May 31, 2008

The good news is that it's positive. The bad news is that the rabbit died...

Knocked up
In the family way
Got a bun in the oven
In a delicate condition
With child
Eating for two

Due on December 23rd.

That's right--when Baby Hogan comes home from China (sometime in 2011, according to our agency) she will already have an older brother or sister. Kevin and I are proud to announce that I am all of the above.


  • Is this a surprise?

  • Yes

  • What this planned?

  • Yes

  • Are you having a boy or a girl?

  • We certainly hope so!

  • What about your heart?

  • My heart has made huge improvements and held steady in the last few years. We have a wonderful high-risk ob/gyn who specializes in heart conditions and maternal-fetal medicine, and she's located conveniently close by! For the OC folks, she's at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

  • Have you picked out a name?

  • Yes! Biff for a boy, Buffy for a girl. Any middle name suggestions?

  • How far along are you?

  • Well my due date is December 23rd and the average pregnancy is 40 weeks, but I won't make you do the math.

We are beyond overjoyed.

Posted by Shelby at May 31, 2008 01:53 PM

I still can't believe it!! I'm so STOKED for you guys!!!!

For middle names, I like Ace for for a boy and Willow for a girl.

Posted by: Katrina at May 31, 2008 03:02 PM

Let's see, I'm from the South so... Biff JoeBob Buford II, Buffy Jean LouEllen. And yes, I mean that in the nicest way.

Congrats to you both! I wonder if the doggies have figured it out yet! ;-)

Posted by: Staz at May 31, 2008 03:27 PM

Strangely enough, I have followed your blog for ages, sometime right after you guys left Hamburg, but I hadn't checked in in a while. I knew you were going through the adoption process and I just told myself I betcha I read your blog some day and you tell us you are pregnant before the baby actually gets to come from China. And, sure enough, that's what happened.


Posted by: Sally at May 31, 2008 03:33 PM

We have another lovely grand baby to enjoy this year! Wow we can hardly believe it!
Good wishes to both Mom and Dad.
Love, Mom :-)

Posted by: Shirley at May 31, 2008 07:07 PM

WOW ~ Congratulations! I am so thrilled for you.

Posted by: :: Suzanne :: at May 31, 2008 08:36 PM

I am so happy for you, I can hardly breath!
lots of love -Z-

Posted by: z at June 1, 2008 11:42 AM

Congratulations to you and Kevin! For middle names, can I suggest Toolio, Tinkletop, D'artagnan, or Pequod for a boy...and Flower or Sharmonica for a girl? Buffy Sharmonica Hogan...has a good ring to it!

Posted by: Sherri at June 2, 2008 11:15 AM

Dear Shelby and Kevin,

Your mom forwarded this to me and when I read it, I started crying. I am so thrilled for you both after all you've been through. Congratulations.
With love,
Aunt Sharon

Posted by: Sharon at June 2, 2008 11:52 AM


That is just awesome news and we are so happy for you! Best of luck and Good health to you...
Love you,
Cousins~ Laura and Mike

Posted by: Laura and Mike McGee at June 2, 2008 12:02 PM

WOW what a surprise !! Grandma is thrilled!! We wish you the best with this wonderful time in your lives.Boy the dogs are gonna love this!! Keep in touch
Uncle Rich & Aunt Nila

Posted by: Rich & Nila at June 2, 2008 12:53 PM

Dear Shelb and Kevin. Whoo - couldn't keep this secret to myself any longer so I am glad you've let the news fly! So happy don't know what to say except both Martyn and I love you both. Can't wait to start shopping - oh wait that's your mom (lol). Love, Deb

Posted by: Debbie P at June 3, 2008 07:46 PM

We are soooooo happy for you both. Can't you name him Clancey Hogan??????
Best of everything.
Love, A. Sue and U. Rick

Posted by: Aunt Sue and Uncle Rick at June 4, 2008 11:05 AM

Much congratulations!!! I am SO happy for you guys:)

I've been reading this for a bit, keeping tabs on you(ever since you wrote me that kick ass post hurricane Katrina letter). I'll have to write properly soon.

Wishing you the best and a morning/all the time sickness-free pregnancy!

Posted by: Sarah Wills at June 19, 2008 02:40 PM
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