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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

a little message from my boys


"WE'RE GONNA BE BIG BROTHERS!!"

yes, it's true....2 big brothers in the house!! I'm about 11 weeks pregnant, I haven't been to the midwife yet, so I'll know more details next week! We're calling this one our little "breakthrough baby", (you can use your imagination regarding that one)!! I've been feeling pretty yucky with this pregnancy, which is new to me. I felt amazing, even better then normal, when I was pregnant with both Tyler and Luke. It's worth it all though, this I know!!!! From what I've been reading, I think I'm due in the beginning of May. I'll keep you updated that's for sure. Tyler wants to name the baby "Emily" if it's a girl, (after his favorite girl train) and Thomas if it's a boy....go figure!! We're not going to find out what we're having this time. We found out with Luke and didn't tell, one word: torture! I'm just not good at keeping things like that to myself. I was trying to be all tricky and put pink blankets out and stuff like that....none of that this time around. I love surprises and so does Jake and I can't think of a greater surprise!

Off to nap, 1:00-3:00 is sacred around here....

*thank you to Tina for the GREAT picture of my boys!!*
"sweet baby" by macy gray

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

congradulations janelle!!! so exciting! we didn't know what we're having for any of our 2 boys and the surprise is so fun.... but i got REALLY tired of yellow, green nutural colored stuff.... so i have plenty to pass on to you :o)
-Ada

Kara Stoltzfus said...

i've been waiting for this post. i knew it would be coming. are you really that far along? had i not miscarried i would be 11 weeks (yesterday) and i thought you were a couple weeks behind me.
we are really excited for you and your growing family. every baby is such a miracle and a gift. i will pray for you in the months to come and i'm already to excited to meet this little one.

The Cottonwood House said...

Congrats again...I've been thinking of you daily...I won't say "hang in there" or "it will be over soon" or any of that nonsense because while that may be true it still SUCKS! Just saying it like it is!!!
Carm

Jeane` Miller said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!!

We know ALL ABOUT "breakthrough" babies! And we love 'em!

I am so excited for you!!! You have another half hour of sacred time...i hope you are able to use it up in peace!

Love,
Jeane`

Bess said...

Yippee! Yippee! Yippee! Congrats to you guys! Can't wait to see your growing belly...and to hear your birth story with Marybeth (I'm assuming). It's exciting!

The lady of the house... said...

YES, i'm totally putting dibs on Maribeth....so, when you read this CountryMidwife, just remember "I call Maribeth", (you know, kinda like you say, "I call shotgun," except that's old school now and no one does that anymore!!). :-)and in reply to Kara's comment:
i'm a dork and always get my weeks messed up....do you go from the day of your last period or from the date of conception? It's so confusing!

Kara Stoltzfus said...

most people go by gestational weeks. there are 40 gestational weeks in a pregnancy. to go by gestational weeks/age you start counting the weeks from the date of your last period. for fetal age, it's from conception, which is typically two weeks after your last period. i only thought of this because we were so close in our due dates,but i knew i was slightly ahead of you. i would've thought you were more like 9ish weeks along. seeing i would've been 11ish, due mid april.
oh, and to determine a due date. you count back three months from you last period and add 7 days, that is typically how they calculate a due date.

i know, it's confusing, maybe this helps.

Aaron & Kristen said...

congrats janelle!!
how fun!
i just found your blog through your facebook info! it's wonderful!
i hope the yuckiness goes away soon! i was sick as a dog through all 3 pregnancies and know that it is just no fun. it IS, however, worth it!!!
blessings to your family!

Kristen :)

oh joy! said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You are such a wonderful mother. The world needs you to parent as many children as possible! 3 is a good start! :)

I will be praying for you during your pregnancy. The only practical advice that I can offer is to try Dr. Pepper. I doubt that mid-wives and doctors would support it, but it worked for me! (not very scientific, i know) The best advice I ever received was to listen to my body. If I crave it, I probably need it.
And if everything else fails, just remember the facts of pregnancy...it's not permanent and the end result is mind-blowing!

Peace and love...

wanita said...

congratulations janelle!! how exciting is that!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Janelle! I've been reading your blog for a while but haven't commented thus far, but I had to on this one. Very exciting news :) Katy G.(Freedom Life Katy Daniel's wife)

ervina barkman said...

cheers and happiness to you and your little family, janelle! i love hearing your stories of motherhood and am excited to hear another little one will soon be making his/her grand entrance into your lives! what a lucky child. :]

clarita barkman yoder said...

Oh, how exciting!! I love reading your blog and always think to myself that you're such a good mommy! :) We're also expecting another baby - due in mid-May! I'm excited to know someone else that pregnant at the same time - that always makes it more fun! :) Blessings to you!

Jena said...

You know I'm happy for you girl, here's to hoping/praying the yuckiness is very soon a distant memory...
loves
ps you need to let me know when can swing by to get the boys!!!

Colleen said...

How exciting, you're such a good mommy this child is going to be so blessed by a wonderful family to welcome them into this world! Praying for a wonderful pregnancy!

Kel said...

One thing.... Fertile Myrtle!!! You need to have a girl... brown eyes and black hair..... precious!! Love you.

CountryMidwife said...

Congratulations Family Stoltzfus!!!! I knew about this blessing :) from your gossipy friends and family :)and am SOOO excited! And I got you covered - especially since you really don't let me do any work at all :) PS -- I'll come sooner!

Aimee said...

So happy for you and the boys!! I'm hoping it'll be a girl this time to join you in all your pinkness and girly glory! :) YAAAAAY!

Hope you feel better soon too...I know how those weeks can drag on. But you're right, it's worth it!!!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe it!!! I would say this baby is ment to be!! (: Wendell said that he saw ya'll at the fair, and you told him the news...funny couse I had read your blog while he was gone.
Can't wait to see what the surprise is!! And hang in there. your almost at the feeling better stage!! miss you!! Lets get together soon!!! Mary Jo

Shar said...

Oh how I have been waiting for this post (you must admit I've been good with the whole secret for weeks!) I love you and am so excited to meet the newest addition. And thanks for Wednesday and continuing to open your home to me and my tribe on a weekly basis...we all look forward to real life Wednesdays! :)