Friday, August 31, 2012


Dan and I took all the kids to an ultrasound the other day.  We are very excited to announce that...

It was really nice to give all the kids a chance to see the baby.  My boys are so sweet...they were REALLY hoping for a girl for Lilly.  You'd think, being boys, that they would be hoping for another brother but no...they were so concerned about Lilly not having a sister.  My kids are all thrilled about a baby in general and they would have been happy with a boy or a girl.  But it was incredibly sweet to see her oldest brother literally cheering in the ultrasound room for his sister getting a little sister.  My second oldest son was so quiet I was worried something was wrong.  Nope.  He's my one that gets incredibly quiet when he's taking in something important or special.  I asked him if he had any questions and if he was ok...and he just sweetly answered "I'm just SO happy..."  That's all he could say and the look on his face moved me to tears.  Wow, I really had to hold it together I just wanted to bawl!

And Lilly is so funny...she's been saying all along that she's perfectly happy with a boy...she's definitely excited its a girl, she just has no idea what having a sister is even like...she just knows she loves "her boys" so another boy was just fine with her!  But we're now moving all the rooms around, Matthias has moved from Lilly's room to room with the big boys and Joseph when he comes home and the excitement is setting in as we get Lilly's room ready for the two girls!  

I love my kids...and I'm really excited to be welcoming another little girl into our family at the end of January!


  1. So next year you'll get a baby girl and a baby boy! So blessed!

  2. Congratulations!!! That is AWESOME!!!!

  3. I'm just catching up on your blog . . . congratulations on a girl! You and I must not be far off from each other: I'm due the first week of February.