks Angie! Cloud nine is right, Audrey. And Mary - I think I'll mix the champagne with OJ and drink Mimosas all day once Bimp is here. I am sure Bimp will outweigh the B-Dog who is currently 5.5 lbs Amy ( I hope?). I heard about the dirt thing, too. Chick-Fil-A chicken buscuits were my saving grace - now it's peanut butter on english muffins. Last week it was Captain Crunch. I gained 6 pounds last month. :) Steven! Must get that peeing thing under control. BjornMouse pees sometimes when he's excited - at least he did when he was a puppy. But he's outgrown that now - and you should have, too! Can't wait to see you guys in a coupla weeks. Tell me what Night Train is???

By the way everyone - you should know the history behind the name Bimp. Ever seen Peter Sellers as Inspector Clousea? There's a scene in the beginning of The Pink Panther Strikes Again when Dreyfus gets hit on the head by Clousea by a ball. Clousea says, "You have reeee-seee-vid a bimp" in his outrageous french accent. Not funny as I type it, but it's a long time family favorite of ours. When I told my Dad I was preggo, that's what he said to me. "Yes, yes. I see now. You have reeee-see-vid a bimp, I see." I almost fell on the floor laughing. In fact I think I did.

Doug Elser said...

hi, i am the daddy. i am the one who geriminated this little bimp. i am the one who fetches peanut butter and saltines at 3:00am. yes, i am babydaddy.

isn't my wife beautiful? i am so lucky; i know she's going to the best mom evah. she's already a pretty kickass wife.

melissa kuperminc said...

Anne, Doug and Bjorn:
I am so happy for you! You will be wonderful parents! (sibling). Anne you will love being a mom. All good wishes coming your way!

AK said...

congrats!

stephanie said...

Congratulations! As if you guys can get more amazing, here you go, getting more amazing. Love, love, love.

maryk said...

Already emailed you, but....yes. A little bit emotional here....something's..just..in my ...eye.

Awwww shit.
Awesome.
~mk

angie sailo said...

I'm soooo happy for you!! Congrats! You're going to be an awesome mom...

Roger said...

So thats where babies come from...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!, I'm so excited for you guys. Kelly and I are expecting our any minute.
Wonderful News!!!
-John

minus five said...

now you know a way to get more comments than tania.

MCALDWELLC said...

Well if that is how you get more comments than Tania, I am screwed....so to speak.

gillian said...

Congrats! That's WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! Blessings to you and baby Elser!

miss ewe said...

Oh wow! Congrats!

I just popped by to thank you for the turtleneck shrug advice and you've got such amazing news! (and an adorable baby sweater!)

Anyway, thanks for your input... I'm not sure what gorilla girl they styled that pattern for, but I don't know too many people who need that much sleeve. And hey, the nice thing about this pattern is it still fits in pregnancy!!!

Anne-Davnes said...

Hey Miss Ewe,

I should tell you I ended up felting the shrug and I love how it turned out.

The sleeves shortened nicely and actually widened at the ends like a bell.
The neck also shortened and widened so it fits more like a mock turtleneck,
rather than a longer tight one. The whole thing fits much better now.

Thanks for the warm wishes on my pregnancy. I'll sure be wearing the shrug
in October!

~Anneddcr

Bell said...

HOly CRaPPPPP.

Wow

Oh my goodNEss.

I am so haPPY for you both.

Wow.