Monday, August 20, 2018

Baby on the Way!

What a gift, what a joy, what a BLESSING it is for me today to share with y'all our BIG news that our little family is growing! We could not be more excited about this little life of eighteen precious weeks!
Motherhood has been modeled to me as such a glorious calling. It was one that I definitely did not take for granted that I would experience, but one that I certainly desired if God chose to give it to me!
And now here we are, already almost halfway through the waiting to meet our little one! Some days it still seems a little surreal! We are SO SO thrilled.
We told our families in July, and that day was one of our favorite ones! 
In answer to the questions I know y'all are going to ask...=)
1) We are due January 23rd, right in between our two January birthdays, and almost a month after our first anniversary!
2) I have had hardly any morning sickness, and other than needing more sleep, pregnancy hasn't felt too different from normal life.
Well, other than the growing tummy and the sudden need to eat ALL THE FOOD, that is. =) 
3) We are finding out the gender, but we aren't going to announce it. Gotta keep an element of surprise going..
4) We do not have names chosen, but are having lots of fun brainstorming!
5) We are planning for a home birth with a midwife.
Many thanks go to my bro-in-law Chris for taking these portraits for us the other evening!
"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward."
Psalm 127:3

So fun to now have the secret officially be OUT! 
-from the new mama-to-be

38 comments:

  1. Joanelle KornelsenAugust 20, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    Congratulations Chelsy + John! ❤️ I LOVE all the pictures!

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  2. Awww congrats!! I am so so happy for you! <3

    Hadassah S.

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  3. This is such exciting news!! Praying the pregnancy goes well. ♡

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  4. These pictures are so beautiful! You look positively radiant (the pregnancy glow! lol). Congratulations! Very excited for you both!

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  5. Yay!! Such happy news. ☺️

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  6. Aw! Chels this is such happy news!! Congrats 😍

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  7. Congratulations - such wonderful news!

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  8. Aw! Wow! So happy for you! Congratulations,John and Chelsy!

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  9. Congratulations!!! So excited for you. (I love your maternity dress by the way) Nap lots and yes, eat ALL THE FOOD!!!

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  10. That is so awesome!!! Congrats!! <333

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  11. Congratulations!!! What exciting news! So glad to hear you’re doing well - and I have to admit I’m a little jealous you’ve skipped the morning sickness! Being a mom and watching your husband become a dad is pretty amazing! We went with a midwife at a birth center and had such a great experience - hope you do to!

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  12. Congratulations!! So happy for you. You are so cute! Can't wait to hear how you told your family :)

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  13. So excited for you and John! Congratulations!! Hope to hear from you more often and praying that God will bless you throughout the pregnancy!

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  14. Congratulations!!! So very happy for you and John. :) It is exciting to keep secrets about the baby! We kept the names a secret for all of our children. How fun your first baby will be born in between your birthdays. Beautiful photos. Praying all continues to go well.

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  15. Congratulations! so happy for you!

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :) So very happy for you both!! <3 The pictures are amazing btw! Some I'm sure you'll forever treasure. :)

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  17. Oh my goodness! Was wondering when you were gonna post this. So hard to believe you are already a mommy-to-be, Chels! Praying for you, girl. And you both look so happy. Hope it is a wonderful, safe experience for you. Love, Rebecca

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  18. So excited to hear your news! I know you are going to be a fantastic momma, Chelsy! If your baby is born on its due date, it will share a birthday with me. :) May God continue to bless your little family richly!

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  19. Congratulations! Hoping all goes well 😊 Also, your dress is gorgeous!

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  20. Congrats! That is so exciting; hope all goes well. Looking forward to more updates. You are SO good with answering questions you know will be asked. I'm sure you'll keep doing that for the next 18 years. Praying for you all

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  21. Congratulations!! The Lord has blessed you abundantly!! Praying for your little family Chelsy!

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  22. Oh, how wonderful! So excited for you — and love your dress :)

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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  23. These photos are beautiful and this is such exciting news! Congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations, what a milestone/blessing for you. I echo the comments on the dress you are wearing, might you post where/how you bought it/made it? You have been so generous sharing the details of where your red dress came from and how you made your wedding dress. All the best to all of you.

    have a daughter in law who I would love to bless with something like it.

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    1. I suspect it’s from Pink Blush - and even if it isn’t, Pink Blush sells ones exactly like it. I have several and love them. :)

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  25. Awwwww you look adorable! :) Congratulations to you both!!

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  26. Congratulations! So happy for you. You two are such a cute and godly couple.

    Your brother-in-law seems to be really talented, those pictures are beautiful ��

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  27. This is so, so *exciting,* Chelsy!!!! Congratulations to you and John!!!! I hope everything continues to go very well, that you and Baby will continue to be very healthy and strong. Praises to our heavenly Father for this precious "Bundle of Joy" on the way!! ♥♥♥ Looking forward to more baby news in the future... ;)
    With love,
    ~Martha Joy

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  28. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
    Babies are such a beautiful blessing from God!
    I hope you continue to not have troubles with the baby and the birth goes smoothly!
    Do you know if your having twins or not?
    Btw I love your dress!

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  29. Yay! So very excited for you, Chelsy! What an exciting blessing. My oldest sister (expecting her 4th) is due the middle of January too! You both are going to make awesome parents!
    Blessings,
    Sarah F.

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  30. Congratulations! You both look so happy and I'm sure this little one will bring even more happiness to you both.

    BTW, where did you get that gorgeous dress? You look stunning in it!

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  31. Congratulations! How exciting that God is blessing your family with an addition. I wondered how soon it would be before you would be announcing such news! :) my husband and I are expecting as well- but I am about 2 weeks behind you so my due date isn’t until February 7. me and my husbands birthdays are January 27 & February 2 respectively. So it will be fun to get another birthday squeezed in so close! Congratulations on your journey and enjoy not feeling sick- I haven’t been so fortunate! 😉

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  32. Congratulations! Hope you can make it on the 3rd and all 4 of us can fellowship together. The 4 are you, John, the baby and me.

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  33. Congratulations!
    Are you planning to have your mother and sisters with you when you give birth?
    Your little one is going to have so many cousins, with many more to come!

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  34. So excited for you, Chelsy! You will be a wonderful mama I’m sure of that! You are very fortunate to not have hardly any morning sickness. I didn’t get it like some I know but it was highly annoying what I did get. I usually had it in the evening though. So you can praise the Lord for your “break” in sickness :) hope you can enjoy your pregnancy! I highly enjoyed my middle trimester always :)

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  35. So excited and happy for you, Chels!!! Praise the Lord!! I hope everything goes well for y'all!!

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  36. Congratulations Chelsy and John!! How exciting! Truly a blessing and gift from Jesus! I would SO love to see you again:). I just don't get out alot. I love to fellowship:).

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