Sunday, February 12, 2012

We're having a baby!

My Mum was a bit of a tomboy when she was younger. Never hugely into boys, wanted to live on a farm, didn’t like children, joined the army and took her older brother's antics head on.
That is until she met my father at 2am in a bar she worked a second job at in South Africa. After they got married in New Zealand and settled for a while running a roast chicken shop in Western Australia, she found herself, much against her usual nature, chasing him around the lemon trees in the backyard, yelling after him that she wanted to have a baby.
I turned out, for the most part, a little different. Always falling in love with a mosaic of men and bruising my heart. Without siblings to tease and a head eternally stuck in the clouds. But, like my mother, I do want to move to the country and I also never really thought much about having children. Until, towards the end of my 20’s I caught myself daydreaming about a skinny, shy little boy with my husbands freckly slouched shoulders, gentle bookish nature, incredible musical talent, long eyelashes and flopsy hair or a little stompy girl who preferred jeans and T-shirts bearing her Dads favourite punk bands to frocks. A girl who ran with dogs her own size and came home with grubby cheeks and mud-soaked gumboots. So when we found out on New Years eve that we were going to be bringing a new little family member into the household, I suddenly felt very, very ready and excited for this new chapter. All going to plan we’ll be holding a squirmy little Virgo in our arms at the beginning of September, though we do believe the Tremp nose will trump my husbands fine features.



p.s. I won’t be taking any wedding bookings from mid June – October ’12 but will be ready and itching for the chance again after then.

14 comments:

Steph Tout said...

Soggy eyes and tingly spine for this best news ever! YAY! Luckiest kid in the universe; you and Mikey are going to be incredible. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Jessica Tremp said...

thank you my darling xoxoxo

Jemima Loves Big Ted said...

OH MY GOD!! Congratulations!!!! That is such wonderful news for you and Mikey... I am very, very, happy for you. Enjoy the journey xxx

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you both xxxxx

Jessica Tremp said...

thank you so much xxx

Angela Canato said...

aww wow! a big congratulations to you both jess x

gretchen cello said...

Darling there are no words for the joy in my heart and stretched-cheek smile you've painted me with this morning... I love the three of you wildly. Congratulations Mama!! xoxox

Jessica Tremp said...

Thank you gorgeousface x

Angela Canato said...

btw, sorry to have missed your sydney opening late last year- i didn't forget...my little one had a fever. i'm sure your work up was nothing but fabulous. being a mum is quite simply the best all time consuming job in the world- & you'll be an amazing mummy no doubt.

Jessica Tremp said...

thanks Ange. I'm a bit anxious, but the excitement overrules it all

Ms. Aquarius said...

Truly wonderful news Jessica, congratulations on being a mum. Katrina

Jessica Tremp said...

thank you x

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine a cooler mum than you, i don't know your hubby but he must be awesome if you married him :). awsome, awsome, can't wait to see the photos of pregnant Jess and the beautiful little baby. P.S, your description of your son was out Owen to a T :O. Our gentle, book loving, piano playing Owen :)
much love, Mrs Bennet

Jessica Tremp said...

aww, thank you, that makes me so happy to read. Much love to him and the rest of you.
xxx