Monday, March 1, 2010

Blessed

In January, Josh and I participated in a 21 day corporate fast with our church family. We chose to fast from television over the 3 week period. During that time, God taught us so much. We grew as individuals and grew as a couple. The fast will be a milestone in both of our spiritual journeys, but it will also be a milestone in our journey as a family.

Towards the end of the fast, we found out some exciting news... We are THRILLED that God has given us another precious child! What a sweet, sweet blessing.

I am 10 weeks today!
We are due on September 27th!

Brody is so excited about being a Big Brother, even if he doesn't have it all figured out yet. He will come up and hug my belly and say, "ooohhh babeeee!" It is too precious for words.

In case you were curious, the baby is due just 6 days before Brody's 2nd birthday!
Our big news was starting to get out and since we wanted to be the ones who got to share about the baby, we are telling a couple of weeks early. :) We are so happy to finally let our secret out! I think it will feel more real now that people know.

I seriously cannot believe WE ARE HAVING A BABY!!!

Thank you, Lord, for this sweet, new life!

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
Psalms 126:3

159 comments:

Terri said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! How exciting! I sure wish we lived closer.....or at least new each other better in college!!

Kelly said...

I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited about baby #2!!! I can't wait to find out what it is!! I know this baby will be just as cute as Brody - girl or boy!

I'm just so happy for you and Josh - you are GREAT parents!

You have to watch out for those TV fasts - they really work! :-)

Our Family of 5 said...

CONGRATS!!! My girls are 2 yrs apart and it is a great age difference :)

Lisa said...

Congrats! So exciting!!

All About Aleigha said...

Congrats! How exciting for baby #2.

Todd and Courtney said...

ahhhhhh I seriously noticed the picture in your new header first. I am sooooo happy for you :)

Crystal said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for y'all!! Brody will be such a good big brother!

Kelly said...

Congratulations!! I am a frequent reader and am so excited for you!! My son is 2 years and 2 months older than my daughter and it is a WONDERFUL age difference. CONGRATS again!!!

April said...

Thats soooo exciting, two kids is a whole new adventure :-)))

Somethings Gotta Give said...

Congrats!!! What a wonderful way to kick-off the new year.

Summer said...

Oh Jennifer.....I am soooo excited for you!! CONGRATS!! Oh that is going to be one lucky baby and Brody is going to be one great big brother, oh and he will be able to teach your new little one how to get in the toilet....LOL....
Have a Happy Monday Friend
Summer :0)

sarahbeth2702 said...

I'm a faithful blog reader and I was so excited to read your news! Congratulations! How fun to be adding another angel to your family!

Susy said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you!! What exciting news! I love reading about your adventures with Brody, and it will be so exciting to see another little one in the mix!

Erin said...

So what else is there to do but make babies when you dont watch tv!!!! ha ha congrats on the new baby! Cant wait to follow your pregnancy!!!

Mary Kate said...

OMG...congrats Jennifer!!! How exciting! No doubt Baby #2 will be a cutie just like Brody!!! Best of luck for a happy & healthy 9 months!!!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Congratulations!

Gina said...

Congratulations!

Larissa said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for y'all :)

Misti said...

Congratulations!!! I'm kind of a lurker & not sure if I've ever commented before, but I'm super excited for you guys.

Oh, and I love the new blog look!

Emily said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! How exciting!

Meet the Brummett's said...

CONGRATS! What exciting news for you and your little family. Wishing you a healthy (and quick, lol) 9 months!

Hillary said...

Wooooohoooooo!!!!! So excited!!!!!!! Yea!! Brody will be a great big brother!! Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl!

Carie said...

Many congratulations! What a blessing! I'll have to keep the TV fast in mind when we are ready for #2!

Guy and Julie said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

Congratulations! So exciting!!!

Sara said...

Congrats!!!! How exciting!!! I hope you are feeling good. Can't wait to hear if it is a boy or a girl!

Angie said...

What fun news!!! Congrats and I can't wait to follow your journey with baby #2...you are great parents.

Kathy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

I knew it when I saw Brody's "big brother" shirt on your new banner.

I'm so happy for you!!

Sarah said...

That's really exciting!!! Congrats to your family! :) What a blessing!!

Dana said...

Congratulations!! Such great news!! The TV Fast works everytime..haha :)

Jenny said...

Congrats!!!
What a blessing!!!

PS. My boys are just 8 days shy of being 2 years apart!

Hansen Family said...

So exciting for the three of you!!!! Such a blessing!!!! Maybe one day we will get to meet when I am visiting melissa and chad! Take care of yourself! Love the big brother tshirt!!!

Mallory said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! How exciting and what a special, special blessing. You all are great parents and I'm excited to see you all grow this time...and Brody will be the cutest big brother ever!

Mary said...

awww i am so happy for yall!!!! can't wait to find out if brody gets a brother or sister!! CONGRATS!!!!

Our second baby boy is due just 1 day before Riley's third birthday...so crazy how that worked out!!

nancy said...

Congratulations! So excited for y'all!

Christa said...

Jennifer,

CONGRATS! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to find out if your having another little boy or a girl!

Oh and by the way I LOVE your new blog look!!!

Patty said...

Congratulations to you guys!!! Brody is so cute...can't wait to see what the next one looks like! Many blessings with your pregnancy!!

Patty from TX

jenn said...

congrats!!! looks like those nights without tv was fun:) ha/ha

Faith said...

I KNEW this was coming! When you talked about it being a "fruitful" time that was the first clue...and then your tweets had me wondering too! So exciting!! Congratulations to y'all!!

Shelley said...

I saw the new header and quickly scrolled down! Congratulations! I know several other people due in September, it must be the month to have babies this year!

How exciting for your family!

Beth said...

Congratulations! All great people are born in the month of September - my birthday is the 17th! Hahaha!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting news. Can't wait to watch how things progress through this pregnancy!

Lauren Kelly said...

YAY!!!! Sooooo stinkin excited for ya'll!!!!!! :) Congrats!!

Leah's Mommy said...

Congratulations!!

Jennifer said...

Woo hoo Congratulations!!

Aimee said...

This is (I believe) the first time that I have commented and what a great post to comment on! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am pregnant with my first baby and am due on September 15th! I hope you are feeling well:)

The Doose's said...

I am sooo happy for you and Josh and Brody!!! I can't wait to find out what you are having! so excited for you!!!

morgan823 said...

Congratulations!!!!!! I'm so excited for you! I just had a little boy, him and my little girl are 2 1/2 years apart. I think they are going to be very close as they get older!

Linds said...

congrats!

bailey said...

that is SOOO exciting!! brody is going to be a great big brother!! he'll teach the new baby how to throw things in the toilet! hah! congrats!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I am soooo excited! Such great news! :)

krislyn. said...

What GREAT news!! This babe is so blessed to be coming into this world with such incredible parents and BIG brother! ;-) My brother and I were 22 months apart, and I loved it .. Having a big brother is the best.

I wonder if a little baby boom at your church is going to happen because of the fast! ;-)

Kimberly said...

oh what great news for a Monday morning!! so happy for you! I like the look of your blog, you changed it!

Chele said...

I have been following your blog for a long time now, but never commented. I found you from Kellys Korner. You have such a sweet, sweet family! Congrats on your new addition!!

Ange said...

Ahh - congrats!!!!!!
What a blessing!

The Riedel Family said...

What a wonderful blessing! I just had my 2nd baby boy, and he and my oldest son are 26 months apart. It is hard, but definitely worth it. Good luck to you!

Juls said...

What exciting new, and such a blessing!! Hoping you have a happy and healthy pregnancy! Brody is going to be such a great big brother!!!!

Single Mama said...

Congratulations!

caycee said...

Yay!!!! How exciting I have been following your blog since Brody was born, so I can wait to see this next baby grow too!

StylishSuburban said...

congrats!! how exciting

Anna said...

That's so exciting!! Congrats!! I'm due with my second baby on September 5th. My kids will be 19 months apart! What a blessing!

Erika said...

Congratulations, Jennifer!! I'm so happy for you guys!!! :)

by the way, LOVE the new layout!

sadietalk said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now. I found you from Kelly's Korner. Just wanted to say congratulations! Such an exciting time! Take care.

Me said...

Congrats! Blessings to you and your family,may the the Lord bless you with a healthy baby!

Bryan and Ashlan said...

Congratulations, that is way exciting!!! I love reading about your sweet family, and I look forward to this new addition. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

Kubin's said...

I am soooo happy for ya'll!!! I was just sitting here, looking at your new blog header and had to take a double take at the picture of Brody when I saw the "Big Brother" picture and I actually screamed out loud LOL (I'm at work)!!
Congratulations!!!
Christie
TX

Rachel said...

Ohhh my goodness! Congrats! I saw your tweet, and I had a feeling this might be what it was about! So happy for you all :)

Also, would you add me on twitter? I'd love to respond, but I know you won't see my tweets since I am set as private! My twitter account is @erchla :)

Mrs. Alex P said...

Yayy!! Congratulations that is so exciting!! Wishing you nothing but the best for the next 6.5 months :-)

Nina said...

Awww, congratulations!!! By the way, I went onto the Etsy site that has the felt flower necklaces and I bought a purple one. I love love LOVE it!!!!

claynefields said...

Congratulations!!! I read your blog everyday and I am SO excited for y'all! I have a one year old little boy and I love reading what Brody gets into! He is precious and will be a GREAT big brother :)

Mommarazzi said...

Congrats!!!!
My boys are 6 days shy of being 2 years apart. It is a blessing in so many ways (I was super excited to not have to buy any new maternity clothes!)
Yay!

Kyndal said...

YAY! How exciting for your family. I can't wait to hear more about your journey to becoming a momma of 2! And I love that Brody is hugging your belly. Too precious.

Meg said...

Congratulations to your family!! A new addition, how exciting! :))

Emily said...

Congratulations!

I'm not sure if I've ever commented before but I read you blog all the time and think your family is beautiful! Brody will be such a good big brother. My daughter's birthday is September 24. It's a good time for a birthday!

His Doorkeeper said...

Jennifer and Josh,
Congratulations! Brody will be a great big brother!

Are you thinking "pink" this time?

You are such a sweet precious family! May God bless this pregnancy and add another beautiful baby to your family! Isn't God good??

P.S. Love your new header! So cute of all of you!

Mandy said...

I found your blog through Kelly and Jenna and have been reading it for awhile but don't think I have ever commented. Congratulations!! Having 2 is so much fun! Especially when they are pretty close in age. I have two boys and they are 2 years and 2 months apart, it is so much fun!!

Angie said...

Congrats!! Jennifer I am so happy for your and your family!! What great news!! I LOVE Brody's big brother t-shirt, it's so cute!!

Stephanie said...

Congrats!!! I've been following your blog for several weeks now & look forward to following it throughout your pregnancy as well.

The Kinards! said...

CONGRATS!! I've never commented before, but I absolutely love your blog! I just HAD to comment today because I am also pregnant and due 6 days before you! You are due on my husband and I's anniversary! How cool! Brody will be a great big brother!! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy!

Erin said...

You should have known this was coming! Fasts, power failures and snowstorms always result in BABIES! :o) Congratulations!!!

Natalie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Babies are such a blessing - so happy for your sweet family!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Exciting news -thanks for sharing!

Cassie said...

OMG how exciting!! Congrats!! I have been reading your blog for awhile now and feel like I know you. I am thrilled for you, Josh and Brody!

Also love the new layout...so cute!

Hattie said...

Congrats! Yay for baby!!! I saw Brody's picture in your header and was a little confused until I read your post! Ha! Love the new look too!

Alisha said...

Congrats!!! That is SO exciting!! =) Your blog looks great too! Oh, and PS - We did date 1 this weekend. It was a BLAST! We went to a local pizza place and told the girl we wanted half the pizza to be one thing, and the other half something else (that was our stipulation)...and that she had to pick what each side was! We tried some new things, had a great talk, and really had such a good time! Thanks again for passing on the great date information! =)

Brittney said...

Congrats! Thats so exciting! Love the new blog header too! Very classy!

Megan said...

Yay!!! You know I'm so happy for you guys! Such an exciting time!!

Susan said...

Awwww!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! =)
My boys are exactly 23 months apart, and they are the BEST of friends!!! It really is a great age diff.

Sonya said...

Congrats! You made good use of your fast!

I love your new blog look too!

Karah said...

AWW!! SO EXCITING FOR YOU GUYS!!! Congrats girl :)

Sarah Broadus said...

I love it!! I told Todd ( my husband) that yall were doing the fast and he said "if we did it, we would have another baby!"

Well looking here! Congrats!!! 2 babies are fabulous! Mine are 20months apart and I love it!

nicole said...

Congrats! that is great. I am expecting our 3rd Oct 4th. I will be 10 weeks on Thursday. I love it. I will also have 2 birthdays in one month. My son will be 5 Sept 4th and I am due Oct 4th, but always go 9 days early. I hope you have been feeling great. Congrats.

Katie said...

Congratulations! So exciting! I am a little biased but I think 2 year spacing is perfect! Infact, I liked it so much we did it again with #3 who is due in August! Actually, we were a little too acurate and our daughter turns 2 on August 14th and I am due August 12th! You will love being a mommy of 2. Children are such an amazing blessing!

Jenni said...

Yay, congratulations! How exciting! My brother is almost 2 younger (23 months) and my sister is 4 years and 2 days younger than me. It's a great age difference!

Alex and Ashley said...

That is so exciting! Especially because your kids will be so close in age! I wish your family the very best!!

kelly at keeping up with kelly said...

Awww how cool!!!! Congrats

Mrs. Jenk said...

it must have been that wedding dress you wore a few months ago for pictures- ha!

Brittney said...

Congratulations! I am a new reader to your blog, so I am excited I'll be able to watch you as you go through this pregnancy. Best of Luck. I'll also be @ the Overflow so I hope to meet you there =)

Mandi said...

What a sweet blessing for your family.

Love the new blog design!

rueyes03 said...

Congratulations on your newest addition! I love your new blog layout....Romans 15:13 is my favorite verse!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!

McCraine Family said...

I have read your blog for awhile, and commented once or twice. I have a blog, but it's private. Anyway, congratulations on your exciting news! Your family situation is so close to ours...we live in NWA, have a 20 month old son, and are expecting our second baby (a girl!) in June! (2 weeks before our son's birthday!) It's neat to read about another Christian family similar to ours!

jana_mccraine(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amber said...

Congrats on the baby! How exciting :) I love the "big brother" shirt. Maybe I will suggest a TV fast to my husband.......
www.dixondialogue.com

Ben and Emily said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for your family!

:) emily

Katie said...

YEA!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooo excited for y'all! YEA!!!!!!!

Katie said...

YEA!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooo excited for y'all! YEA!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!! I found your blog from Kelly's Korner a few months ago and have been following ever since!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news!!

Lisa said...

Congrats hun! I'm so excited for you and your whole family!!!!! I wish you a healthy and happy pregnancy and can't wait to find out what your sweet little miracle is.

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to read about your pregnancy journey! Best wishes for a happy and healthy next 30 weeks!

Paige said...

Aw. Congratulations. Having two is wonderful!

Katie said...

I also started following from your Kelly's blog. And LOVE hearing your news. Congrats. Amazing what and where and how a spiritual journey leads you! I have a ten year break between kids and now have two little girls just 18 months a part in age. Having kids close in age is fun and not nearly the challenge I had thought it would be. Congrats again.

Cindy said...

Congrats to you!! How exciting!!

Heather said...

AWESOME!!!! Congrats!!! I am so happy for you guys- what a blessing!!! You are as beautiful as ever!!! Just glowing! P.S. Love the new blog look, too!

Katie said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Monika said...

BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Mary Madeline said...

So happy for y'all!!!! Congrats!!!

Mary Madeline said...

So happy for y'all!!!! Congrats!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you!

I was just showing my husband the other day the pictures of what Brody did to your toilet: what wonderfully funny and sweet adventures await you with Baby No. 2! :)

Leah said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats you guys!! That is so very exciting!! Can't wait to start seeing all the cute belly pics again :) Yayyy!!!

Julie said...

Congratulations!

Meg said...

Congratulations!!! What a blessing to be expecting a second little gift from God! Brody will be an amazing brother for sure-sounds like he already is!

Nicole said...

Congrats!!! That is so VERY exciting!!

Annie said...

That is wonderful news! What a blessing :)

Taylor said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting!! I am so jealous! I have baby fever BAD right now!!

And I LOVE the new blog makeover, very cute!!

Amy said...

congrats!! how exciting!!! praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby! :)

Amanda M. said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Congratulations!!! God bless you all! SO happy for you!
PS - Love the new blog layout. :)

Southern Cinderella said...

Congrats!!! I am so excited for your family! I also love the new blog look!

Chris and Julie said...

Congratulations!! I have been reading your blog the past couple months and so excited for you:) Enjoy life with just one and take some to rest everyday!!!!!!!

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Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

WAHOO! Congratulations. I had a feeling. (c: I explained in my voicemail. We are so excited for you guys!!

Katie said...

Gotta watch out for those TV fasts :) haha!
Congrats on #2!!

Mrs.L said...

Wow! I think my husband and I need a TV fast, that could be the key! Congrats to you!

Karen said...

Congratulations!! How exciting...may God bless you and your family during this exciting time! I've been waiting for this news....I had a feeling that a baby was on the way when you wrote at the end of your tv fast post that you'd share with us "some of the things that came from it"....sneaky!! :)

Lori said...

Congratulations on your new blessing!!

Newlywed in the Suburbs said...

Congratulations!!! Kind of like how all the babies are born after blackouts and blizzards :) So exciting!

Domestic Goddess said...

congrats on the new little one!!! :)

Nicole said...

Congrats!!! I read your blog from time to time and am super happy for you guys. Coincidently, we are expecting Baby #2 on September 28th!

Adge said...

oh my gosh. congrats

Kaitlin said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! I'm a daily reader or "lurker" on your blog and I'm so excited about this post! Of course I don't know you in person, but I share in this exciting time with you! You have a beautiful family! Blessings to you and prayers for a healthy pregnancy!

Cori said...

Congratulations!!!

Silvy said...

yay!!! congrats on baby #2!! my neighbor who watches parker 2 days a week just told me she is 10 weeks pregnant today as well! so fun :)

Courtney said...

Congratulations!

Debbie said...

Jennifer amd Josh,


We are so excitd for you. You guys have been such an important part of our family for so many years. It's exciting to see your family grow and to grow in Christ. I love having your grandmother across he street; she's precious. We can't wait to meet the new additio.

Brooke said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO happy for you guys! Congrats!

Julia said...

How exciting!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Reed said...

Congratulations Jennifer!!! How exciting to have another baby;) I bet Brody will make a wonderful big brother!!!
Take care,
Joni

Angie said...

Congrats!!!! That is so exciting!! So thrilled for you all! Brody looks adorable with that shirt on - he is going to be a great big brother!!!

Hope your feeling well!!

Randy and Lindsay said...

I started following your blog recently and I love it! I'm so happy for you all!! Congratulations!!

Justin and Heather Huskey said...

Congratulations! What exciting news for you all! Praying for a healthy pregnancy!

K said...

What a blessing! Congrats, girl!

Jenn said...

Congratulations!!! What a sweet blessing!!!

Mary said...

Congratulations!! I am a new follower to your blog and enjoy reading it!

ME said...

Congratulations! You are so blessed!
I have been following your blog through Kelly's Korner and the infamous pouf video :)
I love what you have to say, and your little family is adorable,
Praying for a happy and healthy remaining six months :)

Kim

Lea Liz said...

Oh my goodness.. Congrats!! How exciting!!! :)

Kelly said...

Congratulations!!

Kaz and Amy said...

CONGRATS! So exciting!

amy
www.theprikazskys.com

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Congratulations!!! What exciting news! I am so happy for you guys! We have two little ones and enjoy them like crazy :)! Little miracles! I'm a pretty new follower but we are friends with some of the same blog friends and I'm coming to ATL too :) I hope you're feeling great!

Bonnie said...

I haven't stopped by your blog in a few weeks & I see your expecting! How exciting & I'm so happy for ya'll! Congrats on this little blessing!

Bon

Brown Girl said...

I know I'm so late on this boat but congratulations, that's so wonderful!