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12/29/11

little thoughts and thank yous

 thank you, thank you, thank you from the very bottom of my heart for all of your love and support and congratulations! 
matt and i went out to dinner last night and spent most of it reading your comments and messages out loud and just smiling and staring at each other...amazed by what wonderful people we are surrounded by. each one of you are a gift to me...and we're so excited to take you along on this journey with us!
 
it's so funny to me that most of you were suspect! haha. i was planning on waiting a few more weeks to tell you all (until i knew baby was healthy and staying put) but he/she had other plans...and popped...really really popped...about 2 weeks ago. we had our first appointment last week and got to hear the heartbeat! all is well and as far as we know there is only one in there, but matt is still holding out hope for two. (he is a twin and they don't skip a generation in his family!)
it's been so long since i've done this...it all feels so new and a bit surreal. i'm definitely taking it one day...week...month at a time.
 having another baby has been a hope of mine for a while now...i just didn't realize how much so until i thought it was too late
i was sitting this morning, thinking about the beauty of my life from where i sit now...and remembering that decision to let go of hopes and dreams for a better reality. 
i had no idea at the time that God would take those hidden hopes, those desires and plans i once had for myself, and send them back my way...just packaged differently and lovelier than i had seen them or known them before.

and that's the beauty of life and growth...of letting go. 
if you're willing to, you don't really have to at all.

51 comments:

  1. You so deserve it. Congrats beautiful mama. Can't wait to see if the little one is one or two! xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  2. so so so happy for you!!

    God is so wonderful.

    xoxo

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  3. I am so happy for you, I am so excited to see your beautiful family grow a little bigger.
    Love love love!
    -Danielle

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  4. *happy tears* for you my sweet katie! <3

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  5. Again...so over the moon happy for you all. I too am hopeful for another and just leaving my first marriage a little over two years ago I worry that it will be too late for me too. My man is 5 and I worried about the age gap being too big now...but you give me much hope that its not. Just marrying the love of my life last week...who knows?

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  6. congratulations! this was such a lovely post and so encouraging. my sister-in-law just had twins on the 15th and it is so fun! either way though, babies are such a blessing.

    http://justjibbs.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such a beautiful, precious post. I'm thrilled for y'all!

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  8. Katie, I have twin boys and it is such a joy! I really feel twice as blessed. How sweet would it be if there were two little limes in there!?!? Best of luck!

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  9. So Beautiful! I am so happy for you, and I am so excited to follow you along the way of this precious journey, you so deserve!!!!!

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  10. you are positively glowing in these pictures! so happy for you, love your blog and am excited to get peeks of your journey along the way. xo, stacy

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  11. Such a beautiful blog post, and you look so beautiful too. Congratulations, I wish you all the best for your new little one(s?!) - I hope you are all happy and healthy, whether it's one, twins, triplets, boys, girls....they're all a gift! Lots of love, Katie. xxx

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  12. Wow! Congrats! I have to say that before I had that dream about you and a baby girl...I was reading your blog as I have been for a while...and I noticed you were covering your stomach! LOL..So, I guess it all makes sense now! What great news. I love what you wrote here. I left my daughter's father when she was turning three. We have been on our own ever since. Have not met that someone special yet. What a blessing you were given. Enjoy these days! big hugs to you. Max will be an excellent big brother.

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  13. I am so happy for you! I definitely had a hunch that you were pregnant ;)

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  14. Congrats!!! So happy for you. I secretly hope for twins too...one day...maybe in the near future :)

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  15. aren't babies the best? {my whole family says congratulations, by the way} the smell, the touch, everything. i haven't had one yet {but i will, once i get married} but i'm so excited about it. all my friends and alot of adults think it's a burden to have a baby, but i think babies are just great. i mean, we were all babies once.
    great post. and i love your sweater. :))
    -jocee <3

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  16. Katie, what a lovely, inspirational post! I am so thrilled for you as I've been following your blog! You look radiant! I left a young marriage, felt a little hopeless, and then all my dreams re-emerged, more beautiful than I had previously imagined. Now am a happy wife and mama to two! Sending many good thoughts to you and your little (growing!) family!

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  17. all of your posts are so captivating, i'm really so happy for you! God always knows the hidden desires of our hearts, i'm so happy he worked yours into your life, what a blessing :)

    -lacey
    placeswewillgo.blogspot.com

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  18. Many congratulations from the bottom of my heart!!!

    xoxo_Lau

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  19. Jesus does have big plans for you! So happy you had the patience and faith to wait for them. Many blessings to you!

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  20. Congratulations, Katie and family! I will admit to shrieking "I KNEW IT!" at my fiance yesterday, after I read your lime post. It really was the green dress ;)

    I am so excited to follow you, Matt and Max along this journey.

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  21. Congrats! You are going to be such a beautiful family!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  22. Eeeeekkkkk so excited for you and your little family, God works in crazy/ great ways, we just must trust he knows what he's doing :) congrats!

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  23. that last photo is amazing!
    +++
    am so happy for your little family - and so grateful that you're willing to share such a beautiful glimpse into your life here for us.
    enjoy the glow!
    lindsay

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  24. Katie,
    You are just such a lovely person. Even though I just met you for a short time over the summer while Matt did my little camera tattoo, I am so grateful for meeting you. What an exciting time. So happy for your sweet family. Be well and God bless. Looking forward to following along on your journey through your blog.
    Janine Shaffer

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  25. so beautiful!
    really happy for you.. may God continue to suprise you!

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  26. i'm so happy for you two, whether it's one baby or two. this is so exciting!!!

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  27. Oh my! I'm so happy for you, may your lives be blessed. B x

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  28. I am so so happy for you, and your baby is so lucky to have such loving parents (and big bro, of course!)
    xoxoxoxxxx

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  29. oh how cool! I am a twin and it did not skip a generation either! it's on my mom's side, which probably doubles my chances and with my age, if I am blessed with children, I just might have them! thanks for the reminders and hopefulness of this post..that it's God timing and the whole let go, let God thing..that's been a theme in my life lately and I've always wanted a child but I am not getting any younger! lol anyways, congrats again!!

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  30. i'm so happy for you. i'm imagining another hipster baby boy or a vintage-dress wearing baby girl. or both? :)

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  31. Beautiful words. I am so happy for you guys!

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  32. Katie! praying for a healthy babe and mama. :)

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  33. Your child is going to be beautiful!

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  34. I'm so happy to see this. You're the exact type of mother I want to be- kind, understanding, and you make things magical.

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  35. Yay! You're such a lovely lady. Can't wait to read about your journey with number two.

    So happy for you guys!

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  36. aww you are so adorable. I love how open and honest you are. It makes me feel like I know you and can relate to you. Congrats! Such great news. :)

    http://www.brightontheday.com

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  37. this sounds so magical and im super excited for you! :) xx

    sydsense.blogspot.com

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  38. you're so beautiful. and your words REALLY struck a chord with me. thank you for that.

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  39. Oh Katie, I am bursting with excitement for you, Max, and Matt. What a lucky little life you are growing!

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  40. this is really sweet, so happy for all of you!

    Katie x

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  41. Ok so I have to add to the congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you! I also have to add that I had a very long intense dream last night with you as the main character! Crazy huh? It was a good dream but I woke up wondering why in the world I had a dream with you and I as the main characters. However my brain worked, it was so nice to spend time with you even if it was a dream! :)
    Hope all is well and your new year is beautifully blessed! I hope one day I will see you in person Katie!
    Cheers and blessings to you and your little family. :)
    Happy New Year!!

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  42. wow! congrats. what a sweet surprise!

    xo kelly christine

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  43. Congratulations! I am a new reader and I am so happy for you and your beautiful family. Cheers to this great new year ahead of you! I will be grabbing a button to put on my site :)

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  44. You, my friend, are a dream.

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  45. Oh my goodness I haven't visited in a while...congratulations! You look so so pretty in these pictures! Glowin' momma! :) -Lo

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  46. I haven't been to your blog in about a month, our internet has been on the fritz, so I was SO EXCITED to see your news today!! Congratulations!! :) What a pleasant surprise. I am only about a week ahead of you, with baby #3. Isn't it so exciting?? God is GREAT! Congrats again Katie, can't wait to watch your progress and "meet" your little one :)

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  47. congratulations!
    you're a gorgeous mama. i can only hope i look as amazing as you do when i'm with child!

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  48. The gene for fraternal twins (identical twins aren't genetic) can only be inherited by women! Men can do little but hope for them!

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