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We are overjoyed with the news that God has given us a baby! December can’t get here soon enough. 

As most of you know from this post, this has been a bit of a journey for Justin and I. We tried for 14 months, and were absolutely shocked to find out that I was pregnant in April (on tax day to be exact- talk about emotionally taxing. . . in the best way. . .!) After so many months of negative tests, I began to wonder if this was going to happen for us. So to discover that I was pregnant was such an incredible and shocking blessing. I’ll never forget that day.

Within a few hours of finding out, I had a moment of stillness and realization that so many of you are still going through what I did during this past year. And I ached for you. I prayed for you. I prayed for the right words to write to you, because I didn’t want to be “just another one that got pregnant besides me.”

I can’t thank you enough for sharing your stories, struggles, and difficulties with me after this post. The struggle to get pregnant can feel very isolating–even though there are so many other women struggling that simply may not be ready to talk about it. I had never felt so embraced, loved, and encouraged than when I was reading through the comments and e-mails that day. I was overwhelmed with both grief, for all the heartache, and happiness, to have found other women to confide in. 

No matter how long or how difficult the journey is for you to get pregnant, it’s significant. The negative tests after month 3 or month 11 both hurt. 

But, and I can say this with complete confidence, God will use this chapter of your life. We aren’t supposed to struggle through hardship for just ourselves. I believe we were created to be in relationship with one other, and in those relationships you share what you are going through so that others may be encouraged. 

God moved so drastically in this past year for me. He broke down my control, and pride in myself and my husband, and taught me a very valuble lesson : He is in charge. And that, I can now see, is so much better than me believing I can do it all myself. 

The pastor at our church recently spoke about God using us in weakness. “Before God can use us, he must break us”. I broke last year. And then he used me, in a way I wouldn’t have ever chosen–but I can now see that it shaped so much of who I am today and led me to an even deeper relationship with Him. 

I pray, really, that whatever journey you are on, that you will be able to look back and understand it. And use it for something greater. And I pray that God will give you the desires of your heart. 

Thanks for your prayers and support. I really look forward to sharing this chapter with you all! 


p.s. be sure to check back tomorrow to see outtakes from the photo shoot!

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k8te says · 06.03.13

congrats!! so happy for you!

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diditeach says · 06.03.13

Oh my, joyful news !!! God bless all 3 of you ! Enjoy every moment of this incredible journey…..

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Kayla Rogers says · 06.03.13

Congrats Kate! It’s a little weird but I get these feelings when people are pregnant (even people I’ve never met) and I’m not surprised at all by this post! God is good!! Congrats again! πŸ™‚

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Lynne Patton says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! God has a way of breaking us and then building us back in ways we couldn’t even imagine!

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Sarah Benedict says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! That is awesome new!

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Dani says · 06.03.13

Congratulations Kate! Great news! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy

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Christy says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!

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Annette says · 06.03.13

This is WONDERFUL news! Praise God!

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Alexandria Noelle says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you guys!

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Jen says · 06.03.13

I also figured something must be going on, congratulations. I personally choose not to have kids but have been personally touched by some close to me who share your struggles. I also noticed a lack of outfit posts lately πŸ™‚

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Stefanie Matthes says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! Thats wonderful news!

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Kate Behrendt says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! This had been such a journey, and it’s great to see a happy ending!

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Jen says · 06.03.13

Congrats to you both. How amazing. God is SO AWESOME!!!! God is in control and our time isn’t always HIS. You were patient and prayed. Prayer is everything!

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Kelly says · 06.03.13

i just knew it! a couple of posts ago…I forget what you were talking about and I thought…ohhhhhh she’s pregs now! but I didn’t want to say it for fear I was majorly wrong…but I wasn’t and I totally know what you mean about “God is in control” it was the same revelation I got when I finally conceived out first….well either gender this baby will be super smart (I thought rocket scientist was a fake job….like tight rope walker or something) and will have rockin hair…Congrats!

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Kate says · 06.03.13

Haha, nope-real job! Thanks!

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Carrie says · 06.03.13

Thank you for mentioning the sermon at Summit. Needed to hear that today. I will definitely be sharing this lesson. (btw congratulations, I see God’s glory)

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Kim Allain says · 06.04.13

Wonderful news for you both. I love your blog and will have an even better reason to visit…to see how you and your “peanut” are doing!

Happy and healthy 9 months to you!!

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~Angie says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!!

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JayJay says · 06.03.13

So happy for you!

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Katie @ Loverly She says · 06.03.13

Kate, I knew it! When you were “under the weather” recently I just had this feeling. This will continue to be an incredible journey of faith and trust in God, and he has prepared you for it in the waiting time. Eeeeek so excited for you! God is good πŸ™‚

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Linda says · 06.03.13

Awesome news! God bless, guys.

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JanaDeLano says · 06.03.13

We’ve never met but you’ve shared your life and journey with us all. I identified with you, cried and prayed for you, and now I rejoice with you! Congratulations! God is faithful and his timing is always perfect in the bigger scheme of things.

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Kate says · 06.03.13

thank you for praying, and now celebrating! We feel immensely blessed πŸ™‚

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R2P2 says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! I read that post when I was in the middle of TTC myself, and though we hadn’t been trying as long, I felt your pain. Now looking back at the date of that post, I am shocked to realize it’s possible I was pregnant while reading & didn’t yet know it (I’m due in Oct). God is good. Enjoy this wonderful/amazing journey!

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Kate says · 06.03.13

Congrats to you!

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Dana says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!!!! Our baby was born last December, and it was perfect – I was so hot at the end I could just run outside to cool off πŸ™‚ I couldn’t be happier for you.

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Dana says · 06.03.13

Oh, how AWESOME! So excited for you both. God is faithful!! This is just the beginning of a lifetime of surprises and joy!

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Kelly says · 06.03.13

Congrats!! SOOO happy for you two! May God bless you with a healthy pregnancy and baby. Remember when you first shared your struggles. I shared mine too. I’ve been through 3 miscarriages so far this year, but a God has blessed us again. I remember saying maybe we’ll be due date buddies. Well you beat me by just a few weeks. πŸ˜‰ can’t wait to follow your journey!!

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Casey says · 06.03.13

WOW! Congrats!!! So excited for you guys!!

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Ellen Johnson says · 06.03.13

I knew it!!! I just had a feeling and I was hoping that the lack of outfit posts and the under the weather-ness was due to this!! I’m so happy for you! God Bless! And bring on the maternity outfit posts!!!!

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bonnieshee says · 06.03.13

Oooh, yes. Maternity styling is much needed here, Kate. I’m so bored with myself at this point!

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Maura says · 06.03.13

Yes!! Also due to Dec and am anxious for more ideas!

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Leslie Haasch says · 06.03.13

SO happy for you. It’s going to be a gorgeous little miracle!

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Closet Scraper says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your hardship and now your joy. What a wonderful blessing.

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Kate Harvey says · 06.03.13

Kate, I’m so happy for you!!! How wonderful to have come to a a peaceful place, after months of heartache, and to be rewarded and given the desires of your heart. Congratulations to you and your husband!!

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Arielle says · 06.03.13

That is such wonderful news! Congratulations!

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J-Berg says · 06.03.13

How wonderful! Congratulations! You and your husband are going to be amazing parents!

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Gina Atkins says · 06.03.13

Congrats on your great news!

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suzy supnet says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I struggled with infertility and went the IVF route and have a beautiful daughter. It was so brave of you to post about it.

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Susan says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you! What a thoughtful and sensitive post. I have had several friends stuggling with this situation and it was bittersweet to tell them our news in January that we are pregnant for a 2nd time. They are supportive and were happy for us and I hope I am as supportive of their struggles as you are. Congrats again! I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy.

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Kate says · 06.03.13

Thank you! and congrats to you!

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khawk says · 06.03.13

Fantastic news! Congratulations! I’m due in late November and look forward to reading about your journey!

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Amy Dillon says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!

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Catie Buck says · 06.03.13

Oh my goodness, Kate, Congratualtions!!! What a blessing!! Ya’ll are going to be such amazing parents!

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Michelle Carter says · 06.03.13

Congrats Kate! That’s so exciting and wonderful news! I bet your family is just thrilled to have a little one on the way!
-Michelle

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Nicole Schildt says · 06.03.13

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you both!!

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RachelMarie says · 06.03.13

Praising God with you this morning!! Congratulations!

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Beth says · 06.03.13

So happy for you and blessed by your post! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to read about your journey.

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Melody says · 06.03.13

Congrats! I actually teared up when I read this! I am really happy for you and hope you have a wonderful pregnancy!!

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Robin says · 06.03.13

Awww yay! I’m so happy for you two! πŸ™‚ Congratulations!

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Ashley Beth says · 06.03.13

God is good! His timing truly is perfect. Many, many blessings to you and your husband as you walk through this exciting new chapter of your lives. It’s going to be awesome!

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Kari says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! I teared up reading this! Prayers that you have a smooth and wonderful pregnancy!

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Heidi says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! Being a mom is such an incredible experience – enjoy every moment! So happy for you!

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Katie Moniz says · 06.03.13

This is such great news! I don’t know you personally, but I felt so overjoyed for you after reading this post! Congratulations to you and your husband and may God continue to bless you in the coming months! πŸ˜€

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jac jewelry says · 06.03.13

So happy for you – congratulations! Hope you are feeling great – what an amazing journey is unfolding for you and your family!

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Becca @ Life as a Fitzgerald says · 06.03.13

God is so good!! Congrats! πŸ™‚

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Mara Yager says · 06.03.13

I am SO happy for you. God heard the prayers of you family, friends and readers! Congratulations!!

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Ally Whalley says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to both of you, such wonderful news! xx

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Katie Cameron says · 06.03.13

That is just such wonderful news! Blessings to you and your growing family!!!

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kendrahburton says · 06.03.13

Best news! So happy for you!

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Ashley Voyles says · 06.03.13

So excited for you and Justin!! Love this announcement, can’t wait for the outtake. PS: You will be the cutest pregnant mama! πŸ™‚

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Lynde says · 06.03.13

Well said Kate! God does use these tough moments to refine us, change us. In the midst, it is hard, there are doubts. But later, you look back and see God in every tiny detail, you see how he worked, and now you see the deeper Christian you have become. We were in the same boat baby wise and at my lowest point, taking a pregnancy test before starting the next round of infertility meds, was shocked to find out I was pregnant. God’s timing was perfect! We too got a Christmas present, Christmas Eve to be exact.

Congratulations! God bless!

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bonnieshee says · 06.03.13

I’m sooo happy for you, Kate. I was actually saying a prayer for you about this the other day. I’m due in October, and I look forward to sharing the rest of my pregnancy with you!

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Jasmin Darling says · 06.03.13

Congrats!!! So happy for the THREE of you! πŸ˜€

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Krissie says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! Wonderful news!! πŸ™‚

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[email protected] says · 06.03.13

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
My story was amazingly similar to yours, we also tried for over a year, and the frustration, sadness, heartbreak and loneliness of the wait is draining. I used the same words you did (“and taught me a very valuble lesson : He is in charge”) so many times to describe that year… we live with an illusion of control and then God simply breaks that down and says: Hey, I’m the one pulling the strings. And now we are 7 months pregnant already. Goodness, it flies by! My pregnancy has been much smoother than I expected it to be, and I hope you have a wonderful experience! God bless you!

I’ve been posting about it on my blog (obviously, lol), take a look if you have the time. http://www.tamedmusings.com/search/label/pregnancy

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almnook says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! December is a great month for having babies, my boys were born 12/26 & 12/28, just two years apart.

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Annie says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!

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Meagan says · 06.03.13

Congrats!!! What a wonderful blessing πŸ™‚

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Sara Stafford says · 06.03.13

Yeah, Kate! Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to see how your lives change with this new little blessing!!! Savor every second…it’s all so precious and so quick.

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Lyndsay Gervais says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I’m happy for you!

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Stephanie says · 06.03.13

CONGRATS!!! I am so happy for the both of you!!! December will be here before you know it πŸ™‚

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Lyndsay Gervais says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I’m happy for you!

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Kara says · 06.03.13

If this doesn’t make a person smile in the morning…I don’t know what will πŸ™‚ So happy for y’all!

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Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine says · 06.03.13

You are SO precious! This is the sweetest pregnancy announcement I have ever read. God bless you and your precious baby!

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Laura Rieckmann says · 06.03.13

Yay! I’m so happy for you! It’s amazing the way God has things planned for us. Keep on believing and enjoy this time of excitement with your husband as you anticipate the birth of your precious little miracle. You are going to make a GREAT mom! πŸ™‚

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Ursula Panizo says · 06.03.13

I’m very happy for both of you. You are going to have a beautiful baby .Congratulations and enjoy your pregnancy !

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JC says · 06.03.13

What wonderful news!!!

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Jen says · 06.03.13

So happy to hear this news!! I’m pregnant with our second daughter right now and I can tell you that being a mom is the most rewarding “job” there is. Enjoy every second of the miracle that is growing inside you (hope you are feeling ok). Now we can get mom-friendly hair and fashion advice…yippee!! : ) A heartfelt congrats to you and your hubby!

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Lauren says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! God’s timing is always perfect! Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy!

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Tina Matteson says · 06.03.13

I’m so happy for you! Ever since you posted about your struggle, I have been praying that God would give you a baby. Congratulations, and I hope all goes wonderfully with your pregnancy!

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Stephanie McDonnell says · 06.03.13

Aww. How exciting! God is amazing, isn’t He? It’s so hard to remember that it isn’t on our time, but on His. He knows when and how for us, when our hearts desire is always for the now.

Congratulations to you both. Can’t wait for the belly to grow. Hooray for baby bump shopping!

NewlyMynted

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Abby Peterson says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you both! What a blessing! πŸ™‚

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Courtney Gaver says · 06.03.13

How exciting! Congrats to you and your hubby!

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Natasha says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate, to you and your husband! So glad you’ll be welcoming a baby in a few months. I hope you have a healthy pregnancy!

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giddy_kitty says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I found out I was pregnant with my first on tax day 2009. Sending you good thoughts and prayers for a happy, healthy pregnancy and baby!

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Michelle Hypki says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate!

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Stephanie says · 06.03.13

How amazing! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!

I just attended my sister’s first baby shower yesterday for her little girl on the way. 13 years of marriage and almost 5 years of infertility treatment and medical intervention later, there were MANY happy tears yesterday celebrating her miracle. I’m 4 years younger than her and it HURT when I had my son before she was able to get pregnant. I have ached for her and am ALMOST as excited as she is to finally be an AUNT!

God is good no matter what his answer is to our prayers, but how sweet when the answer is just what we were looking for!!! Prayers for a healthy pregnancy for you!

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Anna says · 06.03.13

With coffee in hand at my work desk this morning, I have tears in my eyes!!! GOD IS GOOD!

I have followed your blog for quite some time and I just love, love, love you! Thank you for sharing your life, your tips, and letting the rest of the blog world have a small invite into “how you do”. Please know that this cheerleader in Macon, Georgia is praying for you and Justin, and overjoyed for you as well! I can’t wait to watch you grow and to read about your experience along the way! Congratulations to a well deserved mama πŸ™‚

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Julia Haupt says · 06.03.13

Perfect post!!!!

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Alma Lee says · 06.03.13

Yay!!! Congratulations!!!

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The Rhoton Family says · 06.03.13

Congrats! So happy for you both!

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Snuffeldyret says · 06.03.13

Congrats

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Miranda says · 06.03.13

Hi !
Huge congratulations to you both. Oh I know (after reading your post about it) how much you have tried and wished for this.
I also hope soon God bestows upon us the same wonderful experience.
We’ve been trying for 18 months. In fact, we were so lucky to get pregnant last year, but unfortunately I miscarried just before Christmas. For me it has been a tough year (2013), but I was actually even more motivated by reading your post. It may sound wrong, but it is very important for those who are trying long enough to know that there are others like them. Namely that not everyone is so blessed to be bestowed on a child by just one attempt.
Once again – how wonderful and fantastic to hear that you’re about to be a small family this year πŸ™‚
I hope we get to follow your way here on the blog and look forward to follow you in all that it contains.

ps it’s a little crazy, but your image/picture where you have a top and blazer from the shop mama I thought immediately if you were pregnant and thought the same thing when I saw your picture in your reunion with your roommates from Blissdom. I do not in any way think that you look fat – I just think it was your charisma and the fact that you had been in the store that got me thinking. But you daren’t ask for imagine if it was wrong. Then I’m even more pleased to know that I wasn’t wrong. hi hi

Congrats and lots of love your way !

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Kathy Olson says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you!!!

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Kaileigh says · 06.03.13

Congratulation! I’m so excited and thrilled for you!

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Blue-Eyed Bride says · 06.03.13

So very happy for y’all, Kate! I can’t wait to follow along!

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Lauren Bice says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! What an amazing Christmas present for you both this year!

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Cailin Culliton says · 06.03.13

Congratulations Kate!! I am so so thrilled for you and your husband!

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Brandy says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, mama! πŸ™‚

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Christina Harms says · 06.03.13

Congrats Justin and Kate!!

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Amber B says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you, Justin, and your perfect little blessing! My heart is full of joy for all of you. I’m excited to follow your new journey. πŸ™‚

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Jenna Nicholson says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!

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Lindsey (a running tale) says · 06.03.13

Congrats!! Best Christmas present ever. Wishing you all the best in the coming year. Pregnancy is not at all what I expected but every day I feel so blessed (I am due in early Nov).

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Kristin says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!!

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Emily says · 06.03.13

So happy for you! The best Christmas gift ever!

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brandonlk says · 06.03.13

Congratulations on your sweet little baby miracle.

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Meredith says · 06.03.13

So excited for you both! A baby changes your life completely, and I didn’t understand what that meant until I had one of my own. Children are a blessing! Someone once told me (about raising a child), “It’s the hardest thing I have ever done, but it’s the best thing I have ever done.” I would have to agree. It’s harder than you ever think possible, but even more wonderful than you can ever imagine. I hope that you enjoy your pregnancy, and the great hair that goes along with it!

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amber says · 06.03.13

Congratulations. Like others posted before, I also had a feeling you were pregnant when you said you were under the weather and couldn’t get a post pulled together. Morning sickness is the best reason to feel like poo. I have a feeling that you will never leave the house with “mom hair” – you know, thrown up and a crazy pony tail because it looks better than the bed head you are sporting at home.

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Emma B. says · 06.03.13

Sweet congratulations to you and Justin! Such thrilling news! I was believing that this would happen for you two one day. As you have realized – it’s all in God’s time.

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mommyto3 says · 06.03.13

I just knew that sickness and migraine were baby sick!;). I have prayed so much that you would conceive, and I checked your blog daily with the hopes that this news would be announced! I am so thrilled for you guys! Congrats a million times!

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Luanne says · 06.03.13

Prayers for a healthy pregnancy! Wishing you all the best!

Now faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

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Lilly Bean says · 06.03.13

This post brought tears to my eyes. I’m so happy for you! Prayers for a healthy, happy pregnancy! And THANK YOU for your kind words – I’m way beyond TTC but I’ve been through a journey of my own this year and you are so right about God breaking us to use us. Thank you.

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Jami says · 06.03.13

New follower & simply overjoyed for you! God Bless! xo

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Janna McCalley says · 06.03.13

So well written! And congrats!

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mkdally says · 06.03.13

So thrilled for you! Best wishes.

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Jennifer says · 06.03.13

KATE!!! Oooooooh. My. Gosh. I didn’t comment on your post months ago about your struggles, mainly because everyone was and I didn’t want to add to the overwhelming amounts of replies I’m sure you had, but my husband and I had been trying for 2 years, and everywhere we turned around someone was pregnant or having their baby, and I too blamed myself and wondered why us- and I had been using the ovulation testers for a year or so. Long story short, we too just found out that we are pregnant- and due in January! YAY! I’m BEYOND excited to go through this pregnancy at the same time as you, and will adore your styling tips and ideas! Best wishes and prayers for happy, healthy babies! =)

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Gina says · 06.03.13

I am so excited for you!! Ever since reading your post about having problems conceiving I was keeping you in my prayers. I actually squealed a little!

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Andrea Reuter says · 06.03.13

Congratulations Kate!

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Madeline Kronfeld says · 06.03.13

Such exciting news, congratulations to you both! Thank you for sharing your struggles and happy moments with your blog family!

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Nana T says · 06.03.13

Thankful for answered prayers!
Congratulations to you both!

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Kristina says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! So excited for you!

Kristina does the Internets

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Julia Haupt says · 06.03.13

When I look at your equation all I see is “a dad + a mom”!!! It’s an amazing feeling when you feel like that’s all you really are and you wouldn’t have it any other way. In reality you’re only adding those titles to the list (behind Christian, husband, and wife) but still, it’s pretty neat when you add it into the equation!

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Sara says · 06.03.13

What great news, Congratulations to both of you!

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Amanda says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!

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Elizabeth Nimeskern says · 06.03.13

*squeal!!!!!* As your page loaded, I could just see the tops of your heads in the picture and read the words “rocket scientist + hair stylist =”. I was dying waiting for the site to finish loading so I could scroll down! I’m so excited for you both. Congratulations! I hope all goes well for you!

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Valerie B. says · 06.03.13

I am so happy for you!! Thank you for sharing your journey and I am excited to read more updates on little Baby Small Things! πŸ™‚ Congratulations!!

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.tif says · 06.03.13

Congrats! December is a good month for a baby (my newest will be 1 on 12/31 of this year). Enjoy all the special time in between now and then.

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Ashley says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you and your husband! I can’t wait to follow this journey with yall!

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Renee Tribou says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! You are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime! Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy! You will be an amazing mother πŸ™‚

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lifeoflaurenlou says · 06.03.13

CONGRATS!!!! YAY! That’s so exciting and I’m so happy for you guys! Glad everything worked out well for you : )

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Anya Ansley says · 06.03.13

Congratulations K8! Prayers for a healthy pregnancy!

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Misty Bowie says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! Like so many of your other readers, I’ve felt personally touched by your candidness throughout your journey and I’m just so happy to know that you give God all the glory!

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Meredith says · 06.03.13

Congratulations Kate! I read your blog religiously and hoped that this would work out for you. So excited to see what you do for maternity style πŸ™‚

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megan {homemade ginger} says · 06.03.13

yay!! I knew it when I saw the picture you put on Instagram of sprinkles in your yogurt. Seems like a very pregnant thing to do. Thanks for being so transparent about your relationship with Christ on your blog. It’s an encouragement!

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Brianne Heape says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate! I’ve prayed for you since reading your post back in January. Couldn’t be more happy for you & Justin.

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Small World and A Love says · 06.03.13

Wonderful, prayed for this day for you and for me as well! Soon enough will be my time. Im so happy for you and justin, your baby will be loved by many. Congratulations 😘

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Sue says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!

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Anna Nordling says · 06.03.13

SO happy for you and your husband! I’ve read your blog for a while and hurt for you because I know what you were going through. I’m so grateful that you told us about your struggles because it definitely feels like you’re alone sometimes, and it’s nice to know you’re not. Praying for a happy and healthy pregnancy for you!

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Kylie Rushlow says · 06.03.13

Wonderful and awesome news! Congratulations on a very exciting journey!

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Victoria says · 06.03.13

That is such exciting news for you and Justin!! I follow your blog religiously and may have cheered out loud when I read this post like I know you personally!! But congratulations to you both- I’m sure you two will make wonderful parents!

Will you find out the sex of your baby?!

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lori says · 06.03.13

Beautifully written!! Congrats, you will be amazing parents!!

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Stepharoni says · 06.03.13

Fantastic, congratulations!

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katie_shannon says · 06.03.13

Oh congrats!!!! πŸ™‚

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SarahM127 says · 06.03.13

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Glory be to God!!! πŸ™‚

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Lar says · 06.03.13

CONGRATS!! A baby brings you more love than you ever thought humanly possible. Thank you for speaking so openly about your struggle. This is indeed a very special gift that will absolutely change your life forever – for the better! I am so excited to see how you continue all your beauty/style posts during your pregnancy and as a new mom! Hoping you have a healthy pregnancy!

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Steph says · 06.03.13

HUGE congratulations to you both. Much love, happiness and great 9 months! πŸ™‚ ♥

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jaime.geer4 says · 06.03.13

That probably explains why you were so sick a few weeks ago! Congratulations!

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Jill says · 06.03.13

Congratulations πŸ™‚

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Nikki says · 06.03.13

I am SO happy for ya’ll!! I had a feeling when you were posting about being sick recently that was why. (; That’s exactly how I felt for several weeks into my pregnancy. I pray you have an easy pregnancy!!

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misty says · 06.03.13

I don’t even know you, but I have tears of joy for you and your family. I’ve walked this road with others and it is a road of doubt and desperation. praise god for that sweet miracle! congrats!!

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Carolina Little says · 06.03.13

Congrats!! My daughter is a December baby too! SHe was due on Christmas but came a few days earlier Dec 22. Best Christmas present πŸ™‚

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Amy Wilfong says · 06.03.13

congratulations to you both! god is so good.

in other news, i’m looking forward to some maternity fashion posts (i’ve lost 30 pounds since my second son was born, and everything i have is waaaaaay too big, so i’ll need some new inspiration!).

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Kristen says · 06.03.13

YAY!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

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eatgreatbegreat says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! So happy for the both of you!

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Amanda says · 06.03.13

oh Kate, ever since that post you did about your struggles I taped a post-it note to my computer at work that said “Kate-baby!” I’m so excited for you guys–God is so faithful and BIG!

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Melissa says · 06.03.13

Beautiful post!! Congratulations on such a blessing for you both!

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Catherine A says · 06.03.13

I read your blog daily, but don’t usually post comments. I just couldn’t help myself today… Congrats!!!! So happy for you!

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Sisterino says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I read this post and cried, because I’m still on the other side of this one, almost to the five year mark with no baby yet, and also out of joy for YOU. But even though it makes me sad for a minute for ME, it inspires me when others are able to conceive. It gives me hope. I know God has a plan for me, too. <3

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Ashley Hlavaty says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I’ve been in your shoes and the moment of find out that you are finally pregnant is overwhelming and amazing! Also, finally getting to announce it is so much fun! So happy for you and your husband and I pray that you have a wonderful pregnancy!!!

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FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair says · 06.03.13

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Although I am nowhere near that portion in my life, I was truly blessed by your blog post. It really touched me. God bless!

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Calee Hirschi says · 06.03.13

I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU! CONGRATULATIONS! God Bless!
-Calee

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mollyepetrey says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate! So happy for you!

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Vietmom says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, that is so exciting. I’m sure you will be the most stylish pregnant woman ever!!

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Curly Girl Confessions says · 06.03.13

Exciting! I too felt this pain (not as long) so I understand and we are due date month twins!!! πŸ™‚ All in His timing.

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Leslee says · 06.03.13

Oh Kate, I am so incredibly happy for you! I’ve been praying since you shared your heart. Your sincere words of encouragement were exactly what I needed to hear this morning. Thank you!

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Corrine says · 06.03.13

I am so happy for you both! Congratulations!

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Colleen Sullivan says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! What a fantastic Christmas gift!

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Kelsey // It Takes Two says · 06.03.13

Oh that’s such wonderful news Kate!! I’m so, so happy for you guys!

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Michelle C. says · 06.03.13

May God continue to be glorified as you share your story and blessing! πŸ™‚ Best. Post. Ever.

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E says · 06.03.13

What wonderful news!!! SO so happy for you and Justin! I can’t wait to follow you on this new journey!

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Melissa says · 06.03.13

Oh my goodness! Congratulations!

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Bobbie Grant says · 06.03.13

This sounds very stalkerish, but as a frequent reader of your blog and follower on Instagram, I knew it! You weren’t feeling well a few weeks ago, posts got less frequent and the biggest sign of all is your huge smile in your last two videos. Congrats!
I am suffering from secondary infertility and know what a hard time it can be when you are waiting and waiting…

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Natalie says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate! I am so happy for you and Justin.

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melissamcentyre says · 06.03.13

This is such wonderful news! I have followed your blog for quite some time now and was so thrilled to find out that you are expecting! I am incredibly happy for you and your husband.
I also want to take a moment to tell you what a sweet little blessing this blog of yours has been to me. I have been walking through some very difficult things over this last year, and your blog has been such a breath of fresh air to pop in and peruse and take my mind of off the struggle. It is SO refreshing to watch how you have let the Lord really use this/you as a platform for encouragement. I sincerely appreciate you.
Congrats again, momma!

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ctlogcabin says · 06.03.13

Congratulations !!!
What Wonderful Joyous News !!!
EnJoy this time as you wait for
your Precious Bundle of Joy to arrive.
God Bless all three of you.
Hugs ~ Connie xox

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dani says · 06.03.13

CONGRATS!! I’m due December 3, so i’m with you! So happy for you!! πŸ™‚

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Chloe West says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!!!

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Jennifer Lynn says · 06.03.13

Congratulations sweet girl! We serve such a powerful God with amazing plans for all of us. This is truly a blessing. Prayers to you for a healthy pregnancy and healthy bundle of joy πŸ™‚

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Leigh Scruggs says · 06.03.13

Congrats!! This is awesome news!! My husband and I struggled with getting pregnant the first time. Now we have been blessed with 4 amazing kiddos!! I too have been wondering if you were pregnant, you are always so pretty but you have had an extra sparkle! The “glow” looks fabulous on you!! Wishing you and baby a happy, healthy pregnancy!

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sandy says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas gift!!
My husband and I are on our 5th month of trying and will hopefully find out on fathers day that we’re expecting! This post was exactly what I needed to read today as it is getting harder to imagine it happening after each month of a negative test.

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Mandie McIlroy says · 06.03.13

Yay. I’m so excited for y’all. And thank you for your encouraging words. My husband and I have also been trying for about 15 months now. For you to share your story is touching and I appreciate it very much!

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Evia, Tim, Eli and Cole says · 06.03.13

Yay Yay Yay!! So excited for you. Wishing you a happy healthy pregnancy.

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Steph says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! I remember reading about your struggles, and couldn’t be happier for you two (and I don’t even know you!)! Hope things are going well πŸ™‚

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Linda B. says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you and your husband. I am very happy for you.

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Lauren says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you both xx

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lacy blaine says · 06.03.13

After 2 years of following your blog, trying your tutorials, hearing your story, and appreciating who God has made you to be, I can’t help but add my heartfelt congratulations!!! HOORAY! May grace and joy be constant companions for you, your husband, and your little one!

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Ashley B. says · 06.03.13

Kate! SO thrilled for you. I can only imagine the joy and awe that you and Justin must be feeling with this beautiful gift our Lord has given you! Praying for you guys a smooth pregnancy and delivery with a very healthy baby! Thank you for sharing your testimony. Congratulations!

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Jessica M says · 06.03.13

Congrats!!! A baby is truly such a blessing! I could not agree more that God breaks you, before he can use you. I went through the hardest time of my life then was blessed with my sweet baby girl. It’s a journey I could never have imagined for myself. What an amazing journey it’s been! So excited to follow along on this next chapter with baby!

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Jess says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate & Justin! That’s so exciting!

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Melissa Edson says · 06.03.13

Congrats Kate, I’m so happy for you guys! I wish you a healthy pregnancy.

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HLane says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you both!

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Janelle K. says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! You have been in my prayers and thoughts since that post awhile ago.
I guess this would/could explain your sickness awhile ago, eh? : )

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The Runyans says · 06.03.13

love the words you used. we too struggled for several years. God finally opened my wombfor two boys, and now our hearts to adoption. we have adopted one beauty and now we are starting on adoption #2!!! i am so happy for you and thankful for you praying for those who are barren right now.

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Deanna Queen says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!!

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Tonya @ Love of Family And Home says · 06.03.13

Congratulations Kate!! So exciting!!

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pretty little things says · 06.03.13

congrats Kate! that’s such wonderful news! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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Angie says · 06.03.13

First, CONGRATS!!! Second, you worded your amazing news SO WELL. I love you for that. Third, I KNEW IT!!!! πŸ™‚ I was waiting for this post!! πŸ™‚ I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU KATE!! God is amazing!! πŸ™‚

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Jacqueline S says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!!! Such a wonderful blessing, and God is so amazing! This was such a great post, your have an amazing way with words. πŸ™‚ This is going to be a wonderful chapter in your life.

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Wendy Freeland says · 06.03.13

Congrats Kate! I figured it out from your anniversary post but it is hard to keep good news hidden. All the best.

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Emma Victoria says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I can’t wait to see your sweet little daughter or son!

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Shannon says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! I had a December baby as well and having one during the holidays really makes the season so much more special and fun. You will love being a mother!

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kmer says · 06.03.13

What wonderful and blessed news!! Congrats! When I saw the title of your post on my home page I literally cheered out loud. πŸ™‚ I remember reading your other post and have been wondering how things are going. Of course, it’s a very private thing to share with the world, but I hoped God would bless you in such a way as this. πŸ˜€ Congratulations, Mama Kate!
-Keri

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Malorie Ruiter says · 06.03.13

πŸ˜€ Congratulations!!! Being a wife and a mother my heart broke for you and reading the comments I was so sad for so many women I had never even met. I’m so excited for posts to come!!!

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Claire says · 06.03.13

Congrats you guys! I have had a funny feeling that you might be expecting. Thank you so much for sharing your pregnancy journey with us! πŸ™‚

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Laura says · 06.03.13

Congrats Kate!!! I don’t comment often but read your blog daily. I remember reading your post a few months ago and being so shocked that someone who seems to have it all together has struggles too. What a great testament you are to God’s faithfulness and provision even in times of pain. And now in times of happiness and joy! So so excited for you and Justin!! πŸ™‚

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Denise says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I know you said it has been a long road…what sweetness lies ahead!

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still being [molly] says · 06.03.13

kate i know i left you a message on facebook AND instagram… but i am so overjoyed for you! and i’m not going to lie, totally looking forward to baby play dates! no seriously… we should totally have play dates with our kids!!

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Alesha says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! So, so happy for you! =D I am truly overjoyed especially since I had read the post mentioned and knew about your struggles. Praise the Lord!
Alesha <3

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Lauren Dark says · 06.03.13

Crying tears of joy for a person whom I feel like I know (but have never met) and the little person whom you are going to meet in just a few short months! Congratulations to you and your husband!

XOXO,
Lauren

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Lauren Dark says · 06.03.13

Crying tears of joy for a person whom I feel like I know (but have never met) and the little person whom you are going to meet in just a few short months! Congratulations to you and your husband!

XOXO,
Lauren

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Kristin says · 06.03.13

So many congratulations!

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{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four says · 06.03.13

Congrats! Such exciting news!!!! I’m pregnant too—due Dec 3!

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beaner says · 06.03.13

congratulations, babies are a wonderful present from God!

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Stephanie says · 06.03.13

I am so full of joy for you! My first child, a son, is 19 weeks today. It’s an incredible blessing. πŸ™‚

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Jordan Gomez says · 06.03.13

So exciting!!! Yay!! I found out April 5th that we are expecting!! Yay for December babies!!! Although we did not struggle with fertility and conception I must say that for years before it was the most TERRIFYING feeling that I may not get to be a mom! So happy for you and praying for everyone to make their dreams reality!!!! God is good!!!

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kelly says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I read your original post in January about your struggles and shared in a comment about our struggles with infertility. We too, are now expecting in December and couldn’t be more excited!!

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Kelli Harrison says · 06.03.13

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Pregnancy is awesome and I’m so glad that you have been blessed with the joy of experiencing it.

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Jennifer says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! SO so excited for you! And so excited to get to be a “spectator” during your journey through pregnancy and beyond! πŸ™‚ Excited for outfit posts and baby item reviews etc πŸ™‚ So fun!

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Jillian says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! I was wondering about this recently, my instinct has shown to be pretty good. I am 2 for 2 this season. But I guess it helps when you are going through the same thing. I too am having a December 2013 baby!

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Casie says · 06.03.13

This is awesome!! So happy for you. I prayed for you and will keep praying. Know that you’re in my prayers for you and baby. :)))))) I’d add more smiles but I think it looks more like double chins, and being due in September myself-not something a pregnant woman wants to think about. πŸ˜‰

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livelovereno.com says · 06.03.13

Yay! Congratulations!!! Such wonderful news after your tough journey with it.. all the best for your little family!

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Rosie Rickard says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! Best wishes and God bless you during your pregnancy. I look forward to seeing your transformation and that beautiful, HEALTHY baby in December. Take care and be safe!

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Presley Morgan says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate! You’ll be a great mother!

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Blue Dog Belle says · 06.03.13

Congratulations love!!! I’m so happy for you both!

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Kate C says · 06.03.13

What a lucky baby. πŸ™‚ You will be a wonderful mom! Congratulations! You’ve go so, so much to look forward to!

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Lindsay Wood says · 06.03.13

Hmm, I’ll try this post again…

Congratulations! I’ve never posted a comment before (though I’m a daily reader!) but I just teared up at work from happiness reading this. I am overjoyed for you and your husband. Here’s to wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Lindsay
watchingthefan.com

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Karen says · 06.03.13

So very happy for you and Justin and your families!! God is good!!

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jesskuhrae says · 06.03.13

What a wonderful post! And a great reminder for everyone who is still struggling through something…to stick with it, be persistent, don’t give up & trust in God. It will happen the way it is supposed to happen! So happy for you & your family. Congratulations πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading your blog throughout your journey & new experiences! Thank you for sharing, always.

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Nicolet says · 06.03.13

I knew it! I had such a strong feeling when you weren’t well enough to do the tri! Congratulations!!! Enjoy your pregnancy! It’s such an amazing time. I was fortunate to have the best pregnancy after 4 long years of TTC. Holiday babies are the best! My little guy was a Christmas Eve surprise πŸ™‚ So happy for you both!!!

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AntiqueChase says · 06.03.13

WOW, congrats!!!!!!!!

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Denise says · 06.03.13

awww … Congrats! I am so happy for you!!

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Mandy K. says · 06.03.13

Congratulations sweet Kate! I feel like I know you (even though that sounds weird:) I’m so excited for you and your husband. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby in December for y’all.

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Catherine Yates says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! YAY!

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Andrea says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! This is so exciting. Have fun preparing for your new little one, Mama!

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Lisa R. says · 06.03.13

I am beyond thrilled for you both! What a wonderful blessing. Congratulations!

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julie says · 06.03.13

REALLY? REALLY? REALLY?????!!!!!
I am so excited for you both!!
I think I might explode!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I can’t wait to follow your exciting adventure!!!!!
(I am 59. Tried to get pg for 11 years. Had lots of stuff done. Finally decided to adopt from birth, open adoptions. Now have 2 daughters, 24 and 21. Life is good!!)

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Michele says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! I almost didn’t read the rest of your post after seeing the pictures, because yep, I can’t handle another “someone else got pregnant” post. But something motivated me to read it, and I’m so glad I did. I will keep in mind that God holds great things for all of us, and congratulations and a happy, healthy journey to you all.

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Emily R. says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I’m so excited for you!

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mommybyday says · 06.03.13

I’ve never commented before but… Congrats! This is the best kind of news!

And thank you for such lovely posts – both this one and the one in January. I’m not religious at all, but I find a great deal of joy in the type of faith you write about here… the feeling in your writing is wonderfully contagious. πŸ™‚

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Melissa says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! What a blessing to you guys!! God moves in mysterious ways. I can’t wait to follow along with you on this blessed journey!

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Elizabeth P says · 06.03.13

Yay! Such a joy to read this post today!

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Our Family Journal says · 06.03.13

This brought tears! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us and being vulnerable and real! Praise God for the little life inside you. I am a daily blog reader and thank you for all you’ve taught me hair related and otherwise. Being a mother is truly a gift!

Jill

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Laura Rhinehart says · 06.03.13

Congratulations. When you mentioned the part about God breaking you before he can use you, struck such a cord with me. I deal with anxiety and depression on a daily basis. I had recently moved back to NC after I had moved to TN in what I like to call my quarter life crisis lol. It was then that I had a mini mental break and the only person that could help me was God. He reached down picked me up helped me to become the person that he created me to be and now I am a youth leader in my church and there practically every time the doors are open. May God bless you and keep you on this amazing new adventure. and thank you for the reminder that Phil. 4:13!

xoxo,
Laura
suzieloublog.wordpress.com

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Abby Butts says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! The experience of giving up control helps later when you realize you have no control over the changes that are happening to your body and life. And I highly recommend ginger ale if you have any nausea, it was the only thing that helped me!

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Amy Sue says · 06.03.13

I’ve been very suspicious!! Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of the pregnancy. It goes by so fast. I’m almost 38 weeks and as excited as I am to hold my baby in my arms, I’m going to miss carrying him inside. So happy for you!!!

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Leng says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! Babies are the best blessing and so much fun πŸ™‚ I kind of figured it out with all the sickness and you not running the race, but the day is here and you finally get to announce! Enjoy your pregnancy πŸ™‚

Lisa @ http://www.bundleandbuns.com

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Ericka says · 06.03.13

Congrats! So happy and excited for you both! Can’t wait to follow along with you πŸ™‚

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Emily Rose says · 06.03.13

It’s amazing how reading a blog daily makes you feel like you actually are friends with the author, so honestly I am so excited for you like I would be a friend! πŸ™‚ But not in a creepy way, I promise! Seriously, congratulations! I have been encouraged by your journey and your articulation of how God has walked you through this. What a blessing this sweet baby will be to your family. God is so good, more than we can imagine!!

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Shannon says · 06.03.13

I am so excited for you!!! Congrats!!!!!

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Noel M says · 06.03.13

Congratulations Kate! I am so glad to hear this news after your post earlier this year. I wrote back then that I was also on track for a year of trying and no luck and we are also pregnant now! Due December 8th. All your words about trusting God are so powerful and helpful in times of doubt and stress. So many are afraid to put these beliefs out there and it was beautiful to see your strength through the disappointment. Can’t wait to share the journey leading up to your Christmas present!!

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Wifessionals says · 06.03.13

After our emails back and forth I felt encouraged…And then we found out we are having a baby in October! I have been waiting and praying to see a post like this from you as well (:

I am so happy for you and God is so good!

Kaitlyn
http://www.wifessionals.com

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Karina B. says · 06.03.13

Contgrats!!!

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Ashley says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! This is such wonderful news. You and your husband are truly blessed. Best of luck to all of you.

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Emily B says · 06.03.13

Congrats!!!

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Shannon says · 06.03.13

Yay! Congrats! After a year and a half of trying following a miscarriage, My husband and I are pregnant now too! We found out May 4th, so I guess I am a few weeks behind you! For the past 2 weeks, I had a feeling you were and kept wondering when you would announce lol.

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Gwen F says · 06.03.13

I had a strange suspicion when you didn’t run the triathlon that you were pregnant. So happy for you!

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Joan says · 06.03.13

Kate, I actually got tears in my eyes when I read this! So so happy for you and your husband. Babies truly are the best. Congratulations and welcome to mommy-hood! πŸ™‚ It is the hardest and the VERY best job you will ever have!

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D Goldstein says · 06.03.13

That’s so awesome!!! Congratulations! I love your heart ~ your post today brought good tears to my eyes πŸ™‚ God bless your precious baby as it grows and grows and is born healthy and beautiful. May God continue to show you His love!! xoxo

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Mandy Ford says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! πŸ™‚

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Lady of Style says · 06.03.13

I am so happy for you both!
My children will turn 21 and 19 very soon and they are the greatest gift I have ever received.

All the best for you.
Hugs from Germany,
Annette

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Shauna Hanson says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! I just bawled tears of happiness for you and this post took me back to the day we discovered we were pregnant after 3 years of trying. It is truly one of the most emotional moments I can remember. I will continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy! You will make an amazing mother and I can not wait to see pics of that sweet baby!

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Megan van Ooyen says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate! That’s wonderful news. My husband and I tried for 16 months, and we found out we’re also having a baby in December 2013. I found on April Fool’s day (officially tested the next morning), so it was quite a surprise. I’m excited to read about your journey and see how it parallels mine. Here’s to a happy and healthy nine months (only six left to go!).

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Megan van Ooyen says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate! That’s wonderful news. My husband and I tried for 16 months, and we found out we’re also having a baby in December 2013. I found on April Fool’s day (officially tested the next morning), so it was quite a surprise. I’m excited to read about your journey and see how it parallels mine. Here’s to a happy and healthy nine months (only six left to go!).

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Sandra at Precious as Rubies says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I am one of those that is still waiting, but I am so happy that your journey of waiting is over. It is definitely the most emotional and stretching journey God can lead you on.

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almostmrssmith says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I love your blog and congrats on your sweet blessing! You will be an amazing mom! πŸ™‚

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Sarah W. says · 06.03.13

Oh my goodness, how exciting!! I’m so happy for you and your hubby, congratulations!! πŸ™‚

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Kbpetty says · 06.03.13

Congratulations Kate!! So exciting!!

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Amy says · 06.03.13

Congratulations Kate – I’m so happy for you!

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Laura says · 06.03.13

SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!

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Our Little Family says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! So excited for you guys! God is good πŸ™‚

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Robyn says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! So very excited for you guys!

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Our Little Family says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! So excited for you guys! God is good πŸ™‚

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Lori M. says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate! My heart literally skipped a beat when I read this–I’m so genuinely happy for you and your husband! You will make an amazing mom and your kid will always have the coolest hair at school!

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Andrea Worley says · 06.03.13

Big congrats to you and your Hubby! Loved reading these words this morning. I just had a December baby myself, such a good Christmas gift for sure!

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Megan says · 06.03.13

Shedding tears of joy for you! My second baby (sixth pregnancy) was born Dec. 22, and we brought him home on Christmas Eve. I’ll never forget how I suddenly truly understood the magic of Jesus’ birth and the meaning of the season that year. Warmest congratulations to you… here’s to wishing you a truly “normal and boring” (in the nicest of ways) pregnancy… may you enjoy every ache, stretch, and flutter πŸ™‚

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Auddie says · 06.03.13

Congrats!!!! I had an ectopic pregnancy in January and discovered April 9th that I was pregnant again…this time everything is great and I am also due in December. It’s the best Christmas gift ever and full circle for the loss of January.

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KristyWes says · 06.03.13

CONGRATS! Such sweet, sweet news! πŸ™‚

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Ashley says · 06.03.13

Oh, I am so happy for you two!!! Congratulations! And thank you for being so sweet to those who are still waiting πŸ™‚

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Libby's Life says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I am so so happy for you! πŸ™‚

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The Grass Skirt Blog says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!!!!! I had my first baby in October, and being a mother is the BEST thing in the entire world. πŸ™‚

The Grass Skirt

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Meredith says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! December babies are the best, it is so much fun at Christmas time.

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atincupchalice.com says · 06.03.13

CONGRATULATIONS. God’s timing is perfect even when we cannot understand it at the time.

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teta says · 06.03.13

Congrats to you guys. So very happy for you!

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rhaynes says · 06.03.13

Congrats!!!! I am so happy for you and your husband!!! When I read your past post about the struggle of getting pregrant and I could relate. my husband and I were trying ourseleves and weren’t having any luck but we got the amazing news in March that we were finally getting our wish and dreams answered. It is a true blessing from God. Thank you for sharing your amazing news!!!

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Alycia Reid says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! I am also due December 7…looking forward to some cute maternity clothing posts??? Please!!!

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Rebecca says · 06.03.13

Yayyyyy!!!! I myself am due in November 2013 after surviving a miscarriage last September. I was wondering about your “Under the weather” post a few weeks ago, and whether it was baby related πŸ™‚ Glad to see I was right!!

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Danielle says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I read your blog all the time and I’m so happy to hear this great news! I hope you share some prego pics with us! Take them monthly – I promise, even if you feel terrible you will be happy to have them!

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Monica @ CreativeGator says · 06.03.13

Congrats Kate and Justin!

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Owen and Bonnie says · 06.03.13

Wonderful news, Kate!! Thanks for sharing about your journey – I was so encouraged. Be blessed as you begin this new journey of motherhood πŸ™‚

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LoveCaroline says · 06.03.13

Congrats Kate! I’m so happy for you!!

xo
Caroline

lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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Meg O. says · 06.03.13

What amazing news!I am so SO happy for you, Kate! My 1.5 year old was born December 17 (a week before Christmas Eve) and it was a wonderful time to have a baby! So much family could be there for support and it was just even more special to wake up on Christmas morning with her.

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Annie One Can Cook! says · 06.03.13

Oh my goodness, I can’t stop crying (happy tears, of course)!! Congratulations, Justin and Kate. I’ve been praying hard for you two and will continue to do so. My husband and I are pregnant with our first child as well (due January 5th) and couldn’t be happier! What a beautiful gift!

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Casey says · 06.03.13

I was so very excited to see this photo on Instagram and couldn’t wait to open up your blog! Congratulations!!

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Tara {The Silver Lining} says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! What wonderful news. This post was so beautifully written. I feel that right now we’re at the age where so many of our friends are either having babies or wanting to have babies but with some difficulty. It’s definitely heart breaking to watch our friends that are wanting to be mothers as I know they’ll be excellent mothers. I think it’s so inspiring that you are able to share your experiences and let other women know they aren’t alone. I can only imagine that you’ve touched many lives by being so brave to put everything out there. Best of wishes to you and your husband and your little bundle of joy on the way!!

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Cathryn's Closet says · 06.03.13

Congrats!!
Courtney

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JulzKell says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! My best wishes to you, your rocket scientist, and your growing baby!
I, like a lot of women, have struggled to get pregnant. I’ve been through it all…miscarriage, adoption plans, infertility treatments, etc…and have decided to move on. 7 years is long enough, and I will just put my life in God’s hands to do with what he wishes. My point in telling you this is that you shouldn’t discount your joy…nobody blames you for your blessing. Enjoy it, and embrace your new role as a wonderful mother.

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Unknown says · 06.03.13

So pleased for you. Lovely news. Thank you so much for the sensitive way you wrote that post, it took us 3 years to have our first little miracle, we are one year into trying/hoping/praying/trusting for a second… Lots of Love to you xxx Having a little family is oh so so sweet.

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catt716 says · 06.03.13

Congratulations…God is so good! Prayed for you and will continue to do so for a healthy and happy pregnancy and delivery!

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Lindsey218 says · 06.03.13

Congrats Kate! I am a kinda new Mom myself (to an 8 month old) and I can’t wait to read all about your Mommy Style!!

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CKD says · 06.03.13

1.) I KNEW IT when you were under the weather! Called it! BAM! Do I get a prize?

2.) As someone who is in the midst of those rough tests I am so very happy for you and more inspired than ever to keep moving forward.

3.) Thank you for your kind words of love adn encouragement to those of us still “in the trenches” and trying to figure out if/when/how having a baby will happen. It means a lot to have some sensitivity and, as you put it, not just another “just another that got pregnant besides me” post.

YAY!

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Megan says · 06.03.13

I hadn’t read your other post, but I did see the pics of the oh so familiar ov tests on instagram awhile back. haha I’m so glad that God has answered your prayers. We are still waiting, but I know God has a plan for me. I shall be praying for you and your little one during this entire journey!

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Melissa Ruth says · 06.03.13

Whoooohoooo!!!! So super excited for you!!!

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Dani says · 06.03.13

I’ve been waiting for this post! πŸ™‚ I figured you were pregnant when you didn’t run with your mom and sister! πŸ™‚

CONGRATULATIONS!! πŸ™‚ I hope you’re feeling well, and that your journey through your pregnancy is smooth and boring and delightful! πŸ™‚ <3

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Tawny says · 06.03.13

OMG!!! God is GREAT!!! Congrats to you both, your life is never going to be the same!!! YAY!!!

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josie says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!

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Missy says · 06.03.13

OH KATE!!! I am so happy for you guys! I’ve been following your blog forever now and have been struggling right along side you all when it came to getting pregnant. Still nothing for us yet. I’ve been so encouraged by your post today that I feel like I can go another few months on faith! I’m sure you will be an AMAZING mom! Congrats to you and Justin and my prayers are with you!!

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heatherbhodge says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! Wow! So very happy for you both!

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Katie Evans says · 06.03.13

So very happy for you both!!! I’ve prayed several times for your journey to parenthood πŸ™‚ You are a wonderful testimony to our heavenly Father’s control and purpose in our lives.

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Sarah's little secrets says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!
Best wishes from Germany!

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Hannah says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! How wonderfully exciting! Babies are such a blessing. Enjoy these next few months!

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Heidelbeerchen says · 06.03.13

This is such a good thing to read!!! You lighted up my day!!! Congratulations! I needed to hear something good in those dark days for us here in Germany. Big floods destroy homes and allready took lifes… And it’s not even nearly over yet. So thank you for your good news!!!

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annzwick says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! So excited. Little ones are always an adventure!

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Kelly says · 06.03.13

Congrats! I am so happy for you!!!!! xo

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dxeechick says · 06.03.13

congrats and best wishes!! life will never be the same!
http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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Julianne says · 06.03.13

Yay! Very exciting news. Prayers for you and all the mommy wannabes out there. We went through a season of infertility years ago before being blessed with two pregnancies. We are thrilled to have raised an amazing young man but my heart hurts for those who dearly hope to become parents and have their plans put on hold. Hang tough, ladies.

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Nicole @ Haute Runner says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I’m looking forward to follow your journey to motherhood. I’m so glad you were able to find some positives from this tough time in your life.

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Melissa says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I remember praying for you when I read your original post. God’s timing is always perfect.

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Kendall says · 06.03.13

I am so happy for you and wish you a healthy pregnancy! You seem like a wonderful woman and like you will make a fantastic mother. God bless you, your hubby, and your future bundle of joy! πŸ™‚

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miss.anna says · 06.03.13

Wow! Congratulations, I am so happy for you both!
Best wishes for your pregnancy from Germany,
Anna

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Taylor Campbell says · 06.03.13

This makes me so happy, I almost cried at work! It would have been real embarrassing to explain that I was crying over the pregnancy of someone I’ve met, but whose hair I love.

Congratulations to you and Justin! I can’t wait to see your maternity style and hear about the joys of pregnancy.

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sandpaperandglue.com says · 06.03.13

hooray!!! i’m so happy this time has finally come for you πŸ™‚

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clover_373 says · 06.03.13

When I read your blog post today, I let out a loud “YAY!!” I’m so happy for you both, Kate. I have been praying that God would bless you with a child. Congratulations!!! You are going to love being a mother!!! πŸ™‚

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Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I thought that might have been why you weren’t feeling well recently. πŸ™‚ Hooray!

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Laurie Jackson says · 06.03.13

OMG OMG OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! So excited for you guys!! I’ve been following your blog daily over a year now and I am just so happy for you! Congrats! You’re going to be an amazing and beautiful mama!

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Stephanie says · 06.03.13

How wonderful!! Congratulations to you and Justin!! Whether a boy or a girl, no doubt you will have a smart child with great hair ;). Blessings to you!!

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dressesforjulie says · 06.03.13

YAY!! I am so, so happy for you guys. And can I just say, I can’t wait to see your maternity style πŸ˜€

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Megan says · 06.03.13

Congratulations–so so so excited for you!!!

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Jessica, Adam and Baby Wright says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! So excited for you. Looking forward to all of you new bump post.

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JSTYMIEST says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! So excited for you and your hubby! Loved your annoucement too! I remember “that post” and I too was struggling with the same thing but am SO blessed and thankful that our little bambino will be arriving in November. πŸ™‚ It’s so true what you said – whether it’s 3 months or many, many months of negative tests, the pain is real.
Again, so thrilled for you and hope you’ve been feeling okay! Looking forward to maternity/baby updates!

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While You Were Out says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you both! I’ve been thinking of you since your original post on trying to conceive and am overjoyed to hear you are expecting!

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Aleesa Janssen says · 06.03.13

What can I say, other than…so, so, so happy for you! Welcome to the most wonderful, crazy, exhilarating, life-changing, unexplainable joy that is parenthood. It’s the wildest ride of your life and you will be one fabulous mama. I’m praying for you three. This was such a nice, humble post…you’re heart is so compassionate and genuine. <3

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Frk.Petersen says · 06.03.13

Congrats! We were alson ón a long road to babies but finally they arrived. Well thats 12 years ( and another set of twins) ago. But I still remember those long years og longing.
Enjoy! And great blog, by the way
Greetings from Denmark

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Kiri says · 06.03.13

Congratulations I am so excited for you both especially from your previous post. I am due in November first baby too so will be lovely to watch your pregnancy journey x x

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Marie says · 06.03.13

OooOooh Kate ! I read most of your blogspots, and especially the one where you explained your infertility. And now I’m sooo happy for you ! I’ll pray that God may bless this pregnancy until the end and then may give you strength to raise this little person in His ways.
Blessings from France ! πŸ˜‰

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Rachael says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!!

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Lena says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! So exciting!!! ;o)

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Bonnie says · 06.03.13

Hallelujah! Congratulations, Kate! You will be a great mother.

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Crystal @MyBlissfulSpace says · 06.03.13

So happy for you, Kate! After my infertility journey I realized the same thing…that it was all in God’s plan and timing. It takes a while to reach that view when you’re hurting, but it’s so true! I had my daughter 6 years ago and would love another, so I’m kind of back where I started…except this time I am not trying to control the outcome by absorbing myself in infertility research and treatments. I just keep praying and knowing that again, if it’s God’s plan, it will happen!

Congratulations and I pray for a wonderful and healthy pregnancy!

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AshleyA says · 06.03.13

Yay so happy for you!! I am currently 36 weeks and so anxious to meet our first baby!! It took us a little while too, but it’s well worth it!

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Emmie says · 06.03.13

When you shared your struggle getting pregnant I was in the same situation and really upset and sad. And in April I found out that my husband and I are having a baby in December. Now finding out that you are too I feel overwhelmed with thanfulness and joy. God is so good!

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Jenna Timman says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! You and Justin are going to be great parents!

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runtspickins says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you! What an exciting time! I hope that you will have a healthy, smooth pregnancy! We actually found out in April that we are having our first baby as well! I am due in early January. =]

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emmakesherown says · 06.03.13

How exciting – congratulations!! You must be over the moon, especially after the challenging road to get here. It was so brave of you so share your struggles with us, and I think we all feel like the good news is long overdue. So happy for you and your family! πŸ™‚

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Lauren122 says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I haven’t been following your blog long and don’t usually comment. I was touched when I read your post before about your struggle. My husband and I have been having some trouble as well. It was comforting to know that i’m not alone, especially since several of the other blogs I follow just had a baby or are pregnant. I literally yelled out “Awww, yaaaay!” when I saw this post this morning! I was wondering if you were still having trouble, and this made my day and reminds me that if I keep faith in God, he will bless me and my husband with a baby when the time is right. He’s been testing me on my patience for quite some time but I know it’ll happen at the right time.

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Ashley says · 06.03.13

SO happy for you! Adorable photos- and, can I say, I’m enough of a stalker to say I KNEW IT! Haha!

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Annie Luhmann says · 06.03.13

Yay! I’m so excited for you guys! I literally screamed out loud! I remember thinking a couple weeks ago, “I wonder if she’s pregnant?” Yay! I’m seriously so excited for you all!

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Cindy says · 06.03.13

Congrats! I don’t know you, but have been reading your blog for a while and am so happy for you! I too struggled with infertility for 14 months, and finally got pregnant and had a baby boy on December 28th. It was the best Christmas season ever.

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Mary says · 06.03.13

What exciting news for you and your hubby! It’s such a joyous time; I’m 25 weeks pregnant now (due in mid-September) and can completely relate to your post. Although we were blessed with a baby quite easily, many of my friends are struggling with fertility issues. Being sensitive to their experiences is such an important thing and you addressed it so well. Looking forward to any upcoming motherhood/pregnancy posts and your Christmas blessing! πŸ™‚

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kellymrivard.com says · 06.03.13

This hits home for me, so much. Not the pregnancy part, but the being broken to become a worker for God. I had had my whole life planned out, and the rug was pulled out from under me when my boyfriend of six years broke up with me. Instead of moving home to be a farm wife and live in the middle-of-nowhere Illinois, I learned to stand on my own two feet, dealt with some of the skeletons in my closet, moved to Kansas City, and found a career I love.

I found myself here in KC, and I found a mission to truly attach myself to to show others how beautiful they are, created in His image and made to be loved. (My pastor is helping me start Kansas City’s first free eating disorder support group!) Thank you so much for sharing your journey — while our stories are very different, it is always good for my heart to see another finding clarity, wisdom, and inner-peace in His will…even when there is heartbreak along the way.

God bless and CONGRATULATIONS!

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Ragan Burkley says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate! I have been praying for you! What wonderful news!! Our baby boy was born 12/14/11 – and you’re right. It was the BEST Christmas gift, ever! So happy for you and your family!!

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lolly says · 06.03.13

congratulations! I’m so happy for you! Wishing you a happy and enjoyable pregnancy, i’m sure you will both make great parents πŸ™‚

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thehedbergs says · 06.03.13

Congrats Kate! Excited to continue reading and sharing in your story. πŸ™‚

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Michelle Strobel says · 06.03.13

Kate, congratulations to you. This is joyous news! I know you have been down a long, hard road and as a mother of two I can imagine it is utterly painful to not have a baby you want so badly. They truly are the most precious gift from God. December isa great month for a birth….my son will be 2 December 22nd (we brought him home from the hispital on Christmas Eve). Now that is thebest Christmas present ever! πŸ™‚

God Bless!
Michelle

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Jenn says · 06.03.13

So thrilled to hear this news! Congratulations, and hope you have a comfortable, healthy and happy pregnancy!!

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mgwg says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! When you published that post about not feeling well, I got the feeling you might be sharing this wonderful news soon! πŸ™‚

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jerri says · 06.03.13

What an AWESOME GOD!!! This brought tears to my eyes because after your post about struggles I saw the sadness in your eyes & prayed for you. I am so happy for you!!!!

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Dayanara Garcia says · 06.03.13

Yay! Congratulations. I am truly so happy for you that I cried when I read the news! God is faithful and keeps his promises and cant wait to meet your little one through pics!

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Covenant Reformed Church says · 06.03.13

I am so happy for you! You are the first one I thought about in April when I learned that we will have a December baby as well. Your previous post made my heart ache for you and made me feel guilty and re-evaluate my own situation. We already have two sweet girls and suffered a miscarriage, followed by 14ish months of “trying”. It made me thankful for what I have and to be at semi-peace with the possibility of our Lord closing my womb. But it made me think and pray for you! I am so very excited for you and pray that you have a safe and comfortable pregnancy!

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Covenant Reformed Church says · 06.03.13

Really not sure why it makes me comment with our church blog. It’s what makes me not comment on here! Sorry, I’ve tried to fix it! My name is heather, not a whole church!

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gitterfamily says · 06.03.13

Congrats! What a wonderful journey that God has chosen for you and your husband! December babies are a very special blessing – our son is a December baby! I love reading your blog – I actually have it linked on mine under the category things that inspire me around the web with this description:
“Kate’s blog “The Small Things Blog” is great! I found her on my passion, Pinterest. She gives the best hair and style tutorials – although to be perfectly honest I have them pinned for the days that I have more than 30 seconds to do my hair! She’s totally honest and gives all the products that she uses, the stores she shops at, and gives tips on how to make yourself as cute as she is. She’s a Christian and believes that God gave her these talents to share. I’ve tried a number of the products she’s recommended and they all work great! I can’t wait for her “This is how to look fabulous when you have 4 minutes to get ready, a toddler tugging at your pant leg and a baby on your hip” tutorial which when she’s there in her life she’s gonna nail it and that blog entry will go viral! She’s great go check her out!”

So excited that you’ll be writing my long anticipated blog soon!

Patty

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Lorrie says · 06.03.13

congratulation, Kate and hubby! Can you tell me what the date of the pastors sermon, that you referred to in this post? I want to pass it along to my niece and husband that have a very long story of being childless.

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LoriU says · 06.03.13

Oh how wonderful…congratulations!! You both look SO happy!

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The Diva says · 06.03.13

I have been a devoted reader from since nearly the beginning of your blog. I cannot express how happy I am for you and your growing family. I had a gut feeling we’d be hearing some pregnancy news. I knew it was in the cards for you guys!!!!! Enjoy the best time of your life!!! This is it!!!

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Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says · 06.03.13

YAY I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ponies and Pearls says · 06.03.13

Congrats!!! It’s wonderful that your wish finally came true!

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Perfect Procrastination says · 06.03.13

Congratulations Kate!!!

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Timpy Tiemann says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I am so happy for you & Justin! When I read your post awhile back about your struggle, I immediately added you to my “friends & babies” list that I have been praying for. I have been praying for this day. I will be happy to move you to my other lists of “friends to pray for” & that this pregnancy is happy & healthy! Mommyhood is great! Welcome!

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Mrs.Frese says · 06.03.13

Congrats!!! Babies are such a blessing…we found out a few weeks ago we are being blessed with our 3rd little bundle of Joy. I am due January 2nd and can’t wait. Please share all of you thoughts on pregnancy its so nice to be able to see others development as well as your own. Again Congrats!

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Lisa @ Three Jacks and a Posh Life says · 06.03.13

Yay! I am so happy for you! After reading your post about trying I was so sad that someone as kind and deserving as you should have a child! I hope all goes well threw out!

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Jessica says · 06.03.13

Congratulations, Kate! I’ve been following your blog and Instagram for a year and half now and I really admire you. Although I am no where near the baby point in my life, I can imagine how hard the past year has been for you and your husband. So happy to hear everything worked out. Looking foward to following you through this exciting time in your life!

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My Life As A Wife says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you and your husband. So very happy for you and your husband. Best wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy. Cherish every second!!

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Maren T. says · 06.03.13

Congrats

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Kyla Whitley says · 06.03.13

congrats! the first one is always very special. i have 3. 23, 19, and 12. hope you love being a mommy as much as i do. your christmas this year is going to be so exciting! blessings to you and your husband. πŸ™‚

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Christine Joplin says · 06.03.13

Congrats! So happy for you! God sends blessings in his time. Through our trials we can learn to truly rely on The Lord and he never gives us more than we can bare. You definitely need to keep giving updates! May God continue to bless you!

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Vivian Rose says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

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manfriendandme says · 06.03.13

I just found you yesterday and have come back today to see this wonderful message! Congrats to you and your rocket scientist!

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Jamie Elizabeth says · 06.03.13

aawww!!!! I have been following your blog since 2011. When I first started to follow your blog, it was because it was something for me to find joy in when I had just went through a hard break-up. I’ve loved reading all your posts: ones that have to do with hair (I was highly considering being a stylist in high school), style, make-up, etc, and ones that have to do with the Christian life. I have so appreciated that you have made a point in sharing that our worth is not in how we look, but we can celebrate those things. So, in many ways I feel like I know you…but I don’t! I am so happy for you! When I read this I was overjoyed and friends wanted to know what I was so happy about. Praise the Lord for this gift! I look forward to watching your journey!

-Jamie (boonejamiee(at)gmail(dot)com

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Kristin says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you and Justin, Kate! A few months ago, I randomly stumbled upon your youtube videos and am so grateful I did. I love your blog and the bright light you shine through it. I prayed for you after your original post and am thrilled for you! I know we’ve never met, but thank you for sharing your story. Blessings! πŸ™‚

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Erin @ His and Hers says · 06.03.13

You are beautiful, and I am SO happy for you guys, especially given your journey. It only took reading your first sentence for me to tear up, since I am expecting our first in October and we could NOT be more blessed and excited. I wish you a happy and HEALTHY pregnancy! πŸ™‚

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spanishkitchenette says · 06.03.13

So MANY CONGRATULATIONS for you two. I know I’m another comment in here but I’m really happy for you even I don’t even know you. What I know is that you have a lot love to give to the little one inside you and that’s all that matters πŸ™‚

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Jan says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! That’s very exciting news (and what an incredible Christmas gift)! We tried for 8 long years and God surprised us (3 years after we stopped trying) with our miracle (who is 3 now). My heart aches for those going through infertility (no matter the length), but I wouldn’t change our journey for anything. It taught me that God’s timing truly is the best. What wonderful news you share! Can’t wait to watch your story continue to unfold. God is good all the time…and all the time God is good!

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Meredith Morgan says · 06.03.13

Amazingly wonderful news. Congratulations!

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nikkei says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I’m also due in December with my first!

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{Jess} says · 06.03.13

CONGRATULATIONS! Completely, totally tearing up reading your words. I recently started reading your blog and have never commented, but knew I needed to chime in. πŸ™‚ My husband and I went through a difficult and dramatic struggle with infertility and are now blessed with a beautiful 8-month-old girl. The moment I met her I knew with absolute certainty that all the pain, struggle and heartbreak leading up to her were 100% worth it. And God’s timing and plans were perfect! I have a feeling you are going to be overwhelmed with these same sentiments (if you aren’t already).

Big blessings to your family!

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Sara says · 06.03.13

Woo hoo! So exciting! After two miscarriages, I gave birth to my son 6 weeks ago! It’s so incredibly hard to be patient when we do not get what we want, but God has a plan for us all and if I learned anything over the past few years, it’s that He would never give us more than we can handle and that He has a plan for us…and often times, it’s quite different than OUR plan. πŸ™‚

Looking forward to your pregnancy posts!!

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Shelby Smith says · 06.03.13

Ah!! Congrats Kate!!! That’s going to be one smart, good lookin’ kid with rockin’ hair!!! So happy for you both!!

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Abby says · 06.03.13

What an incredible blessing! I resonate with your story and have been praying that God would gift you in His perfect timing. How exciting!

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Beauty Banter Blog says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!!!

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In His Image Photography says · 06.03.13

Squeal.Scream.Surprise.HOORAY! That’s what happened when I looked at the photos!
I’ve been wondering if your “symptoms” like migraine, under the weather, etc. were signs of new life!
Congratulations to you both, and may the Lord’s blessing be on you and your new little one!

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Thacker Family says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your journey, I’ve been on a similar one lately. I too have been struggling with letting things go to God and your words to today were meant for me. Your post today of all days convicted me and reminded me that I need to always turn to God and give everything to him. I appreciate knowing you are still praying for all of us out there still hoping and praying for our own little one.

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Liz with the Lovely Life says · 06.03.13

Such great news!! It looks like we will be both be expecting wonderful Christmas presents!! (I am due around the 12th!) Congratulations to you and your husband! I can definitely attest to God breaking you before giving you this wonderful blessing! Happy pregnancy!
-Liz

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Jessica says · 06.03.13

I am so very happy for you. Tears rolling of joy. I have had my own hardships. I lost a baby and went into labor and gave birth. But then was blessed myself later with a baby girl. This is a very exciting time for you. And when you feel your first movement. Its like heaven. Nothing can compare to that. Being a mommy is truly a wonderful and very fullfing gift. Im so excited.

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Jessica says · 06.03.13

I am so very happy for you. Tears rolling of joy. I have had my own hardships. I lost a baby and went into labor and gave birth. But then was blessed myself later with a baby girl. This is a very exciting time for you. And when you feel your first movement. Its like heaven. Nothing can compare to that. Being a mommy is truly a wonderful and very fullfing gift. Im so excited.

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JenniferOleksy says · 06.03.13

So happy for you Kate!!!

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Christine Williams says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I was hoping to hear this news from you after I read the post about your struggles. I expecting too in November. It took us 6 months and it was so frustrating. Looking forward to hearing more about your pregnancy πŸ™‚

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Laura says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! What a great Christmas it will be for you!

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Laura Lane says · 06.03.13

Love the way you announced!
Yay for you!

Laura
Harvest Lane Cottage

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Susan says · 06.03.13

So excited for this news! Congratulations!

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katelupo says · 06.03.13

I seriously have tears in my eyes! Thank you for sharing in your journey…rejoicing with you!

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Jamie Thompson says · 06.03.13

Oh Kate! I am so very happy for you! Sicne your previous post I have been praying for you both. Praying that Gods timing would be perfect but quick! As someone who has struggled with infetility I know how heart wrenching it can be. Oh Im so thrilled that your journey will end with a sweet babe in your arms! What an absolute blessing! Can’t wait to see all you “pregnancy blogging and of course the be-st Christmas present EVER! Merry Christmas to you!

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Nicki Parrish says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! Sooo happy for you!

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Laura says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! Enjoy its the most wonderful adventure! I have a December baby it was the most amazing gift to learn so much about the mother of the Savior as I walked in those shoes (just the pregnancy part of course)….although I couldn’t imagine riding a donkey…! Made me so grateful! Congratulations!

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SageAnnie says · 06.03.13

I’m so so happy for you. God is good!!

http://www.ahintofsage.blogspot.com/

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Sherry says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! It took us 2 years to conceive…that was 25 years ago. Roughest 2 years of our marriage… and now that 25 year old baby is giving us our first grandchild!!

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Kristy says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!!! So happy for you πŸ™‚

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PKennedy says · 06.03.13

Congrats! I figured after you missed the triathalon this post was might come along! I also think you are so brave in sharing a part of your story that so much of us have in common πŸ™‚

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Sandy Farmer says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I loved this post! Very God centered which is how we should always live our lives.

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Gretchen says · 06.03.13

Congratulations to you both! I’m am so overjoyed for you. There was a post of yours not too long ago that had an undertone message of you being pregnant so it made me wonder… I’m excited to see how your style evolves while your belly grows. I’m due in November with #3 and look forward to some awesome Kate-inspired ensembles. πŸ™‚

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aunaturaleskincare says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! So happy for you!

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aunaturaleskincare says · 06.03.13

Congratulations!! So happy for you :))

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DonΒ΄t Call Your Mum says · 06.03.13

Congratulations from spain!

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Tiffany H. says · 06.03.13

Praise to God! What wonderful exciting news! I’m looking forward to following you on your pregnancy journal. Best of luck.

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jen says · 06.03.13

yes! i am so happy for you!!

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Jess says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! I’m a fairly new reader, but quickly your blog has become a favorite and even inspired me to start blogging myself! πŸ™‚ Congrats again and enjoy this beautiful time!

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Jaclyn says · 06.03.13

Such great news, congratulations!!

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Hannah Elise says · 06.03.13

Congratulations! How wonderful for you both.

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Rebecca says · 06.04.13

You made my day! Many happy blessings and hugs!!!! Congratulations!

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Kristen says · 06.04.13

Wow, it truly is amazing! What a gift! I’m so happy for you! My husband and I really have been wowed in scripture lately realizing just how easy it is for God to open and close the womb! So grateful He opened yours!!! What a great mommy you will be!

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Dwelling Cents says · 06.04.13

Rejoicing with you! Congrats πŸ™‚

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MistyKay says · 06.04.13

Congratulations! My husband and I have been trying for almost a year and a half. I hope someday I will be able to share exciting news like this! Enjoy the ride!

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Erica Hettwer says · 06.04.13

So happy for you! πŸ™‚

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Bailey H says · 06.04.13

Congratulations, Kate! “I prayed for this child, and The Lord granted my request” (1 Samuel 1:27). I’m so happy for you!

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Leigh says · 06.04.13

Congratulations!!! I wish you a healthy, happy pregnancy. You are so right, God is in control. We tried for a couple years and ended up getting help. It was all in God’s timing.

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Megan says · 06.04.13

Congratulations. So excited for you! I’ve been waiting for this post! I had no doubts that it would come, it was just a matter of God’s time.

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Amy says · 06.04.13

congrats! Your earlier post from January brought tears to my eyes and so did this one but tears of joy!

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Leslie says · 06.04.13

Congratulations to you both! Your prayers were answered and I love the photos!!

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Kari says · 06.04.13

Congratulations! You will be a wonderful mom!

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BBHillMusic says · 06.04.13

Kate, CONGRATULATIONS to you and your growing FAMILY! Since you first posted about your struggles (and you did not say it, but TEARS OF SADDNESS AND FRUSTRATION), I began praying for you. I walked the road you were on. Baby showers of friends were at times SO HARD, church baby dedications were HARD. and each month I would cry out WHY! I DO know that Psalm 139 is a promise for you and your family. I firmly believe that Psalm is a promise to mothers, to mothers to be, to all of God’s people.

I am looking forward to follow your journey. Remember… God has HIS PERFECT PLAN!

Lastly, i am likely your mom’s age ( 53) and I get as much out of your TIMELESS AND CLASSIC tutorials and fashion advise as a 20 year old would. YOur advice is truly classic and timeless.

BTW… thank you for telling me that I need to tip EVERY person that touches my head at a styling appointment needs to be tipped πŸ™‚

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Christina Pamparo says · 06.04.13

“I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.” (NIV)
1 Samuel 1:27-28
Blessings to you and to your husband.

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k718 says · 06.04.13

Congrats!! So happy for you, Kate!

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Shawna Safreed says · 06.04.13

I knew it! I never read blogs but stumbled upon yours months ago and have been following you. I had a feeling that you were pregnant. We also tried for 9 months, and it was such a struggle. God blessed us with a sweet baby boy a year in a half ago. Your life is about to change and get so much better. Being a mother is truly one of the best feelings in the world, and you are about to experience a kind of love that you never knew existed.

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Laura @ The Everyday Joys says · 06.04.13

So wonderful! Congratulations!

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Shawna Safreed says · 06.04.13

I knew it! I never read blogs but stumbled upon yours months ago and have been following you. I had a feeling that you were pregnant. We also tried for 9 months, and it was such a struggle. God blessed us with a sweet baby boy a year in a half ago. Your life is about to change and get so much better. Being a mother is truly one of the best feelings in the world, and you are about to experience a kind of love that you never knew existed.

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Bub'sMama says · 06.04.13

Congratulations – amazing πŸ™‚

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Sherry66 says · 06.04.13

CONGRATULATIONS!! I welled up with tears when I saw the pictures. I am so happy for you and Justin! Here’s wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!!

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Melanie says · 06.04.13

Yay!! This is beautiful news! God is never late or never early, but always right on time ~ I find that hard to remember myself sometimes but seeing such a blessing as this makes the wait even more worth it!

Much Love,
Melanie♥
athistage.blogspot.com

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Amy says · 06.04.13

Oh Kate!!! Congratulations!!! to both of you. I was hoping and praying that you were pregnant when you posted you did not feel well a few months back. It was the post with your cat Grit on the couch. I just had a good feeling for you!! What a wonderful Christmas gift for you two!! Many wonderful blessings and love for you all!

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emilyschubert says · 06.04.13

Congratulations!! So excited for you! I’ll be praying for you guys πŸ™‚

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Sharon says · 06.04.13

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!! sooooooooooo excited for you guys!!!!!!!! I seriously squealed out loud and made everyone come running! haha CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Mark and Cari says · 06.04.13

My daughter was due Dec. 26, we had her Dec. 29th! It was such a neat time being pregnant, because I kept thinking, especially as the Christmas Advent season drew nearer, this is how Mary felt, this is what Mary was going through, and it was truly the first time that I put myself in the shoes of Jesus’ mother. I’m so happy and excited for you both and can’t wait to hear how God will continue to use you and this little one for His Glory! Congratulations!

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Koryn says · 06.04.13

Virgin blog commenter here πŸ™‚
Many congratulations to you! Your story is all too familiar to me. After 15 months of trying including 2 miscarriages, my husband and I found out in February (just two days before my scheduled laparascopy surgery to unblock one of my tubes!), that we are expecting our second child in November. Babies are true miracles, no matter if you try for 1 month or 5 years. I wish you a H&H 9 months πŸ™‚ Bring on the smell aversions!!

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Mandy Rose says · 06.04.13

Congratulations Kate! I am so happy for you and your husband! What a blessing!

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Sonya says · 06.04.13

Oh, so very thankful for your transparency and for sharing your story. I am thrilled for you both! Thank-you for glorifying the Lord here.

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Deidre says · 06.04.13

congratulations! this is so exciting! Also, it is a reminder (to myself) that being faithful and putting trust in the Lord, that He always has a plan.

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Amanda says · 06.04.13

Congratulations! You have been in my prayers ever since the “we’re trying” post. PRAISE GOD!!! So excited for you!!! He is so faithful!

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Crystal Boyle says · 06.04.13

Congratulations, Kate! I have been praying for you and am so glad that God has finally blessed you and Justin. He’s always been faithful to me πŸ™‚

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Leanne Ervin says · 06.04.13

I am going through a completely different struggle in my life right now, but your post today has given me so much encouragement. Hearing you say that this is not the way you would have chosen to be used, but this is God’s way & He knows best, is exactly what I needed to read this morning. Our God is faithful, and I love that He uses so many different people & things for encouragement. Congratulations to you & your family, and just know that the Lord is using your story in more ways than you know.

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Jessie says · 06.04.13

My daughter was born on Dec. 22 and I love having her birthday during the holidays. We struggled with infertility for 2 years before I got pregnant with her and it was such a blessing. Each year at Christmas, I reminded of God’s blessings for my family as well.

Congrats!!!!!! I wish you a blessed pregnancy and I can’t wait to follow along with your journey!

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Alice Warren says · 06.04.13

Congrats on the great news!!

Alice
http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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Jill says · 06.04.13

Very happy for you–I struggled with infertility and ended up having IUI, which worked for us the first time! Yay!!! for you and your cute hubby, having a baby just makes things complete.

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Ashley B says · 06.04.13

Soo amazing! Congratulations!

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Evelina says · 06.04.13

Congrats!!! Thank you for sharing your story.
Take care,
Evelina from Sweden

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Jennifer says · 06.04.13

Aww this is such happy news!! I remember reading your previous post and my heart went out to you. Not b/c I went through what you went through but b/c I could even imagine going through such an ordeal! I am so very happy for the 2 of you and your family! The two of you will be great parents (does that sounds weird since we don’t know each other… it’s crazy how a blog can make you feel as though you do πŸ™‚ CONGRATS!!!!

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Rebecca says · 06.04.13

Congratulations!!!

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Manderley de GuindillayCanela says · 06.04.13

Congrats for you and your husband!!

xoxo

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Missy F says · 06.04.13

Beautiful news : ) Congrats to you and your hubby, best wishes for a happy & healthy pregnancy!

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Applebypie says · 06.04.13

Such happy news – it is such a precious time. Cherish and enjoy it. You are making a new life who will look to you for everything. My role as a mother made me complete. X

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Shannon Warkentin says · 06.04.13

Congratulations!!!!!!! I am SOOO excited for you. Let the crazy, amazing, out-of-control, fun, sleepless, overwhelming…… (and on an on) times begin. Kids are the most amazing gift from God. I thank Him daily for mine. Don’t waste a single moment. They fly by. Blessings to you!!!!

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Beth Oslund says · 06.04.13

I havn’t read in a while so I missed the news…Congratulations!! I will pray for a healthy pregnancy, healthy mom and healthy baby!! The Lord works in mysterious ways but somehow he always delivers! Congrats and God Bless!!

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herriot says · 06.04.13

Great news! So happy for y’all!

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Brittany DiBella says · 06.04.13

YAYYY!!! congrats! So exciting πŸ™‚ And I’m partial to December birthdays since my birthday is in Dec! Congrats and I hope you have a happy healthy pregnancy!

Brittany @ La Vita DiBella

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Frazzled-Razzle-RN says · 06.04.13

Yayayayayayay! So very happy for you and your hubby, congrats!

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LLKFSU says · 06.04.13

Prayers for a happy and healthy pregnancy for you and little baby! So happy for you!

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Jana says · 06.04.13

Congratulations! That is so unbelievably exciting! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy. πŸ™‚

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mcfamilyof4 says · 06.04.13

OMG!!! Congratulations x1000 !!! so happy for you two and you are going to be great parents!!

kerry

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the-glitter-life.com says · 06.04.13

Congratulations! Couldn’t be more excited for you guys! X0

http://the-glitter-life.com/2013/06/04/blood-orange-mimosa/

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Sara Miller says · 06.04.13

Congrats!!! You two are so cute and I wish you healthy and easy pregnancy!

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Jen (Pink) Williams says · 06.04.13

Of course you post this when I was home sick and didn’t do my daily blog readings. I know we don’t know each other – but I couldn’t be happier for you! Being a mom is the most challenging and most rewarding thing I’ve ever experienced, and I’m thrilled you get to experience it too! You’re gonna be a stylie pregger, I just know it!

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Crystal Thomas says · 06.04.13

Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy!

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Miss.Tammy says · 06.04.13

Congratulation – you three gonna be amazing!

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Ashley Elizabeth says · 06.04.13

Congrats! Such exciting news!! I’m a new reader and can’t wait to follow along as you enter this new chapter!

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Kelsey says · 06.04.13

Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing God has given to you and your husband. Thank you also for sharing the quote about God breaking us and using us. I’m in a tough phase of life right now and this message gives me great hope that, like you, I will one day have the marriage and family God has waiting for me.

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Emily says · 06.04.13

Dear Kate,
Thank you so much for not only sharing your incredible news about this precious miracle, but for using the opporunity to encourage us.

The last few sentences of this post encouraged me more than you’ll ever know.

Praying daily for you and baby to be strong and healthy!!!

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Michelle says · 06.04.13

Oh Kate, congrats to you! What an awesome Christmas present.

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Leslie Folds says · 06.04.13

So, I loved your blog already enough! I’m new on the blog scene and you are one of the (2) that I currently follow. This post will solidify me as a reader of yours for a LONG TIME to come. The joys of mommy-hood are so numerous.
I confess that I hope you have a little girl so you can share some little girl hair tutorials. πŸ™‚ My daughter would be the cutest kid in pre-k.

lookingwelltoherhousehold.blogspot.com

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Alishadyane says · 06.04.13

Congrats! You will be awesome parents. So excited to hear all about this next phase of your life. God Bless!!!

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Gennine Smith says · 06.05.13

Congratulations to you both! I understand your struggle as my husband and I tried for 5 long years before having my son through in-vetro 5 years ago. I’m so happy to hear you’re pregnant – all the best!!

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Kisma says · 06.05.13

Christmas babies are so much fun- speaking from experience! I have not one,but two!

Enjoy this time and take care of yourself!

I love your blog- my niece introduced me.

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Bervgirl says · 06.05.13

That is so funny…so many of us had an “inkling” especially when you were recently under the weather…! You can’t fool us for long! Ha! So very excited for you both…God is good…ALL the time!!!

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Mama Fuss says · 06.05.13

Congratulations, Kate! I am so happy for you! I look forward to watching you through this time – especially since I, too, recently found out I was pregnant (though I have a couple of other munchkins already). I’m about a month behind you – due in January 2014.

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Nicole-Lynn says · 06.05.13

I squealed with excitement when I saw your IG post/announcement! So happy for you! What a great post, too!

My husband and I are expecting our first baby this November, just a few days shy of Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for! πŸ™‚ xo

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Kristal Benedict says · 06.05.13

Oh how wonderful!! What a blessing it is to be a mommy!

I thought it would never happen for me at age 33. So, I prayed to God telling him it was ok… I had accepted it. Just weeks later (April 2012) I found out… and my gift from God was born Jan 2013! He’s the sweetest.

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julie smith says · 06.05.13

Hi Kate! So very happy to hear your news. When I read that you were struggling, I prayed for you. I struggled to get pregnant for 6 years, but with the help of a godly fertility doctor who believed in miracles and asked me to trust her, my son was born 4 years ago. Thank you for sharing your emotions because I know many women don’t know how to process the anger, frustration and anxiety. Thank you for reminding me that we all should lay our issues at the feet of the One who conquers infertility, sickness, loneliness and grief. I’m new to your blog and feel blessed by it every day!

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Steph says · 06.06.13

Congratulations! Your words are such a great testimony to God’s goodness in his sovereignty. Trusting him through hard things can be so difficult…It’s so wonderful that you can see his grace in all the goods and bads. πŸ™‚

I don’t know what kind of diaper bag you are looking for, but we got a nice unisex one from Pottery Barn Kids. It’s just black and sort of sporty-looking. This was nice for my husband because he carries it often and didn’t have to feel like he was carrying a purse. My heart aches for guys whose wives have picked really girly diaper bags.

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Vaidikute says · 06.06.13

Congratulations!! So happy for your happiness πŸ™‚ (Sorry i am not english tangue person)

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Rebekah Dunn says · 06.06.13

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you both!! I read your blog all the time and feel almost like your one of my friends… I usually don’t leave comments on blogs but I felt compelled to give you a not of congrats! You have helped me learn how to do so many things so thank you and congrats! I just love your announcement you are always so clever:)

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Rebekah Dunn says · 06.06.13

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you both!! I read your blog all the time and feel almost like your one of my friends… I usually don’t leave comments on blogs but I felt compelled to give you a not of congrats! You have helped me learn how to do so many things so thank you and congrats! I just love your announcement you are always so clever:)

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liv says · 06.06.13

I have just found your youtube tutorials and blog. I’m so tickled that you speak so openly about your faith and belief in God. My faith has helped tremendously through finding out that we are infertile and other life challenges that have been tossed our way. I truly believe that God has a plan for my husband and I and that provides an underlying sense of peace through the devastation. Thank you so much for your fun blog and personality!

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MrsKinne says · 06.06.13

Yay! So excited for you! πŸ™‚

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Lulu Soler says · 06.07.13

I’m not sure how you read through all your comments :), but I did want to say how happy I am for you. I too struggled and it’s always a beautiful thing to hear others’ stories as well. I’ll be praying for a good pregnancy and health baby! All the best,

xo Lulu
simplylulustyle.com

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Christette C says · 06.07.13

Congratulations, Kate! I am so excited for you and your husband. Enjoy your pregnancy!!

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SziltΓ³ says · 06.07.13

Congratulations!!! Happy! Happy! Happy!

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Jessica Roth says · 06.07.13

That is so wonderful! My eyes got wet when I read this…congratulations for you three! That baby is going to have wonderful parents. I feel like going through the heartache and the yearning makes mommas cherish things just a little bit more. So happy for you!

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LKF says · 06.07.13

Congratulations! I couldn’t be happier for you two!

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NoBloggingJustReading says · 06.07.13

Dont forget that you are a teacher too! You are great at explaining things in a logical and straightforward waynsonthatnthose of us who are hair challenged can look good even when we are at the salon!

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Dancy says · 06.07.13

Congrats!!! I’m so happy for you! And selfishly can’t wait to follow along your journey – I just KNOW you’re going to have amazing advice on the other end. πŸ™‚

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AJ Candrian says · 06.08.13

Congratulations! I’m due in December with my first as well. This is how my hubby and I announced to our family: http://youtu.be/ViqEDMRt4lk

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Luca says · 06.09.13

Congratulations!!!!

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Aimee Powers says · 06.10.13

Congrats lady! Super exciting news. I am so happy for you I am 28 weeks with my 3rd and loving it hopefully yours go as smooth as mine!

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Katherine @ Grass Stains says · 06.11.13

Kate, many, many congratulations! I am so thrilled for you and wish you a happy, healthy pregnancy. Can’t wait to follow along! Much love.

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Janna Quirie says · 06.11.13

Thank you for linking up the sermon from your church! Such a timely word for many of us who are “waiting on the Lord’s timing”. I am looking forward to
Seeing how God’s story is told through you and your personal journey.

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ehim nonny says · 06.12.13

This is wonderful. I think am going through the same thing now. this is my 14th month and am exhausted. I have been broken! and I ask God to have His way cos am tired. congrats on ur recovery and I wish u a happy and healthy 9 months In Jesus name.

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DD says · 06.13.13

Congratulations and blessings to you and your new little family. You are about to begin the craziest, scariest, most amazingly wonderful days of your life! It’s hard to explain that to someone who has never had children before because you were once them and you were blissfully unaware of it all. I can tell you from experience, though, it’s all truly worth it, everything. Once that baby, who is the best of both you and your husband, gets here, nothing else truly matters. You get to this almost primal level of love for this little human being and it almost scares you to death how much someone can mean to you. It’s amazing. I’m so happy that you get to experience it! And I’m looking forward to reading all about your journey as well. Everybody has a story that they want to share with you. Listen, but know yours won’t be just like theirs. Everyone’s story is unique, just like you, so don’t let any horror stories some of us mommies sometimes tell new mommies scare you. Laugh along with us and know that childbirth is one of the main reasons I believe God has an incredible sense of humor. Thanks for sharing your wonderful news with us!

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Casey Smith says · 06.24.13

SO happy for the both of you:) I was just repinning some of your maternity outfits on Pinterest and thought I’d pop over to confirm the good news:) My husband and I have one healthy son, just over a year old. We are hopefull we’ll have another child soon. It was very uplifting to read about your struggles and I feel more hopeful that things will happen for us when it’s time:)

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Megan Northrup says · 06.24.13

Congratulations!!!! So happy for you and your hubby! πŸ™‚

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luckygirl says · 07.18.13

OK – I know I’m a little late to congratulate because I’m way behind on my blog readings – but CONGRATULATIONS. I am so happy to read this! God is good all the time!

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Barbara says · 07.29.13

I wanted to express how much you touched my heart today. I know this is an older post but it really spoke to me today. Thank you for being you, for sharing your life, for encouraging us that follow you, for helping me see possibly what God is doing in my life. Congratulations on the baby.

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Reina H says · 12.18.13

First of all, congratulations!!! Your son is beautiful πŸ™‚
Secondly, thank you for sharing such a personal part of your life. I only started following your blog a few months ago (in search of hair tips) and have gained so much more besides just hair advice. I happened upon this post after I read your post from Baby Day and it comforted me to know that I am not the only one out there who feels like getting pregnant may be the hardest thing in my marriage thus far. My husband and I have only been trying for about 6 months but it still aches every time I get back a negative test. Reading your story reminded me that our time will come and to remain positive. Thank you so much. I wish you so much happiness and all the best with your newly expanded family. I will look forward to reading more of your new adventures as you grow into mommy-hood, I know you’ll do great!

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Reina H says · 12.18.13

First of all, congratulations!!! Your son is beautiful πŸ™‚
Secondly, thank you for sharing such a personal part of your life. I only started following your blog a few months ago (in search of hair tips) and have gained so much more besides just hair advice. I happened upon this post after I read your post from Baby Day and it comforted me to know that I am not the only one out there who feels like getting pregnant may be the hardest thing in my marriage thus far. My husband and I have only been trying for about 6 months but it still aches every time I get back a negative test. Reading your story reminded me that our time will come and to remain positive. Thank you so much. I wish you so much happiness and all the best with your newly expanded family. I will look forward to reading more of your new adventures as you grow into mommy-hood, I know you’ll do great!

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Sidney says · 09.18.14

I see that you have had a large amount of comments to this blog, as you should! I have been following you a little over a year and I keep coming back to this post because it settles my heart just a bit to know that I need to have patience and trust in God during these trying times. I finally clicked on the link to the video of the Pastor from your church you have linked in this blog, I enjoyed it very much. First of all, you are so blessed to be part of such an amazing church and secondly, thank you so much for sharing this with everyone. It really touched me and helped me more than I could ever tell you! So thank you for sharing and also thank you for your continued prayers for those of us still in those shoes.

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