The Best Christmas Gift

On Christmas morning, before the boys were awake, my husband and I stood by the kitchen sink chatting. And then he said it. You know what would be the best Christmas gift? If you told me we were having a baby. As it turned out, I had snuck upstairs a bit earlier that morning to take a pregnancy test. Highly suspicious of two pink lines, I had packaged up a brown-papered gift the night before that said-- to Steve (open me last). And on the inside was a small card that read-- BABY, in calligraphy, and underneath in small capital letters, "we're having one!"


And so, it seems that I should properly tell you, we are indeed having a baby! Little One is due at the end of August and we are extremely happy, thankful, and, well, I'll just say it, a bit nervous about being outnumbered! We told the boys last week, after arriving home with loads of ultrasound pictures. Graeme was especially sweet about the news of the baby and studied the pictures for a while. Jobie loves all babies but doesn't seem to quite understand that mama has one growing inside of her.

Bring on those stretchy pants!
(not even joking)
love,
s

42 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! You were absolutely gorgeous in church this morning...but when is it ever the case that you're not! I am so happy for your entire family. May you have a blessed pregnancy with a happy and healthy baby and mama!

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    1. Amanda,
      You are so sweet! (I missed you yesterday, by the way! Hope you are feeling better!) I feel like I am finally getting my color back. Or maybe it's that pregnancy glow everyone talks about. Either way, I'll take it! : ) Thanks for your kind words about baby! We are so thrilled!

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  2. OH what a sweet story! I can't believe you kept a straight face, I am so excited for you guys!! Mazel tov!

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    1. I barely made it. But apparently, I did such a good job that when Steve opened his gift he didn't really believe me, ha! I have the video to prove it : ) I think he asked me three times, "are you sure you are pregnant?" : ) Maggy, I wanted to tell you that one of my favorite responses from people when I told them that we were expecting, came from a man in our church who is 100% Jewish and oh how we love Bruce. He hugged me and literally yelled, "Mazel tov!" It made me think of you! I love that you said it too. I hope you have a great week!

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  3. Love these pictures!

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    1. Thank you, mom. Thank you SO much for all that you did for us while you were here! We wouldn't have made it without you!

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  4. How absolutely wonderful! Congrats!

    There's just one thing: how is it that the adults of your household were up on Christmas morning BEFORE the children? Surely this won't happen again in the future. You know, because you'll be outnumbered...

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    1. haha! You are absolutely correct-- I do believe Christmas 2013 was the last year that will ever happen! : ) I'm sure that this year our boys will be up nice and early, wa-aaay before mama and daddy : )

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  5. So very happy for you! Love the pictures!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth! We are thrilled!

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  6. So, so, SO happy for you all Sarah! What a blessed little baby this one is! :-)

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    1. Lacie! Thank you! Yes, we are so thrilled! A teensy bit nervous about being outnumbered, but mostly thrilled! : ) Hope you all are doing well in Virginia! We miss all of you Virginia peeps!

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  7. What wonderful news - and that's an amazing Christmas morning story! How special to remember that gift from above in so many ways.

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    1. Katie,
      I know! I was so thrilled when I put it together that we would be finding out most likely on Christmas morning! It made it even more special. Hug that little boy of yours for me!

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  8. yay!!! Sarah and Steve, we are so super happy for you! ps Sarah your bangs are looking gorgeous!

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    1. Hi sweet friend! Thank you SO much! I wanted to write to you and share the news first before you saw it here. But then again, reading this post was probably more exciting than just getting a plain ol' email! : ) Love to you today!

      p.s. I've GOT to go see a professional about those bangs! I keep cutting on them..... Not good...... : )

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  9. Congratulations! This is such exciting news! So happy for your growing family :)

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  10. Hooray!!! So wonderful! I loved reading how you told him. So sweet.

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    1. Thank you, Katy! It was a very sweet morning-- a special memory for sure! (Once my husband got past his shock! : )

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  11. AWWWWW! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so thrilled for you...and what a sweet little story to clear the way for a new little. Oh my. Three. I won't pretend to say "ain't got no time for that," but you may feel like it some days. However, I promise it is fun and crazy mixed into one. And I have no doubt this little one will fit.right.in. :) :) :) xo

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    1. You are going to be on my speed dial, friend! (You know that, right?!) Thank you so much for your happiness for us! I wish I could've told you in person!

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  12. Cutest ever!! And what a sweet assurance and encouragement for your husband to say that right before you told him the news! Soooooo excited for your little family!

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    1. Susanna,
      I know, right? I about fell over when he said it, especially when I knew that he had no idea I had just taken a pregnancy test with a positive result! : ) Thank you so much for your excitement for us!

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  13. I have been expecting this news I was not surprised and I am very happy for y'all

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    1. Thank you, Grandmom! I owe you a phone call! : ) Are you thinking girl or boy? : )

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  14. Congratulations to both of you. So very exciting! What a blessing you have been given!

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! We are so thankful for this tiny gift! Hope you all are having a great school year in Virginia!

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  15. Yeah!! That is awesome, congratulations! What a gift from God!! :D

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  16. This is the most exciting news, and I love that he said that to you before he even knew! And don't worry, you quickly adjust to being outnumbered ;)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we're a teensy bit nervous about that outnumbered part! : ) We're so looking forward to it though!

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  17. This is sooo delayed. I was just sitting here thinking "I haven't seen any posts from Sarahkate lately I wonder what is new…" So I went to your blog and realized I never saw this post. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you and Steve. Yay.

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  18. Congratulations to you and your family! What a beautiful blessing. xo

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  19. I'm just catching up on your space and found this news! How exciting for you guys. All the best to your sweet family. xx

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