Wordless Wednesday ~ Our Family is Growing!!

Posted by Jenna | Tuesday, June 28, 2011



I've mentioned it in a few different reviews I've written recently, but realized I haven't made an "official" announcement that our family is growing! I'm almost 19 weeks pregnant with baby #3 and very excited to meet the newest addition to our family in November.

The kids are really looking forward to having a baby brother or sister too!! We have our second ultrasound in a couple of weeks and can't wait to see the baby again. We have decided not to find out the gender, as we want to be surprised like we were with Kaelyn and Kaden. It will still be such a special time watching him/her on the ultrasound though..I can't wait and feel incredibly blessed to be becoming a family of 5!

With each baby we've tried to come up with a special way of telling our families we're expecting. When I was pregnant with Kaelyn it was a poem we framed for our parents (I have a picture, but can't seem to find it). With Kaden we had Kaelyn in a "Big Sister" t-shirt to make the announcement to everyone.

Kaelyn in 2009
And, for this baby we decided to personalize a bag of M&Ms for each grandparent and let them figure out the surprise once they read them (we had things like "baby #3", "due in November", etc on them). It was a lot of fun!



I always love to hear the stories of the different ways others have shared the special news with friends and family. What are some of the things you've done or heard of being done to tell people you're expecting??



14 comments
  1. •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Mrs. Cox.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• June 28, 2011 at 10:38 PM  

    Congrats!! How exciting :)

    When we first learned I was pregnant I invited my sisters and mom down for lunch and told them :)

  2. Xenia June 28, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

    You're so cute with your little baby bump!

    The personalized M&Ms were such a great idea, I love that and I bet the grandparents thought it was really fun!

    With our second we did the same as you and had our first one wearing the Big Sister shirt... it was funny because my in-laws got there and didn't notice it for a little while. And then my FIL finally said something about her shirt but STILL didn't make the connection! My MIL caught it though and was like "Her shirt says Big Sister? WHY does her shirt say Big Sister?!" They were happy but really surprised!

  3. Jenny June 28, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

    Congrats! You look adorable!

  4. casey aubut June 28, 2011 at 11:53 PM  

    Congratulations! I love the M&M Idea! We did the same thing with our second and had the grandparents go get baby #1 from his crib and he was wearing a shirt that said Big Brother! It took them a while to understand- but they loved it!

  5. BusyWorkingMama June 29, 2011 at 6:30 AM  

    Congrats on baby #3! I hope you are feeling well!

  6. Nichol June 29, 2011 at 6:49 AM  

    Awww congratulations. We didn't do anything fun...called everyone and told them. Boring...

  7. Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." June 29, 2011 at 9:02 AM  

    Congrats!! You look fantastic, by the way.

    I would love to take the time to be creative with how we share the news of our pregnancies, but we get so excited that we just call everyone right away. lol

  8. Sara June 29, 2011 at 9:51 AM  

    Congrats on the new addition to your family! What a FUN way to tell the family you're expecting! I've heard so many creative ways, but yours is SO cute.

  9. I am Harriet June 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

    Oh cool! Congrats!

    Have a great day!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/06/aw-more-cutes/

  10. dannyscotland June 29, 2011 at 12:34 PM  

    With my daughter, I just went over to my mom's house and told her. She was so in shock she kept asking me if I was lying! The next baby, I don't know how we'll spread the news. I had a miscarriage in January, so it will certainly be a special announcement when it happens!

  11. Patricia June 29, 2011 at 3:48 PM  

    Congratulations! The more the merrier. I should know with five daughters and fourteen precious grandkids.

    http://itsabouttimemamaw.blogspot.com/

    http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/

  12. mummytotwoboys June 29, 2011 at 4:41 PM  

    Congratulations :)

  13. jayedee June 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM  

    congratulations!

    whenever i said, "guess what" my family was just relieved to hear me say anything but "i'm pregnant"

    we have 12 kids (his, mine and ours) and my entire family thought i was completely bonkers to keep having babies! lol

  14. Miranda June 29, 2011 at 8:53 PM  

    I remember a review that you wrote awhile back and you mentioned that you were pregnant. I looked into your archives to see your pregnancy announcement and now I know why I never found it! Congratulations!!

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