Friday, January 01, 2010

The Christmas Surprise

Yesterday I failed to mention one pretty important thing that will be happening in our family in 2010. It was a lovely Christmas surprise to both of our families, which we revealed with a simple little shirt that Ethan wore. As anticipated, the moms got it immediately but the dads took a minute...actually, I think they both had to be told. Maybe you can figure it out...

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Somewhere around the date of August 19, 2010, Ethan will become a big brother and we will become a family of four! If it's not obvious, this was one of the fun parts of Christmas. Casey muscled through a very short Christmas Day celebration (despite his stomach bug) with my parents so that we could tell them since we had told his parents (as planned) the day before.

And, of course, I did not catch Casey's stomach bug, but "morning" sickness did hit on Christmas Day. Lovely. BUT...and this is huge (to me)...so far, it is nothing even close to the violence I experienced with Ethan for the first 21 weeks of his pregnancy. And for that, I am so thankful.

16 comments:

Carissa said...

Congratulations Rachel(and Casey and Ethan)!! Sounds like 2010 will be a GREAT year for you! How exciting!

Heather said...

Congratulations! I was thinking about you guys the other day and wondering if you were going to be adding to your family soon...so exciting!!!

Those Precious Few said...

Congratulations! You caught me off guard! Colt and I are expecting June 30, 2009! Best wishes!
Kristen McC

Mary said...

I love the pic! One to definitely treasure! So glad you are feeling a little better this time! I think half the battle is knowing how to combat it effectively, and now you are a pro!
Can't wait to walk with you during this pregnancy, and see your little person! Thinking LOTS of pink thoughts for you!!! haha!

BECKY said...

How exciting and wonderful! I found out at Christmas that Cody's bro and wife are expecting and they are due the same day as you! WHat a coincidence. Who has the BAD girls maternity shirt??

Brooke said...

Congratulations!!!

Michelle Horton said...

Rachel that is so exciting!!! Congrats!!! It is so much fun with more than one!!! Casey needs a daddys girl!! Lol
We missed getting to see you guys at Thanksgiving!! We were moving so we were a little tied up!!?

love you guys
Michelle

mindy said...

Congrats on the new baby!!!! Y'all are such a sweet family, so I know that the 4th member will be blessed:) Congrats on your new photography business too!!! Your pics are fabulous!!! I keep forgetting to tell you that I was needing a new couch blanket and bought one like yours. I LOVE it!!! Thanks for the recommendation:)

Supermom-In-Training said...

Congratulations!! Dara and I had some suspicions! That is wonderful!

Emily said...

Congratulations!!! I was thinking that might happen! In fact, I was like "if I go to Rachel's blog I bet she will say she's pregnant". I'm so psycic.

Summer, Justin, Blake, and Sutton said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! SO excited for you! And I had NO idea you had a photography business .... where have I been!?? I love your website and plan to look through all the galleries tomorrow. :) I might be calling you for our family pics now!!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations! I had a sneaky suspicion about this as well. :) So glad the sickness has been reduced. I will dig for the Prego TShirt. Too bad you did not just keep it. :)

The Powells said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I love the shirt idea. Can't wait to see the new little one in just a few short months!

Jacque said...

That's so wonderful! So happy for you guys

Dara said...

I am sooooo excited for you guys!!! Congratulations. Yes, Josh and I thought something was up at the LIFE group Christmas gathering. I am so sorry you are feeling sick again... hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from Aunt Pam and Uncle Mike! I love the way you announced the big news. Sending our love to you 3.