New Year, New Hope, New Joy

January 1, 2008

The new year dawns, brightly.

We have our news. Everything is, as they say, fine. It was always going to be fine, we knew, no matter what, but at least now, for now, we have a ‘fine’ that we can understand, that we can wrap our hearts and minds around a little more easily.

New Years Day, 2008*

We’re happy. We’re so very happy.

Happiest of the new year to you all. And so much love for all of your support throughout this challenging time.

(*This photo was taken today, not far from our lovely new home. We were smiling, all of us.)

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    FishyGirl January 2, 2008 at 11:59 am

    A happy happy new year indeed. Congratulations.

    Laural Dawn January 2, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    That’s fantastic news! I’m so happy for you.
    I hope that everything from now on goes easily with no more scares.

    Kyla January 2, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Good news, indeed.

    Mrs. Chicky January 2, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    That’s great news. I’m so very happy for you guys.

    Happy New Year.

    Beck January 2, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Oh! I am SO happy for you.
    Happy new year!

    Hannah January 2, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Oh, hooray! And now I’m all misty-eyed with relief… damn preggo hormones… that’s bloody awesome. May your news be a sign for all of us, for this year to come.

    Sugared Harpy January 2, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Hooray! Hip hip hooray!! I’m thrilled for all of you.

    caramama January 2, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Yeah! So glad you got good news! I hope that 2008 is a great year for you and your family!

    Christina January 2, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Great news! Glad to hear it!

    Happy New Year!

    Suzanne January 2, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    So glad to hear about your good news! I had a similar scare when I was pregnant with my son, and the waiting period between bad result and good result was agonizing.

    the weirdgirl January 2, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I’m so glad to hear the good news! Take care.

    kittenpie January 2, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    HBM, I’m so glad for you. Because even if you were prepared and would have been great at it, a challenge is still a challenge, and sometimes you can just do without extra challenges, you know? congrats, and it must feel great just to KNOW.

    kgirl January 2, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    hooray for wonderful news. what a great way to start the new year.

    Gwen January 2, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I am so happy for you. Smiling with you.

    Dani January 2, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    So happy for you.
    We had lots of “issues” with our son’s pregnancy. I know how awful that waiting time can be.
    Congratulations and big hugs!

    pkzcass January 2, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Your page takes so frustratingly long to load on my computer, but at least the title of the post loads quickly, and from that I knew that all was well. Such wonderful news.

    As for the picture, well, it’s the new background on my computer. Hope you don’t mind.

    mothergoosemouse January 2, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Relieved and thrilled.


    Leah January 2, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Oh, I’m so glad. Breathe easy now, Catherine.

    ~JJ! January 2, 2008 at 3:41 pm


    Happy 2008!

    Kate January 2, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    That’s just about the most appropriate way to start a year that I can think of. Congratulations… now, rest! Quick! While you can!

    Robbin January 2, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Such good news! I am so very happy for you.

    Mom101 January 2, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Virtually kissing the belly from afar.

    Happy 08, HBM

    anastasia beaverhausen January 2, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Ohmygodohmygodohmygod….just wonderful, wonderful news. I was SO hoping for it.

    something blue January 2, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Sweet peace of mind. 2008 promises to be wondrous!

    Miscellaneous-Mum January 2, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    That’s great news. Happy New Year x

    PunditMom January 2, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Deep sigh of relief for you all of you. There’s fine and there’s fine, so why not go with the finer one? ;)

    mamatulip January 2, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    You haven’t been far from my thoughts since you first posted about this, truly. I have kept you and yours close to my heart.

    I am overjoyed to read this news. I am smiling, too, for you.

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

    Lynsey January 2, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Yeah! We like “fine”!

    Have a Fabulous start to this new year!


    Kris January 2, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Sigh of relief for you and your family. Best of 2008 to you.

    BOSSY January 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Auntie Bossy is so very pleased. So very very pleased.

    Ruth Dynamite January 2, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Smiling right along with you!

    Christine January 2, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    I am so happy for you! Super duper happy!


    moosh in indy. January 2, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Happy New Year, you.
    I’m so stoked your news was good news.

    Niksmom January 2, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Yippee! Happy News and Happy New Year!

    Kel January 2, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    WOOT! I was waiting to hear your news. When I saw you had updated I wooshed over here to read.

    I’m glad to hear that the test results were fine and that the news was the best part (so far) of 2008.

    Staci Schoff January 3, 2008 at 12:40 am

    I am overjoyed for you! Happy New Year!

    The Other Elle January 3, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Oh, HBM!!!! Yay! Now, THAT’s the kind of New Year’s celebration that we like!

    The Lord did indeed make His face to shine upon you! May He bless you and keep you and all of your Bad Family.

    Mimi January 3, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Yay! Fantastic. Happy new year, and a big sigh of relief.

    Sandra January 3, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Many smiles and hugs I am sending to you. Hooray for such wonderful, amazing news to start off what is sure to be a wonderful, amazing year.

    Mary January 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Hooray! I’ve been waiting for this post and am very happy to see it!

    Pattie January 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm


    Sounds like you have much to be Happy for…. a new home, a baby on the way, a beautiful family. I am relieved for you that the news has come your way, and it is good. (HUG)

    Piscesmama + One January 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Congrats on your huge sigh of relief. It doesnt hurt to live in a beautiful place with such an amazing view! I always tell myself that when I’m down and forget that the snow capped Rockies are just outside my window. Happy 2008!

    Anonymous January 3, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    So happy for you, Happy 2008!

    Magpie January 3, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Happy news for a happy new year.

    Karaoke Diva January 3, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Great news! So glad to hear that everyone is fine.

    Janet January 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Oh happy day! Whew.

    clueless but hopeful mama January 3, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    YAY! I’m so happy for you and the whole Bad Clan.

    I’m tearing up here. What a mush I am.

    Jenifer January 3, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    What wonderful news to start the New Year.

    mo-wo January 4, 2008 at 3:43 am

    I am glad you have your information.. and that’s not just the librarian talking.

    A million hugs to you all, kiss to the belly.

    Happy New Year from the Wo’s

    ps.. I love being 100.

    IzzyMom January 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    That’s wonderful news! Now kick back, relax and enjoy your new home. You so deserve it.

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