Her Bad Mother

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year, New Hope, New Joy

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.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whew. Wonderful way to start the new year. I'm happy for you all.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Wonderful news! Happy New Year! And what a gorgeous photo, too.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

I am so glad that you got good news and can relax a little more about the little bean.

9:34 PM  
Blogger kristen spina said...

happy new year!

So happy to hear your news.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Crazed Nitwit said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I am so relieved and happy for you. Happy new year and here's to a happy healthy baby who sleeps through the night at 2 weeks old!!(I never had one of those but maybe you'll get one!)

9:36 PM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

That's wonderful news! Happy new year!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Girlplustwo said...

I never doubted it for a moment, Bad. well done.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A terrific way to start the New Year. Much love to you all.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Crystal D said...

Oh HBM what wonderful news. I hope your year is as beautiful as the picture on your post.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

What a beautiful picture and what wonderful news! Happy happy New Year's!

9:52 PM  
Blogger Pgoodness said...

Wonderful news! I bet you can all breathe just a little easier today, having that out of the way. Happy New Year!!

10:01 PM  
Blogger Candygirlflies said...


In my heart, I knew it, all the time.

Blessings to you and your family--

xo CGF

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I'm so glad for you. May the rest of this pregnancy go by peacefully!


10:03 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

How...wonderful. And as it should be.

Happiest of New Years to all the Bad Family!

10:09 PM  
Blogger Mary Jo Koch said...

That is such happy news. Happy New Year to all of you.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Jezer said...

Beautiful photo, and most excellent news.

Happy New Year!

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, excellent news.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Mayberry said...

What a lovely way to start the year ... an exciting, wonderful year it will be.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Delurking to say Congrats on your good news.

Happy New Year.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Beautiful. What a great way to start a new year.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Tania said...

I'm smiling along with you. Happy New Year.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Major Bedhead said...

How wonderful!

Happy New Year indeed.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Mouse said...

Happy New Year! What a wonderful way to start it!

10:47 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

Yippee. I am glad all is well in HBFamilyland.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

i was hoping when i saw mom101's post that it might have meant things were going well for you and the baby-to-be. :) i'm so happy for you all, and wishing you a wonderful 2008!

10:51 PM  
Blogger Bri said...

I am SO relieved. Now you can just relax and enjoy the new year!

11:02 PM  
Blogger Liz Miller said...

Woot!!! Mazel tov!

11:03 PM  
Blogger Pickel said...


11:18 PM  
Blogger EUC said...

Fan-bloody-tastic. Glad to know I can finally un-cross my fingers, and I'm sure it's no small relief for you and yours as well.

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray! I am so happy for you! I've been checking every day, hoping to here some good news. I can't tell you how relieved I am that all is well with little babybruddasista. Happy New Year to the HBM family!

11:40 PM  
Blogger flutter said...

just beautiful.

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so so happy to hear your news.Just delurked to wish you a wonderful year ahead.

12:11 AM  
Blogger painted maypole said...


happy new year, indeed

12:19 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you have good news.

1:02 AM  
Blogger Run ANC said...

Ahh, happy news! And happy new year!!

2:18 AM  
Blogger ewe are here said...

You have no idea how happy I am for you, no idea.

Wishing you and yours a happy New Year.

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous news to start off the New Year. Congrats and good luck :)

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and exhale!!!! whoooooooosh. I'm so glad.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Cara said...

That is so awesome, I am so glad to hear everything is fine. I wish you a continue healthy pregnancy! Happy New Year!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Avalon said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. I am very happy for you and your family.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Bea said...


8:42 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

and a happy new year to your and your (growing) family.

[[and what a view!]]

8:45 AM  
Blogger the dragonfly said...

Hooray for happy news!!

Many blessings in 2008!

8:58 AM  
Blogger Heather B. said...

I am so happy for you, friend!

Happy New Year!

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:34 AM  
Blogger b*babbler said...

Oh what good, delicious news with which to start this new year.

Happy New Year!

9:36 AM  
Blogger Amy Urquhart said...

That's terrific! Big sighs of relief all around.

Happy New Year!


9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your good new! What a great way to start the new year.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your great news. Wishing the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A happy happy new year indeed. Congratulations.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Laural Dawn said...

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

11:07 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Good news, indeed.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Chicky Chicky Baby said...

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

Happy New Year.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Beck said...

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

11:39 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

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.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Sugared Harpy said...

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

11:54 AM  
Blogger caramama said...

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

11:55 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Great news! Glad to hear it!

Happy New Year!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

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.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

1:23 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

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.

1:40 PM  
Blogger karengreeners said...

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

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you. Smiling with you.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Dani said...

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!

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relieved and thrilled.


2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Happy 2008!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

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

3:19 PM  
Blogger Robbin said...

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

3:42 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Virtually kissing the belly from afar.

Happy 08, HBM

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

3:52 PM  
Blogger ms blue said...

Sweet peace of mind. 2008 promises to be wondrous!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said...

That's great news. Happy New Year x

4:07 PM  
Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said...

That's great news. Happy New Year x

4:07 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

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

4:09 PM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

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.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Lynsey said...

Yeah! We like "fine"!

Have a Fabulous start to this new year!


5:13 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

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

5:23 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

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

7:39 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dynamite said...

Smiling right along with you!

8:07 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I am so happy for you! Super duper happy!


8:10 PM  
Blogger moosh in indy. said...

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

9:44 PM  
Blogger Niksmom said...

Yippee! Happy News and Happy New Year!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

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.

10:13 PM  
Blogger the mystic said...

I am overjoyed for you! Happy New Year!

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

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

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Minnesota Matron said...

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

11:30 AM  
Blogger The Domesticator said...


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)

1:57 PM  
Blogger Piscesmama + One said...

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!

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy for you, Happy 2008!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...

Happy news for a happy new year.

4:22 PM  
Blogger No Minimom said...

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

4:36 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Oh happy day! Whew.

7:47 PM  
Blogger clueless but hopeful mama said...

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

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

10:29 PM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

What wonderful news to start the New Year.

10:39 PM  
Blogger mo-wo said...

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.

2:43 AM  
Blogger IzzyMom said...

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

11:42 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

that is BEAUTIFUL!

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catherine, sweetie, that is excellent! I'm so glad for your news, for your new home, for that beautiful view in that photo. Happy New Year indeed :)

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy that everything has turned out for the best! I'm sending warm fuzzies your way. :)

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hesitate to say all the worry was for nothing, but I am so glad the baby is healthy and OK!


3:30 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

I'm so glad to hear it! What a great way to start the new year.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to read this. Bless you all and congratulations!

4:30 PM  

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