Exciting News

Monday, June 05, 2006 34 Comments A+ a-

Just in case you can't read the words, Devyn's t-shirt reads "Big Sister in Training - Baby on the Way". Yes, it is true and this is what we used to announce to our families that we are pregnant again. We're are adding a 2nd child to the family, whose due date is February 12th, approximately 27 months after we brought Devyn into our lives. The irony of that time frame is that both my sister, Christine, and I are 27 months apart and Jon and his brother, Josh, are 27 months apart. So we figure this is a great age difference between Devyn and her sibling.

To answer a few questions that have already been asked. One, yes this was planned. We always knew that we were going to start trying this summer because we didn't them too far apart, so even though we've moved in with my parents, we didn't want to change our time frame. Two, is Jon excited? Jon is excited beyond words, as he said when I told him, "The first time I was terrified and wasn't sure what we'd gotten ourselves into but this time, I'm just thrilled." Three, what is the plan? The plan is still the same, live with my parents for approximately six months and start looking for our first home in November, only now I'll be pregnant the whole time! And last, but not least, yes, we have names picked out. (Who am I, the planner, to be without names?!) If we have a girl, her name will be Avery Rose and if we have a boy, it's a toss-up between Aiden Jonathan or Hudson Jonathan, we'll keep you posted.

This, my friends, is our exciting news. We'll be adding a son or daughter to the family in approximately 8 months and we're couldn't be happier about it!!

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Jess
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6:40 AM delete

WWWHHHHEEEEE!!! I was wondering how long it take you to blog announce it. I love the names. Avery & Hudson are some fo my favorites, too!!

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Dana Glover
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Congratulations!!!! I am so excited because we will be going thru the "joys" of pregnancy at the same time AND because your due date is MY birth date!!!! You have me beat on the names ... we have a girl name picked out but haven't decided on a boy name yet! Hope you are feeling better than I am so far during this first trimester! Again ... congrats to you and Devyn and Jon!!

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Mary
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Congrats! I'm excited for you! Our names are Zoe Sophia and Joshua Allen (family names).

Yeah! Another person to make this journey with me! Woo-hoo!

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Sarah
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Congratulations sweet friend! There's just no greater blessing in the world is there! We need to keep on praying for our sisters who are still so hopeful for their turns to know the blessing of motherhood. I love you! Enjoy every moment!
Sarah

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Jill Davis
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That is soooo exciting!!! I am just thrilled for you and Jon! You guys are such great parents and I really admire you!! I love you!

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Uncle Randy
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10:18 AM delete

Love the names!!

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Colette
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10:19 AM delete

Congratulations!!

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Aunt Kelly
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10:20 AM delete

Congratulations! Be sure to let me know when you guys find out the sex, okay? I think its cool that your kids are going to be 27 months apart, and that you and Christine and Jon and his brother are the same number of months apart in age too! Have a great day!

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Drea
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Congrats! Cassie told me the news yesterday! What a blessing. May you have a wonderful pregnancy.

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Andy, Cari, and Will
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10:21 AM delete

CONGRATS!!! Wow, you guys had success very quickly! We are so excited for the both of you. =) Keep us posted and we'll keep you in our prayers.

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Aunt Debbie
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10:39 AM delete

Well, Miss Fertile Mertyl, just like your mom! Pick a date for a baby and there you have it!! :)This will be an exciting time for all of you. God's Blessings are generous aren't they?

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Orion_skie
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*HUGE HUGS* Congratulations.

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Elizabeth
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11:04 AM delete

COBNGRATS, CONGRATS!!!!

(Lots of people asked us if Baby K was planned -- what the heck kind of question is that, anyway?? And for the record, YES YES YES she was. :) )

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Susan
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12:01 PM delete

Congrats! I am very excited for you and family!

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Overwhelmed!
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12:51 PM delete

That is WONDERFUL news! Congratulations to you and your family!

I love all the names! Can't wait to hear if you're having a boy or a girl.

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Courtney
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Congratulations again Jenn! I can't wait to be an auntie for the second time. FYI, everyone I've told likes the name Hudson more than Aidan. Just thought you'de like to know. ;)

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Amber
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3:04 PM delete

Hey Guys! Very exciting news! I am very happy for the three of you. Enjoy the excitement!

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Andrea
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Congrats Jenn!! That is so exciting! Many blessings to you during your pregnancy!

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Lorena
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I am so happy for you!!! I know you have been wanting another baby for a while. This is very exciting! I guess you'll be needing your clothes back! (I was going to give them back anyway but now there is better reason to.) Congratulations to all three of you! I hope that you are feeling ok.

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Sue
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3:07 PM delete

Congratulations Jenn, Jon, and Devyn! How exciting! What a wonderful belated Mother's Day gift!

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Caleb
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3:07 PM delete

So awesome Jenn. Wow! The next generation is growing fast!

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Tina
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CONGRATULATIONS!! I got to be at the delivery of Jeff and Laurel's baby; Baylor Joseph was born last Tuesday and weighed 10 lbs, 7 ounces. I cried the whole time. How fun for Devyn to be having a baby brother or sister! Blessings to all!

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4:39 PM delete

Congratulations!! I love the names you have picked out...our youngest is named Hudson James. Happy pregnancy!!

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Dana
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5:32 PM delete

YAY for you (and Jon, oh and Devyn too!) I'm so pumped for you and this did not help my baby fever AT ALL! congratulations!!

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Joy
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7:35 PM delete

Very AWESOME!!! And very cute way to announce it. Congrats!

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Anonymous
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5:57 AM delete

Jen, we are so happy for you all!! God is so good uh? Devyn is going to be such a great sister with her sweet ways and gentle spirit. It is parents like you and Jon who set great examples of what God intended the family to be. Please pamper yourself and take special care OK?
We love and miss you guys so much.
Colleen and Family

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Susie
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Oh my goodness! How wonderful! :) :) :) It's always nice to hear when good, sweet people are reproducing. ;)

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Christine
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7:17 PM delete

Jenn, do you see how loved you are?! I almost cried seeing all of the fun comments, and from SO many people! Of course I am happy. You and Jon make such beautiful children! I agree with Dana's comment. Thanks for making my baby fever worse! ;) I love you.

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Anonymous
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3:13 PM delete

Jenn & John,
Jeremiah and I are exited for you. Sorry to say our timeline is way behind yours. Maybe when you think about your 3rd we'll be there with you. :)

Jeremiah and Sara Farwell

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pedro
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Congrats, guys! Boy, ginny and I are really starting to feel the pressure now ;).

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Connie
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4:26 PM delete

Congratulations Jenn! Tell Jon that I say hi and congratulations too! How exciting! Maybe I'll get to see this baby before he/she is 6 months old, like what happened with Devyn.

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Jen and Martin
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4:26 PM delete

Yes! Someone to be pregnant with! Congrats to you and your family. I can truly say that I know exactly how you feel.

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Jen
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4:28 PM delete

Congratulations! I am so happy for you...

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Uncle Paul
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It would be really neat if you and Jon were to have the baby while at your folks house but again you may have the baby at your new home! Either way, we are happy for all of you. You have a really neat blogspot.

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