Friday, October 23, 2009

Big News Announcement!!!

We announced our big news a couple of weeks ago. I've been meaning to announce our big news here to my friends in BlogWorld (those of you on Facebook may already know my news!), but the days seem to slip away from me. :) Believe me, it's not because I'm not excited to share our big news! And it's not that I don't want to share our big news with you...and well, everyone! :) And it's not that our big news isn't big. lol

Okay, okay...I hear ya, "Enough with the "big news" already, just tell us!!" :) Right?!

We are expecting a baby!!! I am almost 14 weeks along (entering the 2nd trimester). Our baby is due April 24th!

Went for my first OB checkup on October 12th. My doctor couldn't pick up the heartbeat with the handheld monitor. Because she knows that I experienced a miscarriage last time and didn't want me to be nerveous about not hearing the heartbeat, we did an ultrasound there in her office. I got to see my little baby's heart beating and it moving around on the ultrasound. It was so reassuring to see and brought tears to my eyes. I left her office praising the Lord!!! AND I was ready to tell our family!! Alan and I are both very, very excited!!

First, we told our little Andrew (2 1/2). We sat him down and explained things to him. He's been very excited ever since. He got to announce it to the grandparents and some other family members too. He told them, "There's a baby in my mommy's belly." lol Love it! Since then, he has been telling random the cashier at the grocery store. :) Plus he's been asking a lot of questions. He's told people, "It's not here yet" and "Mommy's belly has to get bigger and bigger and then the baby will come out" and "I'm going to teach it to play with blocks." It's going to be a fun journey with our smart little man!!

Children truly are a blessing from the Lord! We are feeling overly blessed and grateful!

I would appreciate your prayers for Baby Beran and it's mama (me). Trusting the Lord for a healthy baby in April!

Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior's hands. How happy is the man whose quiver is full of them!
Psalm 127:3-5a


  1. Rachel,
    I get to be the first to congratulate you (at least on your blog :) What a blessing little ones are!
    Your picture makes me miss Iowa! My husband was there on business this week (he works for Principal Financial Group). Unfortunately I don't get back there often as most of my family has moved away.
    Renee brought baby Aster into the office this week. What a precious, precious child!
    You are going to love having her as a speaker! Is this your first experience with a P31 speaker? I know you will be thrilled! The Lord is doing so much in her can't help to spill over blessing to all of you! It's just around the corner.
    Happy Weekend...

  2. Yay congratulations on your pregnancy!!!! I miss my prego and baby days. Thanks for dropping by my site and leaving a comment. ((hugs)) 45 miles to Wal-Mart, mercy!!

  3. WOO HOOOO! I am so very excited for you! Have been praying, and will continue to. I can't wait to see this beautiful baby's first photograph (um, not the ultrasound picture, you know, the digital camera kind, lol).

    'Showers' of God's blessingss!

  4. Congratulations Rachel! How exciting.
    I'm glad to find your blog,and thanks for visiting mine! hopefully we can get to know each other better. Our husbands are both farmers so right there I'm sure we have much in common :)

    Rachel Frank

  5. Wow, Rachel, this IS big news! Congratulations to you!! I'm SO excited for you, girl! Woo-hoo! Jumping up and down with you.

    Ya gotta love little Andrew's sweet perspective. Makes me just smile.

  6. What a gift! Life growing inside you. Take care of you and your precious child.

  7. Rachel, Congrats on your BIG NEWS!! How exciting, I hope you're feeling well!! I just love your blog and your "header picture"....BEAUTIFUL!! I stumbled upon your blog through Jill Savage's page. I've just started a blog of my own. I am now a follower of your blog and I'd love for you to come over, follow and check out my mommy blog. (Mom's coffee time) I guess just click on my name? Hope to hear from you soon! God Bless you and your little bundle of baby :)

  8. Congratulations... Children are the greatest gift from God. I pray you have the best pregnancy. Many Blessings,

  9. Congratulations! You will have so much fun with 2! Children are such a gift from the Lord (remember this on the days they are not playing nice, LOL). I will pray the rest of your pregnancy goes well.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so glad the Lord has worked all things to your good, because you love Him.
    Rejoicing with you too!


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