Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Special Little Announcement

Isn't he so cute? or should I say 'Isn't she so cute?'
That is a little photo of our baby.
Our sixth.
I am almost 18 weeks pregnant and due on August 20th.
We will find out then if he or she is the correct pronoun.

We are over-the-moon happy.


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  1. As a faithful follower, I'd like to say WOW!!! Congratulations. I am so happy for you. I have six myself but you are such a wonderful mother and I admire you.

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  2. Sarah!!!!!! I don't even know you and am so incredibly thrilled for you! I have tears in my eyes. Congratulations!!! How wonderful.

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  3. Fantastic news! Congratulations!!

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  4. yaaaaaahoo! HOW EXCITING! WHAT A JOY! this is so cool..congratulations to you, your husband, and the whole family! We are just 3 weeks apart!

    I'm sure the nesting phase of pregnancy came just in time for the 40 bags in 40 days!

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  5. No way! I will live vicariously through you; that is awesome news!

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  6. This is fantastic news! Congratulations! I just gave birth about 11 days ago to our sixth... Babies are the best!

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  7. WOW!!! What exciting news for your family. And honestly, my first thought was what a blessed baby to get to come to your wonderful family. I hope you are feeling well. (And selfishly, I hope you will continue blogging because your blog is such an inspiration to me!)

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  8. best news i've heard for a while. congrats and hooray for you for having your priorities right where they should be and not being afraid to do so...but being happy about it.

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  9. Dear Sarah I am ao happy for you!
    You have not been very active in the blog and now I know the explanation for it! I love every single post here! Can't wait to hear about the sex of the baby! Congratulations to you and the whole family! How does it feel sending one to college and having a new baby arriving almost the same time??

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  10. Congratulations! I just want to let you know that I really love what you have to say. I love when you tell it like it is. Your prior post was great and makes me feel much better about my own parenting techniques. As my children grow older I find myself saying no more often than not to all the many things that take me away from them (even those things that are good) because, like you said, bottom line is they need me. You should read this talk from one of my church leaders. It really puts things in perspective and I think you'll like it: http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2007/10/good-better-best?lang=eng&query=good+better+best

    Thanks for sharing all your thoughts with us random, unknown to you, mothers out there.

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  11. Heidi and Evie are as far apart as Isaac and new baby. Let me just tell you that, as hard as it is, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I know how hard this journey has been for you, and I am so happy for you.
    My heartfelt congratulations. And just let me tell you, having a baby in your 40s is hard. But so worth it.

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  12. Congrats! What a lucky little baby!

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  13. Congratulations!! That's so exciting!

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  14. I faithfully read your blog, I love it and you have been so good to answer questions for me, so I just had to comment on this post, wow, that is so exciting and so fun. Congrats!!! I have 5, but I don't think I could do 6, I really admire you for that.

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  15. Congratulations to your family! My children are spaced out and I must say I love it. I will never have to feel the sting of an empty nest and neither will you! What a blessing a new baby is!

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  16. What wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  17. So happy for you!!!!
    What a blessing for that baby to come to your family. :)

    Join the ranks of a mother of 6.

    You will be great.

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  18. Congrats! That little one will be so lucky to call you mother.

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  19. So exciting, Sarah! I am truly happy for you! This little baby is joining such a special family and a truly special mom.

    On your last post, you wrote "See, I'm 43-I've been a mom for 18 years and I've raised five children so far". When you wrote "so far", I started to think... :)

    I was right! :) So fun!

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  20. I am over-the-moon happy for you...forget Beyonce and Jay Z. Sarah from Clover Lane is my celebrity of choice and I am so happy! :)

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  21. Oh my goodness! So thrilled for you! I have to tell you, I am the oldest of seven kids, my baby sister was born the summer before I went to college. She's 16 now and we just have the best, best relationship. There's a special bond there, even though we never really lived in the same house. It's all kinds of fabulous.

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  22. Congratulations!!! That is such exciting news. I'm due about three weeks after you and we too are going to wait to find out the sex of our baby. Have you waited with all of yours? This is our third and our first time waiting to find out gender. I'm so excited!

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  23. OMYGOSH! OHMYGOSH! OHMYGOSH!!!!! Am I reading this correctly!? This is the most exciting news I have heard all week! Holy cow! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  24. congratulations! such a blessing.

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  25. Sarah, WOW!!!! I'm sooooo happy for you. I just had my 4th at 42 years old and I'm LOVING every minute of it!!! Such a blessing. Congratulations to you all. And God bless that precious baby.

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  26. I thought maybe you were expecting again when you said in your last post that you've raised 5 kids so far. How wonderful! I'm so excited for you and your family. That new little baby will be so happy to call you mom!

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  27. I just wish there was a "Like" button for everyone's comments, because I agree wholeheartedly with everyone! I've been a loyal reader for a couple of years, but I don't think I've ever commented. But this warrants a comment! Congratulations. I don't "know" you, but I'm so excited for you!!

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  28. I just had to say CONGRATULATIONS one more time:)

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  29. What a super-wonderful blessing! Congratulations!

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  30. Congratulations!! How exciting! I can't wait to hear more, if you're willing to share. I think it is great that you are waiting to find out the gender :D

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  31. Congratulations! That is so exciting. You are a wonderful mama. I can tell.

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  32. yippppeeee! Look at those cute little legs and feet!
    Congratulations a thousand times over...

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  33. Oh wow! Congratulations! You really are a super mummy!

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  34. Congratulations, Sarah! What a wonderful blessing! Hugs.

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  35. Deo gratias!

    prayers for you and your dear blessing.

    pax, lena

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  36. Yippee!! So super excited for you and your family! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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  37. Congratulations Sarah! :) A baby is the most wonderful news!

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  38. Congratulations, Sarah!! I had to read that through three times to have it really sink in! I'm SO happy for you! The BEST news ever!I'm already a faithful blog follower, but if I wasn't, this seals the deal.

    p.s. I don't know how you do it. ;)

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  39. Congrats! I can't wait to hear more in the months to come about your pregnancy and having a newborn! So happy for you.

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  40. When you said "I've been a mom for 18 years and I've raised five children so far..." in your last blog post, I had an inkling that maybe you were pregnant or planning for a sixth. :) Congratulations!!

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  41. oh my goodness how exciting! Congrats!!!!

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  42. Congratulations! How exciting for your family! How are you feeling? I vote girl ~ she already looks perfect. I can't remember your age, but I delivered at 42 with not one problem during my pregnancy.

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  43. I'm so happy you have the courage to have more when so many people are saying less to families. Congratulations!

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  44. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, and so thrilled for the sweet baby that is lucky enough to be born into your home. This is such exciting news. I am hoping and praying for number 4 to join our family soon. Sadly, I don't think my body is going to hold out for six.

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  45. Congratulations! All the best to you and your family.

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  46. This makes ME over the moon happy too and it's strange cause I have no idea who you are...but you inspire me on a weekly basis...you put thoughts in my head that make me happy, confident, feel validated, and pumped. I've been a reader the last year and I'm excited to read your perspective in the newborn stages ;) CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  47. Oh wow! Congratulations to you! I caught that "...raised 5 children so far." comment earlier this week. So excited for you!

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  48. Congratulations! We had our sixth when our oldest was 17 and our youngest was 4. Now we have a little 3 year old. I could never imagine our family any other way. What a blessing. I am so happy for you!

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  49. Congratulations! We had our sixth when our oldest was 17 and our youngest was 4. Now we have a little 3 year old. I could never imagine our family any other way. What a blessing. I am so happy for you!

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  50. What a lovely announcement! Congratulations! xx

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  51. Heartfelt congratulations. That is such lovely news.

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  52. First and foremost congratulations! This is what you were meant to do, be a mother! May you have a HEALTHY pregnancy free of any problems or concerns. Every baby is a blessing no matter at what age. But most of important, and I know you will. Cherish every moment of it! We all know too well how fast the 9 months goes. Xoxxo. P.s. I'm a little jelous! I would love to have had a 5th.
    Enjoy!

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  53. Luckiest little baby ever! I'm so excited for your family. Oh what good news. I seriously got little happy tingles. I love your blog and all that you have to say. Oh, I just can't wait.

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  54. Congrats! Such good news. So happy for all of you!

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  55. Wow! Congratulations for your whole family. What wonderful news.

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  56. Oh Sarah! What joyous news! Imagining the excitement of your children brings tears to my eyes. :). God is so good. Congratulations!

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  57. This is wonderful news! I've been a faithful reader for years and have never commented but certainly need to do so here. Congratulations!

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  58. Oh my goodness! Congratulations- that is so exciting!!

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  59. Congratulations Sarah! I am so happy for you and know your kids must be so excited about their new little sibling :) Hope you are feeling well.

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  60. Congrats, Sarah! What wonderful news!!! So excited for you and your family.

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  61. That is a special announcment! I am a faithful reader and I am so excited to see what excitement this will bring for your family!

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  62. Oh Sarah - congratulations! A new baby to snuggle!

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  63. Congratulations!!! (Something you said in a recent post made me wonder...)

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  64. Oh Sarah!!!
    Congrats to you and your family! I am so happy for you. For all us 40 something moms praying for another...any advice??;)
    have a happy day

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  65. Oh my gosh! I love it! What exciting news!!! Congratulations to you all!

    We have 6 as well and it is wonderful. Many blessings to you and your family! :)

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  66. Wow! That's very exciting. So happy for your family. And totally in awe.

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  67. Oh Sarah, how wonderful for you and for your family, and for this new little person that gets to come to your home full of love. I couldn't be happier for you!! Congratulations from this mom of 10!

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  69. How blessed is this baby to be coming to such a wonderful mom and family? SO happy for you all!

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  70. Wow, Sarah - congratulations!!! What happy news!

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  71. Congratulations! I love your blog and your words of wisdom. I hope you can keep sharing. As a mother of just one I appreciate your perspective and would love hear your wisdom as you welcome this new gift.

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  72. SARAH!!!!! I can't believe it - you made a comment somewhere about being a mother to five children...*so far*, and I was hoping you were hinting at something. How the heck did you keep this a secret for so long? You're almost halfway there! I am over the moon happy for you as well!!!!!!!

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  73. Wow! Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Such exciting news :)

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  74. Oh, another little Clover Lane! How wonderful!!!

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  75. I have tears of joy! and my throat caught when I saw the thumbnail of your sonogram! So VERY exciting! You are one of my favorite blogs to check in on and now I'm even more excited! Congratulations Sarah! To you and your lovely family! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!

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  76. Sarah Congratulations!! What an exciting time and new adventure! So happy for you and your family!!

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  77. I had to double check what blog I was reading. Congrats! Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby...

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  78. My heart jumped when I read your post. What wonderful news. You are such a blessing to so many women's lives.

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  79. Yay! Congratulations, this is wonderful news! How exciting!! I've always loved reading your blog :)

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  80. Congratulations Sarah!!! Wishing you a very happy pregnancy, all of your readers will be thrilled walking through this journey with you! What a great support group, huh? :-)

    Enjoy!
    Amber

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  81. I totally got chills reading your announcement! What GREAT news!! I have never commented before, but I love your blog, and this new little person deserves a comment! Congratulations!!!

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  82. Congratulations! What a great piece of news to share!

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  83. I am so happy for you! What a tremendous blessing!

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  84. Congrats! As a believer in great parents having lots of babies, this truly is a blessing for the world!

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  85. I, too, thought that comment about raising 5 kids---so far---was a little FUNNY! NO WONDER!!!
    So happy for you...

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  86. Oh wow! I was too wondering about the "raising 5 kids... So far" was funny. Congratulations!

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  87. I am 40, have four children, and I don't believe our family is complete. If Heavenly Father believes I can raise one more...it'll happen. Your sweet announcement today gives me more of an assurance that it will happen! I took that as a sign! God Bless you, and I pray many blessings upon you and your family. Children are truly a blessing! Congrats!

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  88. Congratulations! Hope everything goes smoothly. :)

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  89. AWWWW! I don't know you but I am so excited for you and your family! I am so happy for you that I could cry:) That baby will be so loved. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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  90. Wonderful news!!!
    So very happy for your whole family :)

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  91. What wonderful news! I'm so happy for you and your family.

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  92. Congratulations. He/she is beautiful and very blessed. My sister is pregnant with her 5th and all you pregnant women are making me reconsider having another (for about 2 seconds ;)).

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  93. Congratulations! How terribly exciting! You and your family are so very blessed. What a lovely post!

    Cheers!! :)

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  94. How exciting! Congratulations to you and your family!

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  95. Congratulations!
    Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy, enjoy this time and feel well!
    Thank you for sharing your life with us, it's like having coffee (or tea) with a friend each post. God Bless.

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  96. Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you! Sending up lots of prayers for you and that sweet little one!

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  97. congratulations! so happy for you:)

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  98. In your last post when you said, "....so far" I wondered if that meant room for more, because I was hoping! Congratulations! What a blessing, and I will pray for you to feel good. I hope things haven't been too rough!

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  99. Congratulation!!!! This is such a wonderful surprise! I love your blog and think this is the best new of the day.

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  100. When you made the "so far" comment the other day, I had a feeling!!! Congratulations Sarah and family!

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  101. Oh Sarah! One phrase you wrote yesterday made me think--I'm not sure she's done yet! And I'm so excited for you and your family. There's no better place for a new soul to land. Congratulations!

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  102. Congratulations! I have to say I had my suspicions yesterday when you said "I've raised 5 kids so far". Such exciting news.

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  103. Congratulations!
    One amazing mom (and dad) blessed again with an amazing little one.

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  104. What wonderful news! I am expecting #5, and your blog is very encouraging to me. (Your post yesterday was especially helpful.) Very, very happy for you.

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  105. Congratulations, Clover Lane Lady (Sarah). So happy for you.

    april@Party of Five
    http://www.westerhold.blogspot.com

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  106. I faithfully read your blog but NEVER comment. Couldn't resist. I'm 29 weeks pregnant, 37 years old and been struggling to get pregnant for almost 4 years. Therefore, my older two will be 6 and 8 when this baby is born. I was a little worried about the 'gap' - as it seems everyone's family has the perfect 2,4,6,8 spread these days!! I've read your post about having kids far apart in ages many times and it had been such an encouragement! I only hope we can have at least 1 more after this.
    Congratulations! Blessings to you, your family and the new little baby!!

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  107. What a great surprise to read your news this morning!

    Congratulations to all of you - what a wonderful gift to give your children ~ a new sibling!

    (*I'm guessing a GIRL, btw!)

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  108. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!! how cool is that. a baby to snuggle... precious. congrats!!!

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  109. Sarah! Yay! So happy for you! Congrats. You have to give us more details..... what do the kids think? So so so happy. What a lucky baby he/she is to be coming to your family.

    Also, I loved yesterday's post. So appropriate and so what I needed at that time.

    Get some rest momma!

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  110. WHAAAAAAT?!!!

    I am almost as shocked as when I found out I was having my fifth!! (He just turned 3 months)

    I don't know if you remember but a couple of years ago I emailed you about having a fifth. And you were so kind and emailed me back about how much you loved it and you wished you could have one more but it wasn't in the cards. Well, well, well! I am so glad everything is ok and I hope your feeling well!

    I am so happy for you!!!!! Didn't it make sending Patrick off to pre-school less devastating? (I know because I felt the same way when I sent Connor off) It is so different having them apart.

    Now that I read this post (by the way your blog is my homepage on my computer and I am pretty sure that my husband is going to ban me from the computer once he finds out) I am going to have to listen to my inner voice that keeps telling me not to get rid of all my little girl clothes that I have been packing up. Maybe just wait and see...

    Please be sure to write a post about telling the kids! I would love to know what their/Jeff's reaction was!

    I can't believe you will be literally sending one "off" as a new one comes! I am already am getting teared up thinking about it. No worries, we will all be here to support you!!

    Sorry so long...just so excited!!!

    Congratulations!

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  111. Congratulations! I'm expecting my 2nd just a few weeks before you. Your thoughts about parenting and family are such an inspiration to me. Thank you!

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  112. Congratulations Sarah!! You are a wonderful MOther and I love reading your sweet blog! you are a great wxample of Motherhood. I too am the Mother of 5 and often think about one more baby even though i have a 9th grader and my baby is turning 5 soon:) Babies are such a gift!! I couldn't be happier for you!!

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  113. OH MY GOSH!!! CONGRATS!! so exciting!! hope you are feeling well!!

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  114. And all this time you let me be sick, pregnant, cranky mom alone?? Oh, I'm so excited for you all ... Congratulations!

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  115. Congrats!!! What a blessing!

    I have to tell you that I was so touched by your honesty regarding your previous miscarriages. I am currently pregnant (Due Aug 16 - close to you!), but had 3 miscarriages leading up to this pregnancy after a completely normal prior pregnancy. Reading your story not only gave me good information, but made me feel like I wasn't so alone in that terrible journey. Thanks for your honesty & candor.

    Congrats again!

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  116. Congrats! I don't know you personally, but I feel like I do from reading your blog, and I am so excited for you!!

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  117. Oh my goodness!!'. What a lovely surprise announcement! Congratulations to you and your family.

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  118. Oh, what a happy day! I'm so happy for you. I admire your joy in being a mother. What a lucky baby to come to you and your sweet family.

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  119. Congratulations!!! You and your family are a constant inspiration to me for how I hope my own little family will look someday. I'm so happy for all of you! :)

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  120. Special announcement indeed. What wonderful news. I'm thrilled for you and your family. I'm sure you will both be blessed. A sweet baby being born into a wonderful family.
    Congratulations and best wishes.

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  121. Wow!! Congratulations to your and your family. What an exciting announcement!

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  122. OH MY OH MY OH MY...not that you know me...but I follow YOU!! And very excited for you guys.

    You and hubby do make the most beautiful children.

    Praying for a healthy babe. SO EXCITING!

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  123. congratulations, sarah!!
    babies are such blessings!

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  124. Wow! Congratulations! I am so excited for you and your beautiful family.

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  125. CONGRATULATIONS!! So exciting. What a blessing :)

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  126. So many congratulations to you and your family! I've been a blog stalker for the last couple years and just get so much inspiration from you. This baby is blessed to be joining your family!

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  127. Congratulation!!! How exciting for you and your family!

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  128. I needed to come out of lurkerdom to tell you CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you and your wonderful family! I was suspicious based on one of your last sentences on your last post about the size of your family for now. ;) I'll be keeping you in our prayers!

    Adrienne

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  129. What really lovely news. Congratulations to you and your family.

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  130. Congratulations! Our fifth is due two days after yours and we won't be finding out the sex either. Much more fun that way! Here's to a healthy baby and easy pregnancy.

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  131. I'm thrilled to hear your exciting news. You are such a wonderful mother. Thank you for being such a wonderful example and being so realistic through the things you share on your blog. I enjoy reading and learning from you. This baby will be blessed to join your home.

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  132. I KNEW IT!!!!! When you wrote "See, I'm 43-I've been a mom for 18 years and I've raised five children so far" I knew! Oh my goodness, I am so incredibly happy for you and your family. What joy!!

    xxxx

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  133. Wonderful news for you and your family! Best wishes!

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  134. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!

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  135. Oh, Sara! Congratulations!! I am SO excited for you and your sweet family to be able to welcome a new little one. What a LUCKY little one to have you as his/her mommy :) I hope you're feeling well and wish you the best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy. Isn't it nice to be so loved by so many people you've never even met? :) Have a wonderful day!

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  136. Congratulations!
    I suspected that you were pregnant when I read "...I've raised five children so far." yesterday.
    I had number 4 at 41 and number 5 at 43. (So strange because in my 20s and 30s I dealt with stillbirth, m/c and infertility.)
    Prayers for you and your little one (and all of your big ones, too)--they must be so excited! This new baby will be SHOWERED with so much love.

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  137. So happy for you!! Blessings to you and your little one!!

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  138. You don't know me from Eve, but let me add my congratulations!! I'm SO happy for you...and for us as we'll get to follow your blog and your adventures with the new little one. I'm 41 and due with our 10th little one in July. :)

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  139. Ahh, one of the few surprises left in life! I bet there might be one family member wishing for a little sister??? Prayers for a healthy pregnancy for both of you!

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  140. Beautiful! Your family is so blessed! All of humanity is blessed by this little one! I'd have congratulated you earlier when I sent you the book recommendation in an email, but just now am seeing this.

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  141. Wowsers!!!! You did it!!! I am AMAZED and SO thrilled for you.... slightly jealous too. I love you, you wonderful mama!

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  142. WOW! I'm thrilled for you all! Praying for everything to go smoothly. Congratulations Sarah!

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  143. That is Wonderful!! Congratulations! I know how much the older children will enjoy having a new baby in the house! I hope the summer will be a cool one where you live so it won't be too much of a burden for you.
    I had one August baby. We lived in Texas and I made the thinnest dresses to wear that summer. Congratulations again and I hope everything goes well for you!!

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  144. Congratulations!!! I LOVE your blog and have been a secret reader for a few years. So exciting for you to bring home another baby!

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  145. Oh my goodness, I don't even know you and I just got goosebumps all over my whole body! What an incredible blessing.
    My first is just over 2 months old, but I've been reading your blog for at least a year or two in hopeful anticipation of preparing for motherhood (a long journey that ultimately led to adoption). I can't tell you what a source of inspiration and information your writing has been for me and helped me to feel more secure in my mothering at such an insecure time. You and your family will remain in my prayers!

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  146. WOW!!! Congratulations!! Delightful... delightful news.
    You will be sending your oldest off to college as you welcome your baby!!! As some one who struggles with being "done" having kids.. I find your happy news interesting and inspiring. All the best from Canada!!

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  147. Congratulations to you, dear Sarah! May you have an easy and healthy pregnancy! I can't wait to see what it is - boy or girl. You are such a strong woman! Thanks for your example! Kisses!

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  148. I love your blog, everything about it, especially the last post on "I don't know how she does it" and I am so excited for you! I'm pregnant with my fifth (my oldest just turned 6!) so I am excited to read your experiences with a baby at the same time as me. :)

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  149. I'm over the moon happy for you!! Congratulations, Sarah. I've been in the mom trenches a few years longer than you, but you constantly inspire me and I'm always learning from you. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  150. We've never met, but this still made me cry. Congratulations!

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  151. oh my gosh! what a thrill! congratulations!!!
    look at that sweet little angel. it gives me goosebumps. i love tiny humans.

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  152. Oh Congratulations!!! What exciting news! :)

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  153. After yesterday's post all I can say is this is one lucky little baby. You are a wonderful mother- congrats on getting to do it all over again.

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  154. congratulations! I'm a regular reader (and almost never comment) but had to post for this. Fantastic news!

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  155. Oh WOW!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  156. Congratulations!!! I have seven kids (12 year span) and it is AWESOME!!!! So happy for you and your family!!

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  157. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am sooo excited for you!!! I got tears in my eyes!!!! You are such an awesome mom!!!!

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  158. Congratulations! So excited for you - LOVE reading your blog and all your wise words.

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  159. Congrats!! How wonderful for your family!!

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  160. So so happy for you! What a lucky baby to come to your family and home. Best to you in your pregnancy.

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  161. I know that I don't actually "know" you, but I am just so very happy for you!! Your blog is so very practical and no-nonsense and I just think you are a wonderful mother.

    Congratulations!!

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  162. Congratulations to you and your family! What wonderful news!

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  163. yay! exciting!! you appear to have an awesome family and home :)

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  164. WOW! I am surprised but very excited for you and your family! I wasn't expecting you post that today...what a blessing for all of you and new baby too!

    Very excited to read all the posts and planning that will come in the next few months. I have been going thru my house for the 40 days/bags and think of you often while I'm doing it.

    Best wishes on a healthy pregnancy and birth!

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  165. Sarah!
    I am so happy for you! God bless!
    Maureen

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  166. Sarah~ This is the first time I've actually left a comment but have been reading you for a bit. I was still getting over yesterday's inspiring post...you are my reality check. Absolutely love your blog & all the wonderful info you share with us. Thank you!

    And then this news!!! So very happy for you & your family. Congratulations! Hugs. Bridget

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  167. Beautiful...nothing better to give your children than another sibling. I was #6 and the last and still love it. Our parents are in Heaven now and we have each other - what a gift.

    I had a baby born on August 20th. God be with you.

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  168. Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing. I hope things go well for you and the new babe.

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  169. Congratulations to you... and your beautiful family! That is the best news!

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  170. Congratulations! I look forward to reading about everything leading up to this announcement and about what's to come!

    Seconds after I read this, though, I had the oddest reaction. It made me sad! Maybe I'm not done at 5 kids.... (???) I am definitely feeling a tad jealous but also really happy for you and your beautiful family! May God continue to bless you.

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  171. Congratulations to you and your family! So exciting. I'm not married yet, but I want to say that as a young Catholic woman you're an inspiration to me for when I have a family.

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  172. Wonderful News! Lucky Baby! :) Congratulations!

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  173. Congratulations, Sarah!! I too noticed the "...raised five kids so far," comment in yesterday's post as well as the one about "adding another baby" and I wondered if you were expecting or if I was reading into things too much.

    I'd love you to dish on all the details--whether this is a surprise pregnancy or carefully planned, and whether it has been difficult emotionally considering your history--but I know these things can be very private and its really none of my business, so I won't ask you to declare all the details. :-) I have a similar pregnancy history (though my losses were much earlier than yours), and though I do have 4 children and feel like we're done in many ways (medical, emotional, family dynamic, etc), my "mommy heart will always long for another. :-)

    Congrats, again, and enjoy!!

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  174. Yay!!!! Congratulations!!!! You are two weeks behind me, but this is only our first! Hopefully I will gain your wisdom and experience through your writing. Congratulations times a thousand and baby belly hugs to you. :)

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  175. Congratulations! If ever there is a Mom who should have more, it is you! I'm a few weeks ahead of you and am expecting at the beginning of July, but this will only be #2 for us. I have a boy the same age as your youngest and have enjoyed the fact that you have mentioned particular toddler stages at the same time that I've been experiencing them. How fun that this will continue...!

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